I’m a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Lawyer. Every day I go to courts all over Los Angeles to fight tickets on behalf of my clients. As a traffic ticket attorney in LA, I know my way in and out of over 100 courthouses in Southern California. Some courts will allow walk in appearances, other courts will not. Some courts allow amendments at arriagnment, others at trial, others only on officer motion, others on court motion, others not at all. Want an abstract for your ticket to clear the hold from your license? Getting one can be tricky. Some courts release them automatically, other times they are $10, other times they are $15. Get it at the window? Another window? The judge? The clerk after the appearance? It’s a jungle out there.
I do this every day and I also have several Los Angeles traffic ticket lawyers on staff here in my office, so we constantly get calls from potential clients as well as other lawyers asking, “hey what do they do in X court on this type of case?” So I feel it’s my duty as your Los Angeles Traffic ticket lawyer to let you know that latest on the massive wave of court closures facing LA. As of today, here is what they are telling us
Eight Los Angeles County courthouses will close completely. They are Huntington Park, Kenyon Juvenile, Malibu, Pomona north, San Pedro, San Pedro annex, West LA, and Whittier. In addition to the elite eight, court work at Beverly Hills and Catalina Island will face significant reductions and restructuring. So where will these cases go? Here is what they are telling this guy as of today:
Alhambra traffic tickets-courthouse stays open, but no more traffic court in Alhambra. All Alhambra traffic tickets are going to Pasadena courthouse.
Beverly Hills traffic tickets-staying in Beverly Hills! But only for arraignment. If a ticket doesn’t resolve at arraignment, ticket goes to Santa Monica. All Beverly Hills criminal matters are going to Van Nuys or LAX
Pomona traffic tickets-pure traffic tickets are going to El Monte, traffic tickets for DUI or other misdemeanor offenses are staying in Pomona but going to Pomona south with all other criminal matters
East LA traffic tickets-going over to Metro courthouse in downtown Good old 1945 S Hill, bring something to read if you have to go to Metro, the lines are like Disneyland, except no ride at the end, just fines
Huntington park traffic tickets-going to Compton. Only good news here is traffic court in Compton is on the first floor so you don’t need to ride the world’s slowest elevators
Malibu traffic tickets-pure traffic tickets are going to Santa Monica, DUI and other misdemeanor citations are going to Van Nuys
San Pedro traffic tickets-everything to Long Beach courthouse and then after that everything to the new Long Beach courthouse
West Los Angeles traffic tickets-I was told they are going to Beverly Hills which makes no sense since they are closing Beverly Hills. So I guess this means West LA traffic goes to Beverly Hills for arraignment and then to Santa Monica for trial, unless it’s a misdemeanor, then it goes to Beverly Hills, only to get sent to LAX.
Whittier traffic tickets-Any citation issued by the Whittier Police Department will be going to Bellflower. This includes traffic tickets as well as misdemeanor cases like DUI, hit and run, and even felony arrests from Whittier PD. Any other LA traffic tickets or LA criminal cases that would have gone to Whittier before, but aren’t from Whittier PD…….will go to Downey.
Clear as mud right? Got questions? So do I. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 800-797-8406 and we can try to figure out the answers together.