Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney
Extensive Experience and Insightful Defense
At The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley, we are dedicated to providing excellent and effective defense for clients facing any kind of criminal charges. False accusations of serious crimes are terrifying and hurtful, which is why we will do our best to support you during this time and build a strong defense against your charges. Our nation's court system is arguably the best in the world and seeks to treat each individual as "innocent until proven guilty"; nevertheless, the system is not always perfect, and wrongful convictions can be made. If you are facing criminal accusations, do not hesitate to retain a skilled Ventura County criminal defense lawyer.
The success of your defense depends heavily on the experience of your legal counsel. Attorney Douglas H. Ridley is a seasoned criminal defense attorney who has handled thousands of cases during his 13 years in practice. He also spent five years as a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney and was responsible for obtaining the information and evidence needed to press charges against the defendants. This experience gives him insight and a strategic edge that are hard to find at other defense firms. Find out how we could use our unique and valuable experience to fight on your side and obtain a reduction or dismissal of your charges, no matter the charges you're facing.
Our Ventura County Address:
3875 Telegraph Road a131
Ventura, California 93003
Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense
Traffic offenses are common charges in the state of California, including
reckless driving, failure to yield, and
vehicular manslaughter. These charges could also result in a
driver's license suspension, limiting your freedom to drive to work, school, appointments, or even the grocery store. At The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley, we can examine your case thoroughly and help you gather evidence to disprove your charges. We could also help you obtain a hardship license from the DMV so that you are still allowed to drive to vital locations until the outcome of your case is decided.
Our firm also provides defense for major felonies and other serious criminal charges that could result in a third strike offense and, in turn, a life sentence. If you have been arrested for a
drug crime such as possession or manufacturing of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or any other controlled substance, we could fight for you. We could also help you obtain a reduction or dismissal for charges of
theft offenses such as shoplifting, robbery, and burglary, or
violent crimes like
murder and manslaughter.
White collar crimes also require excellent defense, especially since your career and reputation may be on the line. Our firm can also handle charges of
firearms offenses or defend your son or daughter from accusations of a
juvenile crime. Additionally, we may be able to help you after you've already completed probation for a crime since you might be eligible to have the conviction sealed or "erased" from your record through the
expungement process. Contact us right away to learn more!
Solid Defense When You Need it the Most
Being arrested, no matter what the crime is, can be one of the most intimidating experiences of your life. In those moments you may experiences feelings of fear, trepidation and helplessness. While you may have little influence over what happens to you, you can do one thing to ensure your rights are protected. You can contact a Ventura criminal defense attorney who wants to give you and your rights a voice on the legal platform. Regardless of how minor or serious the charge, Attorney Douglas H. Ridley aggressively defends his clients against their accusers, doing everything within his power and will to facilitate a positive outcome for them in their case. In your time of need, he wants to do the same for you. Turn to The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley and find peace of mind in knowing that you are defended by a legal professional who has extensive experience to back him up.
Contact a Dedicated Ventura County Defense Lawyer
Have you been arrested for crime in Ventura County? Find the legal representation that you deserve at our firm. Attorney Douglas H. Ridley is an active member of the business community in the Ventura area. He is Chairman of both the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. He also is Charter President of the Rotary of Moorpark Morning and a member of the ProVisors Professionals Network Group. In 2006, Ridley was recipient of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award. He also received the 2010 United Chamber of Commerce Small Business award.
Each day, he applies his dedication and skill to defending victims of false criminal charges from wrongful convictions in Ventura County. Taking calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we aim to make ourselves available to you as our client. If you are facing charges, contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation appointment, or complete our evaluation form.
We would love to review your case and help you take the first steps to a solid defense!
Proudly serving clients throughout Ventura County, including Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Woodland Hills.