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 which is the main Hub Court felony arraignment, or they'll be prosecuted in Van Nuys.
Van Nuys has their own sex crime unit that handles all sex-related offenses in the San Fernando Valley. They've got their own policies on which type of cases get transferred downtown and which type of cases are handled in Van Nuys.
History of Success Defending California Sex Crimes
Obviously, I'm familiar with both court houses 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 and now you can really sit down and think about what is a realistic outcome related to your sex-related offense in Encino, CA.
Whether or not your looking at prison, sex registration, these are all things that are obviously going to come up in a conversation, and I think that's definitely 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 certain outcome is the right 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 really 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'm going to try to push the case to the envelope and get you the best possible resolution and that includes doing prelims in certain cases and damaging the prosecutor's evidence. That includes:
- going to trial in the right 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 really 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 right case taken to trial can be won especially if the prosecution's evidence is weak. However, obviously, we're going to have to assess everything and make that decision together.
Because to go to trial it's going to 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 that 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.
Contact us for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0979.