Types of Crimes in Woodland Hills
If you've been arrested for any crime in Woodland Hills, CA, you want to get a criminal defense attorney who can help you. Woodland Hills' prosecutions are dealt with by either the City Attorney's office or the District Attorney's office. The Van Nuys courthouse is responsible for prosecuting those arrested for cases that occur in Woodland Hills city.
Even though Woodland Hills is part of Los Angeles County, it still has its small city, and we've been practicing and dealing with cases now for 26 years. My main hub office is just minutes away from Woodland Hills on Ventura Boulevard in Encino.
So, if you've been arrested for a crime and you need help — whether the crime ranges from a theft-related offense to a DUI — to either a murder charge, domestic violence, drug crimes, sex crimes — I've been handling these types of offenses for many years with a lot of success.
I know Woodland Hills very well. My home is very close to there, and I have defended people now for a long time and understand what it takes to get a successful result.
The first decision we're going to have to make if you were arrested in the city of Woodland Hills is whether or not we're going to fight the case or whether we're going to resolve the issue by way of a plea bargain with the District Attorney's office or the City Attorney's office.
So, what we do is have you sit down with me. We meet and discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding the case — why the police arrested you and what defenses you may have. Sometimes we have complete protection to the crime, and we can do a jury trial in the Van Nuys court and get a not-guilty verdict. Other times, we do not have a complete defense to the particular crime, and the best strategy is to try to negotiate with the prosecutor.
Negotiating with Prosecutor for Best Result
Sometimes we can be successful in negotiating for a lesser charge to try to keep you out of jail time and try to lessen the restrictions on your record so that ultimately, we can try to get a clean record for you. This can be done by negotiating with the prosecutors or the judge.
Sometimes we can file what's called an expungement or a dismissal after the probation is over in the case There's a whole host of different vehicles that we can use if you are arrested and end up with a conviction in the area of Woodland Hills.
So, if you need help, I encourage you to pick up the phone. Make the call. I can usually meet with you pretty quickly in my office very close to Woodland Hills and get the case moving in the right direction and do everything we can to 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.