Best Criminal Defense Attorney in the San Fernando Valley
The Hedding Law Firm has been a staple in the San Fernando Valley for many years now. My father started as an attorney in the middle 1970s. I’ve been an attorney since the early 1990s.
My father and I still work together, as I make this post, towards the end of 2020. I like to think we are a couple of the best criminal defense attorneys in the San Fernando Valley, and even Los Angeles, because of the connections that we have built in the courthouses because of the hard work that we’ve engage in for our clients, the experience that we both have.
Extensive Experience In the Legal Field
I do have well-rounded experience, having worked for the District Attorney’s office in East Los Angeles, and also worked for a Superior Court Judge as his right-hand man/research attorney.
That really gives me some good background on the other side and on these judges that are making decisions that will decide the fate of the many criminal defenses who are being prosecuted in Los Angeles county.
Then, having been a criminal defense attorney fighting for my clients since the early 1990s, I think really puts me in a group of attorney who have a lot of good experience with a lot of good connections.
One who knows how to fight a case, knows how to negotiate a case, and I think probably the most important things is, there’s a group of criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles who are very good at negotiating cases, but can’t try a case.
That puts the attorney at a huge disadvantage which puts the client at a huge disadvantage.
Skilled Negotiator With Prosecutor
You’ve got to have the ability to try the right case. In other words, you can’t negotiate every single case because:
- (1) some cases need to be litigated because the client is indicating they are innocent and because the prosecutors don’t have the evidence to prove the case;
- (2) in other cases, the prosecution’s case needs to be roughed-up a little bit and shown for what it is and that can only be done through litigation.
Whether it be motions or doing the preliminary hearing, cross-examining the prosecution’s witnesses, showing the weaknesses in their case, showing some of the evidence that your client has told you about or that you have discovered through investigation.
I think that’s one of the most crucial things that I do. I have the ability to both try a case in the courthouses in Los Angeles county and I’ve got the connections and the know-how to negotiate a case.
Familiarity with Local Prosecutors and Judges
So, you’ve definitely come to the right place. If you or a loved one is charged with a criminal offense that occurred in the San Fernando Valley and you’re being prosecuted in one of those courts — either the Van Nuys Court or San Fernando Court, but also on the outskirts of the valley, you’ve got all the courts to the east — Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena.
Malibu is now being prosecuted between the Airport Court and Van Nuys. Those cases are split up, as the Malibu courthouse has shut down.
If you even go further to the north, you have the Valencia courthouse. That is not in the San Fernando Valley, but it’s really close and there are a lot of cases that are split between the San Fernando Court and the Valencia Court.
So, if you need somebody who has dedicated their life to criminal defense, my office is in Encino. Pick up the phone and ask to speak to Ron Hedding. I stand at the ready to help you. I’ve handled criminal cases all over the San Fernando Valley and all over Los Angeles county.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact us for a free case evaluation at (213) 374-3952.
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