Are you looking for a criminal defense lawyer with experience? That is exactly what you get when you work with Ridley Defense. After being in practice for more than 25 years and handling thousands of criminal cases, Calabasas Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas H. Ridley knows what it takes to provide clients with effective legal representation when they are challenging their charges. The lawyer’s professional background includes five years as a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney. In this role, Mr. Ridley had the responsibility of collecting the evidence and information that was needed to press charges against crime suspects. This has given the legal professional a unique perspective in the way he handles criminal defense cases-he is able to better anticipate the moves of the opposition.
Ridley Defense handles all types of criminal cases, from simple misdemeanor cases to serious felony cases. Traffic offenses are crimes that tend to range from minor to very serious since they include everything from traffic infractions to vehicular manslaughter. One area our law firm commonly handles is charges for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or DUI.
Our firm is not afraid of taking on some of the most complex crimes, such as those for major felonies. These cases commonly include charges for some of the most serious violent crimes, as well Third Strike charges that can result in extensive prison terms and even life imprisonment. We also handle charges for theft offenses, drug crimes, sex crimes and various other offenses. Individuals can learn more about the types of cases we handle and how we can provide assistance by taking advantage of our free initial consultations.
The city of Calabasas, which is located in northern Los Angeles County, has a low crime rate when compared to similarly sized communities. Furthermore, when comparing Calabasas to communities of all sizes in California, only 15% of those communities have lower crime rates. The city’s total crime rate is 13.26, representing 13.26 annual crimes for every 1,000 residents. Individuals in Calabasas have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of a crime, whereas the U.S. average for communities of all sizes is 1 in 30.
Attorney Ridley has established a strong reputation as both a lawyer and a business professional in the local area. He received the United Chambers of Commerce Small Business award in 2010, as well as the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award in 2006. He serves as Chairman of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and also holds leadership roles in other organizations. If you are facing criminal charges in Calabasas, contact us immediately so we can help you build a strong defense plan!