Pasadena Criminal Defense Lawyer
LEARN THE BEST STRATEGY IF YOU HAVE A CASE PENDING IN THE PASADENA, CA SUPERIOR COURTHOUSE
BAIL IN THE PASADENA COURTHOUSE
Over the course of the last 25 years I have been defending clients in the Pasadena Courthouse. The first appearance is the arraignment. This is where the prosecutor will give the charges to the defense attorney and the parties will argue the bail.
Typically the judge will set the bail at the bail schedule that has been established by the judges. However, this particular courthouse is very reasonable when it comes to setting bail and I have had much success getting the appropriate client released on their own recognizance or getting a bail set at below the bail schedule.
The key thing that the court is looking at is whether the defendant is a flight risk or a danger to the community. Therefore, things like having no prior criminal record, all your family residing in the area, property in the Pasadena area near the courthouse are all good factors that give us a chance to get you out of custody with the least amount of money being spent.
EARLY DISPOSITION PROGRAM IN THE PASADENA COURT
If we are planning on trying to resolve a criminal case in the Pasadena Courthouse, then we can explore the option of leaving the case in the arraignment court and I will deal directly with the prosecutor in that courtroom.
We will put a mitigation package together and really let the prosecutor know your side of the story and the good things about you, your family and your life.
There is definitely a benefit to resolving your case quickly if it is the right case to do so. The judge in the arraignment court and the prosecutor are very reasonable and if the prosecutors have strong evidence against you, it is definitely worth exploring the option of resolving the case in the early disposition court in Pasadena.
SETTING A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN THE PASADENA COURTHOUSE
Sometimes it makes sense in a criminal case to do some damage to the prosecution’s case before trying to negotiate with them. In Pasadena Courthouse, there are cases where the police have done a one sided investigation against the client and it is up to the attorney to show the judge and the prosecutor the other version of what happened in the case.
In the right case, this can lead to a dismissal, a lessor charge or at least showing the prosecutor that their is more than meets the eye in the case. It is an opportunity to attack the credibility of the prosecution’s witnesses and take an offensive position on your clients behalf. In the right case, doing the preliminary hearing in the Pasadena court can set your client up in a strong negotiating position.
Types of Crimes We Handle in Pasadena, CA
Our criminal defense attorneys serve Pasadena court and are familiar with the judges and prosecutors. We provide dedicated representation and do whatever we can to get our clients the best possible results.
We deal with every type of case in the criminal field ranging from murder to robbery to assault to sex crimes, hit and run, firearm offenses, juvenile crimes, resisting arrest, white collar crimes, probation violation, theft crimes, violent crimes, warrants, federal crimes and DUI’s. We understand criminal law and how the justice system works and we use that knowledge we have for your advantage and benefit.
If you have been accused and charged with a crime, do not settle for a public defender and call the Hedding Law Firm that will provide dedicated, aggressive, and efficient representation. We offer a free initial consultation so you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.