Pasadena Criminal Defense Lawyer


Pasadena Courthouse
300 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 396-3300
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Bail in the Pasadena Courthouse

Over the last 25 years, I have been defending clients in the Pasadena Courthouse.  The first appearance is the arraignment.  The prosecutor will give the charges to the defense attorney, and the parties will argue the bail.

Typically the judge will set the bail at the bail schedule that the judges have established.  However, this particular courthouse is very reasonable when setting bail. I have successfully gotten the appropriate client released on their own recognizance or getting a bail set below the bail schedule.

The critical thing that the court is looking at is whether the defendant is a flight risk or a danger to the community.  Therefore, things like having no prior criminal record, all your family residing in the area, property in the Pasadena area near the courthouse are excellent factors that give us a chance to get you out of custody with the least amount of money being spent.

Early Disposition Program 

Suppose we are planning to resolve a criminal case in the Pasadena Courthouse. In that case, we can explore leaving the case in the arraignment court, and I will deal directly with the prosecutor in that courtroom. We will put a mitigation package together and let the prosecutor know your side of the story and the good things about you, your family, and your life.

There is a benefit to resolving your case quickly if it is the proper case.  The judge in the arraignment court and the prosecutor are very reasonable. If the prosecutors have strong evidence against you, it is worth exploring the option of resolving the case in the early disposition court in Pasadena.

Setting a Preliminary Hearing  

Sometimes it makes sense in a criminal case to damage the prosecution's case before trying to negotiate with them.  In Pasadena Courthouse, there are cases where the police have done a one-sided investigation against the client. It is up to the attorney to show the judge and the prosecutor the other version of the case.

In the proper case, this can lead to a dismissal, a lesser charge, or at least showing the prosecutor that more than meets the eye in the case.  It is an opportunity to attack the credibility of the prosecution's witnesses and take an offensive position on your client's behalf.  In the proper case, the preliminary hearing in the Pasadena court can set your client up in a strong negotiating position.

Types of Crimes We Handle in Pasadena, CA

Our criminal defense attorneys serve Pasadena court and are familiar with the judges and prosecutors. We provide dedicated representation and do whatever we can to get our clients the best possible results.

We deal with every type of case in the criminal field, ranging from murder to robbery to assault to sex crimes, hit and run, firearm offenses, juvenile crimes, resisting arrest, white collar crimes, probation violation, theft crimes, violent crimes, warrants, federal crimes and DUI's. We understand criminal law and how the justice system works, and we use that knowledge we have for your advantage and benefit.

If you have been accused and charged with a crime, do not settle for a public defender and call the Hedding Law Firm that will provide dedicated, aggressive, and efficient representation. We offer a free initial consultation, so you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

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