Saturday, November 7, 2015


We have experience with all kinds of criminal law cases. Whether you are an adult or a juvenile, an individual or a business, we can help you if you are facing criminal charges. We have experience handling everything from simple traffic matters to the most complex fraud cases. We realize that every charge is serious to the person involved, and we are devoted to providing the highest level of service to every client.
Our criminal defense team has the ability to handle most criminal matters, including:
Assault is an expansive crime that includes anything from swinging a fist at a person without hitting them to serious sexual assault. Any assault charge can affect your future. We understand how these charges can give you a criminal record and prevent you from living a normal life. That is why we put our best effort into defending them. There are various levels of assault crimes that we defend, including:
  • Assault (the threat of injury)
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Battery (the use of physical force)
  • Aggravated battery (use of a weapon, or battery resulting in serious injury)
  • Assault and battery (threatening and then using force to inflict injury)
  • Aggravated assault and battery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
Driving violationswill not go away just by simply ignoring them. Our goal is to vigorously defend motorists who have been charged or accused of traffic-related offenses. Call us if you face legal troubles as a result of traffic violations. Our attorneys have extensive experience in defending motorists facing a wide variety of driving charges, including:
DUI Lawyer Ventura
  • Excessive moving violations
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Failure to appear in court
  • Reckless driving
  • Speed contests, drag racing and road racing
  • Failure to stop for a police officer
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Drunk driving (DUI / DWI)
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide   


Sunday, January 18, 2015


Work Furlough in Ventura County

Ventura County work-furlough program is Closed

David Lehr - Ventura DUI

Mr David Lehr - Fighting to protect your Rights and Freedom

The county work-furlough program is expected to close by the end of September because it is no longer cost effective, probation officials announced Monday

A Ventura Criminal Defense  law firm, The Law Offices of David Lehr serves clients in Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo.
If you are facing criminal charges or a  a first-time Ventura DUI conviction and are interested in work release, or if you are facing a second or third DUI charge and have questions about the Ventura work furlough program,contact us now to schedule a free consultation about your case.
Work Release as an Alternative Sentence for Ventura DUIs
As an alternative to jail time, many of our clients facing sentencing for a standard some charges and  first-time Ventura DUI choose the option to instead serve in the Ventura work release program. Work release is community service supervised by jail personnel, and is usually performed at the Ventura Government Center (although you actually report to the program near the Camarillo Airport).
For first-time DUI convictions, you will typically be required to participate in the Ventura work release program for five days. However, you do not have to serve all five days consecutively. Typically, if faced with a five-day work release sentence, you will be required to serve one day during the week, and then you can serve the remaining days on weekends. The judges in Ventura DUI cases generally allow a couple of months to complete a standard five-day work release sentence.

Work Furlough as an Alternative Sentence for Ventura DUIs

Work furlough is an entirely different program from work release. Work furlough allows individuals facing extended jail sentences for multiple DUI convictions to maintain their existing employment instead of going to jail. Under work furlough, you are required to spend nights at the work furlough facilities near the Camarillo Airport, but you are permitted to leave the facilities during the day to go to your job.
Individuals convicted of multiple DUIs in Ventura are not automatically approved for the work furlough program. In order to become eligible, among other things you need to be able to demonstrate that you are able to get to and from work in a legal manner – which can be difficult if your driver’s license has been suspended. You must also be facing a jail sentence of not less than thirty days. At The Law Offices of David Lehr, we assist individuals facing jail time for second and third DUIs with satisfying the requirements to become eligible for the work furlough program.
Free Consultation with a Ventura DUI Lawyer for Work Release and Work Furlough
  • Location:
  • 789 S. Victoria Ave. #200
  • Ventura, CA 93003
  • Phone: 805.477.0070
  • Fax: 805.477.0090
  • Hours: 8:30 to 5:30
  • Monday through Friday
  • (Special appointments available upon request )

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David Lehr Law is located in Ventura, California and serves clients in and around Oxnard, Port Hueneme Cbc Base, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, Point Mugu Nawc, Ventura, Somis, Santa Paula, Oak View, Westlake Village, Ojai, Carpinteria, Fillmore, Summerland, Montecito, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County.

Friday, November 14, 2014


David M. Lehr, Esq., is a defense attorney whose credentials include 13 years of experience with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. As a practitioner in the field of Criminal Law, Attorney Lehr has had the opportunity to exercise his legal talents both as a prosecutor and an advocate for offenders accused of criminal misdemeanor and felony charges.

At the onset of his career, Lehr’s focus and aplomb were implemented in pursuits of justice on the behalf of Ventura County and the State of California. During his tenure as a prosecuting attorney, Lehr was able to develop and demonstrate his substantial courtroom skills and work his way from being the new Deputy District Attorney in 1993 to being recognized as the Outstanding Team Prosecutor of 2006. During his prosecutorial career, Mr. Lehr was responsible for successfully bringing ninety-nine jury trials to verdict, and in 2006 alone, he separately resolved more than 1,000 felony cases without going to trial.

By the end of his tenancy with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Lehr had determined that his skills might be better put to use by practicing criminal defense. The insights and experience that he had gained through his work as a prosecuting attorney provided him with an advantageous perspective of the law and the strategies utilized to bring suspected criminals to justice. And his advantageous perspective could be utilized as an invaluable asset to help accused offenders face, fight and, in some cases, even defeat the charges being leveled against them.
Dedicated, steadfast and well-versed with the intricacies of legal procedure, Attorney Lehr has received several acclamations and commendations for his work:

  • 1996 Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Prosecutor of the Year
  • 1998 Victims’ Rights Week Prosecutor of the Year
  • 2006 Senior Prosecutor – Outstanding Team of the Year (Ventura County DA’s Office)

“… [David] served the people of this community well and with distinction. He is very bright and an outstanding trial lawyer. This, combined with his high ethical standards and work ethic, will make him one of the county’s premier private practitioners…I am very proud of his accomplishments!” – Michael D. Bradbury, Esq.

“David is an experienced, top-level trial attorney and will provide excellent representation to any person facing a criminal charge of any nature or degree of seriousness…It is a great advantage to a criminal defense attorney’s client to have an experienced trial attorney who is able to analyze a case from the unique perspective of the prosecutor in planning strategy and anticipating tactical moves.” – Louis “Chuck” Samonsky, Esq.

  • 1993 California State Bar #165490
  • 1998 – 2006 Criminal Justice Attorney’s Association of Ventura County, Treasurer
  • 1998 – 2006 Ventura County Prosecutor’s Association, Treasurer
  • 2006 – Present Ventura County Inns of Court Member, Board of Directors

​David lehr criminal defense attorney in ventura county 805-477-0070
Over 20 years experience in Ventura criminal courts. 
13 years in the District Attorney's office. 

​My goal is to continue to provide aggressive and successful defense of my clients in their criminal cases. 
David Michael Lehr -  
California State Bar Number #165490
Specialties: Criminal Defense. Expert DUI defense, drug possession and sales, drug and alcohol treatment, and all types of serious crime: murder, rape, and gang crimes. I am a very experienced trial attorney.
President David Lehr Law February 2007 – Present (7 years 8 months)
Senior Attorney Ventura County District Attorney's Office October 1993 – February 2007 (13 years 5 months)

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