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Being arrested for a crime in Southern California can affect your entire life. You need experience you can trust. The attorneys at Ridley Defense have over 45 years of combined experience. Founding attorney, Douglas H. Ridley is a former Ventura County Deputy District Attorney. He is a featured Legal Expert with ABC Eyewitness News and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine School of Law.

What Sets Us Apart

Undoubtedly one of the most important decisions you will make after an arrest is which criminal defense attorney to hire. The philosophy at Ridley Defense is different from many other criminal defense firms. We focus on healing families. An arrest for a criminal offense can have a devastating effect on the entire family. Our legal team is well-respected throughout the criminal courts in Southern California. The attorneys at Ridley Defense have not only gained high regard from their fellow attorneys but from opposing counsel, judges, and law enforcement. Instead of working against the system, we focus on working within the system to obtain the most favorable outcome on your case.

What To Do First

In criminal cases, it is vital to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances of the case, our attorneys may be able to appear on your behalf at court and in any administrative hearings. As soon as our firm is retained, we begin work on your case. This may include contacting the District Attorney’s office prior to the case being filed. We will build a strategic defense, protecting your rights and your freedom.

What to Expect

Rarely are the clients that come through our door hardened criminals. In most cases, our clients are respected professionals with good standing in the community. We work hard to protect the reputation of our clients, no matter what charges they face. We understand the impact that a criminal conviction can have on an individual. We always focus on helping to reduce or eliminate the charges. At Ridley Defense, we have a passion for the law and provide vigorous representation for our clients.

Contact Our Offices

Contact Ridley Defense today for a complimentary consultation. Our firm defends clients in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. Call our offices at (805) 208-1866 to discuss your case with a leading criminal defense lawyer.

General Practice

Financial Crimes

Driving Offenses

Theft Offenses

Drug Offenses

Sex Crimes

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