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  • 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!

Van Nuys

Our Van Nuys Office is located at:

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

13615 Victory Blvd., Suite 208
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 614-9567

Van Nuys Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arrested? Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Van Nuys Today

Known for some of its visual landmarks and stunning parks, Van Nuys, California, was founded on February 22, 1911. With a population of 102,856, this neighborhood has 11,542 people per square mile. Name after Isaac Newton Van Nuys, one of its developers, it was once home to GM’s Van Nuys Assembly. Various parts of the movie Terminator were also filmed here.

Helpful city resources:
The Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Station
6240 Sylmar Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 374-9500

Van Nuys City Hall
14410 Sylvan St
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 756-8121

Van Nuys Branch Library
6250 Sylmar Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 756-8453

Common Crimes in Van Nuys
Frequent crimes committed in Van Nuys range from burglary to grand theft auto to other types of theft crimes as well as assault. According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), as of September of 2020, Van Nuys is safer than 45 percent of the cities in California.

Most of the arrests and crimes in Van Nuys are from these areas and neighborhoods:

  • Burbank Blvd./Buffalo Ave.
  • Riverside Dr./Coldwater Canyon Ave.
  • Burbank Blvd./Woodman Ave.
  • Vanowen St./Woodman Ave.
  • Sepulveda Blvd/Gault St.
  • Burbank Blvd./Van Nuys Blvd.
  • Oxnard St./ Sepulveda Blvd
  • Victory Blvd./Peach Ave.

Although crime is a more serious problem in Van Nuys than in other areas in and around Los Angeles, not everyone who is arrested or charged with a crime will be convicted. If you are facing criminal charges in this city, meeting with an experienced Van Nuys criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible is in your best interest.

We are Well-Versed in the Local Van Nuys Criminal Courts
Although state and federal laws are the same all throughout California, every county, courthouse, and judge has its own way of conducting business. Court processes can vary, and the outcome of identical cases can vary, depending on the location.

When you hire a Van Nuys criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., you hire a team with extensive experience working with local criminal courts, court staff, probation officers, judges, and prosecutors. We are well-versed in the defenses that have a higher chance of success in your case and if we might be able to work out a peal bargain with a specific prosecutor.

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

Why You Need a Seasoned Van Nuys Criminal Defense Attorney
A criminal conviction can change nearly every aspect of your life for many years to come and possibly even your lifetime. If you face criminal charges, have been arrested, or fear that you could soon be a suspect in a crime, don’t waste any time in hiring a seasoned Van Nuys criminal defense attorney. You need an attorney because:

They Understand the California Judicial System
The U.S. legal system is complex and challenging to understand, even for the people who work for it every day. Hiring a seasoned defense lawyer who has an in-depth understanding of the court systems’ intricate workings and procedures and who can guide you through the court process based on your case will only serve to better your outcome.

They Help Protect Your Future
Criminal charges put your life and future at stake. If you are found guilty, your life can change dramatically. You will have to pay high fines, suffer penalties, and spend years in prison.
From the inability to get a job to limitations on where you can live, when you fail to provide an adequate defense for yourself, the consequences can be severe. A qualified Van Nuys criminal defense attorney can also help keep your criminal record clean so that it will not impact your future desires or opportunities.
Depending on your case and other factors, your lawyer can have your charges decreased, penalties lessened, or even have your case dismissed. In some cases, they can even help you set aside a conviction or have it removed from your record.

They Help You Consider All Settlement Options
An experienced Van Nuys criminal defense lawyer can help you weigh all the choices you are offered, from the types of charges to the plea deals options. Considering these options will help you determine what is in your best interests as you move forward. An attorney can also help you negotiate other potentially favorable options, such as the dismissal of your case or a reduction of penalties and charges.

Other critical options you may need to consider are whether you should accept a deal offered by the prosecution or go for the trial. Sound legal counsel can help you understand all the potential consequences of each decision and the type of sentence you could face if you are convicted at a trial. They can review all the outcomes of a guilty plea and can plea bargain a lighter settlement. It’s never advisable to attempt a plea bargain without the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Fun Things to Do in Van Nuys, CA
Woodley Park
405 Freeway
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 756-8060

Van Nuys Golf Course
6550 Odessa Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 785-8871

Van Nuys Airport Observation Area
Waterman Dr
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 442-6500

The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
(818) 756-8166

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
6416 Woodley Ave apt 5
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 756-9710

Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park
6300 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 756-8187

Call Us Today to Speak with a Van Nuys Criminal Defense Lawyer
Maybe you are expecting to be arrested or perhaps are soon headed to trial. Perhaps you simply have questions or are even ready to turn yourself in. No matter where you find yourself in the criminal legal process, the reputable Van Nuys criminal defense lawyers at Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc. can help. To safeguard your one shot at justice, call us day or night at (818) 614-9567.