I've been practicing in the Lancaster courthouse now for 26 years. I started out working for the DA's office and then I started working for a Superior Court judge in the early 1990s.
Finally, in 1994, I decided that what I wanted to do is criminal defense and I've been practicing in the Lancaster court ever since. I've handled a myriad of criminal cases. I've dealt with all the judges, the prosecutors.
A lot of the judges that current sit on the bench in Lancaster criminal court are former prosecutors who I've handled cases against, negotiated with. So, I know the courthouse very well.
High Conviction Rate in Lancaster Court
It's notoriously known as a very tough courthouse with a high conviction rate and I would say they definitely have been more tough on crime over the last 20 years than any of the courthouses in Los Angeles county.
Recently, though, over the last few years, in my opinion, they've loosened up a bit. The powers that be have sent in different prosecutors. You've got to realize though, the Lancaster courthouse covers a huge area out there. There's only one courthouse in that jurisdiction for all of the surrounding areas.
So, they are tough on crime, but by the same token, if you've got a good defense, having a great criminal defense attorney is a huge advantage in the Lancaster criminal court.
I would definitely say I'm one of the best criminal defense attorneys because I know the courthouse. I know how to win cases and I know what it takes. I have a good feel for what convinces juries that a person is not guilty.
I also have a good feel for which cases to take to trial; which cases to negotiate, and if we do decide to negotiate your case, I know who to go to, what to say and what evidence to bring in order to protect you, your rights, your freedom and your reputation.
Criminal Lawyer Familiar with Local Prosecutors and Judges
The bottom line though is, anytime you're charged with a crime in the Lancaster courthouse, you want an attorney who is familiar with not only winning cases, but how to work within that system.
There's not that many criminal defense attorneys in the Lancaster area and most of the criminal defense attorneys there do not have a good reputation.
So, I see a lot of lawyers from the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, going into Lancaster when it comes to defending somebody, and them hiring a criminal defense attorney.
So, you've come to the right place. You've got somebody who knows how to handle criminal cases. The more serious cases. I've done all the cases you can think of and I've had great results for my clients.
So, if you're looking for the best criminal defense attorney to handle your case in Lancaster courthouse, pick up the phone. Make the call. Ask to speak to Ron Hedding. I stand at the ready to help you.
Hedding Law Firm is a top-rated criminal defense law firm located in Los Angeles County at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact our office a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0979.