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      (530) 427-4167

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    Recent Results

    • 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!


    Our Lancaster Office is located at:

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

    1085 West Avenue K, Suite 125
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 339-9661

    Lancaster Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Criminal Defense Lawyers in Lancaster Standing By to Protect Your Future

    Lancaster, California Crimes
    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), robbery and assault are the most common reasons for violent crime arrests in Lancaster. Other common arrests are for theft and property crimes. There are many people who get charged with a felony in Lancaster or are accused of misdemeanor or DUI crimes throughout the Antelope Valley. The most dangerous neighborhoods and in Lancaster areas include:

    • Wilsona Gardens
    • Hi Vista
    • Sierra Hwy/W Ave L
    • Sierra Hwy/W Ave I
    • W Ave K/15th SW
    • E Lancaster Blvd/10th St E
    • E Ave J/30th St E
    • E Ave J/3rd St E
    • 20th St/E Ave J

    Helpful Resources for Lancaster Criminal Defense Information:

    Lancaster criminal courthouse:
    Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
    42011 4th Street West
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Lancaster Sheriff’s Department:
    Lancaster Station for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
    501 W Lancaster Blvd
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Los Angeles County Sheriff location inside Lancaster Court:
    42011 4th St W #1570
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 974-7800

    Another Sheriff’s Station near Lancaster is the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station:
    Palmdale Sheriff’s Station
    750 E Ave Q
    Palmdale, CA 93550
    (661) 272-2400

    How to Get Inmate Information on Someone Detained by the Lancaster Sheriff’s station or Palmdale Sheriff’s station:

    Call the Lancaster Sheriff’s station at (661) 948-8466 or Palmdale Sheriff’s station (661) 272-2400 to speak to a deputy or call the L.A. Sheriff’s inmate information line at (213) 473-6100. Within two (2) days of arrest inmates held in custody must be arraigned in Court, and if you think they were arrest in Lancaster, Palmdale, or Antelope Valley then this arraignment is most likely to take place at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse shown above.

    As experienced Lancaster criminal lawyers, we are able to visit your loved one in Lancaster jail

    Since all criminal clients have the right to an attorney and to meet with their attorney to discuss legal issues, our lawyers at the Law Offices of David Chesley can conduct an immediate jail visit and speak in person to your loved one at times when visitation is not open to the public. We are able to obtain case information, prepare for their defense, and provide them with comfort and relief from stress. Here is some information on local jails, prisons, and detention centers in and around Lancaster, California:

    Prison in Lancaster, California
    Mira Loma Detention Center (Prison population: Around 5,000 people)
    45100 60th St W
    Lancaster, CA 93536

    Other Jails and Detention Facilities Nearby Include:

    North County Correctional Facility
    29340 The Old Rd
    Castaic, CA 91384
    (661) 295-7810

    Pitchess Detention Center
    29320 The Old Rd
    Castaic, CA 91384
    (213) 473-6100

    What to Do if You are Stopped by Law Enforcement Officials or Arrested in Lancaster

    No matter where you are in California, being charged with a crime in Lancaster can come as quite a shock. The actions you take now and the way you behave will affect how serious the situation becomes. If law enforcement officers or Lancaster Sheriff’s Deputies stop you:

    • Remain claim
    • Refrain from running, resisting, or obstructing the officers
    • Don’t lie or offer false documents
    • Always keep your hands where the police can see them

    If you are arrested in Lancaster or detained by Lancaster Sheriffs or LAPD:

    • Tell the officers you wish to remain silent
    • Ask for an attorney immediately
    • Don’t provide any explanations or excuses
    • Don’t say anything, sign anything, or make any decisions without talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer first

    Anyone who has been arrested has the right to make a local phone call. Law enforcement officers aren’t allowed to listen if you call an attorney. However, they can and often do make it a point to listen if you call anyone else. Let that phone call be to our office. Our lawyers for criminal cases in Lancaster are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist with all of your criminal defense needs. We can take care of the rest.

    Your Legal Rights
    As Lancaster criminal lawyers, we must advise you, that when you encounter law enforcement officers, you have the right to remain silent. You are not legally required to answer any questions about:

    • Where you are going
    • Where you are coming from
    • What you are doing
    • Where you live

    If you decide you want to exercise your right to remain silent, say it so that the officers can hear it. Although some states, like Nevada, require you to identify yourself to law enforcement officers, California is not one of them. You cannot be arrested in Lancaster California for not giving the officers your name if you are detained. However, if you are a motorist at the time of your stop, you must provide the officer with your driver’s license.

