Right now, because of the Coronavirus, the Supreme Court Justice of the California Supreme Court has ruled that all bail in Los Angeles county is zero. There are some exceptions to this rule related to more serious cases like murder, sex crime cases, people who have strikes on their record.
But for the most part, you’re in a pretty good position as far as bail goes in the San Fernando Valley in a criminal case.
Most of the time, the judge is going to set the bail at zero and you will be released. Also, the police realize that there is an emergency bail order in place in the San Fernando Valley.
Therefore, even though they arrest you and deal with you for a crime, a lot of times they will give you a citation to appear in court at a future date.
Getting Released From Custody on Own Recognizance
They will release you on your own recognizance, meaning, they’re going to release you and make you sign a ticket to appear in court, so if you don’t appear than you can be arrested later.
So, if you have been arrested and you’re concerned at your court appearance that you might have to post a bail, that’s the exact reason that you need an experienced San Fernando Valley criminal defense attorney.
My office in Encino has been operating in the San Fernando Valley since the early 1990s. I have a lot of experience dealing with criminal cases.
Specifically, arguing bail so you can keep out of custody, not have to pay a bail bondsperson money and defend yourself from the streets. That’s crucial.
Seeking To Keep You Out Of Custody
It’s horrible when you’re in custody, because as you’re appearing in court, you’re concerned about the Coronavirus and your safety. So, a lot of people will make foolish decisions when they appear in court because they are so stressed to get out of custody.
But, if we can get you out on bail, we can fight your case from the streets, go over all the evidence. Then we have a strong possibility to keep you out of custody, especially in today’s day and age.
That’s why I think bail in the San Fernando Valley court system is so important because if you can stay out of custody from the beginning, that gives you the best chance of not going back into custody when it comes time to do your sentencing and resolve your case.
If on the other hand, you’re in custody, you could stay in custody for a long period of time, a lot of people who are not able to be bailed out in the San Fernando Valley courthouses are ending up not even being able to come to their court appearance.
This is because they end up getting quarantined in the LA County jail, whether it be twin towers, downtown CJ or Wayside.
A lot of times they’re not even making it to court which makes it very difficult for their defense attorney to defend them, for them to put themselves in a position to eventually get out of custody.
Call the Hedding Law Firm If Arrested For a Crime
So, if you are arrested or a loved one of yours is arrested and you have a court date in the San Fernando Valley area in one of the courthouses there, you’ve come to the right place. Pick up the phone. Make the call.
Ask to speak to Ron Hedding immediately of the Hedding Law Firm. I stand at the ready to help you.
I will fight for you or your loved one to get out of custody so you can fight your case from the street and end up with a successful result in your criminal case in the San Fernando Valley.
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) 542-0940.
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