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      (213) 341-4427
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      (714) 442-2601
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      (909) 748-5272
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      (619) 752-2235
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      (661) 473-0422
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      (916) 248-4717
    • Alameda / San Joaquin
      (510) 403-8809
    • Ventura County
      (805) 248-7408
    • Fresno / Santa Clara
      (559) 365-7055
    • Northern California
      (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!

    Los Angeles

    Our Los Angeles Office is located at:

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

    1933 S Broadway, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    (213) 908-2262

    Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

    An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles Standing by to Protect Your Rights

    The City of Los Angeles was founded in September 1781 and later became a part of the U.S. in January 1847. For good reasons, the climate here is frequently described as “perfect” by its near four million residents. Most days are sunny and warm, accompanied by gentle ocean breezes in the summer months. Los Angeles also experiences low humidity and little rainfall. If this city were a country, its GDP would rank number 19, larger than Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. Entertainment, manufacturing, international trade, digital media, and fintech are staples of the economy here. The city boasts ample parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces for recreation of nearly any kind, as well as plenty of entertainment opportunities.

    If you have been accused of a crime in the area, it’s likely that you are facing severe legal consequences. As a result, you should call a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley as soon as you can. We offer free consultations and have what it takes to resolve your case as favorably as possible.

    Helpful City Resources
    Los Angeles Police Department
    100 West 1st Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Los Angeles City Hall
    200 N Spring St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 473-3231

    Crimes in Los Angeles
    Crime has always been an issue in a city this big. Only 13 percent of U.S. cities are more dangerous than Los Angeles. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, property crimes such as motor vehicle theft and burglary have dropped. Still, murders, assault, and gun violence have increased.

    The highest crime rates in Los Angeles include these areas and neighborhoods:

    • Athens
    • Vermont Knolls
    • Vermont Vista
    • Green Meadows
    • Westmont
    • Rancho Dominguez
    • Chesterfield Square
    • Manchester Square
    • Broadway-Manchester
    • Vermont-Slauson
    • Florence
    • Watts
    • Vermont Square
    • Leimert Park
    • Gramercy Park
    • Hyde Park
    • Elysian Park
    • Harvard Park
    • South Park
    • West Compton

    Local Criminal Courts:

    Airport Courthouse
    11701 S. La Cienega
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 725-3000

    Central Arraignment Courthouse
    429 Bauchet St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 617-5699

    Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
    210 West Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 628-7900

    East Los Angeles Courthouse
    4848 E. Civic Center Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90022
    (323) 881-5800

    Metropolitan Courthouse
    1945 South Hill Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    (213) 745-3202

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse
    111 North Hill Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 830-0800

    What to Do If You Are Arrested

    If you are placed under arrest, it’s critical that you don’t make any mistakes that can and will come back to haunt you in a courtroom. Everyone has a right to remain silent when they are arrested, and it’s in your best interest to exercise this right during this time. Anything you say can possibly be twisted around and use to help the prosecution secure a guilty verdict in your charges. Instead, respectfully inform the officers that you are using your right to remain silent until you have a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer on your side.

    By law, you are only required to give a law enforcement officer your name and other identifying information, such as your address and birthday. You aren’t required to answer any other questions that a law enforcement officer asks you before you have your lawyer present with you. Once at the police station, remain silent. It’s common for law enforcement officers to attempt to interrogate you, but remember to continue to state that you won’t speak until you have an attorney representing your rights present in the room. By law, their attempts to question you must stop there.

    Under any circumstance, don’t resist arrest. Even if you know the charges are false or aren’t sure what is going on, you must remain courteous and respectful. If you don’t, you could face additional criminal charges or legal other issues. Resisting an arrest can make even innocent people look guilty and require the use of force by the arresting officers. You want to avoid either of these circumstances, so cooperate if you are under arrest. Your Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can sort out a wrongful arrest for you later if necessary.

    It’s also imperative to note that you should never let police officers search anything that is yours without a warrant. This includes your home, car, purse, backpack, and other items. If a police officer wants to search your vehicle, they must have probable cause to do so. This means they must have a valid reason to believe that you are committing a crime in one way or another. If they don’t, then their search is illegal. Whatever they find in an unlawful search can’t be used in court, which might substantially harm their case.

    Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle
    Our reputable Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers represent clients facing nearly all types of criminal charges. Whether you’ve been charged with a minor traffic offense, DUI, assault, vehicular manslaughter, petty theft, or embezzlement, you can count on us to go to bat for you and your freedom. Several of our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys have experience working as police officers, district attorneys, and in the criminal courts, which provides them with knowledge and expertise they can leverage for your case. Misdemeanor or felony, our team has what it takes to have your charges dismissed or reduced. We work tirelessly to meet this goal and to obtain the best outcome possible in your case. Some of the cases we handle include:

    • DUI/DWI
    • Violent crimes
    • Drug charges
    • Theft
    • Sex crimes
    • Murder/Attempted murder

    Let Our Experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You
    Call the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc. today at (213) 908-2262 to schedule your case review. Remember that even if you haven’t yet been charged with or arrested for a crime, it’s in your best interest to hire a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer immediately. The sooner you have legal representation, the more likely you will have a better outcome for your charges.