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You Need to Hire an Experienced California Violent Crimes Defense Attorney
Los Angeles lawyer, David S. Chesley, and his team of experienced California criminal lawyers are dedicated to providing you with the best criminal defense representation to obtain the best possible outcome in your criminal violent case.
If you are arrested for or accused of a violent crime, the state of California has a strict and stringent framework of violent crime laws in place to penalize the violent offenders and to minimize the crime rate in the state. However, due to its complicated laws, inappropriate procedures, and flawed investigation process, sometimes innocent people are charged with violent crimes and face severe penalties.
At the Law Offices of David S. Chesley our team of experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers, former prosecutors, police officers, and investigators represent clients facing violent crime charges throughout the state of California on a daily basis. With offices in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bern/ Riverside, San Diego County, Kern / Santa Barbara, Sacramento / Sonoma, Alameda / San Joaquin, Ventura County, Fresno / Santa Clara, and Northern California, we are a team of fierce, passionate, and aggressive California criminal defense lawyers that ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.
As we have been the part of the judicial and law enforcement system for more than 50 years, we understand what it takes to build a successful criminal defense. We know about police procedures, evidence collection, how evidence are presented in the court and know the complications in establishing evidence beyond reasonable doubt. Running an exhaustive investigation from crime scene to the major suspects, we aim to reduce the sentence if any.
Types of Violent Crimes Under Penal Code (PC) Section 667.5(c) 667.5
There are 23 violent crimes described in California’s Penal Code (PC) Section 667.5(c) 667.5 including: Arson, Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Assault on a police officer, battery, child abuse, child endangerment, domestic violence, possession of illegal weapons, illegal imprisonment, kidnapping, gang-related crimes, manslaughter, and homicide. So much as the stalking and resisting the arrest can even be charged with violent crimes.
In the complicated scenario of violent crimes, it is imprudent to represent yourself or rely on a public defendant to fight on your behalf. We have experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers that represent our clients throughout California, preparing a strong defense for a violent crime case requires time and expertise.
Violent Crime Penalties
If the charges of violent crimes are proven, and you are charged with a crime, you will have to face monetary loses, loss of reputation, anger management classes, parole, jail time, and in the worst cases that involve murder or serious injury, you may even face lifetime imprisonment or the death penalty. If convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor under violent crime, you can face
Apart from the financial and physical challenges, a violent crime trial can be psychologically taxing and stressful for you. It is not just the monetary fines and jail time, but your freedom, reputation, and career can be severely affected if you are charged with a violent crime in California
Why do you need our criminal defense attorneys?
Because our attorneys handle exclusively criminal defense cases in Los Angeles and throughout California. A criminal charge becomes part of your record and can affect your life in the following years, if you have a conviction on your record, it can have a serious impact if you are later convicted of another crime. A prior conviction in the record can result in harsher and more strict sentences in the later cases.
In addition to this, if you are applying for a new job or want to rent a place or want to purchase a weapon, even a misdemeanor can seriously reduce your chances. A criminal conviction means that you will have to face several closed doors and lost opportunities. So, if you are charged with a violent crime, it is important to hire an experienced California criminal defense attorney.
Why Choose Our Los Angeles Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys?
Stretched across the state, we have seen the state’s judicial system, laws and local courthouses up close. With our previous experience in law enforcement and prosecution, we can play devil’s advocate in preparing the case and constituting strong arguments against the evidence. We know about the untruthful witnesses, planted evidence, fake stories, and forced testimonies and we know how to turn them around.
Contact us for help
If you or a family member has been accused or arrested for a violent crime, you can contact our California experienced criminal defense attorneys today for legal representation. A conviction will lead to a permanent mark on your criminal record. One of our experienced California criminal defense attorneys will give you an upper hand in avoiding both.
At the Law Offices of David Chesley, we invite you to contact us for your free initial consultation. During this consultation one of our expert California criminal defense attorneys will help you explore all the options available to you when fighting a violent crime case or any other type of criminal charges. Call us today at 1-800-755-5174.
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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!
