Incorporated in 1903, the City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city. With more than 200,000 residents, it is the largest and most populous city in Ventura County. It is located about 60 miles to the northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles to the south of Santa Barbara.
Oxnard Police Department
Unlike some other smaller cities in Ventura County, Oxnard has its own police department. The current Chief of Police at the Oxnard Police Department is Chief Scott Whitney who took office on Friday, September 16, 2016. At last count, the OPD employed 237 officers and 135 civilian staff.
Officers with the Oxnard Police Department work closely with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and officers in other local law enforcement agencies in Ventura County, CA. Then department’s headquarters are located at:251 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93030
The main number for non-emergency matters is (805) 385-7740. The department has a facebook page for announcements and upcoming events and a website that can be used to report a crime or suspicious activity or simply to get more information.
Criminal Courts Serving Oxnard
Oxnard is home to the the Juvenile Court for Ventura County, located at:4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036
The Ventura County Juvenile Hall (sometimes called the Juvenile Facilities) is located next door at:4333 E. Vineyard Avenue in Oxnard, CA 93036
The juvenile court handles cases involving criminal offenses committed by minors for all of Ventura County. The court can be contacted at (805) 289-8820.
Adult criminal matters in Oxnard are dealt with at the Superior Court of Ventura County, Ventura Hall of Justice:800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009
This courthouse can be reached at (805) 289-8900.
Oxnard Criminal Defense Attorney
Contact Jay Leiderman Law if you were arrested by an officer with the Oxnard Police Department. He has years of experience representing the accused in both state and federal court, with cases ranging from petty theft up to rape and murder, with everything in between. He is board-certified in Criminal Law through the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization, a process that requires additional education and a judge-reviewed evaluation and is held by less than 1% of California lawyers. Jay Leiderman Law works with clients in Oxnard and elsewhere in Ventura County such as in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, and Santa Paula.
The police are supposed to uphold the law and play by the rules, but often corners are cut deliberately or accidentally in their eagerness to make arrests. For example, if officers conducted an illegal search, the evidence obtained from the search must be excluded at trial and this will often result in the charges being dropped altogether. Jay Leiderman understands the standard operating procedures for the Oxnard Police Department and how the failure to follow those procedures might result in an outright dismissal of the charges.
Call (805) 654-0200 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your arrest.