Top 1%. As Former Judges and Prosecutors we get the Best Results! Offices Statewide- Available 24/7
We are CA's Largest Most Successful Defense Law Firm w/ offices throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, San Francisco, Sacramento, Alameda, San Jose, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, & San Luis Obispo. See www.chesleylawyers.com for our list of locations. We are Former Judges and District Attorneys with over 35 Years of Experience! Avvo rating "Superb 10" CA's Largest Criminal Defense Firm! We've handled over 36,000 criminal cases!!! Client's Choice Award last 8 years! Rated Top 1% (National Trial Lawyers Association, Martindale) Our law firm has been featured on: CNN, NBC, FOX, Time Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, ABC, MSNBC, etcetera.
Hello (Buen Dia), We are pleased to have this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and provide you with some information about attorney David Chesley and his law firm. Getting your case rejected before your first Court date or dismissed prior to trial is our first priority! Alternatives include reductions to lesser offenses, or helping you to achieve an aquittal at jury trial. We take pride in providing the best criminal defense representation available, defending your rights, helping you to maintain your license(s) (driving, professional, and otherwise), protecting your reputation, and most importantly safeguarding your personal freedom!
After working in the Los Angeles County District Attorneys' office, David Chesley saw the potential to protect California criminal defendants from unfounded allegations. He observed many instances of unlawfully-obtained testimony, illegally-seized "evidence," and situations where he felt his fellow Angelenos were being unjustly prosecuted (without probable cause). In addition, David observed that many of these criminal cases were complicated by the potential for disastrous immigration consequences for those in USCIS processing or without documentation.
Following this experience, David began defending DUI, felony, and misdemeanor cases in Courts throughout Los Angeles County as well as assisting clients with immigration matters. Since that time, David Chesley has successfully defended many clients in major violent felony strike cases, against serious allegations including rape, child molestation, and gang-murder trials where his clients potentially faced multiple life sentences. He has also helped many clients avoid deportation, obtain green cards or permanent residency status, and achieve citizenship.
David Chesley is a "superb" rated (10 out of 10), full-time defense attorney who defends high-profile clients against serious felony charges & has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Fox, NY Times, LA Times, WSJ, Time & People. The firm has won Client Choice Awards for the past 8 years in a row. In addition to defending clients in Court, David, with the help of other attorneys at the firm, manages a staff of over 50 employees throughout the state, including over 25 full-time criminal defense attorneys. David has been careful to recruit only the best, most well-trained, and experienced lawyers from top-tier law schools, including former Judges and District Attorneys, with each of the firms' attorneys having practiced criminal defense and handled heavy felony cases for well over 20 years.
In the legal community, among judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, legal experts, court staff, law enforcement, detectives, and criminal defendants, The Law Offices of David Chesley are widely-recognized as the largest and most successful criminal defense firm in California. The Chesley law firm has handled well over 36,000 major felony, dui, and misdemeanor cases since its inception and represents clients in over 4,000 criminal cases every year. We regularly receive referral clients from the Court, from other lawyers, and from the many satisfied clients we have represented in the past.
Our offices are located throughout Southern, Central, and Northern California. We have multiple offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, San Francisco, Alameda, Sacramento, Kern County, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo. See our website: www.chesleylawyers.com for our exact addresses and locations.
Call us today so we can provide you with the best criminal defense representation available, and assist you in getting your case thrown out, dismissed, or reduced, or in achieving an aquittal of all charges. Thank you for choosing us as your "go-to" law firm for all criminal defense related matters!!! And if your case is complicated by immigration issues, we can assist you in avoiding convictions for deportable offenses and help you avoid deportation in immigration court as well. Hablamos español. Estamos muy contentos de que nos haya elegido para que lo defienda.
Thank you and Gracias!
Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|DUI Advanced Training Seminar||CA DUI Lawyers Association||2014|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Alcohol Breath Testing Certification||Ventura College||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Handling DUI Cases Seminar||CACJ Association||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Amjur-rated #1 in Legislation||Southwestern Law School||2005|
|President, Managing Attorney||Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.||2006 - Present|
|Government Attorney||Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Chesley Law Firm Criminal Defense Website||LAPD Using New Computer Techniques to Predict Crimes||2014|
|Chesley Law Firm Criminal Defense Website||California DNA Collection Law For Felony Arrests Upheld||2014|
|Chesley Law Firm Legal Articles||Victory in the Courts for Gun Rights Advocates in California||2014|
|Chesley Law Firm||How To Behave During an Arrest||2013|
|Chesley Law Firm||What to Do When You Are Pulled Over for a DUI||2013|
|Chesley Law Firm||Costs of a First Time DUI||2013|
|Southwestern University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||undergraduate||2002|
|North Hollywood Actors Studio||Legal Ethics- Stage Reading||2015|
|Attempted Murder, California Penal Code 187, PC 664||CLIENT WAS FACING LIFE IN PRISON, DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES|
|Armed Robbery, PC 211||FACING 15 YEARS, PROVED MISIDENTIFICATION, DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES|
|Assault with a Deadly Weapon PC 245(a)(1), Domestic Violence (Corporal Injury on a Spouse) PC 273.5(a)||DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES|
|Child Molestation PC 288 and Sodomy with Child under Age 10 PC 288.7||DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES, NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION|
|Third Strike Case (Possession of Methamphetamine HS 11377(a))||REDUCED FROM 25 YEARS YEARS TO LIFE IN STATE PRISON TO A MISDEMEANOR|
|Second Strike Case (Grand Theft Auto PC 459(d)(1) and VC 10351)||FACING 10 YEARS, REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR, RECEIVED NO JAIL TIME|
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