When somebody is charged with a crime in California, it’s one of those things that you’ll never forget and it’s very difficult to deal with as it’s going on.
First, you have the shock related to the arrest, where you basically lose control. The police take you in custody, throw you in the back of a police car, or they give you a citation telling you you have to appear in court, and then you have that fear of what’s going to happen when you appear in court.
Your whole world flashes before you when you’re charged with a crime, because you’re thinking to yourself, what is going to happen to me? I want the answer right now.
Meet With a Criminal Lawyer to Discuss Case
A lot of times you can get some answers, obviously, by meeting with a seasoned criminal defense attorney. They will be able to give you an idea of what you’re facing based on:
- their experience dealing with the type of case that you have,
- your criminal record, and
- a host of other factors that would be discussed when you meet with them.
Other times, you can’t get the answer right away. Sometimes people are charged with very serious crimes and it’s not 100% clear which way the facts will twist:
- whether he person is going to go to prison;
- whether they’re going to go to county jail;
- what they’re going to be convicted of;
- whether it will be a strike on their record.
There’s a whole host of concerns that bring fear and worry to the hearts of anybody who’s facing the unknown and facing consequences that can change their entire life.
Planning a Defense Strategy
What I try to do as your criminal defense attorney is help you deal with that fear and help you figure out exactly what you’re facing and what you can do to help your own situation.
That’s part of dealing with and attacking a criminal case. That is helping your client get peace of mind, helping your client deal with the fear associated with criminal charges and the consequences that are pending against them.
So, first we lay out everything on the table and we can do that at our initial meeting. You’re going to have an idea of what you’re facing and what the worst thing is that could happen to you.
Not because we want the worst thing to happen to you, but once you can face off against the worst thing that could happen to you in a criminal case, that’s going to help you start to deal with that fear.
Then we’re going to talk about what realistically might happen to you if the case is handled the right way.
Fight the Case vs Plea Bargaining
Sometimes that means we’re going to fight the case and try to convince a jury that you’re not guilty. Other times, it will mean that you are going to have to accept some sort of a resolution to settle your case.
But obviously, we’re going to try to make sure the resolution is something that deals with the concerns that you have for the future.
The concerns that you might go to jail, that you might lose your job — and a whole host of other bad things that could befall you when you’re dealing with a criminal case.
So, if you’re looking for somebody who’s not just looking to win the case, which, of course, we’re trying to do, but also deal with the other things associated with a criminal case — like fear and like your life is on the line.
If you’re looking for somebody who understands that, knows how to deal with that, knows how to help you deal with that and give you the right mental framework.
So, that you can not only get through to the end, but deal with it as the journey goes along and to be able to deal with it in such a way that you can get that peace of mind back.
Further, to feel like you’re being represented the right way, and ultimately, end up with the best possible result for your case.
You’ve come to the right place. You’ve taken the first step. Pick up the phone. Ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding and I will do everything I can to help you.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in Los Angeles County at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436.