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  • Los Angeles County
    (213) 341-4427
  • Orange County
    (714) 442-2601
  • San Bern / Riverside
    (909) 748-5272
  • San Diego County
    (619) 752-2235
  • Kern / Santa Barbara
    (661) 473-0422
  • Sacramento / Sonoma
    (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 Criminal Defense Lawyers and DUI Attorneys

Our Los Angeles Office is located at:

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

445 South Figueroa Street
Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 341-4427

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arrested? Call one of our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Los Angeles Today

Founded on September 4, 1781, the City of Los Angeles has a population of 3,979,576 (2019). It is the most populous city in California and the second-most populous city in the United States. Many people come to this city with the hopes of finding success in the music, television, and movie industries. Los Angeles is also home to the busiest container port in the Americas. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is the third-largest city by gross metropolitan product globally, with a GDP of $1.0 trillion as of 2017. Los Angeles is known for its sprawling metropolis, Mediterranean climate, and ethnic diversity.

Helpful city resources:
Los Angeles Police Department
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
877-ASK-LAPD

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

Los Angeles Central Library
630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-7000

Crimes in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is safer than 13 percent of all cities within the United States. Arrests here are made for a variety of crimes, especially assault, robbery, and property crimes like motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Los Angeles neighborhoods and areas with the highest crime rates include:

  • Chesterfield Square
  • Harvard Park
  • Vermont Knolls
  • Vermont Vista
  • Green Meadows
  • Vermont-Slauson
  • Leimert Park
  • Gramercy Park
  • Broadway-Manchester
  • Westmont
  • Athens
  • Rancho Dominguez
  • Manchester Square
  • Florence
  • Watts
  • Vermont Square
  • Hyde Park
  • Elysian 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
(Appeals)
111 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 830-0800

The Benefits of Seeking Early Intervention Before Charges are Filed
Many people make the mistake of falsely believing there’s nothing a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer can do for them until they have been arrested and charged with a crime. It’s critical to note that sometimes it’s possible to stop criminal charges before they are ever filed.

When police make an arrest or investigate a crime, they turn their evidence over to the district attorney’s office. The district attorney (D.A.) examines the evidence to determine if any and which kind of criminal charges can be filed. In most cases, a prosecutor bases their decision only on what the police present to them. However, there’s often a lot more to the case.

You might be surprised to learn that our Los Angeles criminal lawyers can also meet with the D.A. during this time. We can present witness statements, evidence, and any other pertinent information. Armed with the knowledge and information we provide the D.A., the outcome of your arrest or charges might change. When the prosecutor can see the entire picture surrounding your alleged crime, they could decide to file lesser charges or perhaps none at all.

If you know or believe that you will be arrested or soon charged with a crime, the sooner you connect with us, the better. We will go to work advocating your case as quickly as possible. If the time comes and an arrest is unavoidable, we can arrange for you to surrender yourself, often decreasing the risk of unwanted surprises or public embarrassment. Although the police department and the D.A.’s office would like you to think you have no control in these situations, you do have some, especially with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc. on your side.

Types of Cases We Handle
Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys handle nearly all types of criminal charges. From minor traffic offenses, DUIs, and vehicular manslaughter to petty theft, assault, and embezzlement, and everything in between, we have the experience and knowledge to take on your case. Many of our attorneys have previously worked as police officers, D.A.’s, and for the courts. Big or small, we know what it takes to have your charges dropped or diminished, which is our number one goal. We go to great lengths to obtain the best outcome in your case.

Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles, CA
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(800) 864-8377

The Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300

The Broad Museum
221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 232-6250

Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 913-4688

The Grove Shopping Center
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 900-8080

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000

Your Dedicated Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you’ve been charged with any type of crime in Los Angeles, California, don’t delay in contacting a criminal defense attorney. Your future is at stake, not just the next few years during which you may be held in prison and/or required to pay substantial fines, but also the future when a criminal record may impede your employment and other opportunities. Criminal convictions often destroy families and relationships long after the dust has settled. The good news is that you can take control and minimize or even avoid these problems altogether by hiring aggressive legal representation.

At Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., we defend the rights of our clients around the clock. Our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers combine personal attention and attention to detail to attain the results you need when facing criminal charges. When you need to talk to a professional quickly about a fast-moving criminal case investigation or charges, we are here for you. Call us now at (213) 341-4427. Remember that even if you haven’t yet been arrested or charged with a crime, it’s in your best interest to hire a criminal defense attorney.