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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!

San Jose

Our San Jose Office is located at:

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

177 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95113
(669) 900-4115

San Jose Criminal Defense Lawyer

San Jose is widely regarded as the central hub of Silicon Valley. It is the largest city in Northern California (both by population and area), and it is the third-most populous city in California, making San Jose larger than San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. The innovative technology culture has created a high cost of living in San Jose, but it has also created a well-paid workforce that participates in a vibrant local life of finance, politics, and culture. Many large technology companies are headquartered in San Jose. In 2015, Apple purchased forty acres of land to be used as research and office space. Real estate experts predict that other large tech companies will follow Apple’s lead. With many large companies providing lucrative employment opportunities, San Jose’s future looks bright for years to come.

If the police have arrested you in San Jose, you should call an attorney as soon as you can. The Law Offices of David Chesley is ready to help, and our San Jose criminal defense lawyers have what it takes to protect your rights. Call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Here are some local resources that residents should be aware of:
San Jose Police Department
201 W. Mission Street,
San Jose, CA 95110
Telephone: (408) 277-8900

San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-3500

San Jose Public Library
There are 24 branch locations throughout the San Jose area.

Dr. Martin Luther King Library
150 East San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Telephone: (408)808-2000

Attractions
The Winchester Mystery House
525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128
Telephone: (408) 247-2000

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1660 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95191
Telephone: (408) 947-3635

Raging Waters – San Jose
2333 S White Road
San Jose, CA 95148
Telephone: (408) 238-9900

Crime in San Jose
Neighborhood Scout provides a wide range of crime data that can be useful to San Jose residents. San Jose has a higher reported crime rate than both the State of California and the national average. However, San Jose’s violent crime rate (per thousand residents) is the same as the national average. The city’s property crime rate is nearly three times the national property crime rate (per thousand residents), but this disparity is to be expected in an affluent community with a high average income. Residents should protect their homes and vehicles with alarms and security systems.

San Jose Courthouses
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Downtown Superior Court
191 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 882-2100

Juvenile Justice Courthouse
840 Guadalupe Parkway
San Jose, CA 95110
Telephone: (408) 808-6200

Whether you are an adult facing criminal charges in the Downtown Superior Court or a juvenile facing criminal charges at the Juvenile Justice Courthouse, The Law Offices of David S. Chesley can help. Our skilled defense lawyers have appeared in criminal courts throughout San Jose, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara. We know how to work with judges and prosecutors to achieve a fair resolution of criminal charges.

How Long Will My Case Take?
We have helped defend many clients on many different types of criminal charges. One of the first questions our clients have is, “How long will it take for my case to be over?” This question depends on many different factors. When you consult with one of our experienced defense attorneys about your particular case, we will be able to give you a better estimate of how long your unique case could take. What follows are some of the factors that affect the length of your case.

The Amount of Evidence
The amount of evidence (and how complex that evidence is) will determine how long your attorney needs to investigate your case. For example, in a simple shoplifting case, the prosecutor might simply introduce security camera footage of the incident. It will not take your attorney very long to review this evidence. But in the case of a white-collar embezzlement case, your attorney will need to go through pages and pages of records. Your legal team might include expert witnesses (such as a forensic document examiner). or eyewitnesses (such as an employee who made deposits on your behalf). It will take your defense lawyer much longer to review complex or voluminous evidence. It is important to take the time to review all the prosecutor’s evidence thoroughly. Defense attorneys look for errors or details that could make the evidence inadmissible or clear you of involvement in the alleged crime, or gather new information that creates a new theory on which to defend your case. These details could save you from hefty fees and probation costs or even years in prison.

Any Mitigating Factors

Often, a defense lawyer’s job is not to get a complete acquittal. The best possible outcome of many cases is a conviction on fewer charges, or less serious charges, or less time in prison. If this is your situation, your attorney will need to examine all possible theories that could reduce your culpability, something known as “mitigation.” Mitigation is a critical part of a defense attorney’s work, and your lawyer will need time to investigate all potential theories and prove them to a prosecutor or jury.

The Court Docket
COVID-19 created a huge backlog of court cases across the country. Many courts were shut down for weeks and then opened at only partial capacity, all of which caused a backlog that could take courts months or even years to work through. The good news for defendants is that criminal cases are prioritized over civil cases because criminal defendants have the constitutional right to a speedy, public trial. While courts must continue to move criminal cases through in a timely manner, some are still more backlogged than others. Your case can take longer if your charges have been filed in a court that still has a docket backlog.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a San Jose Criminal Defense Lawyer

You don’t have to spend hours searching online for “San Jose criminal attorney near me.” The Law Offices of David S. Chesley serves clients in San Jose, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and throughout Silicon Valley. For years, clients have trusted our skilled team to defend their constitutional rights during a difficult time in their lives. We will fight hard for you, too. Call our San Jose offices at (510) 403-8809 or contact us online today to schedule your case review.