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Who Is the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer at the CCB Court?

The criminal courts building (CCB) is the main courthouse.  It’s also known as the Clara Foltz Courthouse downtown at 210 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, phone: (213) 628-7900. There may be about 30 courthouses throughout LA County. However, the one at 210 West Temple in downtown Los Angeles is the central hub courthouse. It’s the most significant court and has the most judges.  It’s where all the prosecutors are assigned. Thus, they usually file high-profile prominent criminal cases in that courthouse. The severe cases will probably receive some publicity. All the head supervisors of the District Attorney’s office… Read More

Difference Between Direct and Circumstantial Evidence?

This always comes up, and the judge explains it, or even the attorney’s in a jury trial for a criminal charge. Simply put, without evidence, there is no criminal case and no conviction. There are many types of evidence seeking to prove different things in cases. One commonly used form of evidence in criminal and other issues is circumstantial evidence, which is the most common in criminal cases. It’s proof of a fact or even a set of facts from which somebody could infer the facts in question. For example, perhaps a suspect in a crime was seen by a witness… Read More

Who is the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Encino, CA?

If you’re looking for the best, look no further.  I’ve been practicing in the Encino, California, area for over 30 years now, defending people who are charged with criminal offenses.  My office on Ventura Boulevard near Hayvenhurst has been there for many years and is a staple in the community. If you or a loved one is charged with a crime and you’re looking for the best criminal defense attorney in Encino, look no further.  I’ve handled over 250 trial jury trials and over 10,000 cases and have had much success with my clients. The first thing that I do… Read More

Who is the Best Criminal Attorney in the San Fernando Valley?

If you have a crime in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County and you need the best, it’s crucial that you pick up the phone and set up a meeting with Ron Hedding. I’ve been handling cases there for nearly 30 years.  Judges and prosecutors know me well, and you need the best because you’re only really going to have one chance to defend yourself in a criminal case.  You’re only going to have one chance to get the best result. So, the question becomes, why would you settle for anything less than the best when: your… Read More

How to Defend Gun Cases During Bad Political Times?

At the moment, politically, gun crimes are aggressively prosecuted crimes in Los Angeles county.  Those who control the police departments and the other political entities are anti-guns. There is a strict policy at the District Attorney’s office, which prosecutes felony cases, and at the City Attorney’s office, which prosecutes misdemeanor cases related to guns.  You have a real problem if you’ve been arrested for a gun-related offense.  In LA county and surrounding counties – I would almost say anywhere in the nation – guns are not favored now. I’ve been a criminal defense attorney now for 30 years.  I’ve represented people… Read More

How Can You Defend Crimes Committed Inside a Jail or Prison?

Many crimes are generated where someone is in custody, either at Los Angeles Men’s County Jail, Wayside, Twin Towers, or one of the surrounding prisons.  They commit some offense in jail or prison, then they’re sent to court. Whether it be stabbing somebody with a shank, attacking somebody physically, doing something to one of the deputies, or moving drugs in the jail is one that occurs all the time.  I’ve also seen people doing other things who work inside the prisons. I’ve defended people charged with crimes inside the jail, whether it be the inmates, the deputies, or any support staff.… Read More

What Are the Best Defenses for Embezzlement Charges?

California Penal Code 503 PC describes embezzlement as unlawfully taking money or property that was entrusted to you with the intent to deprive the owner of using it. Embezzlement is a form of theft but unique because it usually involves an employee of a company who is trusted and has access to the money or property, which is why it is commonly known as “employee theft.” If the value of the stolen property or money exceeds $950, then embezzlement can be filed as a felony, but any amount under $950 will be filed as a misdemeanor. Embezzlement is a non-violent… Read More

How Can Prosecutors Prove a Vehicular Manslaughter Case?

Under California Penal Code 192(c) PC, vehicular manslaughter charges can be filed against someone if they drive their vehicle negligently or unlawfully and then causes the death of another person. Simply put, if somebody dies in a car accident in California, you might face vehicular manslaughter charges if you were driving negligently or doing something illegal. The severity of the penalties will always depend on the level of negligence (ordinary or gross), whether you were driving under the influence, and your criminal history. Some common examples of PC 192(c) vehicular manslaughter cases include: A driver texting on their cell phone… Read More

Can You Avoid Prison If Charged with Residential Burglary?

A common question we encounter in consultations with new clients is whether there is a way to avoid prison after they are charged with residential burglary under California Penal Code 459 PC. The crime of burglary is described as entering a residential or commercial structure with the intent to commit grand theft, petty larceny, or any other felony crime. A burglary occurs when someone enters a structure with criminal intent, even if nothing was stolen. PC 459 burglary laws are divided into either a first-degree or second-degree burglary. First-degree burglary, commonly called residential burglary, is when someone enters a residence with… Read More

How to Protect Your Career After Arrested for a Theft Crime?

Many people are arrested for a California theft crime charge in Los Angeles, whether it be working for some business and you steal, or you go to the store, and you steal, you get a ticket and get arrested, you have to post bail, and now your whole future is on the line. The reason your whole future is on the line is that with a theft conviction on your record, a future employer who will be able to look you up by way of a background check will see that you have been arrested and convicted of stealing. That’s… Read More

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