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    California Criminal Defense Lawyer

    If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime in California, you need the services of an experienced California criminal defense lawyer to help you out of the traumatic situation and protect your rights and freedom.

    Meet Defense Attorney David S. Chesley.

    Working as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, California for over a decade, David S. Chesley has aggressively represented thousands of clients achieving the most favorable outcomes on their cases. David S. Chesley has assembled a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors to represent you successfully in court. Having experienced attorneys that have worked on both sides of the law, gives us a competitive advantage over other law firms. Our attorneys understand the criminal system inside out and can successfully handle any criminal case including DUI-DWI, Violent crimes, Gang-related crimes, Sex crimes, and Homicide. Mr. Chesley and his team strive to obtain the best possible outcome in every case. At the Law Office of David S. Chesley, our team of Top criminal defense attorneys has only one agenda, which is to protect you, your freedom, and your rights.

    Our Defense Attorneys are capable of handling DUIs, all misdemeanors, complex felonies, and juvenile cases in Los Angeles and throughout California. Having worked as prosecutors, police officers, and investigator in the past, the team of lawyers at the Law Office of David S. Chesley has in-depth knowledge of how the prosecution and investigation work which allow them to produce effective defense strategies. As your defense attorney, our lawyers can combine their expertise and experience to help you get back on your feet with as little damage as possible. Being accused of a crime is a traumatic experience, and most people are clueless and terrified in such situations. Our lawyers with their extensive courtroom experience and understanding of the process can help you at every phase of your case. Having cross-examined and questioned hundreds of ‘expert testimonies’ as prosecutors and defense attorneys, our lawyers can challenge and dismiss any scientific evidence or expert that is brought against you.

    Even though we have some of the best Trial criminal defense lawyers in California, not every case should be taken to trial. Utilizing our negotiation skills, we try to resolve cases in the pre-trial stages through dismissal of charges and favorable plea bargain. We do not rely on official documents and evidence; instead, we conduct our own investigation. We have a team of independent investigators and experts that questions the witness, sift through the evidence and bring out relevant details that can convince the jury or the judge of your innocence in the case. By examining all available defenses in the case and working on the most reliable alternative, we ensure that the jury hears your side of the story. It is especially crucial in DUI and criminal cases where the system and jury are inclined towards punishing you even for a crime that you did not commit.

    Criminal accusations are hostile and can put your freedom, reputation, and career at risk. Apart from fines, the state has imposed strict penalties including jail time and mandatory enrollment in community welfare. If convicted, the charges can become a part of your permanent criminal record. In this situation, the best approach is to hire a criminal defense lawyer that can do the followings for you:

    • Understand the complexity of your case
    • Able to closely work with you to find out the details of the case
    • And, can put his experience and knowledge to work to come up with a strong narrative.

    To be protected from the system, you need to hire one of our experienced California criminal defense lawyers.

    Why Choose Us

    If you are facing criminal charges, hiring our experienced criminal lawyers in California is the right thing to do. There are many criminal defense law firms in Los Angeles, but not everyone can help you in the best possible way. What sets us apart from others is our dedication and personal touch. At our law office, defense attorney David S. Chesley supervises all cases, provide personal consultation, and assist his associates in working up the best defense strategies. Mr. Chesley does not pass on the matters to his associates but works with his team to aggressively represent you in court.

    When a client hires a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of David S. Chesley, he/she can enjoy peace of mind in knowing that the case is in good hands. Even though our operations have expanded across the state, we maintain an intimate relationship with all our clients, responding to their questions, and guiding them throughout the case. Our one on one client relationship has earned our Criminal defense firm in Los Angeles a strong reputation and clients’ trust.

    David S. Chesley and His Team of Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Defense Attorney David S. Chesley and his team have over 50 years of courtroom experience and law knowledge. They have worked on many high-profile cases varying from murder charges to misdemeanors and have obtained the best results in favor of their clients. His team is comprised of former prosecutors and experienced criminal defense lawyers, they have inside knowledge of how the government and prosecution work. Utilizing their inside knowledge and their unparalleled expertise as Criminal defense lawyers in California, they dismember prosecution’s arguments and make sure your narrative is heard in the courtroom. Mr. Chesley and his team have an aggressive approach to criminal defense; therefore, they not only defend their clients but also question the credibility of the prosecutors’ witness and evidence. As experts in cross-examination and analysis of scientific evidence, they know how to handle expert testimony. Both their legal skills and experience have proven to be extremely significant courtroom assets for clients resulting in favorable outcomes in 90% of the cases. Mr. Chesley has handpicked his associates at the Law Office of David S. Chesley and trained them personally.

    What to Do If You Are Facing Criminal Charges in California

    If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you should stay calm and contact us immediately through our Free Consultation page or call us at 800-755-5174. We are available 24/7 to help you with any criminal case. From establishing a course of action to coming up with a strong defense strategy, we will take care of everything. Instead of speaking to the authorities or volunteering tests that can be used against you to prosecute you, you need to give us a call. Our lawyers will not only take over the situation and take charge of the administrative matters but will also guide you throughout the criminal process.


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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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