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Douglas Hugh Ridley

Douglas Hugh Ridley

Ridley Defense
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Don Edward Lanson
Reviewed by Don Edward Lanson October 14, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
When a client had a need for a criminal attorney they asked me and 3 other professionals for a recommendation, and all of us gave Mr. Ridley's name to the potential client. Mr. Ridley is the "go to" attorney for criminal defense matters, knows the system as he's a former DA, and above all has the knowledge and skill to make sure client's interests are protected and preserved as much as possible. I would recommend him hightly!
Client Reviews
Reviewed by Rita H. September 17, 2020
Highly recommend
I hired Doug Ridley and his team at Ridley Defense to represent me after a DUI arrest, and am so glad I did. Everyone at the firm took excellent care of me. Not only did they give me excellent representation, but they made me feel as comfortable as possible in the process. They kept me updated every step of the way and always made me feel like I could come to them with any questions or concerns I had about my case. I was thrilled with the outcome they got for me, and I would recommend them to anyone who finds themself needing a defense attorney.
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Summary

Doug Ridley has experience with thousands of criminal cases. He has the voice and demeanor to handle matters cooperatively with the courts, along with the experience and savvy to be a tough defender when necessary. Doug’s job as a prosecutor started in the case file review department where he reviewed up to a hundred files per day, and led him all the way to lead prosecutor for the Special Victims Unit (The most serious crimes in the county). His background gives him an expert eye and unique ability to see the case the way the prosecutor sees it. Understanding how the other side thinks, Doug has developed a knack for being effective in reducing or eliminating criminal charges before they even reach a courtroom. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Doug knows how to "speak prosecutor," enabling him to effectively negotiate with the District Attorney. Doug is well known, well liked and has a reputation for defending good people who had a bad day. We work together with the courts to restore your freedom, protect your career, reduce fees, and eliminate stress during this process.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Third-Strike Charges
  • Assault & Battery
  • Murder
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
ID Number: 199412
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Ridley Defense
- Current
Lead Prosecutor
Ventura County District Attorney's Office
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Education
California St Univ Fullerton
Undergraduate Degree
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Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Pepperdine University School of Law
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Professional Associations
Moorpark Morning Rotary
Charter President
Current
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Moorpark Relay for Life
Former Chairman
Current
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Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology Booster Club
Former President
Current
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Moorpark Chambers of Commerce
Former President
Current
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Calabasas Chambers of Commerce
Former President
Current
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ProVisors Professional Networking Group
Group Leader
Current
Activities: Group Leader of the Moorpark Chapter
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California State Bar  # 199412
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Clear a Warrant in Ventura County
What to do if arrested for DUI in California
Speaking Engagements
Anatomy of a DUI , MCLE Marathon , 20750 Ventura Blvd. Suite 140 Woodland HIlls, CA 91364
San Fernando Valley Bar Association LRIS
MCLE Presentation for attorneys breaking down all of the elements of a DUI case.
Certifications
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ridley Defense
Blog
Ridley Defense Blog
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. How can i prove that i was framed by my sons father's new girlfriend for a gun she put in the trunk ?
A: Proving that you were framed is not always possible, but if it is possible than it takes serious investigation and legal work. You should engage a legal professional, in our opinion, in a serious case like this. If you can not afford an attorney, then you should ask the court to assign a public defender.
Q. My son has been chrgd with 2 murders. Is it norm.for the lwyers office to give me a copy of the disc. that is not redac
A: No, discovery files provided to clients are required to be redacted for privacy.
Q. Hi can the police enter my yard if not given permition if they do do i have the right to protect my self with mace
A: The police can enter your yard without permission if there is public access or if there is probable cause. Police brutality, however, is unacceptable and should be reported to a police supervisor. If there were significant injuries than you may want to engage a personal injury or civil rights attorney regarding the incident.
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Contact & Map
Ridley Defense
701 E. Santa Clara Street
Suite A
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone: (805) 208-1866
Ridley Defense
2629 Townsgate Road
Suite 235D
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Telephone: (805) 208-1866
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7 W Figueroa Street
Suite 350
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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2655 First Street
Suite 250A
Simi Valley, CA 93065
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29201 Heathercliff Road
Suite 1206
Malibu, CA 90265
Telephone: (805) 208-1866
Ridley Defense
18 E High St Ste A
Moorpark, CA 93021
Telephone: (805) 208-1866
Ridley Defense
5023 Parkway Calabasas
Calabasas, CA 91302
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