With experience handling thousands of criminal cases, Woodland Hills Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas H. Ridley knows what it takes to successfully challenge criminal charges. The lawyer has been in practice for more than 25 years, and he has five years of experience as a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Ridley has a keen understanding of the prosecutorial process and what kind of opposition his clients are likely to face in the courtroom. Clients turning to our firm, Ridley Defense, can expect to work with a tough legal advocate who will use his advanced knowledge to strive for the best results in his clients’ cases.
In addition to his extensive experience, Attorney Ridley also has a strong standing in the local community. He has been highly involved in groups in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with his positions including former Chairman of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, Charter President of the Rotary of Moorpark Morning and member of the ProVisors® Professionals Networking Group. He has been the recipient of the 2010 United Chamber of Commerce Small Business award and of the 2006 Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award. Mr. Ridley has proven his ability to serve as a competent attorney and as a trusted figure in the communities that he serves.
Not sure if we can handle your criminal charges? Chances are that we can. Our law firm provides legal representation for all types of criminal cases, from those involving minor traffic offenses to serious Third Strike charges that can potentially lead to life prison terms. Some of the charges we handle involve controlled substances, such as drug crime charges (drug possession, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, etc.). When individuals are accused of driving under the influence of controlled substances, they can receive DUI charges and be at risk of driver’s license suspensions, along with other penalties. We have a broad client base, including young people who are accused of juvenile crimes and business professionals who are accused of white collar crimes.
Whatever types of allegations you are facing, we work closely with you to help you determine the defense options that will best serve your needs. Because of Attorney Ridley’s depth of experience in criminal law, he can help you set up the strongest line of defense so that you have a better chance of coming out of your case without a conviction. Mr. Ridley can even help those who qualify get their previous arrests or convictions expunged, or cleared from their public criminal records. These are just a few of the areas our firm is able to handle. Those who want to learn more about how we can provide assistance can do so at no charge by setting up a free initial consultation with Attorney Ridley.
Woodland Hills is a community that is located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Community Police Station handles crimes that occur in this area. As a whole, the city of Los Angeles (which is a major metropolitan city) has a crime rate that is about average when compared to other cities of similar size across the nation. When compared to all other cities and towns in the United States regardless of size, Los Angeles is considered safer than only 29% of those communities.
Los Angeles has a total crime rate of 28.47, which indicates that the city has 28.47 crimes a year for every 1,000 residents. The city’s violent crime rate is 5.32, and its property crime rate is 23.15. The chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Los Angeles are 1 in 188, compared to 1 in 243 for the entire state of California. The chances of becoming the victim of a property crime are 1 in 43, compared to 1in 39 statewide.
When you put off securing a qualified attorney for your criminal defense, you are only giving prosecutors a greater amount of time to build a strong case against you. Don’t let the opposition have this advantage over you. Make sure your rights are thoroughly protected by taking immediate action and calling our firm. We accept calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are eager to provide you with the answers you need for better understanding your defense options. Contact Ridley Defense today!