Criminal convictions have the power to drastically alter your life-they can force you to spend time in jail or prison, they can leave you with financial instability after criminal fines are paid and they can ruin your reputation. At Ridley Defense, our Newbury Park criminal defense lawyer has the experience and the dedication to provide you with top-of-the-line defense in your criminal proceedings so that you can greatly reduce your chances of receiving a conviction and suffering from damaging consequences. We know that there are many individuals who are wrongfully accused and that each person deserves a fair opportunity to defend himself or herself.
By working with Attorney Douglas H. Ridley, you receive counsel from a former Ventura County Deputy District Attorney who knows from firsthand experience what is involved in prosecuting criminal cases and reaching convictions. This makes him a more strategic criminal defense lawyer, now that he represents individuals who are trying to fight their criminal charges. During his 25 years of practice, Attorney Ridley has handled thousands of criminal cases.
Were you accused of a drug crime or a driving under the influence (DUI) offense? What about a violent crime, such as assault or manslaughter? Are you facing charges for a white collar crime such as embezzlement, fraud or identity theft? If so, you can turn to our law firm for assistance. We handle cases related to these criminal offenses and many others. You do not have to worry that your case is too big for us to take on, as we handle cases related to major felonies, including crimes that lead to Third Strike charges. These types of charges can place defendants at risk of receiving substantial prison sentences, including life in prison.
Whether you are accused of a traffic offense or a sex crime, we are available to review the facts of your case and help you explore your various legal options. Our goal is to help you reach the most favorable outcome possible in your case, whether that is a complete acquittal, a case dismissal or a charge reduction. For those who have already received convictions, it is sometimes possible to obtain an expungement. An expungement allows a person to have a conviction sealed from his or her public criminal record. Let us help you determine what the best course of action is in your case!
Newbury Park is a community that is located within the city of Thousand Oaks and Casa Conejo (an unincorporated area) in Southern California. Newbury Park falls within the boundaries of Ventura County. Looking at the city of Thousand Oaks crime data can provide some insight into what the crime level is like in Newbury Park. When comparing Thousand Oaks to other communities throughout the country that are of similar size, Thousand Oaks is considered to be among the safest communities. The city has a violent crime rate of 1.08 (or 1.08 crimes per year for every 1,000 residents) and a property crime rate of 14.27, bringing the total crime rate to 15.35. In comparison, the statewide violent crime rate is 4.11, and the statewide property rate is 25.85.
By being a member of the ProVisors® Professional Network, Attorney Ridley has demonstrated that he is a trusted advisor who values integrity and responsibility. Attorney Ridley has achieved an “Excellent” rating by Avvo, a legal ranking website that evaluates lawyers in the areas of experience, industry recognition and professional conduct. Mr. Ridley is no stranger to the communities he serves. One of those communities is Moorpark, which is just a few miles away from Newbury Park. Mr. Ridley serves as Chairman of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce and as Charter President of the Rotary or Moorpark Morning. He is also the former Chairman of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. The lawyer is the recipient of the Moorpark Chamber’s 2006 Business Person of the Year award, as well the recipient of the 2010 United Chambers of Commerce Small Business award.
Regardless of which day of the week it is, The Law Office of Douglas H. Ridley takes calls at all hours of the day and night. We have multiple office locations available for our clients, so don’t hesitate to contact us by phone. You can also share your case information with us by using our online form for a free case evaluation.