Likelihood of Going to Jail if You Have a Criminal Case in LA County?
Jail is probably one of the biggest fears that criminal defendants have regarding California criminal cases pending against them. So many ramifications come from being thrown in jail. First of all, you're in a place where you're very restricted. There's little room, and of course, there's the Coronavirus right now, so you're probably 15 times more likely to get the Coronavirus should you have to go into custody.
Of course, the next thing is that many people have jobs and families and don't want to go into custody. They don't want to lose their job. They don't want to be away from their family, and I think maybe the next and one of the more essential things is the danger. Many people are jammed in the county jail right now.
There are a lot of people in prison. There are many very dangerous people, and they don't want to take the chance that something terrible could happen to them when they go into custody.
Type of Criminal Case and Prior Record
So, when you start to evaluate the likelihood of going to jail, here are some of the things below you have to look at.
If you've got a more severe crime, though, that increases the probability of you going to jail. The next thing we look at is your criminal record.
If you have no criminal record, you've never been in trouble before, never had any issues with the law, then you are much more likely not to go to jail than those people who continue to get in trouble over and over again. The prosecutors feel they need to put them in jail or prison to teach them a lesson.
Retain an Experienced Defense Lawyer
The final thing that I would say is essential when looking at whether or not you're going to jail is twofold:
- you've got to get the best criminal defense attorney;
- you've got to get somebody who knows how to fight for you.
Somebody like me who's been doing this almost 30 years and had great success with their clients.
Having somebody who has the experience and knows what it takes to keep somebody out of jail or custody, we look at, for example, right now with the Coronavirus, you have a great chance to not go to jail. The police, prosecutors, and judges don't want to put people in jail unless they feel they have to. Unless they think it's in society's best interest and the reason for that is:
- the jails are overcrowded,
- the jails are dangerous right now,
- it's dangerous for the sheriffs who have to deal with people who might be carrying in the Coronavirus.
They're having trouble moving people from county jail to state prison because when those county bodies go into prison society, they tend to infect a lot of other prisoners, and the Coronavirus spreads.
So, right now is probably the best time to avoid jail and getting a good strategy together with your attorney, looking at your record, looking at what you allegedly did and looking at you as a person, and putting together a mitigation package is going to give you the best chance to stay out of jail.
Pick up the phone. Take the first step. Hire Ronald D. Hedding as your attorney. I stand at the ready to help you. I stand ready to fight for you, and I stand prepared to do everything possible to keep you out of jail.
Hedding Law Firm is a top-ranked criminal defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436.