Former Ventura County Deputy District Attorney

When you are facing charges of a serious crime, you want to make sure that your defense lawyer has the experience and knowledge to obtain results. Every criminal attorney will tell you they have the skill to fight for you, so how can you know which firm is right for you? One way is to search for qualities that are unique and hard to find - qualities that will give you an edge against the prosecution in your case. At Ridley Defense, you could find just such an edge.


Attorney Douglas H. Ridley-who has been practicing law for 20 years-has five years of experience as a former Ventura County Deputy District Attorney. The duties of a district attorney are crucial to prosecuting criminal cases, and understanding them can provide excellent insight into the inner workings of a case. When an individual is arrested for a crime, all of the statements and evidence are delivered to the district attorney's office by the law enforcement officials. It is the deputy district attorney's job to take this evidence and use it to build a strong case against the defendant. This includes gathering vital evidence and statements, interviewing witnesses, and more.


Having performed these duties for five years, Attorney Douglas H. Ridley has a deep and personal understanding of what evidence is necessary in order to press charges and prosecute a case. This knowledge proves to be invaluable in the criminal defense cases that Ridley Defense handles on a daily basis. If you have been arrested for a crime of any kind, Attorney Ridley could evaluate your case and build a strong defense using the knowledge of prosecution tactics that he gained as a deputy district attorney. There are few firms that offer such valuable insight into the opponent's actions, so don't hesitate to contact our firm today. We could give you a decisive edge against the prosecution that may be the key to your successful defense. Contact us now!


At Ridley Defense, we are prepared to build a strong defense on your behalf and help you avoid a wrongful criminal conviction in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and the surrounding area. Even where a dismissal is not possible, we could fight to reduce your charges and avoid harsher penalties than you deserve, such as a suspended license for a DUI or a third strike for a major felony. We offer a free initial consultation, so call our offices now to schedule an appointment or fill out our free online evaluation form to learn what could be done to strengthen your defense. We look forward to hearing from you!