Law Offices of David Lehr, Inc.

Advice you can trust when the stakes are high

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Firm Overview

At David Lehr Law, I provide the highest level of service to a select group of clients. I focus exclusively on assisting clients who are facing criminal charges. I know that any conviction can be a life changing event. That is why my motto is "Advice you can trust when the stakes are high." I have extensive experience in DUI cases, drug possession and sales cases, and all manner of serious felonies. I will do everything in my power to get you through this difficult time in your life.
After nearly 14 years in the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, I decided to devote my extensive trial experience and negotiations skills to defend those accused of crimes in Ventura County. In February 2007 I opened my doors to help you through this difficult time in your life. I will not judge you, no matter what charges you are facing.

Example cases

I handle all types of cases from DUI and Drug offenses to "domestic violence." In the past, I have trained many prosecutors on how to prosecute DUI and drug offenses. I now use this same expertise to defend and protect my clients against over-zealous prosecutions. I enjoy handling cases that allow me to assist my clients with finding treatment alternatives instead of jail. When negotiation and finesse do not succeed at obtaining favorable results for you, I will devote substantial time and effort defending your rights in a trial.

Main Office

Main
789 S Victoria Ave
Suite 202
Ventura  CA  93003

Phone
  • (805) 477-0070
Fax
  • (805) 477-0090

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. I do not limit the length of your free consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most cases are handled on a fixed price basis. I set this fixed fee on a case by case basis.

Hourly Rates

I rarely charge by the hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m .to 5:30 p.m.
Weekend and evening appointments available upon request.

Office Manager

Deana Minder

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish Starting 8/13/07

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I love to be in court. Criminal lawyers are in court every day. In civil law, the issue is about money. In criminal law, I get the chance to save someone's life almost every single day. The stakes are higher, but the satisfaction that I receive from helping someone out in a criminal case is much greater.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I welcome the opportunity to help people to learn about their own legal situation. I frequently advise individuals to represent themselves in simple matters. The more complex and/or serious a matter is, the more I recommend against self-representation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review any document that relates to a criminal case.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do this on a weekly basis for some misdemeanor offenses.

David Lehr

I spent nearly 14 years in the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, ending my career as a Senior Deputy District Attorney. I have trial experience in a broad range of cases including: DUI, theft, fraud, robbery, rape, sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem, arson, domestic violence, third strike, and drug possession, sales, and under the influence. As an award-winning prosecutor, I won the "unwinnable" cases. Now as a criminal defense attorney, I apply my extensive experience to helping you win your case.

I have had to fight hard to get to where I am in life. I do not take no for an answer, and I am a workaholic. I also like to think about my cases logically and then creatively. Some of my best outcomes in cases have come when I thought up a creative solution to a difficult problem. These factors make me a better lawyer because I will not give up until I have obtained excellent results for my clients.

I am great "people person." I work hard and I am good at what I do. I am always willing to go the extra mile for my clients.

Personal interests:

My wife and five great kids.

License
  • Bar Number: 165490
    California , 1993
Education
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1992
    San Francisco, CA
    Student Bar Association Treasurer
    Mock Trial Team Member
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
    Bachelor of Arts, Law and Society, Criminal Justice Emphasis , 1990
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Associated Students Internal Vice President
    Associated Students Legislative Council Representative
    Associated Students Acting Attorney General
    Associated Students Finance Board Chair
    Residence Halls Association President

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