First Move Is To Retain an Experienced Lawyer
This is probably one of the biggest questions on somebody's mind who has come in contact with the police and is now facing criminal charges, has been handcuffed, put in the back of a police car. Often, police try to get you to say things to incriminate yourself. You probably feel like you've lost control over your situation and life.
It's probably one of the worst feelings because being put in custody demeans you and brings you down. So, when we talk about what you do if you've been arrested in Encino, your first move is to get to a seasoned criminal defense attorney because that attorney is going to be able:
- to start to put the pieces back together for you,
- to begin the process of healing,
- to begin the process of taking control of your life back.
So, if you've landed on this website, you've come to the right place. I've had an office in Encino for 27 years handling criminal cases, helping people just like you get their lives back. Likely, if you've been arrested in Encino, California, your claim will be sent to the Van Nuys criminal court. That's about five minutes from my office. I've handled thousands of cases there.
What I suggest you do is pick up the phone. Ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding. I don't charge to meet with you. I feel so confident that once you meet with me, hear about my experience and see that I genuinely am there to help you, you're going to retain me, and we're going to start getting this matter behind you. Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys will look at this topic below.
Developing a Defense Strategy
So, once you pick up the phone and make the call, I will have somebody there to give you some basic information. My office manager has been with me now for over 20 years. He does understand criminal cases.
He understands your pain, and he will be the first touch in getting you to know what you're up against and starting the process of a successful resolution.
Get all of your paperwork together — whatever the bail bondsman gave you if you had to bail out — whatever paperwork the police gave you, bring that to my office. We'll sit down and break down the whole case. We'll figure out the best strategy for you moving forward:
- whether it's the type of case we're going to fight and take to a jury trial,
- whether we can convince the prosecutors to dismiss the case;
- whether it should be a diversion case where you don't end up with a conviction;
- whether we're trying to keep you out of jail, which depends on:
- the facts and circumstances of your case;
- if you have a prior criminal record; and
- how good your attorney is at convincing the prosecutor and the judge of your specific position.
We've got to find out about you. This is not a situation where we do the same thing every time. We have to see who you are — what you stand to lose and what happened in your particular case — why you were arrested.
Contact Hedding Law Firm If Accused of a Crime
So, if you've been arrested in Encino, step number one is to keep your head up; you're going to get through this.
This is a bump in the room. Step number two is to pick up the phone. Ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding.
Step number three, we're going to do everything we can to (1) put this behind you and (2) protect your rights, freedom, and record.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0940.