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Scott Howard Bentley

DUI and DWI Attorney at Ventura, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Scott Bentley

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    It is imperative to contact an attorney immediately if you are charged with a DUI because your license will be suspended automatically. Also, a DUI conviction will impact your life for years to come.

    13 years, 15 cases

  2. Appeals
    I appealed a judgment against a client and was successful in getting $1.5 million in damages against a client reversed at the California Court of Appeals.

    13 years, 5 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    It is important to aggressively defend against criminal charges against you because a criminal record can negatively effect you finances, freedom, and future.

    13 years, 20 cases

Greetings, I am an attorney combining intelligence with good people skills.  I am blessed to be surrounded by other highly competent attorneys whom I work in association with.  The law offers an opportunity to assist clients through challenging circumstances in their lives and presents an intellectual challenge for me in studying each case individually to plot the best strategy to beat the charges levied.  Call or visit my office for a free consultation.


Top Contributor 2015
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Airport Courthouse
El Centro Courthouse


Bentley Law
674 County Square Drive
Suite 303
Ventura, CA, 93003


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Mary M. | July 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, understanding, goes above and beyond
I contacted Scott Bentley to represent my daughter in Dec. 2021. The DA didn't file a case until almost a year later (misdemeanor). Scott was able to get pretrial diversion. Because the case could have impacted her job, he spoke with the judge in the case who agreed to an early dismissal of the case provided my daughter complete her community service. Scott was kind and compassionate and quick to make things happen for us. He was understanding of the situation and treated my daughter like a person. I highly recommend Scott Bentley.
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Posted by Jenny | March 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mr. Bentley was an absolute blessing to us. We are so thankful we found him and he represented our legal needs. Legal issues rarely happen between 8-5 and Mr. Bentley was available to speak to us after hours. He remained in communication with us through the entire process. He is highly intelligent, compassionate and skilled at law and strategy. He is by far one of the most impressive attorneys I have seen-not only with his skills in the courtroom but also his genuinely caring personalty. We highly recommend Mr.Bentley.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I used Scott Bentley little over year ago and he was so amazing to work with. If you’re looking for a lawyer who calm actually “listens” to you instead of acting arrogant and talking over you then this is your guy. He was respectful and fun to work with but still did amazing job in my case. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Marco | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Scott!
Got myself into a little trouble but the consequences looked like they were going to be much more serious than I'd originally thought. Really scary. Scott came through for me in a big way. Thank you.
Posted by Brian | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott was a life-saver. Professional, prepared, he handled my case with care and I was completely satisfied with the result. Responsive communicator. Very grateful for the referral that led me to him.
Posted by brittani | March 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
Knowledgeable, responds quickly and communicates well with clients. I hired him on a short notice and he was there despite the fact that he had less than 24 hours to prepare. Very affordable.
Posted by Arman | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Move over Karl Malone, the real Mailman is here!
Last year, I had 2 misdemeanor court cases that gave me many sleepless nights. Luckily, I had the real Mailman -- Scott Bentley on my side and he DELIVERED! He was able to have one misdemeanor reduced to an infraction in which I would just have to pay a small fine (and don't think about it ever again) and the other one will be dismissed once I complete a court orderd program thereby maintaining my record pristine. I would always hire Atty. Scott Bentley to help me through any legal problems I may have in the future. I believe that he will, like a true mailman, always deliver...
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Posted by Salvador | September 16, 2015
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Exito en reconseguir mi licensia
El DMV habia confiscado mi licensia por un ano y iban a suspendirla por un ano mas. Señor Scott hizo muchas llamadas a sus conecciones en el DMV, me represento en una audencia, y el DMV devolvio la licensia. La representacion de Señor Escot era excelente por un u precio justo.
Posted by Maria | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to talk to, knowledgable, yet aggressive in court
I would highly recommend Mr. Bentley to anyone with a need to navigate the criminal court system. He made a stressful situation manageable, kept me informed about my case, and I was grateful for the service he provided in getting my case resolved favorably.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Bentley Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Drafted Petition to California Supreme Court
  • Private Counsel on behalf of Ember Entertainment
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Independent Contractor / Attorney
  • California Coast Law
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Lead Appellate Attorney
  • Private Counsel
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • Pepperdine Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Case No. 2016005105
  • Both charges dismissed
  • Starz v. D.
  • Petition for writ of certiorari denied
  • People v. SNC
  • 2 counts dismissed, bench warrant removed
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  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Clark University
  • 1996


  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Guide to Reckless Driving
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Constitutional Law Symposium
  • Al-Marri v. Spagone Mock Arguments
  • 2010
  • Appellate Competiton / Drafting & Oral Argument
  • Appellate Brief Argument
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is dedicated to fighting hard for his client's interests. He has high ethics and is well respected in the local legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is very knowledgeable in the fields of criminal defense. He is personable and very open to discussing options available in each case he is involved with. I highly recommend speaking with him should the need to retain counsel for a DUI/DWI or criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a great attorney and knows how to come up with a great defense. With Scott in your corner, your in good hands. I endorse Scott."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an intelligent, personable and knowledgeable lawyer. He knows the law and works hard for his clients to achieve the best outcome possible. Anyone needing legal help would do well to have Scott in their corner. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott Bentley works hard to achieve the best possible legal results given the facts of the case. He will not hesitate to invest the time needed in researching the law and all factual aspects to maximize results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott has an excellent work ethic and truly cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally know Mr. Bentley and endorse him as an attorney. He is an upstanding character, dedicated to his work."
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