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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!

    Newport Beach

    Our Newport Beach Office is located at:

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

    620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 891-0102

    Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys

    If You Have Been Accused of a Crime, Call Us Today to Speak with a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Newport Beach

    Founded on September 1, 1906, Newport Beach is known for “The Wedge” as well as other incredible scenery in the area. As of 2019, the population was 85,694. About 6.2 miles of beaches stretch across this city. “The Wedge” is popular among California surfers and bodyboarders, with waves that can reach up to 30 feet. Celebrities such as John Wayne, Shirley Temple, and James Cagney have previously called Newport Beach their home.

    Helpful city resources:
    Newport Beach Police Department
    870 Santa Barbara Drive
    Newport Beach, CA
    Front Desk: 949-644-3681
    Dispatch: 949-644-3717
    Records: 949-644-3682

    Newport Beach Civic Center
    100 Civic Center Dr,
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 644-3309

    Newport Beach Public Library
    1000 Avocado Ave
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 717-3800

    Crime in Newport Beach
    Newport Beach is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States. The majority of arrests in Newport Beach are made for violent crime, burglary, vehicle theft, and other thefts. Neighborhoods and areas with high crime rates include:

    • Bristol St./Santa Ana Ave.
    • Lido Isle/Balboa Island
    • City Center
    • Pacific Coast Hwy/Superior Ave.
    • Pacific Coast Hwy/Macarthur Blvd.
    • Pacific Coast Hwy /Bonnie Doone Ter
    • Park Newport/San Joaquin Hills
    • Dover Dr./Westcliff Dr.

    Local Criminal Court:

    Harbor Justice Center
    4601 Jamboree Road
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (657) 622-5400

    When you hire a Newport Beach criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., you hire attorneys with extensive experience in all areas of the law. No matter which criminal court you will be tried at, our attorneys are familiar with the court’s workings, the judges, and the prosecutors.

    What You Should Know about Facing Criminal Charges in Newport Beach
    California is tough on crime, and Newport Beach is no exception. If you are charged with a crime, you can be sure that law enforcement officials and prosecutors are doing everything in their power to obtain a conviction and punish you to the full extent of California laws. Depending on the specific crime or crimes you are charged with, you could be facing years in prison, extreme fines, the loss of professional certifications and licenses, and restrictions on your rights, for instance, not being able to vote or own a firearm.

    Don’t think that the consequences stop there either. Such a conviction may mean losing your job, your business, or your clients. It can break apart your family now or in the future. It can even destroy your reputation and your capacity to live a normal life – long after you’ve paid your debt to society.

    Many people facing criminal charges don’t think they are worth fighting unless they are serious charges. This is a big mistake as even misdemeanor charges and convictions can have significant negative consequences that make your life and the lives of your loved ones more difficult. You should also note that if you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law again, having a previous conviction, no matter how minor, will likely mean being assigned additional penalties under California’s laws.

    Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Criminal Charges
    No matter what type of criminal charges you face or whether you’ve been arrested or not, there are several mistakes you need to avoid. Making these mistakes will only make the outcome of your charges worse. Don’t make these disastrous mistakes:

    • Talking when you are arrested or to law enforcement. It’s your right to remain silent; for your protection, you should exercise this right. It’s common for people to become nervous when they’re arrested. They often worry that remaining silent will be viewed as an admission of guilt. However, when you answer questions without obtaining legal counsel, you give the police evidence they can use against you. Even what might seem like entirely innocent statements can and will be turned against you.
    • Resisting arrest. Any form of resistance when you are being arrested won’t work in your favor. Talking back to a law enforcement officer, attempting to flee, or even failing to show up in court, won’t help. Do your best to stay calm. Then work on clearing your name and addressing the charges with the help of a qualified Newport Beach criminal defense attorney.
    • Assuming your innocence will set you free. You may not have committed a crime, but unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be found guilty. Even if you know the charges against you have no factual basis, take the matter seriously.
    • Talking about the case with anyone. Making comments about your charges or discussing your case on social media or with your friends can be a huge problem. Various people in your life may be required to act as witnesses at your trial. No matter how innocent it might seem, anything you share with them may end up hurting your case.
    • Not hiring your own Newport Beach criminal defense attorney. The sooner you hire a Newport Beach criminal lawyer, the sooner they can help you avoid these mistakes and many others. This increases the chances of a better outcome for your charges.

    Things to Do in Newport Beach, CA
    Newport Beach Pier
    70 Newport Pier
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 644-3309

    Balboa Island Ferry
    410 S Bay Front
    Newport Beach, CA 92661
    (949) 673-1070

    The Wedge
    Newport Beach, CA 92661
    (949) 644-3151

    Sherman Gardens
    2647 East Coast Hwy
    Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
    (949) 673-2261

    Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
    2301 University Dr
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 923-2290

    Balboa Fun Zone
    600 E Bay Ave
    Newport Beach, CA 92661
    (949) 675-8915

    Call Us Today to Speak with a Newport Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
    You need a skilled criminal lawyer on your side who understands how things work in Newport Beach. One who knows how to mount an aggressive defense on your behalf. Someone who has the skills and experience necessary to provide you with the best chance at a favorable outcome and who will give you the attention you deserve. At Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., you aren’t just another case – you are a person. Call us now at (949) 891-0102 to schedule your case consultation.