Encino covers a good-sized part of the San Fernando Valley, and basically any criminal case that’s filed in the Encino jurisdiction of Los Angeles county is going to 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 definitely one aspect you need in an attorney if you want the best, is that they’re known and respected in the community where the crime occurred.
Well Known By Judges and Prosecutors
When I say known, I mean prosecutors know who I am. Judges know who I am. My father is also an attorney. He has the same name as me. We just have different middle names.
So, it’s fairly unique that there’s two Ronald Heddings, practicing in the Encino area and also going to Van Nuys over a long period of time where we’re well-known and well respected.
So, that’s definitely box number one that you need checked, that’s somebody:
- who is well-respected,
- who is well-known,
- someone who is local, and
- knows the area and knows the courthouse where your case pending.
That’s critical when you’re talking about the best criminal defense attorney in Encino.
Over 200 Jury Trials
The 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 been handling 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 single courtroom in the Van Nuys courthouse.
So, you definitely have somebody who has success. If you look at my ratings online, I’m probably approaching 400 to 500 ratings in the various entities that rate people.
Whether it be on Google or Avvo or any of the 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’re going to need in order 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 really 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, they put 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.
There are a number of law firms that are set up on a premise that the lead attorney doesn’t actually 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 that 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 is going to feel comfortable, the prosecutor is going to 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.