Were you arrested and charged with a crime? If so, it is important to remember that the lawyer you choose to represent you can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. When selecting a criminal defense attorney, you will need to make your decision wisely, keeping experience and reputation in mind. Oxnard Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas H. Ridley has been practicing law for over 25 years and has handled thousands of criminal cases. The lawyer’s experience includes five years as a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney. This experience has given Mr. Ridley valuable insight into how criminal charges are prosecuted-knowledge that gives him a competitive advantage now that he provides legal defense for individuals who are charged with criminal offenses.
In addition to extensive knowledge in the area of criminal law, our attorneys have built a strong reputation in the local community. By working with Ridley Defense, you can ensure that you are working with a competent legal professional who is well-equipped to fight for your freedom and your rights.
Whether you were accused of a simple misdemeanor or a major felony, our team at Ridley Defense can provide you with a hard-hitting defense. We assist individuals who have been accused of all types of traffic offenses, whether the defendant received a speeding ticket or was accused of something as serious as vehicular manslaughter. These types of cases, as well as DUI cases, can often lead to driver’s licenses suspensions. We can help you fight to protect your driving privileges, as well as other negative repercussions such as jail, prison time and expensive fines.
Violent crimes tend to be very serious offenses because they involve physical force or the threat of physical force used against another person. Sex crimes are some of the most stigmatizing crimes, especially when a defendant is accused of committing this type of offense against a child. Other types of offenses we handle include drug crimes, firearms offenses and juvenile crimes.
When individuals are accused of crimes such as these, it is easy for them to be immediately labeled. We know, however, that there are many individuals who are falsely accused, and even wrongfully convicted. In the United States of America, individuals have the right to be assumed innocent until proven guilty. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are treated fairly throughout their criminal proceedings and given the chance to properly defend themselves against their accusers.
Attorney Ridley has become a trusted individual in his local community. He serves as a leader and member within business and nonprofit groups in and around Ventura County, which is the county where Oxnard is located. Mr. Ridley received the United Chambers of Commerce Small Business award in 2010 and the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award in 2006. The lawyer works hard to give back to his community and to provide his clients with positive case results that can give them more promising futures.
We at Ridley Defense accept calls from clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also offer free initial consultations, which allows prospective clients to obtain initial legal guidance at no cost. Visit us at one of our multiple offices or contact us by phone so you can learn more about our services!
Located along the Southern California coast, Oxnard is Ventura County’s most populous city. The city, which is located about 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, had an estimated population of 199,943 in 2011. Oxnard had among the lowest crime rates in the U.S. when compared only to cities and towns with similar population sizes. This means that for communities of its size, Oxnard is one of the safest places to live in the U.S. When specifically compared to cities and towns throughout California (of all sizes), Oxnard was safer than 58% of those communities.
In a recent year, Oxnard had a total crime rate of 20.9, meaning that there are 20.9 annual crimes for every 1,000 residents within the city. This consists of a violent crime rate of 3.11 and a property crime rate of 17.80. In comparison, California has a higher statewide violent crime rate of 4.11 and a higher property crime rate of 25.84. Additional resource links are provided below for those who want to learn more about the city of Oxnard.