You deserve an outcome to your case that allows you to move forward with your life. I work directly with you to get to know who you are and the full details of the case. We will not pursue any solutions that are less than the best for you and your future. People make mistakes, but you can never get back a day you spent in jail. Let me build the case you need to protect your future.
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A Former Prosecutor With More Than 30 Years Of Experience.
A Former Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles.
David is incredible, having him as my attorney changed everything for me, today I have my life back. He is professional, understanding, and knowledgeable. His office is in a great location. Lorena his assistant is so helpful and makes everything flow as it should. Thanks to his help and following the direction he has provided me all is well.- Shawnee H.
David Kestenbaum is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He and his team really show their care and desire to help each and every client. David takes his time to make sure every step is understood and goes smoothly, while still staying efficient and on task. His attention to the needs of others and his capability of doing his job make him a fantastic choice when searching for help with criminal matters. I have no hesitation sending David Kestenbaum referrals.- Steven P.
Three years ago I was a dumb underage kid drinking wine at the beach with friends. I was caught and written up for an open container. I had half a mind to just pay the fee and be over with it, however, I had an inkling of an idea that it might not be so simple. I was consulted by David over the repercussions of my action over Avvo, a free legal consulting website.
My suspicions were proven true when he responded to my open question that pleading guilty and paying the fine would have resulted in the suspension of my license for a year. At the time I was a working student attending five different colleges and I really needed the mobility of my car to get around.
I dropped by Mr. Kestenbaum's office within the week after noticing that it was actually pretty close to where I lived. It came as a shock to me when I was quoted a fee that I knew I could not afford. I was honest with Mr. Kestenbaum about my financial situation and we worked out an agreeable arrangement for his services. David was very thorough over what my options were even prior to obtaining the retainer fee.
He was sincere in recommending that I handle the case myself as it was a pretty streamline case that way I would not have to incur a retainer fee. I was probably a nervous train wreck on top of being a nervous kid afraid of public speaking at the time. I knew I could not possibly represent myself coherently to the court and David's legal experience exuded confidence that seemed very reassuring.
David put me at ease by letting me know that he would handle everything. He even clearly knew I was worried about my parents finding out as he told me not to worry because if I was cited for a different reason my house would've already been bombarded with DUI lawyer adverts!!
When the court day came Mr. Kestenbaum went ahead and talked to the citing officer when the opportunity was given. David truly worked some magic as the citing officer dropped the charge. The citing officer was not aware that an open bottle ticket issued to a minor would result in my license being suspended. David had me email him my school transcripts and resume that he showed to the citing officer showing that I was a good kid. Not to mention that I took the complete fall for all of my friends when the officer asked who brought the bottle.
The icing on the cake? David worked some more magic and asked the clerk to move my hearing as the first one heard. I don't know if I remember correctly but I think the Judge had to ask twice if the officer was dropping the charge as if the initial answer was misheard. I'm sure I must have been the eye of envy of many defendants in the courthouse.
I honestly would not be where I am today if I were to have my license suspended. I'm about to graduate from UCSB in June only because I was able to commute to multiple colleges and to and from work. It's really all thanks to David Kestenbaum that I am where I am supposed to be in life.
God forbid I ever get into any other legal trouble in the future, but If I were then Kestenbaum Law Group is definitely on my speed dial.- Semarath B.
In my life time, the most important decision I have made was to hire David Kestenbaum law group to handle my Criminal case, the crime I did not commit
I was wrongfully arrested by the Los Angeles sheriff for using so-called counterfeit money and changed by DA for misdemeanor, petty theft. I hired David Chesley law office to defend me, the attorney assigned to me missed two court appearances even though I went to court on two hearing, they kept telling me that DA did not file the case yet, till one day afternoon, the attorney called me to be in the court in 10min or my $20,000,00 bail would be forfeited, shortly, he called s back that the bail was forfeited.
I started calling the law office seeking help. Lorena with the David Kestenbaum law group patiently listened to my story kept saying " it did not sound right", she said she would call the court to find out what was going. Lorena called back within 20 min that I was under a court warrant for missing court days. She even guided me to go to court immediately. I went to court by myself, the judge told me that I would be in jail right-way. After hearing my story, the judge told me that the Chesley office filed the wrong motion. Judge asked me to drop the David Chesley law office and assigned me a public defender to help me out off warrant. I was released on " own recognizance"
Following day, I met David, Matt, and Lorena. They took time to review the case and laid out a plan to have the DA drop the charge. They fought hard for me. Matt went to court with me four times, he brought all the characters' letters from the People who know me to DA, he went to the bank with me to test the similar money I have and it was good money, he arranged secret service agents to test the money in the custody, the sheriff destroyed evidence， DA dropped the case, Matt successful asked judge to reinstate my $20000 cash bail, arranged sheriff to return all my properties and no delay on expungement. Not only did they provide me with the best legal service I could ever ask for, but they also gave me tremendous emotional and psychological support. Lorena called almost weekly to update me, comfort me. That is above and beyond.
I highly recommend Davis Kestenbaum's law group to whoever needs criminal defense. This would be the most important decision and they will fight tooth and nail for the defendants
- Sue H.
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