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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 Valencia Office is located at:

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

    28005 Smyth Dr
    Valencia, CA 91335
    (661) 846-2754

    Valencia Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Valencia is a neighborhood within the city of Santa Clarita, California. The neighborhood started as an unincorporated master-planned community in the 1960s. In 1987, Valencia merged with Saugus, Newhall, and Canyon Country to form the City of Santa Clarita. Today it makes up a western portion of Santa Clarita along Interstate 5. Incorporated parts of the city are east of the freeway, and these parts are subject to the jurisdiction of the City of Santa Clarita. Unincorporated portions of Valencia are west of Interstate 5. Like other unincorporated areas, this part falls under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Many large companies are based out of Valencia, and several famous actors also come from the area.

    If you have been arrested in or around Valencia, it’s vital that you retain legal counsel as soon as you can. The Valencia criminal defense attorneys of the Law Offices of David Chesley are skilled lawyers who know how to protect the rights of the accused. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

    Here are some links to local information that you might find helpful:

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
    Santa Clarita Valley Substation
    23740 Magic Mountain Parkway
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    Telephone: (661) 255-1121

    Santa Clarita City Hall
    23920 Valencia Boulevard
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    Telephone: (661) 259-2489

    San Clarita Public Libraries
    Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library
    18601 Soledad Canyon Rd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91351
    (661) 259-0750

    Old Town Newhall Library
    24500 Main St.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91321
    (661) 259-0750

    Valencia Branch – Main Office
    23743 W. Valencia Blvd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    (661) 259-0750

    Attractions in Valencia
    Six Flags Magic Mountain
    26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
    Valencia, CA 91355
    Telephone: (661) 255-4100

    Valencia Meadows Park
    25671 Fedala Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    Telephone: (661) 284-1465

    Castaic Lake
    32132 Castaic Lake Drive
    Castaic, CA 91384
    Telephone: 661-257-4050

    Crime in Valencia
    Crime Grade gives Valencia a poor score. While 95 percent of U.S cities have lower crime rates than Valencia, only 5 percent have higher crime rates. Crimes occur on average every one hour and 44 minutes in Valencia. Crime Grade reports that Valencia has a high rate of violent crime, especially assaults. Many nearby cities received better crime reports than Valencia.

    So what does this mean? Residents of Valencia do not necessarily have to pack up and move. It is important to maintain situational awareness in order to protect yourself while out and about. Residents can also take precautions around the house to help secure their property. These measures can significantly reduce the likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime in Valencia. High crime rates also mean that law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and court dockets are all very busy with criminal matters. If you are accused of a crime, it is important to hire an experienced Valencia criminal defense lawyer in order to prevent your case from getting lost in this busy system. You have the constitutional right to protect your legal interests with an attorney’s advice at every step of the criminal case process.

    Santa Clarita Courthouse
    23747 West Valencia Blvd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    Telephone: (661) 253-5600

    The experienced defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley have worked in courts across the Santa Clarita Valley. We know the prosecutors and judges, and we work hard to get a fair outcome for each client’s criminal case.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Pretrial Release

    How do I know how much bail is required?
    Bail depends on the seriousness of the offense you have been accused of. In the case of minor offenses, an officer will often accept the defendant’s promise to appear in court at the specified date and time without appearing before a judge or posting any type of bond. More serious offenses might require you to appear before a judge so that they may set your release conditions. (In addition to bail, this can include orders to stay away from the scene of the incident or people involved in the incident.) The prosecutor asks the judge for the amount of bail, and your defense attorney has the chance to counter these arguments with evidence that you are not a flight risk and will appear in court for your scheduled hearings. The judge then decides what amount of bail is appropriate.

    Will I have to stay in jail before my trial?
    In the case of very serious offenses, the judge might decide not to let you post bail at all. (These circumstances usually involve murder and other very serious crimes.) In other cases, you might have the right to post bail, but the amount is so high that it is not feasible to pay it, so you will have to remain in jail until your case is resolved through a plea deal or at trial. Bail can also be prohibitive if the judge orders it to be paid in cash. In that case, you cannot post collateral with the court, and a bail bondsman will be unable to post collateral on your behalf. Your attorney can appear before the judge and argue against prohibitive bail conditions. If the judge decides to order a cash bond, a high amount, or denies bail altogether, you could be stuck in jail until your case is resolved, which is why it is important to have a lawyer on your side. Without your own attorney, the prosecutor can essentially ask the judge for whatever release and bail conditions they want. Hiring an attorney can make a huge difference in your life between the time of your arrest and the time of trial.

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

    If you or someone you love has been arrested for an alleged crime in the Valencia area, the Law Offices of David S. Chesley is here to help. We fight hard to protect our clients’ constitutional rights and resolve criminal matters fairly. Search “Valencia criminal defense attorneys near me” to read some of the great reviews our clients have left. For years, clients throughout the Santa Clarita Valley have trusted our skilled legal team to protect their rights throughout the criminal case process. We will fight hard for you, too. Call our Valencia offices at (213) 341-4427 or contact us online today to schedule your case review.