Ventura Criminal Defense Lawyer
Jay Leiderman’s Notable Victories
Over the past several years, Jay has litigated approximately 60 jury trials, hundreds of preliminary examinations, seemingly thousands of motions to suppress evidence or dismiss charges, and obtained some astounding results for his clients.
Before reading about the results obtained in some of these cases, please be aware of the following:
- The case results discussed do not necessarily represent the results of all cases.
- Not all cases that we have handled are listed here.
- The facts and circumstances of each individual case is different and must be evaluated and handled on its own merit.
GuiltyCharges: Medical Marijuana TrialDate: September 2011Details: My client, an organic grower of cannabis from Northern California was making a trip down south and was meeting a client to sell three pounds to him. They met at a hotel on my client’s way down south. After a traffic stop of both cars, the co-defendant was found with three pounds and my client was found with 7 pounds of cannabis and over $70,000.00 in cash.Case reported on by:
DismissedCharge(s): DUI DRUGS / 23152(e)Date: August, 2019Details: Client was a long-term methadone user who had not used heroin or other illegal drugs for over 20 years. The police officer insisted that he was high on heroin. I undertook an aggressive campaign to prove both his medical records and that methadone, in the small dose he took right before the traffic stop would not have impaired him for purposes of driving. I was able to show the DA that my client was not guilty of DUI DRUGS
DismissedCharge(s): Charge 11369.7 – maintaining a drug lab.Date: November, 2017Details: Over 100 pounds of marijuana, 10 pounds of hash and a hash lab were suppressed and ordered unusable as evidence after I filed and litigated a motion to suppress evidence. The case involved hundreds of pre-packaged “dabs,” cooking apparatus, over 300 butane canisters, a bowl with over 10 pounds of hash/honey oil/shatter and over 100 pounds of marijuana flower. Case dismissed due to lack of evidence after the evidence was all thrown out.
DismissedCharge(s): Child dependency caseDate: March 2019Details: 4 children were removed from the home because there was an anonymous call that marijuana was smoked by the parents. Marijuana was found hidden atop a closet out of reach of the children. Nonetheless, Child Protective Services removed the children from the home. I was able to get them returned at the first hearing and the case was later dismissed.
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Why Hire Jay Leiderman?
Why Hire Jay Leiderman?
- "One of the best criminal defense lawyers in California." – Anon. "Vigorous, aggressive and highly skilled criminal trial attorney."
- Over the past few years, Jay has litigated over 60 jury trials and obtained astounding case results for his clients.
- Jay Leiderman is Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.
- When lawyers have questions they call Jay. He literally wrote the book on California Medicinal Marijuana Law.
- Award winner for going above and beyond for clients accused of various crimes; from the smallest misdemeanor to the most serious felony case.
Welcome to Jay Leiderman Law
Jay Leiderman Law handles criminal cases throughout Ventura County and the surrounding areas in California.
As a vigorous, aggressive and skilled criminal trial attorney, Jay Leiderman handles a variety of criminal cases – from murder to computer crimes to driving under the influence.
Since 2006, Jay Leiderman has been designated as a board certified specialist in Criminal Law from the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS). Being board certified in criminal law is relatively rare. With over 200,000 licensed attorneys in California, less than 400 of of these attorneys are Certified Criminal Law Specialists.
Never a Prosecutor
Although many defense attorneys advertise that they once worked for the District Attorney or prosecutor’s office, at Jay Leiderman Law, we are proud of the fact that we’ve never worked to incarcerate individuals accused of crimes, nor would we.
Why would you hire someone who at one time worked hard to jail someone for the very crime for which you or your loved one is now being accused? Is that person one who believes in you and your case? Do they truly care about your rights? Did they care about them when they used to tell the judge to lock someone just like you up — to toss in jail?
Most ex-prosecutors advertise that they “know the judges” and can get you a special deal. After years of practice, experienced defense attorneys like Jay Leiderman know the judges just as well. But Jay Leiderman will fight your case – he’s not looking to get you a deal – he’s looking to WIN!
Insist on a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
Hire someone that knows defense work inside and out, and believes in you, your rights, and your innocence. Hire someone with a proven record of always fighting for those just like you—not against you! Moreover, hire someone you know is Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the California Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
At Jay Leiderman Law, we don’t take any case that walks through the door. Instead, we focus exclusively on criminal defense.
The District Attorney for Ventura County, Greg Totten, has vast resources and a team of dedicated prosecutors focused on prosecuting crimes. When fighting criminal charges, you need a criminal defense attorney focused on your defense, with the experience and passion to aggressively fight the charges.
If the crime allegedly occurred in Ventura County, then it will be prosecuted at the Ventura Hall of Justice, the East County Courthouse in Simi Valley, or the Juvenile Courthouse in Oxnard, CA.
Free Consultation for Prospective Clients
We offer FREE consultations to all prospective clients with litigation and criminal matters. Medical marijuana-related consultations are charged at $500 for up to 90 minutes.
If you would like to contact one of our attorneys or set up an appointment, you can reach us by telephone, email, fax and mail.
Tel: (805) 654-0200
Fax: (805) 654-0280
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If you are contacting us while you are in custody, please call our office collect.
If you are contacting our office on behalf of someone who is in custody, please remember to include their full name and birth date.
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Areas We Serve
At Jay Leiderman Law, we service clients throughout Venture County and its ten cities including Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura, CA.
We also fight criminal cases throughout all of the surrounding counties including Santa Barbara County, Kern County, and Los Angeles County, California.