About Us

Experienced and Aggressive Lawyer in Ventura

When you have been arrested for a DUI offense or other crime in Ventura, you need experienced and aggressive representation, a team that will be dedicated to your case and committed to achieving your goals. At the Law Office of Jennifer Zide, your case is our priority. As an attorney in private practice for the last six years, Jennifer Zide has represented clients facing a wide range of criminal offenses, achieving excellent results for clients facing charges of Driving Under the Influence and other offenses. With seven years of criminal defense experience, including experience as a deputy public defender, Jennifer Zide brings to every case her commitment to the individual client. From success at trial, to getting our clients more favorable offers and sentences, or the chance to do treatment programs in lieu of time in custody, we do everything possible to get our clients past the obstacles caused by a criminal charge and back on the road of life.

With You Throughout The Whole Process

In every Driving Under the Influence case in Ventura, there are parallel, yet different proceedings: one that goes forward in our criminal court system and another through the Department of Motor Vehicles, which is known as an “administrative per se” hearing. For clients who retain us to represent them in their criminal cases for charges of Driving Under the Influence, we are happy to assist you with your DMV proceeding as well. We will liaison with the DMV on your behalf and schedule your DMV hearing free of charge. We are also available to represent you at your DMV “admin per se” hearing for a reasonable fee.

Protecting Your Rights In the System

We have the ability to appear for you at all stages while still keeping you fully informed so that you can make the best possible decisions about your case and future.

  • “She always keeps you up to date on your case and she will fight hard for you and all for a reasonable price.”
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Committed to Caring, High-Quality Representation

The Law Office of Jennifer Zide promises to listen to your concerns and respect your goals, no matter what you are facing. We understand that good people can be caught in bad situations, which is why we provide caring, personalized, and non-judgmental representation at affordable rates. This includes discounts for students and veterans, payment plans, and a flat fee structure for DUI cases which includes representation at your DMV hearing.

Experienced Defense On Your Side

We are your partners throughout the legal process and will work hard to ensure you are never in the dark about your defense. This means we will discuss all possible legal options and answer all your questions clearly before deciding on a course of action. 

We also leverage our considerable experience to anticipate the prosecution’s case against you and build a strong defense using professional investigators to uncover evidence, if needed, and experts to evaluate your case, if necessary. 

Going the Extra Mile

We go the extra mile for our valued client and will never offer a “one sized fits all” approach to your case. Instead, we take the time to get to know you and your situation, so you can trust that your case is in good hands. Our history of successful results speak to our dedication and client-centered approach. 

  • Full Case Review by a Dedicated Expert

    Your Forensic Toxicology Specialist has over 30 years of experience with LA Sheriffs Department Crime Lab. He will review your case for all viable scientific defenses and be available via phone as well as testimony in court or at your DMV hearing. 

  • Private Investigator Available

    In addition to our Forensic Toxicology Specialist, we have a Private Investigator available to assist in your best defense. He is a former senior gang detective with local law enforcement, who is available for everything from witness statements to on-site investigations, to provide you with the best possible defense.

  • Free DMV Hearing

    Unlike other firms, our retainer includes representation at your DMV hearing (not just calling to schedule it) to offer complete representation and remove your stress and burdens.

  • Military & Student Discounts

    Discounts are offered for military members (current or past), as well as students. Payment plans are also available to make dedicated, private representation more available to all.

Successful Case Results

See How We've Helped Other People In Your Shoes
  • No Jail Time DUI
  • Not Guilty Property Crimes
  • Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Property Crimes
  • Not Guilty Property Crimes
  • Case Dismissed Ventura County Cases of Dismissal

Our Commitment to Our Clients

As your Ventura criminal defense firm, we promise to:
• Listen to your concerns and respect your goals.

• Fight to protect your rights.

• Provide caring and personalized representation at an affordable price.

• Discuss all possible options with you.

• Work with professional investigators to uncover evidence if needed.

• Retain an expert to evaluate your case if necessary.

• Fight for the best results and go the extra mile.

• Answer all your questions clearly.

• Treat you as an individual and valued client.

Contact Us

To better accommodate you, we are available both in person or online for consultations.

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