    You don’t have to agree to a search of yourself or your belongings. However, law enforcement officers are within their rights to pat down your clothing if they suspect you have a weapon. It’s critical to note that refusing to consent to a search might not stop an officer from doing a search against your will. However, suppose you verbalize a prompt objection before or during the search. In that case, you will help preserve your rights in any forthcoming legal proceedings.

    After an arrest, you have the right to a government-appointed lawyer if you can’t afford one. In general, you aren’t required to respond to any questions regarding your place of birth, citizenship, or how you entered the country. It’s important to note, however, that other rules apply if you are at international borders and airports for those on particular nonimmigrant visas, such as tourists and business travelers.

    As Your Lancaster Attorneys for Criminal Defense, This Is How We Do a Defense Investigation of Your Criminal Charges
    Make no mistake. Cops help the prosecution. They assist them in crafting a strong case against you. As such, police officers cannot be relied upon to collect evidence that helps absolve their suspect. Simply put, they are not on your side, but we are.
    Our private defense investigators are police officers who know how to find evidence. Unlike the cops helping the prosecution, their job is to locate and highlight evidence that benefits you. They will:

    • Locate and re-interview witnesses
    • Canvass neighborhoods
    • Obtain surveillance tapes
    • Complete background checks on key prosecution witnesses
    • Locate evidence to corroborate your version of what happened

    We are proud to be your Lancaster Criminal Lawyer. Our recent reviews from clients in Lancaster:
    “The Law Offices of David Chesley is simply the BEST. He helped to dismiss criminal charges that were wrongly brought against me. This criminal lawyer in Lancaster has the knowledge, experience, and expertise you need in your corner to avoid a conviction. He can easily reduce a felony to a misdemeanor for a very low fee. Extremely honest with his clients, knew the Judge very well, and had an excellent rapport with him in Court. I highly recommend anybody that is seeking an assault attorney to contact his law firm immediately!” -Juan C.

    “I am a client of Attorney David Chesley. He is very easy to talk to, answers calls and texts right away. On two separate occasions, David Chesley and his team helped individuals I know achieve positive outcomes in the legal system directly as a result of their level of experience and expertise in the field of criminal defense. No jail time for me thanks to the excellent job they did. The Law Offices of David Chesley are the best law firm in Lancaster in my opinion, when is comes to handling felony and misdemeanor cases. Highly recommend him!” -Devon B.

    “The Law Offices of David Chesley is very professional, easy to get in touch with, and are very informative. With their help, you almost know what’s going to happen ahead of time, and that way you don’t have any surprises. Definitely one of the best criminal lawyers available in Lancaster. He is genuinely a good guy and is amazing at what he does. This drug charge lawyer works hard for his clients all the way until the end and will push to give you a better future. Thank you very much! I would recommend them to anyone I know and if I ever have legal issues again there is nobody else with who I would spend my money.”-Tanya G.

    Additional Information about Lancaster, California:

    Lancaster City Hall
    44933 Fern Ave
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Lancaster Public Library
    601 W Lancaster Blvd
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Lancaster Attractions

    Watch a JetHawks Minor League Baseball Game
    The Hangar
    45116 Valley Central Way
    Lancaster, CA 93536

    Drive the Musical Road
    3187 W Ave G
    Lancaster, CA 93536

    Kinetic Brewing Company Tours
    Kinetic Brewing Company
    735 W. Lancaster Blvd.
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Lancaster Museum of Art and History
    665 W Lancaster Blvd
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve
    15101 Lancaster Road
    Lancaster, CA 93536

    BLVD Farmer’s Market
    Lancaster BLVD
    (Between Fern and Ehrlich Avenues)
    Lancaster, CA 93536
    661-723-6077 (Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Department)

    Were You Arrested? Are You Facing Criminal Charges? Get Help from Experienced Lancaster Criminal Defense Attorneys

    At Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., we know how distressing an unexpected detainment or arrest can be. As lawyers for criminal charges in Lancaster, we can’t change what has already happened. Still, we can go to work to provide you with the best outcome possible after an arrest and criminal charges. Whether it’s determining which defenses will bring the most success in your case or arranging a plea deal, our high-profile criminal defense attorneys in Lancaster are devoted to what is best for you. Put our team to work for you today by calling (661) 339-9661. We are here for you day and night.