Rodrigo L. San Fernando, CA (Sherman Oaks Yelp Review)
I am truly pleased with my experience with the Law Offices Of David S Chesley. They answered all my questions and provided me with great advice and legal services. My case resolved quickly. Thank you!
Ricardo Esteves Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Google Places Review)
I left court yesterday with my last case being wrapped up. Two court appearances and that’s it. He represented me in a couple of different cases and was impressive to say the least. Always a phone call or text message away. Confident and aggressive when he needed to be. Calming and thorough when meeting with me. Attorney Chesley did exactly what he said he would and I got the results I needed. He seemed to know all the right people at the Temple Street courthouse. You can always get in contact with him quickly and he is a great lawyer. I highly recommend his legal services.
Erica Geller Ontario, CA (Ontario Facebook review)
My brother was given a very caring attorney that was assigned to his case and we had very helpful case managers throughout the process. I strongly recommend David Chesley to anyone who is in trouble. I called in to get help on my brothers case and right away I liked their service. My brothers charges were eventually dismissed after the attorney got him into a program, now he could go on without the trouble of having anything on his record
Elizabeth F. San Diego, CA (San Diego Google Places Review)
I retained Mr. Chesley and his firm and from the beginning they were extremely professional both in communicating the status of my case to me, explaining the situation as a whole, and just downright taking care of business. It was money well spent for a job well done. Thanks again to David and Melissa others that worked on my case. I recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal representation. Don’t just accept things the courts force on you, call this firm and protect yourself.
Leon Hanley Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Avvo review)
I contacted Mr. Chesley and his firm because some unfortunate events had left me in a jam. Detectives were demanding I testify or be prosecuted for a crime I didn’t commit. (I wasn’t involved or even at the scene of the alleged crime when it supposedly took place.) Mr. Chesley explained to me that he had been through similar situations with his clients before and understood exactly what was going on. His response to what took place was nothing short of amazing. No matter how small my concern, Mr. Chesley addressed it in a timely manner. He advocated for what is right and empathized with me in dealing with the Court system. After meeting with the supervising D.A. and providing alibi evidence he was able to get me out the situation. I’m very grateful to have found him.
Britanny Givens Newport Beach, CA (Newport Beach Google Places)
I hired David Chesley for my criminal defense in 2012. he was recommended to us for is success results and his low fees. David is very smart and his professional legal advice was honest & much appreciated during these stressful time. David’s knowledge, advice, and communication about what we were to expect was reassuring and beneficial to me. He charged me a reasonable flat rate and didn’t charge me any surprise fees. In my case David Chesley was able to negotiate with the prosecution attorney for the best result I could hope for. He had success at getting my criminal charges dismissed with the judges approval. You will not be disappointed if you hire The Law Offices of David S. Chesley.
Andrew A. North Hollywood, CA (Better Business Bureau review)
David is very professional, yet very casual. Although it is typically not easy to speak straight up with an attorney, he is very easy to talk to. He replied to my questions quickly and was available all hours. Not only did he get my case resolved with a dismissal, he went above and beyond and got me an expungement without me even requesting it. He never beats around the bush and tells you like it is. At the same time is willing to work overtime to get the results you request. I would use David’s services again in the future.
very satisfied being a client with the Law Offices of David Chesley.. Negin represented both my husband and I and got both our cases dis issued… Negin was on top of our cases she really cares and did everything she said she would do!!! thanks a lot Negin
I don’t write many reviews, however this time I had to share my admiration and appreciation for this firm. Attorney Negin Akhavan is definitely a person you want representing you in any criminal legal battle. She is the clear definition of the frace “is not what you know, but who you know ” she is not only knowledgeable, she also has the relationships with the right people. I couldn’t be happier with the results she was able to provide.
Thank you Negin.
An old felony charge came up, so I hired David and his team in June, and he got me a release on my own cognition on a felony charge in July which has never happened to me, and got it dismissed in October. He was responsive when I called and always kept me updated. Got my case dismissed, was easy to work and handled everything for me. He did an excellent job. I highly recommend David Chesley for any criminal defense.
They really helped me out in a timely manner. I had a drug charge from 16 years ago and they dealt with it quickly. I can’t recommend them enough. If you have a criminal charges check them out they are awesome.