Valencia court has been around a long time and there's a lot of DUIs in its jurisdiction because of the way the roads are set up in the surrounding communities, such as Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country.
The way these signal lights and the way the streets are set up, there's a lot of accidents. There's a lot of DUIs. There's a lot of moving violations and if anybody has ever been pulled over by the Valencia Sheriff's Department you realize they're not messing around.
They're looking to take people into custody. They're looking to arrest people for DUIs. Also, CHP, California Highway Patrol, is very active in that area. They're pulling people over all the time on the 5 Freeway near Valencia.
Challenging the DUI Breath Tests
So, if you have a DUI related to a Valencia arrest and you're looking for an attorney, you've come to the right place. I've handled thousands of DUIs over the past 26 years in that jurisdiction.
I know how to defend them. I know how to attack the stop. I know how to attack the breath tests and there's a host of other issues that can come up in DUI cases.
Of course, depending on the circumstances. That's the key thing you have to realize when defending a DUI case in Valencia, and that is, that not all cases are the same, and therefore, not all strategies are the same. You have to see what happens.
Challenging Blood Alcohol Level At Time of Driving
Sometimes the police come upon somebody and the person is not driving. Maybe they're out of the vehicle, they're involved in an accident minutes or even hours before.
They're trying to get that person for a DUI when they really don't know what the person's blood alcohol level was at the time of driving, which is the key in order to get somebody for a DUI.
There's a whole host of issues that can come up — including problems with the breath machine or drawing of the blood.
So, we first do everything we can related to figuring out if there's any defense that can be utilized to help you.
The next move we make, if there is no defense and you're not going to be able to get a not guilty verdict or you're not going to be able to get the case dismissed by some sort of a motion, the defense is not over at that point.
Seeking Reduced DUI Charges
Now we have to look at if we can get a different charge. Can we get something less than a DUI. If your blood alcohol level was very high in Valencia, they're going to be looking to put you in jail.
They will also do some things that cause you to realize that drinking and driving, especially drinking a lot of alcohol, is very dangerous, not only to you or your passengers, but also dangerous to the community at large.
So, you want to make sure you have an attorney who knows what they're doing in this area of the law, has had success, knows what it takes to defend the case.
If we can get a different charge you don't end up getting convicted of a DUI.
Another thing that can happen if we do have a high blood alcohol level, if we do have dangerous driving, very fast driving or some sort of an accident.
Now we're looking to keep the person out of jail, and also to avoid some of the other penalties that can come along with a DUI.
Whether it be a first time, second time, third time or even fourth time DUI.
Call Hedding Law Firm If Arrested for a DUI
So, if you've been arrested for a DUI in Valencia court, pick up the phone. Ask to speak to Ron Hedding. We will have you meet in my office. We'll go over everything and get our strategy together.
If you do decide to hire me, you'll have somebody on your side that knows the judges in that courthouse, knows the prosecutors, knows what it takes to mount a successful defense strategy.
An attorneys who also knows when to fight a case and when to negotiate a case, and knows how to get you the best common denominator when it comes to a DUI.
Valencia is a very conservative jurisdiction. The jury pool there is very conservative, and the judges and prosecutors.
So, you really have to go in with the right strategy in mind and that's why you hire an attorney who has 26 years of experience and has handled thousands of DUIs.
One who knows how to deal with the Sheriff, knows their tricks, knows some of the illegal moves they pull in order to pull somebody over and charge them with a DUI.
So, pick up the phone. Make the call. I stand at the ready to help you if you're charged with a DUI in Valencia.