Criminal Law

At Jay Leiderman Law, our team is dedicated to helping you in your time of need. Attorney Jay Leiderman represents individuals charged with all types of crimes in both federal and state courts throughout the State of California.

Since 2006, Jay Leiderman has earned the designation as a board certified specialist in criminal law from the California Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Ventura, CA

If you were arrested for a crime in Ventura, or the surrounding areas of Southern California, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Jay Ledierman Law.

Jay Lederman represents clients throughout Ventura, Ventura County, and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Call (805) 654-0200 today for a free initial consultation.

Hiring an Attorney at the Earliest Stage of the Case

Criminal offenses can be prosecuted as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The General Felony Unit of the District Attorney’s Office in Ventura County handles the intake of most felony cases submitted by law enforcement agencies to the DA’s Office. 

Experienced prosecutors in the General Felony Unit have the task of reviewing the cases before making a filing decision. In the days and weeks after the investigation begins or the arrest is made, it is critical to have an attorney representing you during those early stages of the case.

Your criminal defense attorney can make contact with the prosecutor in Ventura County’s General Felony Unit before any filing decision is made. At that stage, your attorney can share with the prosecutor evidence showing that you are actually innocent of the charge or any other favorable evidence or information.

After felony charges are filed, an arraignment is scheduled in court. In many cases, the prosecutor must presents evidence at the preliminary hearings to establish there is probable cause to hold the defendant to answer the charges at a jury trial. 

At that time, cases are reevaluated to determine the appropriateness of the charges and then assigned to other prosecutors within the District Attorney’s Office in Ventura County, CA, for trial.

If the case involves a serious or violent crime, the case is assigned to a more experienced deputy district attorneys after charges are filed. 

Types of Criminal Charges in Ventura County, CA

The most common types of felony criminal charges against another individual prosecuted in Ventura County, CA, by the District Attorney’s Office include:

  • Homicide
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Robbery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault

Crimes involving being under the influence of drugs or alcohol including:

  • DUI

Crimes against property including:

  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Graffiti

Crimes involving drug and narcotics including:

  • Possession
  • Sale
  • Cultivation
  • Medical Marijuana

Crimes for “white collar” crimes including:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Perjury
  • Falsification of Records
  • Identify Theft

Other types of criminal cases include:

  • “Three-Strike” Cases
  • Expunging Records
  • Gang Related Crimes
  • Criminal Cases that Draw Media Attention

About Criminal Defense in Ventura, CA

The county seat of Ventura County, California, is the City of Ventura (officially known as the City of San Buenaventura). Ventura is located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara along the Ventura Freeway.

Because of its relaxing atmosphere and outdoor activities, Ventura County is a popular destination for tourist and people living outside of southern California, Ventura.

If a person is accused of a crime while visiting Ventura County, but lives out of the county or state, fighting the charges become more complicated because of the expense and inconvenience associated with coming back to court. 

An experienced criminal defense attorney at Jay Leiderman Law can help minimize the need to come to court for any non-essential court dates while still fighting the case aggressively. 

Whether you live in Ventura County, the surrounding areas in Southern California, or outside of the State of California, Jay Leiderman can help you fight the charges. 

Call (805) 654-0200 for a free, confidential consultation.