This is probably one of the biggest effects of a criminal case in Los Angeles or anywhere. When you're charged, you're facing jail or prison time, when your reputation is on the line, when you may have to go to a jury trial, you can't stop worrying.
When you're waiting to go to court, face the judge — there's that confusion and there's that not knowing what's going on — it's a loss of control that people just really can't deal with and they worry about it constantly. It's very difficult to get it out of their mind.
Retain a Seasoned Criminal Lawyer
I think the first thing that you can do to try to stop worrying is figure out what the parameters are of your case.
Part of doing that, obviously, is hiring a seasoned criminal defense attorney, someone like me, who's been doing it almost 30 years and has seen a lot, seen how the process has worked in different scenarios.
So, when you hire somebody like me, that's going to start to take away some of the worry because you're going to see what you're really facing.
In other words, what's the worst thing that could happen? Then once you look at:
- what the worst thing that could happen is,
- you also look at what the best thing is that could happen, and
- then you start to break down and assess what you can do to try to minimize that worst thing from happening.
Develop a Defense Strategy
Once you do that and once you really get a feel for the case, then your worry will start to ease-up, because once you get information and you understand what's going on with your case, once you have the cold hard impartial facts, then you can really start to begin to:
- (1) build your defense; and
- (2) start to take control of your case and make moves that put you in the best possible position.
That's one of the things that I do. We sit down and go over everything step-by-step. I encourage you to give me a cold impartial run-down of the facts. Almost do it from the other side's point of view. That way I can really assess it for you.
What a lot of people try to do is minimize things. They try to make it look as though they didn't do anything wrong. They only give me the details and facts that are favorable to them.
That's fine, but you also need to give the details and facts that might not be favorable to you. In other words, why were you arrested? Why were you charged? Why is the other side saying you're doing certain thing?
Placing You In Best Possible Position
Because all of that information is going to come out eventually. I might as well have it right from the beginning and then that way, I could put you in the best possible position and I can do everything possible to get you the result that you must have.
So, my suggestion is, if you want to stop worrying, pick up the phone. Set up a meeting with Ron Hedding. Let's sit down and talk about everything.
I think once we lay out everything on the table, once you get an idea of what you're facing and once you know what the plan is moving forward to get you the best result, that is going to cut down your worry significantly.
We can also talk about other strategies that I use in cases just like yours. Pick up the phone. Set up the meeting and I stand at the ready to help you.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in Los Angeles County at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436.