Ventura County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our Ventura criminal defense attorneys defend clients against all misdemeanor, felony, DUI or juvenile charges at the Hall of Justice and the East County Courthouse. The Ventura County matters we handle include domestic violence, drug possession, shoplifting, medical marijuana, vehicular manslaughter, burglary, hit & run and California Three Strikes cases. We invite you to contact us for a free case evaluation.
Ventura County criminal lawyer John Murray is a native of the county who understands the unique politics and dynamics of the criminal justice system here. Defense attorney Murray has distinguished himself as a fearless advocate who can take even the most difficult cases to jury trial and win "not guilty" verdicts.
Ventura County is Known as Especially
"Tough on Crime"
Ventura County is a particularly difficult place for citizens accused of criminal offenses. Ventura County District Attorney's Office is known to be extremely tough on criminal defendants, and the local juries tend to be affluent, white, conservative and pro-prosecution. This makes for a high rate of conviction and harsh sentencing, even in some relatively minor criminal cases.
An experienced & aggressive Ventura County criminal defense attorney is your best resource for prevailing in this hostile environment and for avoiding harsh sentences. We've been successful in getting charged dismissed and reduced, and penalties lowered.
Ventura County DUI Cases
Each year thousands of people get arrested for DUI in Ventura County. Most of them get convicted, serve Ventura County jail time and lose their drivers licenses. But with a top-notch Ventura DUI defense attorney on your side, these consequences can sometimes be avoided.
A Ventura DUI arrest results in two separate cases: court proceedings at the Hall of Justice for the criminal charge, and a DMV hearing to decide whether a license suspension will get imposed. Ventura DUI defense attorney John Murray has been successful in both getting the criminal charges dismissed and saving clients' driving privileges at the DMV.
Bail & Release Help for Ventura County Jails
If your loved one is in custody at a Ventura County Jail, we can advise you as to the best strategy for getting him/her released quickly. That may be to post bail to the Ventura court immediately, or to wait until the case goes before a judge. Once the case goes to court, we can petition the court for a bail reduction and possibly an OR release.
The Ventura County Courts
Criminal cases within the coastal area of Ventura County are heard at the Ventura Hall of Justice in the City of Ventura. Criminal cases from the Inland regions are heard at the East County Courthouse in Simi Valley. Juvenile cases are heard at the Ventura County Juvenile Courthouse in Oxnard.
Contact Our California Criminal Defense Lawyers at our Ventura County office:
Ventura County Criminal Defense
2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: (805) 648-1680
Fax: (805) 512-8198
Ventura County Criminal Defense Resources
- Search Ventura County Court Records - Search Ventura County Court Records for criminal and traffic case information dating as far back as 1989.
- Ventura County Inmate Information - Most inmates detained locally in Ventura County are in the custody of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Contact and visiting information can be found here.