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Don’t approach this hearing casually... the decision to file or not file criminal charges against you will be made here. When you are facing criminal charges, it can be a very stressful time. That is why it is important to hire a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, especially if you have a City Attorney Hearing scheduled. This could help reduce, or even dismiss the charges you are currently facing.

The attorneys at Hoffman & Associates have been handling criminal defense cases, and City Attorney hearings for over 30 years, and have the experience and knowledge to expertly navigate the nuances of the criminal justice system.

These hearings are held at the Office of the City Attorney before a prosecutor. Used properly, this hearing is your one opportunity to impress the hearing officer of your innocence or mitigating circumstances in your favor.

Unlike a court proceeding, you do not have the right to a copy of the police report containing the facts being used against you.

A criminal lawyer practicing in Los Angeles and experienced in City Attorney Hearings, can usually have a meeting with the prosecutor before the hearing to learn about what the police report said you did including any physical evidence or witness statements sought to be used against you.

Armed with understanding both sides of the facts of the case, an experienced attorney can quickly strategize the facts and create the strongest defense for his client.

There is no substitute for experience... knowing what a client should say at this City Attorney hearing is equally important as what not to say to win these hearings and avoid criminal charges altogether. A Los Angeles Criminal Defense lawyer can help guide you through this process.

Years of experience in doing these hearings gives our clients a strong advantage, by knowing how the hearing officer thinks on each case before even hearing and evaluating the facts. This valuable psychological advantage allows us to plan our client’s presentation to optimize favorable results.

Hearing Officers set City Attorney Hearings in many different types of cases including battery, domestic violence, disturbing the peace, neighbor disputes, hit and run cases, and many other appropriate charges.

Regardless of the charges, hearing officers always appreciate good attitudes, a showing of increased awareness, and most important, appropriate remorse experienced.

Hearing Officers also give serious weight to clients taking voluntary and proactive steps to avoid future issues legal problems.

Hearing Officers are favorably influenced by clients attending Alcohol Anonymous Meetings, self help groups, or other rehabilitative efforts. Clients who attend counseling (with a letter of proof) showing that they are taking proactive steps to address the potential issues which contributed to the legal violation, always creates a positive impact at these hearings.

Prior to the hearing date, our clients are fully prepared on all of the above issues to dramatically increase the successful results of winning these hearings. Do not take a chance on your future, call Hoffman & Associates today and set you a free consultation so that one of our lawyers can help assess what needs to be done on your case and get you fully prepared for your day in court.

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I can't begin to thank Mr. Hoffman enough for his extensive efforts throughout the entire case. He went absolutely above and beyond throughout the entire process. From day one he was immediately actively pursuing ways to prevent my case from ever going to court and once that was no longer an option, actively began working on getting the case ultimately dismissed. His communication was consistent and reassuring, despite my frantic worries all the time... Micaiah Botts
My family and I simply owe our life and future to Ron Hoffman. If you are looking for a lawyer that goes above and beyond the call of duty you can't find a better lawyer than Ron. He took my case head on from the moment I called his office. I was involved in an accidental hit and run where I was unaware of the injury. Every step of the way, Ron guided me through an almost two year long investigation and court settlement process and was constantly by my side through out every crossroad... Bill Martin
Ron Hoffman and his staff were Fantastic when dealing with such a serious issue of DUI. When I first Called Ron I was very nervous and worried for my daughter and her freedom. She had a failure to appear on top of her DUI and I knew just how bad this could be. Ron was able to immediately put me at ease and gave me the confidence that there was hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. Ron was able to get the failure to appear dismissed and also no jail time for my daughter... Claude Brown
I have been working with Mr. Hoffman for over 11 years. I have seen first hand his genuine dedication to his clients, and how his experience, knowledge and passion have gotten clients fantastic results. He treats each of his clients as his only client, and takes the time to develop detailed strategies and defenses for each individual case. I have never hesitated to refer Mr. Hoffman to anyone who has asked me for a good Criminal Defense attorney. He is a fantastic attorney!... Neeta P.
I had a DUI issue recently. I have never had a problem with the law as serious as this one. I did panic a bit after and knew I had to get a lawyer to help my future. I researched the Web and read the reviews for awesome DUI Lawyers. Hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. Ron's 30 years experience and step by step guidance helped me with my case. Jonie was amazing with keeping me calm. Ron Hoffman is a great lawyer and I would refer any friends or family to him... Manuel Gomez
Ron was so accommodating and professional. With a Firm like his you wouldn't expect him to be as accessible, but he immediately returned phone calls, was easy to communicate with and was very sympathetic to my situation. He went above and beyond and was able to get a better result than I'd hoped or expected. I highly recommend Ron Hoffman and his firm. He made a difficult and anxiety fueled process bearable and made me feel safe. He is a lovely man. One does not wish to need a criminal attorney, but if you do need one, Ron's the guy to call... Teri A.
Ron and his team were the perfect pairing for what I needed taken care of. Every step of the way he was extremely helpful and informative (not his first rodeo). His work ethic and attitude were exemplary and it showed with the results of using his services. I would recommend anyone I know to give Ron a call if they need help in his realm of expertise. Many thanks Ron and associates!... Donald N.
I didn't hire a lawyer for my first DUI... What a mistake! Ronald goes above and beyond with his art and knowledge of custom strategy according to your case. lawyer of the year (every year)... Adam R.
I hate lawyers. They are hard to get a hold of, greedy and unreliable. Ron is the opposite of all these things. He deserves 6 stars, and I very much recommend him. He helped me through my case with nothing but kindness, understanding, and knowledge and eventually got it dropped. Thanks for everything Ron!... Avi Z.