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    • Los Angeles County
      (213) 341-4427
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      (714) 442-2601
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      (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!


    Our Ontario Office is located at:

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

    3200 East Guasti Road, Suite 100
    Ontario, CA 91761
    (909) 266-1468

    Ontario Criminal Defense Attorney

    Thirty-five miles east of downtown Los Angeles lies Ontario, California. Ontario is an industrial city in San Bernardino County. While it does not have the tourism draws of some other areas within the metropolitan Los Angeles areas, it is a critical hub of Southern California’s infrastructure. Ontario International Airport is the fifteenth busiest airport in the nation in terms of cargo. This high volume comes from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which ferry cargo to the rest of the country via the Ontario International Airport. Ontario has a busy population of 163,924 as of the 2010 census. This figure demonstrated an increase from 158,007 during the 2010 census. Ontario’s growing population continues to stay busy in the bustling hub of Southern California industry.

    If you have been arrested in Ontario, California, you are likely facing serious criminal penalties. Fortunately, the Ontario criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Chesley are here to help. To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call our office today.

    Here are some websites with helpful information about local Ontario resources:
    City of Ontario Police Department
    2500 S Archibald Avenue
    Ontario, CA 91761
    Phone: (909) 395-2001

    Ontario City Hall
    303 East B Street
    Ontario, CA 91764
    Telephone: (909) 395- 2000

    Ontario Library
    Lewis Family Branch
    3850 East Riverside Drive
    Ontario, CA 91761-2603
    Telephone: 909-395-2014

    Ovitt Family Community Library
    215 East C Street
    Ontario, CA 91764-41
    Telephone: 909-395-2004

    Planes of Fame Air Museum
    (inside the Chino Airport)
    14998 Cal Aero Drive
    Chino, CA 91710
    Telephone: (909) 597-3722

    Ontario Improv
    4555 Mills Circle
    Ontario, CA 91764
    Telephone: (909) 484-5411

    Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
    800 N Archibald Avenue
    Ontario, CA 91764
    Telephone: (909) 481-4205

    Crime in Ontario
    According to City Data, Ontario has a crime rate higher than 77.2 percent of U.S. cities. This rate is commensurate with other crime rates in surrounding areas within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Unfortunately, City Data also reports that Ontario has seen an increase in violent crime. The homicide rate increased by 40 percent between 2018 and 2019. In spite of this, Ontario has also had a decrease in property crimes and an 8 percent decrease in the overall crime rate between 2018 and 2019.

    Courthouses in Ontario
    Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
    Rancho Cucamonga District
    8303 Haven Avenue
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
    TDD/TTY (909) 285-3520
    Criminal (909) 350-9764
    Document Control (909) 285-3539

    The experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of David S. Chesley have appeared in courts throughout San Bernardino, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. We have worked with many judges and prosecutors to get fair resolutions for our clients’ cases. We know how to protect a defendant’s constitutional rights at every step of the criminal case process.

    FAQ About the Right to Counsel
    Thanks to popular television shows and movies, most Americans are familiar with the Miranda Rights. The Miranda Rights are recited to an individual being arrested so the individual knows of their right to counsel and the fact that they are entitled to an attorney even if they cannot afford one. But the right to counsel is far more complex than these two simple statements. It is important to understand your rights so that you can protect them during a criminal investigation. Here are some of the most common questions our Ontario defense lawyers are asked about the right to counsel.

    Where does the right to counsel come from?
    The Constitution provides the right to counsel in the Sixth Amendment. For centuries, this only applied to criminal matters in the federal courts. It was only in 1963 that the Supreme Court extended the right to counsel to the state courts, as well. This same decision (Gideon v. Wainwright) also held that the right to counsel meant attorneys must be provided to criminal defendants who could not pay for them.

    This case established the right to counsel during court proceedings. But what about the right to counsel during a criminal investigation? You have the right to assert your right to silence and refuse to answer officers’ questions until you have consulted with an attorney. This right is so important that the Supreme Court required every defendant to be advised of it before being subjected to questioning while in police custody. These are the famous Miranda Rights. By requiring police officers to advise suspects of these rights, the Supreme Court intended to protect suspects from accidentally incriminating themselves (in violation of their Fifth Amendment rights) or by speaking to police without getting legal advice (in violation of their Sixth Amendment rights).

    Do I have the right to switch attorneys?
    You have the right to hire the attorney of your choice. You may also choose to hire a different attorney if you choose to do so. If you cannot afford an attorney and ask the court to assign a public defender, you will likely not have a choice in who is assigned to your case. You may also be unable to switch to a different public defender if your assigned attorney does not have experience in your particular charges, which illustrates just one of the many reasons it is worth the money to hire your own defense lawyer.

    Is it worth the investment to hire an experienced Ontario defense attorney?

    The Constitution guarantees the right to counsel. It does not guarantee the right to the best possible attorney for your case. Public defenders work very hard on a huge number of cases. They do not have the resources necessary to fully investigate all potential legal issues in every case they handle. They are also not required to specialize in any given area of criminal law, meaning that your public defender might not have experience handling your unique type of case. All of these problems make it less likely that your case can be resolved with a favorable outcome. When you hire The Law Offices of David S. Chesley, you know that our attorneys have the time and resources necessary to dedicate to your case in order to achieve the best possible resolution to the charges you are facing.

    Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an Ontario Criminal Defense Lawyer
    If you or someone you love has been arrested in the Ontario area, The Law Offices of David S. Chesley can defend your legal rights. Our experienced lawyers have defended all types of criminal charges filed in courts throughout Ontario, Ventura, and San Bernardino. Clients across Southern California trust our skilled team to defend their legal rights. We will fight hard for you, too.

    Call our Ontario offices at (909) 748-5272 or contact us online today to schedule your case review. Don’t wait any longer to get the legal advice you deserve. The sooner you have an experienced Ontario defense attorney on your side, the better protected your legal rights will be.