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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!

Chula Vista

Our Chula Vista Office is located at:

Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.
Chula Vista Criminal Defense Attorneys and DUI Lawyers

601 E Palomar St
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 600-5147

Chula Vista Criminal Defense Attorney

Chula Vista is well known for its incredible variety of landscapes. In fact, its name means “beautiful view” in Spanish. Chula Vista is also known as the lemon capital of the world. This city was founded on November 28, 1911, and as of 2010, it had a population of 243,916. Top employers here are Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista Elementary School District, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, and Rohr Inc./Goodrich Aerospace.

Helpful city resources:
Chula Vista Police Department
315 4th Ave,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-5151

Chula Vista City Hall
276 4th Ave,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-5044

Chula Vista Public Library
365 F St,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 691-5069

Attractions Around Chula Vista, CA

Living Coast Discovery Center
1000 Gunpowder Point Dr,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 409-5900

Bayside Park
999 Bayside Pkwy,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 725-6001

Otay Ranch Town Center
2015 Birch Rd,
Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) 656-1393

Elite Athlete Training Center
2800 Olympic Pkwy,
Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) 656-1500

Discovery Park
700 Buena Vista Way,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 409-5979

Mountain Hawk Park
1475 Lake Crest Dr,
Chula Vista, CA 91915
(619) 409-5979

Crime in Chula Vista
Chula Vista’s highest crime rates are seen in the west and some of the south end. Theft and assault arrests are exceptionally high in the locations of:

  • E. St./Broadway
  • 3rd Ave./J St.
  • N. 2nd Ave./Bayview Way
  • Palomar St./N. Ave.

Local Criminal Courts:

Central Courthouse
1100 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 844-2700

East County
250 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 456-4100

North County
325 South Melrose Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 201-8600

South County
500 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 746-6200

Going to court and being in front of a judge, prosecutor, or even jury can be a daunting experience. No matter which court has jurisdiction in your criminal charges, our Chula Vista criminal defense lawyers can help. We’ve helped numerous clients fight charges in these courts, in part because we are well-versed in each court, its judges, and prosecutors.

What if Law Enforcement Officers Call Me?

If law enforcement officers either in person, on the phone, or electronically by email, text, or social media, it’s never in your best legal interest to respond to their inquiry. Instead, it’s best to be courteous polite, requesting that the officer speaks with your Chula Vista criminal defense lawyer.

Likewise, suppose an individual reaches out to you who insists that you’ve committed a wrongful or criminal act. In that case, it’s crucial to understand that the contact might have been made at the request of law enforcement officers or investigators. Whatever you say could be recorded. The best response is no response, even if you really feel the need to defend yourself or question the person’s motives. Seek legal advice instead.

Can I Hire a Chula Vista Criminal Defense Lawyer if I Haven’t Been Charged with a Crime Yet?

If you think you might need the help of a Chula Vista criminal defense attorney, it’s always a good idea to schedule a consultation with one. You don’t have to be charged with a crime to obtain legal counsel. Many people hire legal help if they suspect they are under investigation or that they might be charged with a crime. The sooner you can have an attorney on your side; the more successful your case might be. If there is a warrant for your arrest, a Chula Vista criminal defense attorney can help by arranging for you to turn yourself in and not face the humiliation, shock, and inconvenience of being arrested.

Is there a Difference Between a Felony Crime and a Misdemeanor?
If a crime is not a felony, it is usually classified as a misdemeanor or a petty offense. These criminal charges aren’t as serious as felonies, but they can still carry substantial penalties that beg a solid defense. We provide reliable representation for a wide range of crimes in California, including both felony charges and misdemeanors.

Typically, misdemeanor penalties can include less than a year in jail, fines, community service, rehabilitation, and/or probation. In comparison, felonies come with at least a year, sometimes decades, or a lifetime in prison.

It’s important to note that legal proceedings also differ between felony and misdemeanor charges. With a misdemeanor, you typically appear in court before the judge, but not a jury. With a felony, you will be required to appear at an indictment or preliminary trial and then possibly face a jury trial.

What Rights Do I Stand to Lose if Convicted of a Felony?
In addition to prison sentences, fines, fees, and reputation issues, felony convictions often trigger the loss of fundamental citizenship rights, which depending on your case, might include:

  • The right to vote
  • The right to possess firearms
  • The right to serve on a jury
  • The right to travel to a foreign country
  • Certain parental rights or benefits
  • Eligibility for certain governmental assistance/supplements
  • Eligibility for certain types of employment

This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. Felony convictions will be added to your permanent record. They might affect your access to education, employment, and many other opportunities or resources for the remainder of your life.

When you hire one of our Chula Vista criminal defense attorneys, they work with you to carefully analyze all of the evidence in your case, including critical mitigating factors. Then they can begin an effective defense to minimize the consequences you might otherwise face.

Reach Out to a Chula Vista Criminal Defense Attorney for Legal Help Today

Our Chula Vista criminal defense attorneys handle a wide range of criminal cases, including white-collar crimes and murders. We don’t shy away from helping people who face misdemeanor charges either. Our entire legal team at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley can provide you with honest and direct representation. We can give you a clear understanding of your case and what your legal options are. We aren’t afraid to aggressively represent our clients, and we work hard to ensure their legal rights are defended. To schedule your case consultation, call our Chula Vista office at (619) 600-5147 today.