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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 Riverside Office is located at:

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

    4199 Flat Rock Drive, #100
    Riverside, CA 92505
    (951) 329-9499

    Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney

    Riverside was founded in 1870 and is located beside the Santa Ana River. As of 2010, its population was 303,871. It is the 12th largest city by population in California and the 59th largest in the United States. Riverside is known for popularizing California’s citrus industry, with the focus being orange crops. In March every year, Riverside hosts the Riverside Airshow takes place at the Riverside Municipal Airport. Approximately 70,000 spectators come to the show, which includes aerial performers, more than 200 acres of aircraft displays, a military vehicle display, and a car show.

    Helpful city resources:

    Riverside Police Department
    4102 Orange St,
    Riverside, CA 92501
    (951) 354-2007

    Riverside City Hall
    3900 Main St,
    Riverside, CA 92501
    (951) 826-5557

    Riverside Public Library
    6927 Magnolia Ave,
    Riverside, CA 92506
    (951) 826-2078

    Attractions Around Riverside, CA
    Mount Rubidoux Park
    4706 Mount Rubidoux Dr,
    Riverside, CA 92501
    (951) 826-2000

    March Field Air Museum
    22550 Van Buren Boulevard,
    Riverside, CA 92518
    (951) 902-5949

    Whitewater Preserve
    9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd,
    Whitewater, CA 92282
    (760) 325-7222

    Citrus State Historic Park
    9400 Dufferin Ave,
    Riverside, CA 92503
    (951) 780-6222

    Riverside Art Museum
    3425 Mission Inn Avenue,
    Riverside, CA 92501
    (951) 684-7111

    UC Riverside Botanic Gardens
    1 Botanic Gardens Drive,
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 827-7090

    Crime in Riverside

    Riverside is divided into four (4) Command Areas known as Neighborhood Policing Centers (NPC). The four NPC areas are north, east, west, and central. Within each NPC are smaller areas known as Police Reporting Districts (RD), with a total of 134 RDs in the city. The areas that see the most crime are:

    • Casa Blanca: Most arrests linked to theft and assault
    • Wells Ave./Challen Ave.: Most arrests are related to theft and assault

    Reports of gang activity center in the Casa Blanca, Arlanza, and Eastside neighborhoods.
    Local criminal courts include:

    Riverside Hall of Justice
    4100 Main Street
    Riverside, CA 92501
    (951) 777-3147

    Southwest Justice Center
    30755-D Auld Road
    Murrieta, CA 92563

    Blythe Courthouse
    265 N. Broadway
    Blythe, CA 92225
    (760) 775-8500

    The Riverside criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley are well-versed in each court’s proceedings, judges, and prosecutors. This knowledge and experience can increase the chances of the best outcome in your criminal charges.

    What You Should Know about Facing Criminal Charges in Riverside

    Being charged with a crime and arrested is a stressful and alarming experience. At times, you might encounter intimidation or coercion from law enforcement personnel that might have you do something against your best legal interests. From the time you hire them until your case is closed, it’s critical that you follow the advice of your Riverside criminal defense lawyer.

    The is basic but specific legal advice and not just well-meaning suggestions. If you have specific questions about your criminal matter, please contact the Law Offices of David S. Chesley to discuss your case with a Riverside criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

    • Don’t ever respond to any questions asked by a law enforcement officer, court official, lawyer, or any other person without your lawyer present. If you are represented by counsel, they must direct their questions to your attorney.
    • Never start or participate in general conversations about your charges. It’s common for others you know might show interest in your case and want to discuss it with you. However, it’s imperative that you don’t speak to anybody about your case until and unless your attorney advises you that it’s okay to do so.
    • Never purposely hide or destroy anything that might be evidence against you in your case.
    • Never reach out to a witness or potential witness unless your Riverside criminal attorney instructs you to do so.
    • Never attempt to contact a juror or potential juror.
    • Call your lawyer if you encounter a situation you believe could negatively impact your case. You should also tell your attorney if something happens to you or a family member, leading to a substantial change in your circumstances.
    • Don’t do anything that would put you in jeopardy of being arrested for further criminal charges while your current charges are still pending.
    • Don’t make contact with any prosecutor or judge about your case, and do not send third persons to approach them for you.
    • Don’t talk to the press unless you and your attorney have specifically discussed it and mutually decided it would be a beneficial course of action.
    • Always claim your constitutional rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present if anyone wants to talk to you, detain you, or search you or your property. Don’t be intimidated or persuaded into abandoning these rights.

    When Should You Contact a Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    Anytime you know you have been charged with a crime or suspect that you might be, it’s time to enlist the help of a Riverside criminal defense lawyer. If you have been asked to come in for police questioning, you should also hire an attorney. Having them present with you can help protect your rights. Getting a lawyer on your side as soon as possible can result in a better outcome in your case. Sometimes legal counsel can even stop criminal charges from being filed.

    Don’t Wait; Call a Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Today

    When people get in trouble with law enforcement, they might believe that if they just say the right thing refrain from drawing attention to themselves, everything will be fine. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. A criminal investigation or arrest should be taken seriously.

    Our experienced Riverside criminal defense lawyers understand California’s criminal justice system inside and out. We’ve spent years working closely with prosecutors and law enforcement officers. Our attorneys know how to quickly assess our clients’ charges and evaluate their options with them.

    At the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, we know how upsetting criminal charges can be. We’ve helped many others in your shoes. No matter what crime you are accused of committing, our compassionate and resourceful Riverside criminal defense lawyers are here to help. Call our legal professionals today at (951) 329-9499 or (951) 224-8834 to schedule your case consultation.