Westlake Village CRIMINAL & DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS
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Westlake Village Criminal Defense Lawyer

Representation Throughout Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, and Thousand Oaks

At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, we have over 60 years of experience providing criminal and DUI defense in courts throughout the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas.

Our legal team strives to present our clients with individual attention in order to focus on providing them with effective and excellent legal representation. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, contacting our office is essential to protecting your rights.

The law is cracking down on criminal charges and there are some serious consequences that you could face. Handling the defense on your own could not only hurt you, but you could end up incriminating yourself.

With our extensive experience, we can mount a thorough and aggressive defense against any charges you may be facing. If you've been charged with any type of crime, you will need the aid of professional attorney to specially craft a defense to fit the specifics of your case.

Not one case is the same and it takes careful research, knowledge and experience to combat the possibility of a conviction. Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of criminal cases.

Recent Victories

  • Probation with 30 days community service $13,000 Felony check fraud Los Angeles.
  • Probation with 300 hours community service $265,000 Check fraud Van Nuys.
  • Dismissed .16 DUI in Van Nuys.
  • Dismissed after 12 anger management classes Arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon in Pasadena.
  • Misdemeanor with restitution Assault causing great bodily injury w/ enhancement for great bodily injury in San Fernando. Broken bone requiring open reduction
  • Not guilty after bench trial over three days Assault likely to cause great bodily injury with great bodily injury enhancement for broken orbital and nose.
  • Dismissed after preliminary hearing Assault with deadly weapon w/ GBI enhancement in Ventura.
  • Probation and house arrest Attempted kidnapping, False Imprisonment and ADW in Los Angeles.
  • Dismissed after motion to suppress evidence Case 1: Possession of cocaine and prostitution Van Nuys.
  • Probation and one year in county jail Conspiracy to commit attempted murder of police officer in Lancaster.

Act Today-Before It's Too Late!

Being arrested for a crime can be a dramatic and frightening occurrence. Depending on the severity of the charge, you may be facing serious consequences if steps are not taken to protect your legal rights.

It is vitally important to take action quickly, as timing is of primary importance when preparing your defense. With the extensive experience, our legal team has, we have handled every type of criminal charge from DUI to murder. We look forward to helping with your defense as well.

Why You Should Choose Our Defense Team

  • Our firm has successfully won numerous cases for our clients.
  • Our legal team takes pride in effectively investigating and preparing every case we take in order to ensure you obtain the best possible defense.
  • Along with Attorney Vallens, we work with a variety of expert witnesses and investigators who provide us the resources we need when tackling complex legal strategies.
  • One of our chief investigators is a former LAPD robbery and homicide investigator and is well versed in what the prosecution is looking for when mounting their case.

Don't Talk To The Police Before You Talk To Us!

Talking to the police might only make things worse. Typically, officials already believe you are guilty from the start and are not motivated to prove anything different. At our firm we work tirelessly to put our best foot forward so you can have the fighting chance you deserve.

Time is of the essence if you are being brought in for a bench warrant or traffic offense, and preparation is key when dealing with serious criminal charges. Our legal team is dedicated to doing everything in our power so that you will face the devastating aftermath of a conviction.

Why Choose Us?

See What Sets Us Apart
  • Se Habla
    Espanol

  • We Offer a Free Case Evaluation

  • Over 60 Years of Legal Experience

  • Individualized Attention

  • I would highly recommend Jeff.

    “I retained Jeff for a legal matter and was extremely pleased with his professionalism and the disposition of my case. I would highly recommend Jeff.”

    G.A.

  • I have the utmost trust in Jeff's work and his word.

    “Jeff gave me a 2nd chance. When I was facing a DV restraining order and possible criminal charges, I contacted several attorneys to explain my situation. Jeff, unlike other attorneys empathized with me and was more interested in helping me than collecting his retainer. He worked with me over the months and always returned my calls as I was foreign to all of this and very uncertain of the outcome. Everything from my job, my license, my citizenship, and my freedom was at stake. Jeff's experience, expertise, and network was vital to my success with fending off the restraining order and the criminal charges. He is very calm and level headed and knows his stuff. Not only does he know his stuff, he was very good at relating to me through this whole ordeal. I have the utmost trust in Jeff's work and his word. Thank you!”

    Avvo User

  • I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking for a competent, experienced lawyer.

