Scott H. Bentley is a criminal defense attorney located in Ventura, California. Bentley Law specializes in criminal defense. Attorney Bentley is trained in DUI detection techniques used by officers and Field Sobriety Tests used by officers in determining whether probable cause exists to arrest for DUI. Scott Bentley has also written and argued multiple appeals. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor, felony or violation of probation Scott Bentley will explore your case in detail to determine the best viable defenses.
For example, it may be that evidence against you may have been secured through an unlawful search in violation of the Fourth Amendment. In that instance, all of the evidence, as "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree," must be excluded as evidence against you under the Constitution of the United States. Under a Penal Code § 1538.5 a Motion to Suppress evidence can be filed on your behalf arguing as such. A familiarity with case law and the legal process is imperative in order for such a motion to have the best chance at being successful. Often, if the evidence against you can be successfully excluded, then the case against you will dissolve and be dismissed.
Or, if there is reasonable doubt, then this another avenue by which to contest the case against you at trial. If there is a seemingly airtight case against you, then Scott Bentley has experience in negotiating with District Attorneys, with whom he has formed valuable relationships.
Each case presents its own unique questions, challenges and riddles. Choose a lawyer who will take the time to analyze your case in detail and not just plead you out and move on to the next client. Choose Bentley Law.