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      (213) 341-4427
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      (916) 248-4717
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      (510) 403-8809
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      (805) 248-7408
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      (559) 365-7055
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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!

    Sherman Oaks

    Our Sherman Oaks Office is located at:

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

    4533 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 202
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    (818) 334-5398

    Sherman Oaks Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood within the jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles and one of the oldest suburbs in the United States. In 1927, a parcel of one thousand acres was sold off for $780 per lot. It has since grown to a suburb with over fifty-thousand residents (as of the 2010 census). There are many local community resources shared between Sherman Oaks and neighboring Van Nuys. For example, both the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park and the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center serve as gathering places for local residents and offer many local services and resources to the residents of both communities.

    If you have been arrest in the Sherman Oaks area, you should call our office today to speak with an experienced attorney. Our skilled team of Sherman Oaks criminal defense lawyers are standing by to learn about your case and determine how we may be able to help you. Call the Law Offices of David Chesley today to schedule a free case evaluation.

    Here are some other local resources that are available to Sherman Oaks residents:

    Los Angeles Police Department
    Van Nuys Community Police Station (serving Sherman Oaks)
    6240 Sylmar Avenue
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
    818-374-9500 Voice
    855-736-3235 TDD/TTY

    Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
    PO Box 5721
    Sherman Oaks, California 91413
    Telephone: (818) 503-2399

    Martin Pollard Branch Library
    (Sherman Oaks branch of the Los Angeles Public Library)
    4245 Moorpark Street
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    Telephone: 818-205-9716

    Sherman Oaks Attractions

    Sherman Oaks Castle Park
    4989 Sepulveda Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA. 91403
    Telephone: (818) 756-9459

    Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks Recreation Center
    14301 Vanowen Avenue
    Van Nuys, CA 91405
    Telephone: (818) 756-8131
    Email: [email protected]

    Crime in Sherman Oaks
    While Sherman Oaks has a lower crime rate than other parts of Los Angeles, it still has a relatively high rate of crime. Crime Grade ranks it in only the 27th percentile for safety (meaning that 73 percent of U.S. cities are safer). A crime occurs on average every four hours and four minutes in Sherman Oaks. Theft and vandalism are some of the most common crimes reported in Sherman Oaks. Whatever type of crime you have been accused of, it is critical that you hire an attorney to protect your legal rights throughout the case. Attorneys ensure that their clients are protected from:

    • Illegal searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment
    • Self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment
    • Violations of the right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment
    • Excessive fines and punishments under the Eighth Amendment

    California state laws also provide other legal rights to criminal defendants beyond those guaranteed under the federal Constitution. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of David S. Chesley know all your legal rights and how to ensure they are respected by law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and judges.

    Los Angeles Superior Court
    Van Nuys Courthouse East
    6230 Sylmar Avenue
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
    Telephone: (818) 901-4600

    Van Nuys Courthouse West
    14400 Erwin Street Mall
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
    Telephone: (818) 989-6900

    Central Juvenile Hall
    1605 Eastlake Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Telephone: (323) 226-8611

    Whichever court you are scheduled to appear in, the experienced defense lawyers at The Law Offices of David S. Chesley are prepared to fight your case. We have appeared in courts throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. We know judges and prosecutors in the courts in Sherman Oaks, and we know how to negotiate a fair resolution to criminal charges. We also know how to fight charges and go to trial when necessary.

    How a California Criminal Conviction Can Affect Your Employment
    A criminal conviction carries many consequences. Beyond a fine or jail term that is part of your sentence, you might also find that your employment is affected by your conviction. There are certain laws that prevent employers from asking about your criminal history on job applications or taking adverse actions against you because of a conviction. But these laws do not apply in every situation. There are many jobs that require you to have a background check before starting work. Having a criminal conviction could prevent you from working in law enforcement, childcare, financial services, or other specific industries.

    A criminal conviction can also affect your professional licensure. There are many jobs in California that require a professional license from the state. Nail technicians, veterinarians, teachers, accountants, dental assistants, and many others cannot work in their field unless they hold a professional license that is in good standing. Different agencies regulate different industries. Some professional licensing boards do not let a conviction stop you from holding a license. Others will consider the nature of the offense, such as whether it was a misdemeanor or felony, whether a child was involved, whether the public was ever placed in danger, etc. And in the most serious cases, a person with any criminal record will not be eligible for a license at all.

    A criminal defense attorney can help mitigate the effects that a conviction could have on your future employment prospects. First, defense attorneys protect their clients from wrongful convictions. They challenge evidence that was obtained unlawfully, witnesses whose testimony is not credible, and inconsistencies in officers’ sworn statements. These steps are critical to avoiding a conviction altogether. In cases where this is not possible, a defense lawyer can still help by negotiating a fair plea deal. If, for example, you are able to plead guilty to a misdemeanor instead of a felony, this could open up far more employment options. There are many things an attorney can do to mitigate the collateral damage of a criminal conviction. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the better options they will have for resolving your case in a way that allows you to get employment in the future.

    Hire an Experienced Sherman Oaks Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

    For years, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of David S. Chesley have fought hard to protect defendants’ important constitutional rights. Clients in Sherman Oaks and throughout the Los Angeles area trust our team to help them through one of the most difficult situations they will ever face. Let us help you. With a proactive legal strategy, you can mitigate the consequences of a criminal conviction and start rebuilding your life as soon as possible. Call (213) 341-4427 or contact us online today to schedule your case review.