Firm Overview – Hedding Law Firm
OUR UNIQUE STORY
The Hedding law firm has been a powerful force in the legal community since the 1970s. We are one of the longest-running firms in Los Angeles and are proud of the results and success we have achieved over our many years of practice.
My father, Ronald W. Hedding, has practiced law for over 35 years. He 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 a benefit to having two attorneys with the same first and last name practicing together when it comes to successfully representing our clients and covering our court appearances in a county as congested and busy and Los Angeles.
We take pride in working hard for our clients to ensure that they are treated fairly and receive the results they deserve! There is no substitute for knowing the system and the players within that system when it comes is to have 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 essential areas related to law practice in LA. In my opinion, when your attorneys have successfully dealt with the prosecutors and judges over a long period, 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 your good name, criminal record, driving record, and freedom, it is time to hire the best in the business.
Our DUI Defense Strategy
When defending DUI's in Los Angeles County, no “cookie-cutter” strategy works for all cases. That is why I laugh when clients come in and tell me that when they were looking for an attorney, they spoke to salespeople 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/salesperson was just some fast talker 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 the issues with your case that can make a difference in the outcome. Once you tell us about the circumstances surrounding your arrest and we review the arrest report, we will be in a position to advise you and start resolving your matter successfully properly.
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.
After we identify what the issues are in your DUI case, the next step in the process is to decide how we are going to use those issues to your advantage. Sometimes the problems 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 groundwork 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, you will start to feel a sense of control in your life coming back.
We have a crucial 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!