    “I am so happy that we hired Jeff to defend my husband in his criminal case. He is a great lawyer and I would recommend him to my friends and family. This being our first (and only) brush with the law, we were very unsure of what to do. Jeff is extremely helpful and knowledgable and walked us through the entire process. He never made promises that he couldn't keep and always was honest and realistic in telling us what to expect. I feel that Jeff really cares about us and is not just after our money like other attorneys. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking for a competent, experienced lawyer.”

    K.V.

  • I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney in his field of expertise.

    “Jeffrey handled my case in a very professional manner in a criminal case. He is knowledgable about the laws. He kept me informed about the procedures every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a attorney in his field of expertise.”

    R.M.

  • The Best DUI Attorney in Southern California

    “The Best DUI Attorney in Southern California. Mr. Vallens defended my daughter in 2 DUI cases, years apart. Unfortunately, she had developed other issues by the time her second DUI came. Due to her addiction, she was racking up so many probation violations she was headed towards serious prison time. Mr. Vallens superior professionalism and his basic concern for her kept her out of jail which gave her enough time to finally get her act together and become a responsible adult. If it weren't for him, the rest of her life would have resulted in her being a habitually institutionalized felon. He treated her with dignity and respect. I now have my lovely daughter back and Mr. Vallen's dedication has been paramount. There can be success stories if you find the right advocate and we did. Words cannot express our gratitude. I am so confident in Mr. Vallens that he will be looking out for her for the rest of her life. It is a huge responsibility that he has graciously accepted. Not many people will step up to the plate as he and that should show others that there are some real good trustworthy attorneys out there.”

    K.A.

  • We trust him and would not consider talking to any other lawyer.

    “Jeffrey has helped me and several members of my family as well as friends of mine. We trust him and would not consider talking to any other lawyer for any criminal case or a DUI. Jeff is the man.”

    A.A.

  • Extremely competent, knowledgeable and more than fair

    “I would HIGHLY recommend Jeff, he is extremely competent, knowledgeable and more than fair in his fees and willingness to help make payment arrangements if necessary.”

    K.B.

  • My case was lowered and my life was forever changed!

    “Jeff showed more interest in helping me than receiving a retainer. He listened, ask questions and came up with a game plan on the spot. If you are honest with him I'm sure he can help you or somebody you know! One thing I look at when a lawyer walks into a room is how the other lawyers respect them. I've watched him walk into a courtroom, shake hands and his case was called right after that. My case was lowered and my life was forever changed! Thank you Mr. Vallens. You are the man!”

    Avvo User

  • He is absolutely a top-notch attorney.

    “I can't tell you how grateful I was for Jeff and his help in my case. Unfortunately I wasn't even living in California at the time of my DUI (I was working on an extended project), but Jeff guided me through the legal system with professionalism, expertise, and helpfulness from start to finish. From day 1, he told me exactly what to expect - from what I would experience in the courtroom to how long he anticipated I would be penalized for - and he was right on target with everything. He clearly knew the court - and those that were working in it - and I certainly appreciated his help throughout the entire process. He fought for me and what he thought was right for my case - and gave me sound advice when it got to the decision-making point. I obviously hope I never have to go down that route again, but I would most definitely hire Jeff without any hesitation if I had any issue in the future. He is absolutely a top notch attorney.”

    J.A.

  • JEFF, YOU GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK, I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL TO YOU!!!!

    “JEFF, YOU GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK, I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL TO YOU!!!! I got into trouble and immediately called Jeff. The next day we met and he put me at ease, in regards to my legal troubles. He gave me the sense that a load had been lifted, as he was taking charge of my legal troubles. The end result? My case was dismissed! I cried when Jeff gave me the amazing news!”

    M.U.

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Avvo Client Choice Awards
  • Valley Community Legal Foundation

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Effective Legal Representation When You Need It Most

Being arrested for a crime can be a dramatic and frightening occurrence. Depending on the severity of the charge, you may be facing serious consequences if steps are not taken to protect your legal rights. It is vitally important to take action quickly, as timing is of primary importance when preparing your defense. With the extensive experience our legal team has, we have handled every type of criminal charge from DUI to murder. Our firm has successfully won numerous cases for our clients and look forward to helping with your defense as well. For a comprehensive free initial evaluation of your situation, contact our office today.