Handling all types of criminal and dui cases.

Premier Criminal Defense Attorneys

Handling Criminal and DUI Cases in Ventura, Santa Barbara and LA Counties

Premier Criminal Defense Attorneys


Ventura Criminal Defense& DUI Lawyer

About Ridley Defense

Ridley Defense has experience with thousands of criminal cases with over 20 years in practice. We truly care about you, your family, your future, and your experience in dealing with your case. Doug and his team of criminal defense attorneys serve clients across Southern California including Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, SLO, and many other California courthouses.

We handle the following types of cases, and more:

Bringing on Ridley Defense as early as possible gives you the greatest potential for a favorable outcome.  Depending on the circumstances, it may be to your benefit to have our office contact the District Attorney’s office prior to your case being filed. Let us get to work early to give you the best possible outcome.  Our attorneys have successfully obtained reductions and dismissals to charges before the case is even filed. Ridley Defense will also assist with getting your loved one released from custody, walking you through posting bail or pretrial services.

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Experienced Criminal & DUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested, charged with a crime or are under investigation, then hiring the best criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible can make all the difference in your case. Too many people try to go it alone, thinking their situation is hopeless or that there is nothing that an attorney can do for them. At Ridley Defense, we help to reduce and eliminate criminal charges. We are experienced criminal defense lawyers that fight hard for our clients.

Learn how we can help. Call (805) 208-1866 for a Complimentary Consultation about your case.

Proudly Providing Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Throughout Southern California

Our team of criminal defense attorneys have considerable experience and have built positive relationships with many of the criminal courts in Southern California, and we understand the differences in policy, personnel and resources across counties.

Learn more about our Southern California office locations and how we can help with your criminal defense matter.

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Our Reputation Sets Us Apart

We consider communication with our clients a top priority.  We promise to keep you well informed of your case, providing you the resources necessary to make the right decisions for you and your family.  The legal team at Ridley Defense will walk you through the criminal court process, helping you determine the best course of action in your case.  Many of our clients are licensed professionals who have never been involved in the legal system. Our criminal defense attorneys will advise you of the options in your case, including whether you are eligible for a diversion program or alternative sentencing.  We will provide a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the advantages and disadvantages of accepting a plea, and any steps you should take before appearing in court.

Doug Ridley is a Former Prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office and One of the TOP LEGAL TALENTS Practicing in Southern California. Doug Ridley is a trusted member of the legal community and even works within the courts to help establish policies and procedures in the area of mental health diversion and probation.

Doug has the voice and demeanor to handle criminal matters cooperatively with the courts, along with the experience and savvy to be a tough defender when necessary. Doug’s first job as a prosecutor was in the case file review department where he reviewed 100 cases per day to decide whether they should be prosecuted. This position helped him develop his expert eye and unique ability to see a criminal charge the way the prosecutor sees it. Doug has developed key relationships with other legal and licensed professionals in Ventura County, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and other Southern California communities.

By knowing how the other side thinks, Doug has developed a knack for being effective in reducing or eliminating criminal charges before they even reach a criminal court. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Doug knows how to “speak prosecutor,” enabling him to effectively negotiate with the District Attorney. Doug is well known, well liked and has a reputation for defending good people who had a bad day. We work together WITH the criminal courts to restore your freedom, protect your career, reduce fees, and eliminate stress during this process.

We force District Attorneys to look at our cases. They know us and they know to be ready when Ridley Defense is on your case. We know the Judges, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement Officers and have intimate knowledge of the courts and we are respected throughout.  Ridley Defense proudly represents clients in Ventura County, Santa Barbara, SLO, Van Nuys and all Los Angeles courthouses.

We're honored to represent U.S. Military personnel in Veterans Court, firefighters, nurses, emergency personnel, and other licensed professionals. We have extensive experience in protecting credentialed professionals. We know that the outcome of your case can make or break your career. We will protect you aggressively!

We look forward to hearing from you and representing you on your criminal defense matter. Contact us for a complimentary consultation and begin your path towards a better tomorrow.



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