David Chesley has successfully defended many clients in major violent felony strike... more
David Chesley has successfully defended many clients in major violent felony strike cases, against allegations including rape, child molestation, and gang-murder trials where clients faced multiple life sentences. His reputation for excellence in the Courts for aggressively and successfully defending against these charges has led his firm to expand throughout Southern California over the pas... view profile
THE BEST DEFENSE TO AN ALLEGED OFFENSEEducation:Santa Clara University School of Law,... more
THE BEST DEFENSE TO AN ALLEGED OFFENSEEducation:Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1985 J.D. Honors:Emery ScholarshipOccidental College, Los Angeles, California, 1982 A.B. Honors:Cum Laude Major: Political ScienceHonors and Awards:Prosecutor of the Month - Office of D.A., 2001Prosecutor of the Month - Office of D.A., 1996Prosecutor of the Month - Office of D.A., 199... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.
Violent Crime Lawyers in cities near San Marino, CA