Compassionate & Dedicated

If you are charged with a criminal offense, it is not always easy to find an attorney that you can trust. The search for an efficient and strong criminal defense attorney can be very stressful. If you are unsure of what to look for in a firm, it is important to consider their references, credentials, and past experience to ensure that you are choosing a high quality defense attorney. For a situation involving criminal defense, you should hire a firm that has the aptitude, experience, knowledge, and skill to perform the duties required by an effective criminal defense attorney.


Ridley Defense has experience with thousands of criminal cases in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and Southern California, which range from minor infractions to serious felonies. We have experience and capability that enables us to be efficient in our defense strategies. No matter what kind of situation you find yourself in, whether it is a theft offense or traffic offense that resulted in your driver's license suspension, our firm has the experience to help you. The head attorney of our firm, Douglas H. Ridley is the former attorney at the District Attorney's office who was responsible for deciding whether or not each case had sufficient evidence to file charges against the accused. Our firm has the insight into criminal prosecution cases that has allowed us to make accurate defensive decisions. Equipped with our technical knowledge of criminal defense, we dissect each case and develop a personalized defensive strategy. If you choose to hire our firm, you will know that you are working with proven experts.


With a solid knowledge and understanding of prosecution, the court system, and of those who have been charged with criminal offenses, we can help you. Our firm is a member of the ProVisors Professionals Network Group. It is our goal to be involved in the community to benefit our clients as best as possible. We know the people in the community that will be the deciding factors of your future. We also know how to navigate the criminal defense process so that your goals can be met.

We have more than 20 years of experience practicing law and defending clients. Our firm wants to help you through whatever difficult situation you are facing, including both State and Federal cases. At Ridley Defense we are proud of the work we accomplish. If you choose to hire our firm, you can be assured that your case is in good hands. We will approach and defend each detail of the case, no matter how small it appears to be.

If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer who has experience, knowledge, and passionate defense techniques, contact us to find out how we can help.