What is a Specific Intent Crime?

November 11, 2019 4:15 pm Published by
A specific intent crime has to do with a criminal defendant having the specific intent to commit a specific crime.  For example, let’s assume that the crime we’re talking about is attempted murder. In order to be convicted of attempted murder, one of the elements of the crime is that the defendant has to have the specific intent to kill the victim.  So, for example, if you take the Reginald… Continure reading

What Should I Do If Police Want To Search My Home?

November 4, 2019 4:52 pm Published by
Obviously, the easy answer to this question is don’t let them, but the police are little bit more persistent than that and a lot of times they will get a search warrant to search your house.  If they come with a valid search warrant, then you ought to just get out of their way and let them search the home. You certainly don’t have to provide any statements to them… Continure reading

When is Defense of Others a Valid Defense?

October 28, 2019 4:16 pm Published by
Defense of others you don’t see a lot in criminal defense.  I’ve been doing this for twenty-five years.   Very rarely see it used as a defense.  Once in a while where it comes into play is where somebody does something to another individual or individuals in defense of another person. For example, of somebody were beating somebody up and another person came in and knocked that person down, hit them… Continure reading

What to Expect if Involved in a Traffic Accident Causing Death

August 27, 2019 8:07 pm Published by
I get these cases all the time and a lot of times they’re filed as criminal cases, so people are asking well if it was just an accident and I didn’t do it on purpose, how could they possibly charge me with a crime?  And that relates to a number of different factors. Involuntary Manslaughter Charges First off, the San Fernando Valley courts and the prosecutors and the police are… Continure reading

Risks And Realities Of Defending A Criminal Case

December 21, 2018 2:27 pm Published by
There are many risks when it comes to criminal defense, some of which most people know about which relate to having a criminal record and having to move on with your life with a criminal record is obviously difficult, because when you apply for a job your criminal record will be read and people will be evaluating whether you get the job. Also, for other things such as getting a… Continure reading

How Fast Do I Get Into Court After Arrested In San Fernando Valley?

October 17, 2018 10:13 am Published by
This is a good question because there’s not a real perfect exact answer. Typically, what you should do if you’re a family member or even the person who is in custody and you’re trying to figure out when you’re going to get into court, you have to get an attorney and give them all the information – where you’re being held, what the charges are, what the bail is, when… Continure reading

How Many Criminal Courthouses Are In San Fernando Valley?

October 17, 2018 10:08 am Published by
It’s an interesting question because I probably count about seven courthouses, although some of the courthouses are outlying the San Fernando Valley but cover some of the ground in the Valley. Van Nuys Courthouse For example, Malibu used to be one of the courthouses that covered some of the ground in the Valley, but then they closed that courthouse down. What they’ve done – the powers that be in the… Continure reading

Lost Hills Sheriff Station And Criminal Defense

October 17, 2018 9:42 am Published by
The Lost Hills Sheriff Station patrols the west-end of the San Fernando Valley. It also covers Agoura Hills and all of the surrounding areas. It’s the Sheriff; not the LAPD. The Sheriff Station itself is actually in kind of a remote area — dark, not much lighting. It’s also surrounded by a lot of bars, a few clubs, and the street light is very dark there, so a lot of… Continure reading

History Behind The Hedding Law Firm’s Encino, CA Address

October 17, 2018 9:40 am Published by
The main hub office of the Hedding Law Firm is in Encino, CA. It has been there for over twenty-five years. This is a beautiful location in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in an all-glass building on Ventura and Gaviota. The building itself is famous for a number of different movies that have been filmed there – including Scarface. There’s a number of scenes where money is being… Continure reading

West Valley Police Station As It Relates To Criminal Defense

October 17, 2018 9:36 am Published by
The West Valley Police Station which is on Vanowen Street in the San Fernando Valley pretty much as jurisdiction over most of the west end of the Valley and the middle of the San Fernando Valley. West Valley Community Police Station 19020 Vanowen Street Reseda, CA 91335 818-374-7611 They share jurisdiction with Topanga Police Station and also the Lost Hills Sheriff Station which borders up near Valley Circle. So, if… Continure reading