Decades of Experience
The San Fernando Valley covers a vast jurisdiction with thousands of people and a lot of criminal activity. So, if you or a loved one has a criminal case in one of the San Fernando Valley Courts — that would be:
- San Fernando Court,
- Van Nuys Court,
- Burbank Court,
- Glendale Court,
- Pasadena Court.
Malibu used to be covered by the jurisdiction of the San Fernando Valley as well. If you've got a case there, you're going to want an attorney who has a lot of experience in the San Fernando Valley, somebody who's been doing it for a long time.
I've got 27-years as a criminal defense attorney. I've also worked for the District Attorney's office, and lastly, I worked for a Superior Court Judge as his research attorney.
I also have political connections, having supported many people for the judge and selecting judges in California when I worked for the Jenny (JNE) Commission.
So, that gives me a pretty broad range of information on how to deal with criminal cases in the San Fernando Valley. I think those are some of the attributes you want in finding the best criminal defense attorney in the San Fernando Valley.
Jury Trial Victories
Also, you've got to have an attorney who can fight a case — who can win a case in a jury trial. I've had over 200 jury trials in my career, which is a lot.
Compared to most of the attorneys advertising on the internet, I would say hands down, very few of them have the experience. Very few of them have down anywhere close to over 200 jury trials.
I think you've got to have that, not just to win a case but also to negotiate a case because then you can point out the weaknesses in a claim to the prosecutor.
Prosecutors aren't afraid of those attorneys who can't fight a case and win it because they know they've got all the power.
But if you can fight them, win the case, and point out flaws in their case, that's something that will help you if you decide to negotiate the case.
Successful Courtroom Negotiator
That's the next point. If you want to be the best criminal defense attorney in the San Fernando Valley, you've got to be able to negotiate a case successfully.
You have to know about the new head DA's policies and use those for your client's advantage. You've got to know the judges:
- which ones are the tough ones;
- which ones are the more reasonable ones, and
- most importantly, you've got to know your audience regarding the prosecutors.
There are some tough prosecutors to deal with and some more reasonable ones. The District Attorney's office in Los Angeles County, and to a degree, the City Attorney's office, are like giant corporations with a whole power structure.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen criminal defense attorneys in the San Fernando Valley trying to argue with a prosecutor who has no authority whatsoever to change the offer in their client's case.
So, they're just wasting their time and wasting their client's money. You've got to be able to get to the person who has the authority to help you resolve the case, to give you something reasonable, and that's what the best criminal defense attorneys know.
History of Success Fighting criminal Cases
So, if you're looking for the best, you've come to the right place. I've got the complete package, working for the DA's office, a judge, and then the last 27 years, since 1994, as a criminal defense attorney fighting cases like yours and being very successful.
Pick up the phone. Ask for a meeting with Ronald Hedding. My office is in the San Fernando Valley and easy to get to. The last thing you'd want is somebody you feel comfortable with.
So, come and sit down with me. Let's talk about everything. I genuinely am going to try to help you. I'm going to tell you the truth about your case, what you're facing and how you should proceed moving forward.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact our office for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0940.