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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!

    Santa Ana

    Our Santa Ana Office is located at:

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

    2700 N Main St, Suite 420
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    (714) 224-1123

    Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Do You Need a Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorney or DUI Lawyer? How to Find the Best Santa Ana Defense Lawyer.

    Criminal defense is more than a job for the attorneys of The Law Offices of David S. Chesley—it’s an art form. When individuals are arrested or charged with a crime, they can go into panic mode. They all too often settle for a good defense lawyer instead of hiring an outstanding defense lawyer.

    Here are some tips to help you find the best defense team available to you when you’ve been accused of a crime in Santa Ana.

    Attending law school and passing the California Bar Exam is great, but ornate frames and degree certificates don’t speak to an attorney’s criminal defense experience. A good defense lawyer will have defended cases like yours with demonstrable success. A great defense lawyer will have spent some time on the other side of the aisle, learning the ins and outs of prosecution strategies.

    The attorneys at The Law Offices of David S. Chesley have worked as judges, prosecutors, and police officers before ultimately deciding their true passions lay in criminal defense. This enables the legal team to anticipate the arguments against our clients, and it also informs our advice on when it’s a good idea to accept a plea deal.

    Local Affiliations
    It’s not uncommon to see good defense attorneys volunteering in the community or joining multiple local Bar Association groups. A great defense attorney, though, will have relationships in the community and the courthouses.

    Our team has been in the local courthouses for years, and we have working relationships with those who work on the other side. This means that our attorneys are respected and taken seriously—our lawyers understand that a bad relationship with a judge can be unfairly detrimental to clients facing severe punishments.

    Poor communication is one of the most common complaints lawyers receive from their clients. This is never truer than when the client is facing criminal prosecution, and they and their loved ones are fraught with worry over the future. A good lawyer will return your phone calls. A great criminal defense attorney will stay in constant communication with you and help you understand and navigate the legal process.

    The attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley are real people who treat their clients compassionately and respectfully. We believe that you have rights in the justice system and that you deserve to know what’s going on with your case.

    The Types of Santa Ana Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

    Our firm handles a wide range of criminal defense cases for the citizens of Santa Ana. These cases vary in severity of penalties, but no matter how big or how small, our defense lawyers will tirelessly defend you or your loved one. Some examples of our cases include:

    • Intoxication Offenses, including DUI, public intoxication, disturbing the peace, driving with a suspended license
    • Violent Offenses, including domestic violence, assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, firearms crimes, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, kidnapping, elder abuse, and child abuse
    • Drug Charges, including distributing, manufacturing, possession, trafficking, paraphernalia, and possession with intent to sell
    • Theft, including bribery, carjacking, embezzlement, identity theft, forgery, and fraud
    • Sex Crimes, including prostitution, solicitation of prostitution, lewd acts, and sexual assault and battery
    • Murder, including first and second-degree murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and gang-related murder

    If you’ve been accused of a crime in Santa Ana, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP. The sooner you have someone on your side, fighting for your rights, the better your odds are.

    Santa Ana DUIs are Some of Our Most Frequently Handled Cases

    Most know that flash of terror you get when you see those red and blue lights pulsing in your rearview mirror on the I-5. This is especially true if you’ve just left a happy hour near the Historic District or a networking event downtown after imbibing a little too much.

    If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Santa Ana, the first thing you need to do is call an experienced DUI attorney.

    Understanding That Santa Ana DUI Cases Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All

    Primarily, California Penal Code 23152 dictates the parameters of DUI convictions for any intoxicating substance that could impair your ability to operate a moving vehicle. Arrests can be made based on any combination of the following:

    • Alcohol
    • Marijuana
    • Illegal Drugs
    • Prescription Drugs

    Santa Ana Court Resources:

    700 Civic Center Drive West
    Santa Ana, CA 92701

    909 N. Main St.
    Santa Ana, CA 92701

    751 West Santa Ana Blvd
    Santa Ana, CA 92701

    550 N Flower St.
    Santa Ana, CA 92703

    27573 Puerta Real
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    Consequences of DUI Convictions in Santa Ana

    For DUI, the penalties will vary depending on your prior history of DUI and whether your impaired driving caused injury to another. For first-time DUIs without injury, the penalty is a misdemeanor, and your license will be revoked for 6-10 months. You could face six months of jail time and up to a $1,000 fine. In contrast, after your fourth DUI conviction, you’ll receive a felony DUI. Your license will be revoked for four years, and you’ll face up to three years in state prison.

    In DUI cases, the prosecutor may assert aggravating factors that could elevate the charge to a more serious offense. It’s critically important that your defense attorney knows how the law works and how the system works. David S. Chesley has assembled a team of lawyers who are vastly experienced in DUI defense, and 95% of his DUI clients experience no jail time.

    Why Our Defense Lawyers Makes the Difference

    The legal team at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley is unmatched when it comes to experience in the criminal court systems of Santa Ana, and with over 25 top-rated Avvo lawyers, your case is in the best hands. If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, contact us immediately. We answer our phones 24/7, so give us a call at 800-755-5174 today.