History of Success Defending California Sex Crimes
I've been handling sex crime-related matters out of the Encino, California area now for 27 years. My office is a staple in that community — very well known.
Most of those cases are either going one of two places: downtown Los Angeles starting in Department 30, the central Hub Court felony arraignment, or they'll be prosecuted in Van Nuys which has a sex crime unit that handles all sex-related offenses in the San Fernando Valley. They've got their policies on which type of cases get transferred downtown and held in Van Nuys.
I'm familiar with both courthouses and have had a lot of success. I think what makes a top sex crime defense attorney is somebody, first and foremost:
- who listens to their clients and gets their side of the story;
- then has an honest conversation with the client, and the decision-making process begins once the client has all the information.
Also, once the defense attorney has all the information, you can sit down and think about a realistic outcome related to your sex-related offense in Encino, CA.
Whether or not you're looking at the prison, sex registration, these are all things that will come up in a conversation, and I think that's one of my strong traits. I do listen to clients.
I hear what they have to say because I realize that just because I may view a case a certain way, I may think that a specific outcome is a suitable outcome for that particular defendant based on their prior criminal record and what they're currently charged with, maybe the client wants something a little bit different. So, we have to talk about:
- (1) what you want; and
- (2) what's realistic in the case.
Having done this for a long time, I have a pretty good feel for what you're up against, what your chances of going to trial might be, and kind of what you're looking at.
Seeking Best Possible Case Outcome
Of course, being a top Encino sex crime attorney, I will try to push the case to the envelope and get you the best possible resolution. That includes doing prelims in some instances and damaging the prosecutor's evidence. That includes:
- going to trial in the proper case if the prosecutors can't prove that you're guilty,
- asserting all of your defenses, and
- if there is evidence that you have committed a sex-related offense, obviously trying to get you the lowest charge and penalties.
This means the least amount of jail time or prison time. It just depends on the circumstances of your case.
Criminal Defense Lawyer for California Sex Offenses
So, I invite you to call my office. Take the first step. Ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding. I'll put my years of experience to work for you.
I think the second thing if you're looking for a top Encino criminal defense attorney that knows how to handle sex crimes is someone who has won sex crimes at the jury trial level, which I have.
The proper case taken to trial can be won, especially if the prosecution's evidence is weak. However, we will have to assess everything and make that decision together.
Because going to trial will cost you money, it's going to cost you time, and if you lose, it's probably going to cost you prison time.
Nobody wants that, so we have to make sure we make the right decision under the circumstances we can see ourselves faced with.
I stand at the ready to help you. If you've got a sex-related offense, you're being charged criminally, you're looking for the best in the Encino area, come to my office.
Hedding law firm is located at 16000 Ventura Boulevard, Penthouse Suite 1208 in Encino. I've been there for almost 30 years.