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Ventura Criminal defense lawyer


Partner & Attorney

Mr. Carter was brought up as a child just 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles in the city of Pasadena. A third generation attorney, Jon has always been around the law from a very young age.

Graduating with honors from USC before going on to attend law school at Pepperdine University School of Law, Jon feels deeply connected to the communities of Southern California and takes great pride in serving this fellow CA residents.

Jon has spent the last 2 plus decades defending the rights of the accused of both misdemeanor and felony crimes across the state. If you have been accused of a crime in Southern California, Mr. Carter and his legal team offer free case evaluations. Contact us today to discuss your situation with an experienced team who truly cares.

Sharon J. Bookings

Partner & Attorney

Mrs. Sharon Bookings has been practicing law in the state of California since 1994. Her longstanding excellent reputation in both Ventura and Los Angeles Counties for her criminal defense law results is something she takes great pride in. Sharon has been recognized by both her clients and legal peers as one of the top defense litigators in the LA area.

Well trained and studied in local and state criminal law, Mrs. Bookings promises each and every one of her clients that they will be as prepared as possible when defending their case. She keeps her client's rights in the forefront of her vision in all paths of defense.

Not all cases are the same, but the tenacity and dignity that Sharon Bookings brings to each of her clients sure is. If you'd like to consult Sharon to discuss your Los Angeles area crime you can reach her during business hours at (805) 981-3900 or on weekends by appointment.

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Kevin C. Smalligan

Associate Attorney

Kevin Smalligan has been working with the Ventura Criminal Defense Law Firm since 2011. Kevin brings a breath of fresh air to the team. Head of his graduating class at James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, Kevin's due diligence and strong work ethic is what really sets him apart. Mr. Smalligan's main focus is to never be under-prepared. You'll often find him to be the first one in the office and the last to leave on many nights.

To discuss your Ventura county criminal charge and be as prepared as possible to defend your rights - contact Kevin and our legal defense team today. Your first call is free, and will be kept confidential.

Susan J. Colmes

Associate Attorney

Mrs. Susan Colmes brings over  two and half decades of experience to our firm. Joining forces with Ventura Criminal Defense Law Firm in the spring of 2014, Sharon has represented some of the largest cases in the firm's history in her past 3 years with the team.

Specializing in domestic violence and assault based crimes, Mrs. Colmes has helped hundreds of Southern Californians retain their rights in the face of the law. If you're looking to have all of your bases covered and the details of your case laid out in front of you in an easy to follow manner, then Susan is your attorney. Reach out to our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation and get more details about your legal situation from someone who knows and understands your local laws.

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Pierre A. Jacobs

Associate Attorney & Admin Exec.

Pierre is the front face of our Oxnard office location, and the steam that continues to power our firm. Pierre is an associate attorney and our main admin exec, handling much of the legal team bookings, and pre court requirements.

When he is not in a Ventura or Los Angeles County courthouse contributing to one of our on-going cases, or in our Oxnard office, Pierre can most likely be found on a tennis court somewhere in Southern CA. A division I college athlete, Pierre brings his competitive nature and world class focus to our criminal defense law firm.

If you'd like to discuss your legal situation and you are in the state of California, call our firm today at (805) 981-3900 for a free consult.