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    California Criminal Defense Attorney

    If you or a loved one is under investigation or has been accused of committing a crime, you need to contact an experienced California criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and your freedom. A criminal conviction can change your life for the worse, an experienced and professional criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles can be your savior.

    If you are looking for an aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to represent you in a criminal case, contact the Law Office of David S. Chesley. With a proven record of 50+ years of success in many high-profile cases, we can help you fight criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors, all felonies including homicide.

    Attorney David S. Chesley and his associates have been working as part of the California justice system for more than 50 years in different capacities. Our lawyers have worked in the roles of prosecutors and police officers in the past which means that they understand the system inside out.

    Our California criminal defense attorneys know precisely how the system works and how government can utilize its extensive resources to come after you. Do not rely on police officers or investigators to help you out of this situation; they would be busy building up a case against you to aid the prosecutor. With our knowledge and experience on both sides of the law, we utilize our time efficiently to identify favorable evidence, go through the case details to verify information, and conduct witnesses’ interviews.

    Local Courtroom Experience that Counts

    If you are arrested in Los Angeles or are facing charges in California, you need a California criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. Local courthouse experience plays a significant role in influencing the case outcomes. Every courthouse has its own decorum and way of handling cases. Our attorneys have worked as part of the California and Los Angeles local courthouse system for the last five decades, we have extensive local courtroom experience that gives us as a competitive advantage over other law firms. With their local courtroom experience, our lawyers can guide you every step of the way. From the arrest, filing of charges, arraignment, pre-trial, and all hearings, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys can guide you and handle your case in an effective manner.

    Attorney David S. Chesley has assigned every lawyer in his team to specific courthouses in all counties throughout California which allow them to build relationships with judges, prosecutors and probation officers. Working as part of the same group and understanding the prosecutor’s moves and approach towards the case is especially important in negotiating favorable plea bargains.

    Having worked as prosecutors, we are experts in critically examining and cross-checking any evidence or expert testimony that is brought against our clients. We prepare solid defense arguments that will convince the jury to dismiss evidence or expert testimony.

    Early Intervention

    Even though many Criminal defense attorneys tend to wait until the first court hearing, we like to start working on your case right away. We believe that the best window of defense work is before trial and even before the charges are formally filed. The pre-trial preparation and working on the case gives us an advantage over prosecutors and police officers.

    We run an independent investigation and collect favorable details that can help us achieve the best outcomes for the case. We understand that critical case evidence can be lost if the investigation is delayed. Along with this, we critically examine all government collected and presented evidence to dismiss them in the court.

    Personal Touch and Communication

    Being accused of a crime is terrifying and devastating. It can traumatize people emotionally and may leave them clueless about what to do. Therefore, personal connection with the layer is essential in criminal charges.

    At the Law Office of David S. Chesley, our Criminal defense attorney California maintains an intimate relationship with the client, providing emotional support as well as legal consultation. Our lawyers understand the value of personal touch and accessibility for the clients and are always willing to travel an extra mile to ensure the client’s comfort. Our lawyers respond to every call or message promptly and are accessible 24/7. It means that you are never alone in your quest to secure your freedom and we are always with you.

    Skilled in Handling All Types of Criminal Cases

    Whether you are accused of a DUI, violent crime, disrupting the peace or more serious crimes like gang-related violence, kidnapping, domestic abuse or murder, you can always rely on our experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles and throughout California. Attorney David S. Chesley has handpicked his team of criminal defense lawyers in specialized areas of criminal law. With their knowledge and expertise in criminal defense, our lawyers prepare aggressive defense strategies aiming at the best outcomes of the case for our clients.

    At Law Office of David S. Chesley, we have assembled a large team of lawyers which means that caseload is always manageable, and every case gets the personal attention of the lawyer assigned and Mr. Chesley.

    Let Us Help you

    If you have been pulled over by a police officer, have received a call from the police department or have been arrested for criminal charges, do not panic, contact us immediately at (800) 755-5174 or reach us through our contact page. Our Criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles and throughout California can give you a free consultation over the phone. If you hired us, our lawyers can inform you about your rights and can prevent you from saying things that can be used against you during the trial.

    Our lawyers will meet with you to discuss case details and available defenses. We advise our clients not to speak to the authorities unless one of our experienced lawyers are there to help them in their testimony.

    You can contact us 24/7 any day of the year.


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    • Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

    • Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

    • Client’s estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

    • Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client’s glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

    • Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

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