At Ridley Defense, founding attorney Douglas H. Ridley has 20 years of experience, five of which were spent learning prosecution tactics as a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura County. Our firm is prepared to defend you and obtain the most favorable outcome possible for any charges you are facing.

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At Ridley Defense, our experienced team of attorneys know how critical it is to get involved in a criminal defense case right away. If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in California, it is vital that you obtain the counsel and representation of an experienced, knowledgeable 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.

Defending Clients In Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, And Southern California

Doug Ridley and his team of attorneys are qualified to defend all types of criminal offences. Call our offices at 805.208.1866 to discuss your case and find out what a skilled criminal attorney could do for you. We offer a complimentary consultation.

We have the knowledge and the experience to defend all criminal related charges. At Ridley Defense, we understand that convictions can result in significant consequences, which is why we are fierce advocates for our clients and are dedicated to obtaining the most favorable outcomes possible.

Some of the types of criminal cases Ridley Defense has the experience of defending include:

  • DUI — Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could result in a jail or prison sentence, as well as a suspended license.
  • Drug crimes — Crimes involving drugs include manufacturing, possession, and trafficking of substances such as cocaine, heroin, steroids, prescription drugs and marijuana.
  • Juvenile crimes — Crimes committed by a person under 18 are juvenile offenses. 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 — Felonies are considered more serious offences than misdemeanors and convictions typically result in prison sentence.
  • Theft offenses — Theft offenses include robbery, burglary, property destruction, grand theft, and shoplifting.
  • Sex crimes — Criminal offences involving a sexual element. Sex crimes include sexual assault, rape, prostitution and solicitation.
  • 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.
  • Domestic violence — Most charges involve physical altercation with a spouse, however domestic violence is also related to mistreatment of a cohabitant, an elder or a child.
  • 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.
  • Firearms offenses —  Weapons crimes include unlawful possession, transportation, sale, purchase, or use of a handgun, shotgun, or rifle. Few are misdemeanors, and many are felonies.
  • Traffic offenses — These 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.
  • 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.
Don't see your offense mentioned here? Have questions about your criminal case? Just call us to discuss it. Call 805.208.1866 today for a complimentary consultation.

Ridley Defense is prepared to defend you in any type of criminal case. When facing harsh consequences for criminal actions, you need the experience, skill, and reputation of Douglas H. Ridley. Doug and his team of attorneys can skillfully study the circumstances of your arrest for your best defense.