A Firm Dedicated To Tirelessly Fighting for Your Freedom

Our team of skilled & dedicated criminal defense, personal injury & mental health attorneys won't stop until you get the results you need.

Recognized & Highly Accredited

  • AVVO 10.0 Superb
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • State Bar of California
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Client Satisfaction
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Super Lawyers

Ventura Criminal Defense Lawyers

"Experience makes the difference"

At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our team believes that everyone should have access to high-quality legal representation, especially in the face of a serious criminal charge or accusation.

If you have been arrested for a crime – no matter how severe or insignificant – you need a Ventura criminal defense attorney with the skill, experience, and drive to make a difference in your case.

Aggressive Defense in State & Federal Courts

Our legal team at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP provides defense counsel in a wide range of criminal charges, both in state and federal court. We have served at over 200 jury trials and know how to present a compelling defense case in court - a critical factor if you are hoping to avoid a conviction. Whether you are facing a DUI charge or are accused of committing a serious felony, we take each case fully committed to seeking out and pursuing any possible advantage for you, both in and out of court.

We know how to work within the criminal justice system for the benefit of our clients, and how to determine an effective defense strategy to employ in court. We appear at all hearings for our clients, including bail hearings, and fight for reductions in bail or to have our clients released on their own recognizance when possible. With an extensive history of success at trial, a Ventura criminal defense attorney from the firm has the ability to professionally defend even the most serious of criminal offenses.

An Example of Our Success

Client charged with felony forgery, burglary, and theft facing four years and four months of incarceration. After a thorough investigation, we identified a strong alibi and obtained dismissals for all three charges.

Client charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon facing life in prison. Murder charges were successfully dropped after our firm built a strong mental health defense. Client was given probation and released to parents.

Client faced felony domestic violence charges and prison. We successfully pursued an aggressive prefiling intervention with an investigator and a meeting with the DA's office. The case was rejected after the intervention.

Start Your Free Case Review Today

If you are facing a serious criminal accusation, a criminal defense attorney from our Ventura firm can help you seek a case dismissal or reduced charges. We are confident that our experience and skill may be able to help your case, so contact us today and see what Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP can do for you.

  • Assault Mental Health Diversion for 6 Months
  • Domestic Violence & Child Neglect Dismissed
  • Multiple Robberies Attended Out-Patient Program
  • Narcotic Trafficking & Conspiracy Dismissed
  • Battery Out-Patient Mental Health Treatment
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm Electronic Monitoring
  • Attempted Murder Residential Treatment Facility & No Jail
  • Not Guilty After a Trial Murder Charges

Why Choose Us

Respected & Recognized in the Legal Community
  • 1000's of Cases Handled In & Out of Court
  • 50+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • No Recovery, No Fees for All Injury Cases
  • Strong & Attentive Counsel Available 24/7

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Early involvement may be the key to your case. When you work with our team of criminal defense lawyers in Ventura, you can have confidence that your case is in good hands.

We can help you learn more about your case, including:

  • What your options are after an arrest

  • What your rights are if you are being investigated

  • Potential defense strategies for your unique case

  • What penalties you could be facing

  • How your charge can affect your life, professionally and personally

Every case we take on is given a full evaluation and review. Every piece of evidence, witness statement, police report, lab evidence or other evidence that led to your arrest will be painstakingly reviewed for defense opportunities. We identify any flaws or weaknesses in the case against you and will expose these flaws in court, leaving room for reasonable doubt. The sooner you call our office, the faster we can work to protect your rights and your freedom. Call our office at (805) 727-4627 for additional information about our services.

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Your Fight Is Our Fight

When going through serious legal matters, do not put your case in the hands of just any attorney. Rather, work with a team who has earned a respected reputation for outstanding legal service and one with a proven track record of success.