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About Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP

Ventura Criminal Defense Law Firm

The legal team at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP specializes in criminal defense. Our Ventura criminal defense team of Jeremy Lessem, Joshua Newstat and Mark Lessem has more than 50 years in combined experience in criminal law, and we have achieved many notable victories in serious criminal cases over our years in practice. According to the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, having a criminal law specialist on your side is a valuable asset in any complicated criminal defense case.

One of our attorneys, Jeremy Lessem, is certified by the Board. With a legal representative like Mr. Lessem standing up for your rights in court, you can have peace of mind that your case is in good hands. We have effectively defended thousands of individuals in a wide range of criminal cases, from DUI through to murder or other serious felony charges.

How Our Ventura Criminal Defense Team Can Help

Being caught in the criminal justice system is not only frightening, it is extremely dangerous. Even being completely innocent of the criminal charge is not a guarantee that you will be found not guilty. There are many innocent individuals serving time who failed to have the level of representation needed to defend them effectively. If you have been arrested and charged, the prosecutor believes that there is enough evidence to convict you. How this is addressed and the final outcome of your case will be determined in large part by the quality and experience of your defense counsel.

There are heavy penalties for a criminal conviction, including:

  • Jail / prison time
  • Restitution
  • Mandated treatments
  • Fines

The personal cost can be devastating both to you and your and loved ones if you are not represented by an attorney that has experience, insight and exceptional talent at trial. We are proud to have achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer review rating, a measure of our commitment to excellence. We are also rated 10/10 in client satisfaction and A+ by the Better Business Bureau. We urge you to contact our firm without delay if you are facing charges and need a defense lawyer that has the skills, record of success and talent to professionally defend your case.

Contact Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP for immediate information about defending your case. We represent the criminally accused throughout the communities of Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ojai, Camarillo, Fillmore, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.

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Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP

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  • A Dedication to High-Quality Representation

    Our trial lawyers are dedicated to becoming exemplary legal representatives. That is why Jeremy Lessem is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As a criminal law specialist, Mr. Lessem is included in an elite group of California attorneys; less than one percent of lawyers across America who practice criminal law are certified specialists. According to the Board of Legal Specialization, hiring a certified attorney is wise; the more complicated your case is, the more you need a lawyer who is familiar with criminal defense. At our firm, we are devoted to becoming the best legal representatives we can be. Mr. Lessem's certification is a reflection of his desire to constantly become a more educated and knowledgeable legal advocate.

  • Our Promise to You

    Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP is one of Southern California's leading full service litigation law firms, and we are dedicated to providing winning legal defense to those in need. With more than 50 years of combined courtroom experience, and hundreds of jury trials to our name, there is no case that is out of reach when it comes to defending and protecting the rights and freedoms of those accused of crimes in Southern California. We have built a law firm predicated on the belief that accused individuals are innocent until proven guilty. 

  • Discuss Your Case Today

    All of our clients are treated with honest, fair, and truthful legal counsel, and with the dignity and respect they deserve. No matter what you are charged with, Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP will review your case immediately. Our early intervention in a criminal case can often lead to a full dismissal or reduced charges. Immediately involving us after an injury can better help you secure maximum compensation for your pain and suffering. When it is necessary to take your case to trial, you can have confidence that every possible advantage will be pursued.

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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