For the last 26 years, I’ve represented people who live in the city of Tarzana or who have been arrested and that are going to appear in the Van Nuys criminal court. My office is right down the street from the city of Tarzana in Encino on Ventura Boulevard probably five minutes away from your location if you live in the city of Tarzana, and it’s about ten minutes away from the Van Nuys courthouse where the case is going to be heard.
If you were arrested in Tarzana, they will usually put a bail on you. We’ll be able to get a bail bondsman and get you out. Then they’ll set a future court date. If you don’t’ bail-out, the you’ll usually be into court within a couple of business days under normal circumstances.
Posting Bail for Jail Release
Right now as I make this post, any arrest in Tarzana, if a person doesn’t bail probably won’t be into court for at least seven days because of the coronavirus and they’ve extended the time that they have to get you into court if it’s a serious-enough case.
If it’s not a serious-enough case, then your bail will likely be zero and you’ll be released by the police. Again, because they’re trying to clear out the Los Angeles county jail because of the coronavirus.
Typically, what I do when I have a client who as arrested in Tarzana, we have you come into the office, sit down in the privacy of the attorney/client privilege. Then we go over your case.
I’ll put my 26 years of experience to work for you to try to figure out what the best protocol is to get you the best result to try to keep you out of jail, try to protect your criminal record, your reputation and try to protect you from some of the things that can occur if you end up with a criminal conviction on your record. You get put on probation and nobody, obviously, wants to serve any time in custody.
Plea Bargain v. Jury Trial
This is done through a discussion about what happened in the case and what evidence the prosecutors might have. Sometimes we might have to wait until I get the police report in a case so I can see exactly what they’re claiming that you did and what evidence they have.
Then I’ll also have a discussion with the prosecutor to get an idea of what their perspective is. Then, we’ll pretty much have all the pieces to the puzzle and we’ll really be able to sit down and talk about what the best course of action is. I will put my experience to work for you.
Obviously, you can help me, especially if it’s going to be a case where we’re going to be negotiating. You can get me some character letters from friends and family that talk about you and your job, your family, what you do.
Then we tell all all good things that you’ve done in the community so we can try to show the prosecutor and judge a side of you that is different than what the police are likely trying to portray in the police report that they put together.
Unfortunately, the police in Tarzana, which is usually LAPD, if they think that you’re guilty, they’re going to write up a police report that only shows bad things about you, and a lot of times doesn’t really tell the whole story or give your side of the story — your version of events. That’s my job as your criminal defense attorney.
Developing a Good Defense Strategy
So, if you have a case where you were arrested in the city of Tarzana and you need help — you need somebody that can deal with the prosecutors and the judges that are going to be in charge of your case, come up with a good strategy that’s personalized just for you — for your circumstances, your job, your future — you’ve come to the right place.
Pick up the phone now. Make the call. We’ll get some introductory information from you and usually I can get you in to see me pretty quickly. Like I said, my Encino office is right down the street from Tarzana and we can get your case moving in the right direction so that we can get you out of the criminal justice system as fast as possible.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0940.