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San Fernando Valley Criminal & DUI Defense Lawyers

Put More Than 60 Years of Legal Experience in Your Corner!

We are criminal defense and DUI defense attorneys located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Combined, our firm brings more than 60 years of experience to every case we take on and use what we've learned from the past to positively impact today's cases. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens strive to give each of our clients the time and attention that they need. We seek to address concerns and answer questions in a proactive manner, all to the benefit of our clients. If you are facing criminal charges, the best thing you can do for your future is to consult with a San Fernando Valley criminal defense lawyer from our firm.

Recent Victories

  • 3 infractions &summary probation w/ 5 days work. A. C. - Ventura hit and run, 2 drunk in publics, and driving on a suspended license while on felony probation in LA County for A
  • Result: Speeding Ticket. A.A. - Fourth DUI with refusal in Fresno.
  • A.C. - 3 infractions and summary probation with 5 days work.

    3 infractions and summary probation with 5 days work. Ventura 2 drunk in publics, hit and run and driving on a suspended license, all while on felony probation for ADW.

  • Result: Exhibition of Speed. A.S. - Second offense DUI in Metro, .24 BAC.
  • A.V. - Van Nuys, third strike, felon in possession of a stolen firearm and possession of heroin.
    Results: Two strikes stricken, no jail, six months residential treatment.
  • Result: Probation and one year in county jail. A.W. - Conspiracy to commit attempted murder of police officer in Lancaster.
  • Result: 120 days house arrest. B.S. - Downey five counts of annoying/molesting children.
  • Result: Dismissed after 12 anger management clas C.H. - Arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon in Pasadena.
  • Result: Probation and house arrest. C.O. - Attempted kidnapping, False Imprisonment and ADW in Los Angeles.
  • Result: Not guilty on all charges D. H. - Special circumstances murder and 3 counts of attempted murder, gang allegation, personal use of a firearm.

Achieving the Best Possible Outcomes for Each of Our Clients

Our office handles a variety of different criminal offenses from misdemeanors to serious felonies - no case is too small nor too large. You can be confident that should you choose to work with our firm, you will have an advocate on your side that is deeply invested in the outcome of your case.

We have an intimate knowledge of criminal law and will be able to provide you with the comprehensive, dynamic answers that you need to help defend your rights. We have extensive experience in criminal and traffic cases and are fully prepared and consistently able to help you obtain the just outcome that you are currently seeking.

Limited Caseload for Focused Representation

If you've been arrested, we encourage you to seek representation from a lawyer from our legal team. By working with us, you will have access to our vast experience and be able to rest assured knowing we are fighting for you. We know that quality matters exponentially more than quantity, and we limit our caseload so that our clients do not suffer from a distracted or detached lawyer. Instead, if you work with us, you'll be able to be confident in the fact that we are deeply invested in your case and fully prepared to go the distance in our efforts to help you.

Call us at (818) 783-5700 and we can discuss how early, effective investigation may help you in your case.

Why Choose Us?

See What Sets Us Apart
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  • Over 60 Years of Legal Experience

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  • 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.”


  • 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.”


  • 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.”


  • 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!”

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  • 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.”


  • Thank you so much Jeff, you are best lawyer.

    “Jeffrey is very friendly and very professional lawyer, he helped me expunged my conviction and just within 2 months. I really appreciate he helped me. Now I can apply my job and no more worry about my background check. Thank you so much Jeff, you are best lawyer.”


  • 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!”

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  • 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.”


  • 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.”


  • I cannot thank you enough.

    “I can't believe this and I am sooooo happy that you had my back. I'm so excited to put all of this behind me!!! I cannot thank you enough. ”


  • 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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Strong Criminal Defense When You Need It Most

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening and stressful event in your life. You likely have never been in this situation before and are not sure what your rights are. When you retain the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, you can count on the experience gained from countless successful trials and negotiations we have accomplished for our clients over the years. Our firm is dedicated to providing you personalized attention and we will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for your criminal charge. We are real people with the real skills that you need to help you through your difficult situation.