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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.
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:
To be protected from the system, you need to hire one of our experienced California criminal defense lawyers.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Rodrigo L. San Fernando, CA (Sherman Oaks Yelp Review)
I am truly pleased with my experience with the Law Offices Of David S Chesley. They answered all my questions and provided me with great advice and legal services. My case resolved quickly. Thank you!
Ricardo Esteves Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Google Places Review)
I left court yesterday with my last case being wrapped up. Two court appearances and that’s it. He represented me in a couple of different cases and was impressive to say the least. Always a phone call or text message away. Confident and aggressive when he needed to be. Calming and thorough when meeting with me. Attorney Chesley did exactly what he said he would and I got the results I needed. He seemed to know all the right people at the Temple Street courthouse. You can always get in contact with him quickly and he is a great lawyer. I highly recommend his legal services.
Erica Geller Ontario, CA (Ontario Facebook review)
My brother was given a very caring attorney that was assigned to his case and we had very helpful case managers throughout the process. I strongly recommend David Chesley to anyone who is in trouble. I called in to get help on my brothers case and right away I liked their service. My brothers charges were eventually dismissed after the attorney got him into a program, now he could go on without the trouble of having anything on his record
Elizabeth F. San Diego, CA (San Diego Google Places Review)
I retained Mr. Chesley and his firm and from the beginning they were extremely professional both in communicating the status of my case to me, explaining the situation as a whole, and just downright taking care of business. It was money well spent for a job well done. Thanks again to David and Melissa others that worked on my case. I recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal representation. Don’t just accept things the courts force on you, call this firm and protect yourself.
Leon Hanley Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Avvo review)
I contacted Mr. Chesley and his firm because some unfortunate events had left me in a jam. Detectives were demanding I testify or be prosecuted for a crime I didn’t commit. (I wasn’t involved or even at the scene of the alleged crime when it supposedly took place.) Mr. Chesley explained to me that he had been through similar situations with his clients before and understood exactly what was going on. His response to what took place was nothing short of amazing. No matter how small my concern, Mr. Chesley addressed it in a timely manner. He advocated for what is right and empathized with me in dealing with the Court system. After meeting with the supervising D.A. and providing alibi evidence he was able to get me out the situation. I’m very grateful to have found him.
Britanny Givens Newport Beach, CA (Newport Beach Google Places)
I hired David Chesley for my criminal defense in 2012. he was recommended to us for is success results and his low fees. David is very smart and his professional legal advice was honest & much appreciated during these stressful time. David’s knowledge, advice, and communication about what we were to expect was reassuring and beneficial to me. He charged me a reasonable flat rate and didn’t charge me any surprise fees. In my case David Chesley was able to negotiate with the prosecution attorney for the best result I could hope for. He had success at getting my criminal charges dismissed with the judges approval. You will not be disappointed if you hire The Law Offices of David S. Chesley.
Andrew A. North Hollywood, CA (Better Business Bureau review)
David is very professional, yet very casual. Although it is typically not easy to speak straight up with an attorney, he is very easy to talk to. He replied to my questions quickly and was available all hours. Not only did he get my case resolved with a dismissal, he went above and beyond and got me an expungement without me even requesting it. He never beats around the bush and tells you like it is. At the same time is willing to work overtime to get the results you request. I would use David’s services again in the future.
very satisfied being a client with the Law Offices of David Chesley.. Negin represented both my husband and I and got both our cases dis issued… Negin was on top of our cases she really cares and did everything she said she would do!!! thanks a lot Negin
I don’t write many reviews, however this time I had to share my admiration and appreciation for this firm. Attorney Negin Akhavan is definitely a person you want representing you in any criminal legal battle. She is the clear definition of the frace “is not what you know, but who you know ” she is not only knowledgeable, she also has the relationships with the right people. I couldn’t be happier with the results she was able to provide.
Thank you Negin.
An old felony charge came up, so I hired David and his team in June, and he got me a release on my own cognition on a felony charge in July which has never happened to me, and got it dismissed in October. He was responsive when I called and always kept me updated. Got my case dismissed, was easy to work and handled everything for me. He did an excellent job. I highly recommend David Chesley for any criminal defense.
They really helped me out in a timely manner. I had a drug charge from 16 years ago and they dealt with it quickly. I can’t recommend them enough. If you have a criminal charges check them out they are awesome.