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Alhambra Courthouse


I have been practicing in the Alhambra Courthouse for the past 25 years and know it to be a local small courthouse that handles its cases in a reasonable manner.  The key is to find an attorney who has both top level criminal defense experience and knowledge and a strategy in this particular courthouse.

Depending on the type of criminal case you have pending their, your criminal record and the circumstances surrounding your case, this will dictate the way your case will be defended.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office staffs this courthouse with its Deputy District Attorneys and they are typically in charge of making offers on cases and try their best to make sure their offers to settle cases are accepted.

It is permissible for a criminal defense attorney to ask the particular judge hearing their client's case for an indicated sentence on a case.  However, this would usually require the judge to undercut the prosecutor's offer and would of course require a persuasive offer to have a chance of success.

Reviewing Best Strategy For Your Defense

What I like to do, right from the beginning of a representation, is to sit down with the client and all interested parties and come up with a road map of exactly how we are going to handle your case.  When everyone is on the same page and moving in the same direction, we will have the best chance to achieve the result that you need in your matter.  There is a lot on the line when it comes to a criminal charge and you and your attorney must be on the same page and moving in the same direction.

Once we have the plan in place, then I will figure out who within the Alhambra system we will deal with and how we will present your best arguments to them.  Gathering character letters and information that shows you are a solid citizen is never a bad idea and friends, family and colleagues that know you to be of good moral character can sometimes help sway the judge and prosecutor to believe that you are an individual who is worth going a break and an opportunity to make things right.

In my opinion, all courthouses have there own personality in how they dispense justice.  And, of course this is dictated by the people who run the courthouse and dispense justice within its walls.  Some courts are tough on certain crimes, while others are harsh on certain defendants.  There is a lot that goes into figuring out the exact right strategy for you and your case.  Sometimes the best strategy is to fight the case all the way.  While other times the prosecutors have the goods on you and your best strategy is to workout a deal with them through your attorney.

Experience in Alhambra Court Matters

It is up to your attorney who knows how the Alhambra system works and who has the skill and experience to know whether you should fight or plea bargain your case.  This is an art form that should be left to those criminal defense attorneys who have been around the block and can make the right moves to protect you freedom and criminal record.

At the time of writing this post there are seven judges and one commissioner in the Alhambra Courthouse and you want to choose an attorney who is familiar with how specific cases are handled there and what the best way is to show the prosecutor and judge your side of the story and get the best result for you.  This comes with experience and the know how of having been down the road you are about to travel and come out the other side with the result you must have!

You should sit down face to face with your attorney and tell them all the information related to your case without any spin and make sure they know the good, the bad and the ugly of your situation.  This way when they sit down to negotiate with the prosecutor, they have all the information necessary to argue your case in an effective manner and convince the Alhambra prosecutor of your version of events and execute the plan that you and the attorney came up with at the beginning of the case.

Surprises in the case usually do not work to the defendant's advantage and if you attorney has all of the information related to your circumstances, they can anticipate the prosecutor's arguments and make sure they are ready to answer them right down the line.

Alhambra Criminal Defense Attorney

The Hedding Law Firm provides superior criminal defense for those facing a criminal charge in the city of Alhambra, California. If you have been accused of a criminal offense it is extremely important to your future that you hire an Alhambra criminal defense lawyer immediately. At the Hedding Law Firm our defense lawyers are educated with all current laws and California superior court proceedings. It is our goal to provide you with the best outcome possible for your case.

By hiring an our defense lawyers, you will be protecting your rights and your future. We will make sure that prosecutors and law enforcement are following procedure when investigating your case. If there are any mistakes, you can count on us to find them. Whether you have been accused of a sex crime, violent crime, juvenile crime, drug offense, DUI or any other crime, an attorney at our firm will do everything possible to provide you with a secure outcome for your individual case and charges.

Contact the Firm today to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer about your case. We will be able to go over your case with you and give you guidance as to what is to be expected and how a lawyer at our firm may be able to help.

The Alhambra Courthouse is located at: 150 West Commonwealth, Alhambra, CA 91801.

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