Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys for Santa Paula
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN TRUST
A reputation for success is what we carry into the courtroom. Click here to see an example of what we mean by success. Philip R. Dunn and William P. Haney are trial lawyers with over 40 years of experience in winning cases in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. If you, a loved one or colleague has been arrested, we have the answers to your questions. Knowledge is your first line of defense. Click here to see highlights of our most recent victories.
INTEGRITY AND COMMITMENT
We know that two characteristics more than any others are responsible for the successful defense of a criminal matter: integrity and commitment. The credibility that derives from honest representation and fair dealings with our clients, prosecutors, police officers and judges is the foundation for a successful result in any criminal case. Of equal importance is the commitment to fight the hard case and not back down when you know you are right. Too often criminal defense practitioners look for the easy resolution of a criminal case rather than fighting for the best result. We pledge to tell you the truth about your case and not take advantage of your situation. We are committed to providing quality legal representation at a cost that is both fair and equitable.
TRUTH NOT BRAVADO
We have a long history of achievement within the justice system. Philip R. Dunn has been recognized by the Ventura Criminal Defense Bar Association for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Criminal Justice System.” William P. Haney, as a supervising attorney for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, was recognized by District Attorney Michael Bradbury with the “Leadership Award.” Both Philip R. Dunn and William P. Haney were recognized as “Local Heroes” by the Santa Barbara Independent Newspaper and were given special recognition by the California Assembly and United States Congress for proving the innocence of Efren Cruz, a man previously convicted of murder and sentenced to 44 years to life in prison.
Unlike other firms, we are prepared to provide our clients with specific examples of legal victories achieved in every type of matter we handle. See the accounts of our most recent success stories provided below.
If you, a loved one or colleague has been arrested or are the target of a criminal investigation in Santa Paula, we are the attorneys to help you.
If you are arrested or are the target of an investigation:
• You have the right to an attorney Use this right!
• Anything you say will be used against you Say nothing without an attorney!
• You have questions right now that need answers Call for a free consultation!
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE These are often the most defensible charges, as the charges alleged are often greatly exaggerated, or entirely fabricated. Early investigation and an aggressive defense can often make the difference in these cases.
DUI A hearing with the DMV must be demanded within ten (10) days of your arrest in order to keep your license. DMV hearings are defensible given the right facts, and a restricted license may be granted after thirty (30) days of suspension in those cases where the suspension is upheld.
DRUGS & NARCOTICS There is a major difference between a misdemeanor or felony for personal use and a felony possession for sale, sales or transportation. The difference is often a judgment call made by the local prosecutor, which is why you should have vigorous defense by an experienced criminal defense attorney.
OFFICE LOCATION We focus our practice in criminal defense and our office is strategically located in Westlake Village, California. We offer our criminal defense attorney Santa Paula services to clients from both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Our main office is within minutes of Calabasas, Malibu, Moorpark, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and only a 20 minute drive from the San Fernando Valley.
VENTURA COURTHOUSE LOCATION Clients arrested in Santa Paula may also visit our Ventura office located across the street from the Ventura Government Center and just a quick drive from Camarillo, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Santa Barbara.
ALWAYS PUTTING CLIENTS FIRST We believe everyone is entitled to the very best legal representation at an affordable price. Our approach to the practice of law is to put the client first by standing up for the client's rights, no matter what the circumstances.