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OUR UNIQUE STORY
The Hedding law firm has been a powerful force in the legal community since the 1970’s. We are one of the longest running firms in Los Angeles and are proud of the results and success we have achieve over our many years of practice. My father Ronald W. Hedding has been practicing law for over 35 years and has a long and distinguished track record for serving his clients and making the Hedding name one to be respected across the many courthouses in Los Angeles County.
In the early 1990’s I, Ronald D. Hedding, began my career in criminal defense / DUI law. My experience includes working for the District Attorney’s Office in East Los Angeles, being the right hand man / research attorney for a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, working for the State Bar of California as a Judicial Nominations Commissioner (evaluating and investigating individuals the Governor was considering to appoint as judges) and being the guiding force behind the Hedding Law Firm for over 20 years.
It is definitely a benefit having two attorneys with the same first and last name practicing together when it comes to successfully representing our clients and being able to cover our court appearances in a county as congested and busy and Los Angeles. We take pride in working hard for our clients to make sure that they are treated fairly and receive the results they deserve! There is no substitute for know the system and the players within that system when it come is to having a successful criminal defense practice.
One of the things that makes use unique, besides a father and son practicing together, is the wealth of experience in the different branches of government and the various important areas related to the practice of law in LA. In my opinion, when your attorneys have successfully dealt with the prosecutors and judges over a long period of time, this puts their clients in a position to achieve a result in their case that represents the best that can be done for them. This is no time for a second rate attorney. If you want to protect you good name, criminal record, driving record and freedom, it is time to hire the best in the business.
When it comes to defending DUI’s in Los Angeles County there is no “cookie cutter” strategy that works for all DUI cases. That is why I laugh when clients come in and tell me that when they were looking for an attorney, they spoke to sales people and even attorneys over the phone who were trying to sell them on some DUI defense that had absolutely nothing to do with their set of circumstances. Once we flush out the facts of their case and the defense they are talking about, they soon realize the attorney / sales person was just some fast talker who was trying to sell them a bill of goods without having any information about their particular case. This is no way to start an attorney client relationship.
So the first part of the strategy has to do with identifying what the issues are with your case that can actually make a difference in the final outcome. Once you tell us about the circumstances surrounding your arrest and we review the arrest report, then we will be in a position to properly advise you and to start the process of resolving your matter in a successful fashion. However, to start making predictions about your case before we have all the details is simply foolish and does not make sense. Most people realize when someone is just telling them something to get them to hire them, with no real credibility or common sense behind their statements.
The next step in the process, after we identify what the issues are in your DUI case, is to decide how we are going to use those issues to your advantage. Sometimes the issues are good enough to fight the case or file a motion to dismiss the case. While other times, the issues we see will be used to negotiate the most favorable resolution for you. When we initially meet, my goal is to begin the process of flushing those issues out and setting up the ground work to resolve your case and get you out of the court system as soon as possible.
Once we have that initial meeting, and you have an idea of what you are facing and what you can do to help me with your case, then your will start to feel a sense of control in your life coming back. We have a key objective of getting you back your peace of mind so you can move past your DUI case and move on to a successful life. If this is your first dui, we have a goal of doing it once, doing it right and never doing it again!