Santa Barbara County Criminal Defense

Make the Right Choice if You’ve Been Arrested in Santa Barbara

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, or you are under investigation in Santa Barbara County, hire an attorney who will offer you the most strategic defense — one who has a successful record in the Santa Barbara area. 

At Ridley Defense, we know the Santa Barbara court system and have a strong reputation for success in this county. Attorney Doug Ridley is a former Ventura County Deputy District Attorney. His extensive experience prosecuting cases helps him to mount a strategic defense to ensure you the best possible outcome in your case. 

Contact Ridley Defense today for a complimentary consultation. 

Facing Criminal Charges in Santa Barbara

Being arrested for a crime can be overwhelming. Many of our clients are respected members of the Santa Barbara community. They are professionals who coach little league for their son’s team or are veterans who have sacrificed and served our country. 

We feel privileged to represent each of our clients and work hard to protect their professional licenses, reputations, and credentials. Make the right decision for your life today. Hire a top Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer with experience and a proven track record in criminal defense cases. 

Your Future Matters

At Ridley Defense, we not only care about your case but, most importantly, we care about your future. When facing the challenge of a lifetime, you don’t want to hire just any attorney. You want a Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer with the experience and skill to get you a favorable disposition in your case. Call today.

A Track Record of Success in Santa Barbara County

If you have been charged with a crime in Santa Barbara County, the impact on your career, your social standing, and your life can be distressing. Our legal team is here to help you through the entire process from the initial consultation to long after your case is closed.

Not all courts are created equally — it is vital to retain an attorney with experience defending clients in Santa Barbara. We know the process, we know Santa Barbara Superior Court, and we know its prosecutors and judges. We know how to defend your case and will help you navigate all aspects of your case.

DUI Charges in Santa Barbara

Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most commonly charged offenses in Southern California. Santa Barbara is no exception. A drunk driving charge can happen to anyone for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact our office to speak with a Santa Barbara DUI lawyer today. With a DUI case, time is of the essence. Call us immediately after arrest so that we can help protect your driving privileges.

Santa Barbara DUI Lawyer

Attorney Doug Ridley is a featured public speaker on DUI and other topics at legal associations throughout the state. He and the entire team at Ridley Defense know what it takes to get a positive outcome in a DUI case, and they will fight hard to protect your driving privileges and your freedom. 

Why Ridley Defense?

In Santa Barbara, hiring an attorney who does not know the local courts, judges, and prosecutors can hurt your case. At Ridley Defense, we regularly practice out of these courts. We know what judges expect and how they run their courtrooms. We know the prosecutors and the tactics they use to secure convictions. 

Our attorneys have built a strong reputation based on ethical, compassionate representation for our clients. We respect the courts and work with them to achieve favorable results for our clients. 

Santa Barbara is a unique county that offers collaborative treatment courts for substance abuse and veterans. When you are facing jail time, you need options. We have the resources you need to assist you in making informed decisions about your case. Let us help you get your life back after an arrest.

Experience You Can Trust

Our experience, reviews — including those in Santa Barbara — and results make Ridley Defense your BEST choice for criminal defense representation in Santa Barbara County. Call today for a free evaluation.

Remember, you can never contact our office too early, but you can contact us too late. In some cases, we may be able to get certain charges reduced or dismissed before your first court date. However, we can only achieve this if we are called immediately after you are arrested or find out that you are under investigation.

Facing Charges in Santa Barbara? Contact Ridley Defense Today!

Are you facing criminal charges in Santa Barbara County? We know both sides of criminal defense and can help you get a positive outcome in your case. Our attorneys are here to help you and your family.

Call (805) 208-1866 for representation from a former district attorney.

Receive Guided Support through this difficult time.

Whether you need advisement, negotiation, damage control, or aggressive courtroom representation, our caring, compassionate, and tactically brilliant attorneys will fight for you.

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