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Ventura County Criminal Attorney

Charged with a crime in Ventura? We have the experience and passion to help!

If you have been arrested for any kind of criminal offense, it is vital that you obtain the counsel and representation of a competent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Waiting too long to retain legal counsel can cause irreversible damage to your chances of a successful defense. Contact The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley today for a free case evaluation from a lawyer with 13 years of experience, 5 of which were spent learning about prosecution tactics as a deputy district attorney. Our firm is prepared to aggressively defend you and obtain the most favorable outcome possible for any kind of crime you've been charged with committing.

Types of Criminal Cases That We Handle:

DUI
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could result in a jail or prison sentence, as well as a suspended license. Contact our offices for answers to any frequently asked DUI questions.

Drug Crimes
Crimes involving drugs include manufacturing, possession, and trafficking of substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, steroids, and prescription drugs. These can be either misdemeanor or felony offenses.

Juvenile Crimes
Any crime committed by a person under the age of 18 is a juvenile offense. Most cases involve milder sentencing and treatment in juvenile detention centers and homes, but aggravated cases could result in the child being tried and sentenced as an adult.

Major Felonies
Felony offenses are penalized with prison sentences instead of jail or fines. Repeat offenses also compound the penalties and could result in a life sentence upon conviction of a third strike offense.

Theft Offenses
Different kinds of theft offenses include shoplifting, robbery, burglary, property destruction, and grand theft. Some of these are misdemeanors, while others are felonies that result in prison sentences.

Sex Crimes
The reality behind sex crime convictions is that they can not only lead to jail time and fines, they can become a permanent spot on your record as a sex offender. This can make getting into certain neighborhoods, jobs or educational institutions nearly impossible.

Violent Crimes
Offenses involving threats of harm or infliction of bodily injury are considered violent crimes. Examples include murder, manslaughter, assault, domestic violence, and battery and they are treated very harshly under the law. If convicted, an individual could be facing years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Protect your future by contacting our office today.

White Collar Crimes
In general, white collar crimes are committed by businesspersons of high social standing and involve fraudulent behavior for the purpose of personal gain, such as fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, money laundering, perjury, and pyramid schemes.

Traffic Offenses
These offenses can be classified as infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. Types of traffic violations include reckless driving, driving under the influence, vehicular manslaughter, and failure to yield.

Reckless Driving
Anyone who drives in a manner that blatantly disregards the safety of their passengers or others on the road could face misdemeanor or felony charges. If an accident or injury results from this behavior, the offense is classified as aggravated and is more harshly penalized.

Expungement
If a person who has been convicted with a crime successfully completes the terms of their probation or is granted early release, they could petition to have the record sealed as though they were never convicted.

Firearms Offenses
Different weapons crimes involving firearms include unlawful possession, transportation, sale, purchase, or use of a handgun, shotgun, or rifle. Few are misdemeanors and many are felonies that result in a prison sentence.

Vehicular Manslaughter
If someone causes an accident due to negligence or reckless driving and a victim dies as a result, or if they drive while intoxicated and cause the same, it is usually a felony, though it could be a misdemeanor.

Third Strike Charges
According to the California Penal Code §667(e)(2), if a person has two prior felonies on their record and they are found to be guilty of a third, their penalties will include a prison sentence of 25 years to life. There are various defenses that our Ventura County criminal defense lawyer with over 13 years of experience can help you with to safeguard your freedom.

Contact Our Firm Today

The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley is prepared to defend you in any type of criminal defense case. When facing harsh consequences for criminal actions, you need the best criminal attorney you can possibly obtain. Attorney Ridley has over a decade of experience in the area of defense and could skillfully study the circumstances of your arrest to fight your charges. He also has a personal understanding of your opponents' tactics, since he is a former Ventura County District Attorney. Call our offices today to discuss your case and find out what a skilled Ventura County criminal attorney could do for you. We offer free initial evaluations, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with a member of our team.

We are proud to serve clients in all of Ventura County including cities such as Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Woodland Hills.

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Ventura Office:
3875 Telegraph Rd.
A131
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 208-1866
Simi Valley Office:
2655 First St.
#250A
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 208-1866

The Law Offices of Douglas H. Ridley - Ventura Criminal Defense Attorney
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