Criminal Defense Attorney in San Fernando Valley


In felony cases, the accused in entitled to a preliminary hearing during the process of the criminal case. This is an opportunity for a skilled defense attorney to do damage to the prosecution’s case and set his or her client up for success.

If the witnesses can be effectively cross examined, this will sometimes lead to a resolution of the case or even an outright dismissal. Most of the time, police reports that take down witnesses statements are written in a slanted fashion against the defendant. By skillfully cross examining a key witness, many times the defense attorney can get to the bottom of what really happened.

The key is to figure out where the issues are in the case through discussions with the client, investigation and knowledge gained through years of experience. Then, the ability to exploit the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case through questioning of the key witnesses is a skill that a successful criminal defense attorney must possess.

If you have a criminal case pending and you believe there are issues that are not being taken into account, then I encourage you to come in and sit down to discuss the case and we can then take the first steps towards a successful resolution.


During a criminal trial the prosecution’s case relies whole on the credibility of the witnesses they call to testify. The only chance the defense has to ask questions and attack the prosecutor’s case is through the art of cross examination.

If the defense attorney can show that the witnesses the prosecutor calls are not credible or lied about crucial evidence in the case, then the stage is set for a not guilty verdict.

As I cross examine each of the prosecutor’s witness during a jury trial I make note each time they make inconsistent statements, are caught lying or exaggerating about the facts of the case and when they actually acknowledge a point that helps support the defense.

If the defense attorney is not able to effectively cross examine the main witness in the criminal case, then the defense is destine for failure and the defendant will be convicted and face jail or prison time.

This is why I sit down with my client before the trial starts and we agree on the areas I will attack the witness and many times my client will come in a testify on the defense side to bolster some of the damage we have done to the prosecution’s cases throughout the trial.

Cross Examination Can Impact Opinions in a Criminal Case

Through cross examination, our defense attorneys have the power to impact the opinions of the judge and jury. Cross Examination is the questioning of an opponent’s witness at a trial or a hearing such as a preliminary hearing and is a very important part of the trial because it has the power to impact the opinions of the judge and jury.

Our criminal lawyers in San Fernando and Van Nuys, CA use cross examination to discredit what the prosecution witness is bringing to the table. We gather our own evidence and our own witnesses with our primary goal being to get you the best possible results.

We are aggressive, persistent, and think quick on our feet, which is essential when it comes to questioning. We are attentive and focused. We care for our clients.

We have had many years of experience and we have been successful in a number of jury trials. We learned and now know that effective cross examination wins trials and that is our mission for our clients – to win! Call the Hedding Law Firm to review your case.

If you are facing a pending criminal charge, do not waste any time and contact our San Fernando Criminal Lawyers and set up a free face to face consultation.