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How Are DUIs Dealt with in the Van Nuys Criminal Court?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | May 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been arrested anywhere in the San Fernando Valley, you’re typically going to get an appearance slip to appear in the Van Nuys criminal court.  If you’re charged with a misdemeanor DUI, they’ll have you appearing in Division 103. You want to get an attorney before you go in there.  Let the attorney...

What to Consider When Hiring the Best DUI Attorney?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | May 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Prosecutors in California use two primary DUI laws to file charges against somebody for driving under the Influence.  Vehicle Code 23152(a) VC makes it a crime to drive under the influence of alcohol. Vehicle Code 23152(b) VC makes it a crime to drive with a BAC of .08% or higher. Most people are...

Anatomy of a Police DUI Pullover

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Apr 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

I’ve been doing this for 30 years, defending people for California Vehicle Code 23152 VC DUI cases in Los Angeles and surrounding cities. I thought it would be nice to give you a breakdown of what is supposed to happen if you were pulled over for a DUI. I do this knowing that most people will be coming...

How Can You Avoid Jail Time If Arrested for A DUI?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Mar 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

One thing that constantly flashes in people’s minds when police pull them over and ultimately arrest them for a DUI is whether or not they may do any jail time? Other people don’t even realize that a DUI is a misdemeanor crime, and a first offense could get you up to six months in jail, and a second...

Top DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angeles County

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Mar 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you’re looking for the best, look no further.  I’ve been doing this for 30 years, representing those charged with DUIs in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. The two main courts in the Valley are Van Nuys and San Fernando, and there are hundreds of DUIs prosecuted every month there...

Do You Keep Your Driver’s License If You Get a DUI?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Feb 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

DUIs in California, and in particular, Los Angeles, have become more and more prevalent and severe. Today, we cannot afford to lose our driver’s licenses. We’ve got to work. We have a family.  We have jobs and bills.  My law firm certainly understands that.  So, when somebody comes in and has a DUI and...

What is at Stake in a Los Angeles DUI Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Dec 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’ve handled thousands of DUI cases throughout the last nearly 30 years and there’s a lot of things at stake.  Your freedom is at stake depending on what happened. You could do typically up to a year in jail if it’s a misdemeanor case and up to three years in prison if it’s a felony case. If you cause great bodily injury...

DUI with Legal Drugs in California

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Dec 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Vehicle Code 23152(f) VC criminalizes driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), which means the driver of the vehicle can no longer drive like someone sober due to any type of drug, including legal prescription medications or marijuana. Vehicle Code 23152(g) makes it a crime to drive under...

Is Video Evidence Useful in DUI Cases?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Sep 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every California DUI case is decided based on the strength of the evidence. Many defendants believe the evidence against them is solid, but in many cases, the DUI evidence is often weak. Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were either over the legal limit...

When Does a DUI Turn into a Murder Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

A Watson DUI murder in the state of California is the crime of implied malice murder while someone was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It’s a Penal Code 187 PC second-degree murder charge in cases where somebody was killed due to another person’s intoxicated driving of a vehicle... 

What Will Happen If You’re Arrested for a DUI?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Nov 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have a lot of people contacting me who are pretty much thrown into a tizzy and don't know what to do because they've been arrested for a DUI under California Vehicle Code 23152. They've been given a ticket by the police and they have a court date coming up and are not really sure what to do. A ...

Out of State Drivers Who Get a DUI in California

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Nov 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

I get a lot of calls and especially over the internet from people who are visiting California and they end up with a DUI and they're trying to figure out what to do. Usually what happens is, they get pulled over, they're arrested, held in custody for a period of time and then they're given a tick...

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