Van Nuys DUI Lawyer
Van Nuys Courthouse
14400 Erwin Street Mall
Van Nuys, CA 91401
This is a question I feel qualified to answer because I have been successfully handling driving under the influence (DUI) cases in the Van Nuys Courthouse for the past twenty-five years. My father, Ronald W. Hedding, had an office in the Van Nuys area in the 1970s and knew the political landscape of defending a DUI case and anyone.
Because the courthouse is so close to our Encino office, we handle a large volume of DUIs in this court and feel like local insiders when it comes to making the right moves and getting the best results for our DUI clients.
One of the biggest reasons I handle so many DUIs is because this crime is charged ten times more than any other crime in America. I have a saying that I live by when it comes to a DUI….”If you have to do it, do it once, do it right, and never do it again!”
We are here to make this thing painless and make it as easy as possible for you. If we can keep you out of the courtroom, we will. If we can dismiss the case, we will.
And, if we can not dismiss it, we will be honest about it and come up with another plan based on the circumstances we find ourselves in.
We are here to help you, and once you meet with us, you will understand how things work and exactly what we can do to help you and what you can do to help yourself.
Experienced Drunk Driving Lawyers
So the answer to the question above is to find the best DUI attorney possible and make sure you make the moves to protect your rights, freedom, reputation, driving record, and criminal record. My philosophy regarding DUI cases is, “if you have a DUI, do it once, do it right, and never do it again!” More than anything, a DUI costs you time and money. It causes your insurance company to jack up your rates, you risk losing your driving privileges for some time, and you could end up in jail.
We pride ourselves on making the DUI process as painless as possible. We have a goal of fighting as hard as possible to get our client's case dismissed. If we can not get it dismissed because the prosecutors have the evidence to prove you guilty, we will make sure your case is handled quickly, discreetly, and with the best outcome possible.
Understanding the Van Nuys Courthouse
Is the Van Nuys Court a tough Courthouse as DUIs go in Los Angeles County? There were over forty courts in Los Angeles County (that number has dramatically decreased over the past five years), and I have been to every one of them.
Each court has its personality, depending on the area it sits, the staff, the prosecutors, and the judges. It is fair to say that the judges and prosecutors in the Van Nuys court system are firm but fair. I have won significant victories for my clients in this courthouse and negotiated some favorable dispositions.
A case must be taken on a case-by-case basis, and each client must be dealt with as an individual with their own life story who deserves to be treated fairly by the court system. So the answer is that the Van Nuys court system is extremely fair, and the prosecutors and judges will look at all of the evidence and circumstances of a case before passing judgment on a person.
Why We Are the Best DUI Defense Firm in Van Nuys Court
We have been practicing in the Van Nuys courthouse for over 30 years. We've handled thousands of DUI matters there. Department 103 is the main courtroom that handles DUI cases.
We've got good familiarity with the judge and the prosecutors in that courtroom, so we know how to negotiate with them. Having a vast amount of experience, we've seen many cases.
We know which cases are good to take to trial because of issues with them, and we know which cases it doesn't make sense to bring to trial, and we need to work out some resolution with the prosecutors.
We have you come in and sit down, and we go over the case step by step. I encourage you to be honest and give us all the case details so we're in the best position to help you. If you don't give us accurate information, you will put us at a disadvantage regarding your DUI case, and we won't get you the best result possible.
I worked for the district attorney's office, a superior court judge, the State Bar of California, and finally, in the early 1990s, I started doing DUI cases. Most cases are in the Van Nuys court because it's close to our main office in Encino. We have you set an appointment and come in, and we go over all of the details of your case.
Review of the Case Details
We look at your prior criminal record. We will look at you as a person, and sometimes we will put together a mitigation package so that the prosecutors know all of the good things about you instead of just what the police have investigated in the case, such as the following:
- We will look to see if they correctly did the field sobriety test,
- How did you do on those tests;
- We'll also look at what the reason for the pullover was;
- Whether or not you were illegally pulled over;
- We'll look to see how they took your blood alcohol reading;
- Whether it was through breath, whether it was through blood, and
- Whether they did it the right way or not;
- We're looking for angles to get you out of the case and get the case dismissed.
If we can get an angle, we will use it to eliminate the case for you. If, on the other hand, we determine that the prosecutors can prove the case against you, we will sit down and work out a deal with them to get you the best possible result in your case.
If you have a case pending in the Van Nuys court system, I believe you owe it to yourself to come and sit down with an attorney and a firm that knows the system well and can best advise you on what to do related to your DUI case.
Once you are armed with information and education, the stress level will go down, and you will gain back a sense of control over your situation. We will be straightforward and honest with you in setting up a strategy to end your DUI in the best way possible.
As long as you are truthful with us and give us all of the information related to your case, you can rely on us to fight for you and get you out of the court system as soon as possible with the best result. Most DUI arrests in the San Fernando Valley are handled in the Van Nuys Courthouse.
Our DUI Lawyers are in Van Nuys court every day, and we have handled thousands of DUI cases. We are familiar with all the prosecutors and judges, and our firm is highly reputable. Driving under the influence is an area we specialize in, and as drunk driving lawyers in Van Nuys, we handle both the criminal aspect and the DMV aspect of a DUI.
You can trust us to adequately handle your DUI case and any other DUI-related charge you may be facing, such as hit and run or vehicular manslaughter. Call the Hedding Law Firm and set up a free case evaluation, and we will help put this matter behind you.