12720 Norwalk Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO DEFEND YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL CASE IN THE NORWALK COURTHOUSE?
Norwalk courthouse is known throughout Los Angeles as one of the toughest criminal courthouse’s in the county. Therefore, in order to properly defend yourself, you are going to need a tough no non-sense attorney to defend you and your interests. Someone who is battle tested and has successfully handled criminal cases in Norwalk. There are a number of effective ways to defend a criminal case, depending on the circumstances you find yourself in. In order to really get a feel for what you are up against, I suggest you come and give all of the information about you and your case in a straight forward and honest manner. This will give me the opportunity to truly assess your case and give you an honest opinion on your best strategy.
There is more than one way to attack a criminal case. Sometimes the best strategy is a thorough investigation, specifically targeted at attacking the prosecutor’s case and gathering evidence to impeach their witnesses. Other times, a softer approach is the best means to the end you seek. All cases spin on their own facts, and there is not secret pill that will solve your problem. Like any successful adventure in life, hard work, preparation and a solid strategy will help you in achieving the result you must have. In my view, defending a criminal case is a step by step process that starts with coming to an understanding between client and attorney as to exactly what the client wants to achieve and agreeing upon the steps to get there. Without this common sense approach and road map, the path will be difficult and uncertain. I encourage you to come and sit down to start your path to success immediately.
SOME INCITE FROM A SEASONED VETERAN ABOUT HOW THE NORWALK COURT SYSTEM WORKS
If your case is filed in the Norwalk Courthouse as a felony, you will eventually end up in Department “J” which is Norwalk’s early disposition courtroom. This is where the prosecutors and / or judge will offer each client a deal and most of the negotiation in the courthouse takes place. In order to be successful here, in my experience, an attorney must have successfully dealt with cases in this system that are similar to the case you have. It is my practice to have the client come into meet with me before the appearance in Department “J” and discuss what our strategy is going to be. If we are not going to try and negotiate a deal, then I will set the case for preliminary hearing and begin the process of dismantling the prosecution’s cases. If, on the other hand, we believe it is in our best interest to resolve the case, then we will flush out all of the best arguments for us and decide what our bottom line will be for a successful result in your case. If you have a case in the Norwalk system I will sit down with you and we will figure out your best strategy and make sure that we get the result you deserve.
NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN A MURDER CASE IN THE NORWALK COURT SYSTEM
In 1997 I tried a high profile murder case in the Norwalk Superior Courthouse. My client was alleged to be one of two gunmen that was involved in a bar fight that ended in a shooting and a death. There where three individuals that where part of the group that entered the bar, but only two of the persons actually shot weapons in the bar that night. My client was found not guilty after it was determined that the two brothers with him had gun shot residue on their hands and some effective cross examination made it clear that the prosecutor’s cases was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The prosecutors where very confident that they would win the case before it went to trial. In fact, they were so confident that they refused to offer my client anything but the maximum sentence to settle the case (25 years to life in prison). This is a good example of the plain fact that the prosecutors can not win every case that they file and that it takes a seasoned savvy criminal defense attorney to take them to task and win the case. No matter what they say and how strong they believe their cases is, it is only as strong as the evidence and their ability to argue the case against the defense attorney. Ultimately the jury will have the last say on how strong their case really is.
THE NORWALK COURTHOUSE
The current Norwalk Courthouse was built as part of the revitalized Norwalk Civic Center. Completed in the 1969, the Norwalk Courthouse has been serving the Southeast Los Angeles County area for over 40 years. Contact Hedding Law Firm today!