I've handled criminal matters for 26 years now, defending people that stem out of the Agoura Hills area. There's a very long stretch along Agoura Road that's very dark, and the Lost Hills sheriff's station preys on people in that area for various violations — DUI, other criminal-type behavior, and they arrest a lot of people.
They've got a terrible reputation on how they handle cases. It's a very one-sided investigation. The pencil people with death with a bad report. So, it's my job to kind of turn the tide in your favor.
Suppose the Lost Hills sheriff's station has arrested you. In that case, you either live in the city of Agoura Hills, or you were arrested in that city; your case will likely go to the Van Nuys courthouse or even the Airport courthouse depending on who has jurisdiction for your case.
The sheriffs are probably the ones who arrested you, and they're going to try to write up a report that's all one-sided and against you and try to help get you prosecuted and convicted of your case. It's up to your criminal defense attorney to kind of turn the tide in your favor — give your version of events, your side of the story so that you can end up with the best possible result.
Reviewing Details of Case to Plan Defense Strategy
We'll do the first thing when you call me, and my office is very close. It's probably ten or fifteen minutes away on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. We'll set up a meeting. We'll sit down and go over everything.
I encourage you to be honest with me and give me a good idea of precisely what happened so that I can best defend you and set up a game plan that makes sense for your scenario.
Is it a case where we're going to try to get a dismissal, or we're going to take the case to a jury trial because you're innocent, or is it a case where they do have some evidence you did something wrong, so we're going to do damage control and mitigate the circumstance? That's kind of the first thing we want to decide.
Once we get that out of the way, we can put our game plan into action. Whether it be investigating the case and setting up for a trial or whether we're going to do damage control and get a mitigate package together.
Character Witnesses and Letters
We can also talk to character witnesses, get letters from them and let me put together a good package for you, so the prosecutors who are lawyers like me are the ones who are going to be looking at your case along with the judge.
So, it will be my job to convince them of whatever you and I decide we're going to take, and I'm going to be the one to champion that position and help you take back control of your life and your situation. That's crucial for people because when you're arrested, you're thrown in the back of a police car. Whether you're cited out or post bail, you lose control, and you get a taste of how unfair the criminal justice system can sometimes be.
So, it's my job if you've been arrested in the city of Agoura Hills to kind of turn the tide and put you back in the position you were before the arrest, and I've handled hundreds of cases out of that area. I've dealt with the prosecutors and judges that we will be dealing with related to your criminal case.
I know what it's going to take to get you're the best result. What we're going to do is get your rights protected, your freedom protected, your reputation, your future, your job, your family, and all the things that are important to you.
Getting You Out of the Criminal Justice System
So, when we sit down and talk about it, what we do is talk about what you can do to help me and what I'm going to do to help you and kind of what you can expect. That way, once you know what you're looking at — what you're facing — and what you can do to assist in your defense — you start to feel better about the situation.
We start to put the pieces back together. We'll do everything we can to get you out of the criminal justice system as fast as possible.
I encourage you to pick up the phone now. Ask to meet with Ron Hedding. Please take a look at my reviews, videos, and books. They're all meant to help educate you to make the right decisions in moving forward with your criminal matter. Hedding Law Firm is a top-rated criminal defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact our office for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0940.