Well Known By Judges and Prosecutors
Encino covers a good-sized part of the San Fernando Valley. Any criminal case filed in the Encino jurisdiction of Los Angeles County will be filed in the Van Nuys courthouse. My main office at 16000 Ventura Boulevard is in Encino. I've been there for almost 30 years, handling criminal cases. I'm very well-known in the Van Nuys courthouse.
I've very well-known in the criminal defense community, and I think that's one aspect you need in an attorney; if you want the best, they're known and respected in the community where the crime occurred.
When I say known, I mean prosecutors understand who I am. Judges know who I am. My father is also an attorney. He has the same name as me. We have different middle names. So, it's pretty unique that there's two Ronald Heddings, practicing in the Encino area and going to Van Nuys over a long time, where we're well-known and well respected. So, that's box number one that you need to be checked, that's somebody:
- who is well-respected,
- who is well-known,
- someone local, and
- knows the area and knows the courthouse where your case is pending.
That's critical when talking about the best criminal defense attorney in Encino.
Over 200 Jury Trials
I think the next thing you need to look at is the person's skill level:
- How many trials have they done?
- How much success have they had?
- How many cases have they negotiated in the courthouse?
I've handled cases in the Van Nuys court for almost 30 years, so I've handled thousands of cases. I've done over 200 jury trials. I've done jury trials in every courtroom in the Van Nuys courthouse.
So, you have somebody who has success. I'm probably approaching 400 to 500 ratings in the various entities that rate people if you look at my ratings online.
Whether it be on Google or Avvo, or any other big rating companies, so, you want somebody who's known in the community. You also want somebody who has the skill level and experience that you'll need to have the best attorney for you and your case if that's what you're searching for.
Attorney Whom You are Comfortable With
The last thing I would say, and probably the most important, believe it or not, is you want to feel comfortable with your attorney. Don't be tricked by these law firms where they put an attorney out there.
They put that attorney's credentials and how long that attorney's been practicing — but when you either call or go in there, you're not going to deal with that attorney. You're going to deal with some other attorney. That attorney doesn't even practice criminal defense. Now you might think that doesn't exist, but it does exist.
Several law firms are set up on the premise that the lead attorney doesn't go to court and practice criminal defense and instead uses inferior attorneys to do the job. You don't want that. You want the attorney you're hiring to be involved in your case.
Criminal Attorney for California Crimes
You'll have that with the Hedding Law Firm. You'll have that in Ronald Hedding, and I think when you come in and sit down with me, and we meet face to face, and we talk about your case, you're going to feel comfortable with me.
You're going to feel that I know what I'm talking about. I know what I'm doing. I work hard, and I'm genuinely trying to help you. I think you now have the components you need to make the right choice in hiring your Encino criminal defense attorney.
When you feel comfortable with the attorney, the judge will feel comfortable, the prosecutor will feel comfortable, and you're going to end up with the best result in your case.
So if you're looking for the best in Encino, you've come to the right place. Pick up the phone. Make the call. Ask for a meeting with Ronald Hedding. I stand at the ready to help you.
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.