AddressAirport Courthouse 11701 S. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA 90045
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL MATTER PENDING AT THE AIRPORT / LAX COURTHOUSE IN LOS ANGELES?
The Airport Courthouse was a multi-million dollar project built to handle criminal cases that occur on the “westside” of Los Angeles County. Recently, many of the courthouses in Los Angeles have been closed due to budget concerns (Malibu, Beverly Hills, Hollywood etc.). This has caused the criminal cases occurring in those court jurisdictions to be sent to the Airport Courthouse. In my experience, the attitude and mentally regarding punishment for criminal defendants of the prosecutors and judges has shifted in the defendant’s favor, because of the large volume of cases they must handle due to the court consolidations. Because there are now so many more cases pending on the court’s docket there is a need to resolve these cases so the courthouse is not overrun with too many cases.
In my opinion, it is crucial that a criminal defendant is aware that in order to capitalize on this shift in policy, they must have an attorney that understands the system and how to go after what can be obtained for a client in it! In other words, it is easy for the prosecutors to demand jail time in a case…but if the attorney for the person in trouble pushs back in the appropriate way, in my experience, they can obtain results that were nearly impossible prior to the courts consolidating more criminal cases into this courthouse. So the short answer to the question above is that you can expect to be treated fairly in this courthouse and if you have the right attorney you will likely end up with a just outcome in your case.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU IN THE LAX / AIRPORT COURTHOUSE?
In order to find the right attorney to represent you, your best strategy is to find a criminal defense attorney that has experience dealing with cases in this courthouse. Each courthouse in Los Angeles County, has its own personality, depending on the judges and prosecutors that oversee the allocation of justice within its walls. Of course, without a seasoned attorney in your corner, who knows what a case is worth in a particular courthouse, you will not achieve the best result. If you have any further questions on the choice of the right attorney please pick up the phone and call me and I will assist you in becoming clear on your best choice. I encourage you to set a face to face meeting with me to begin the process of resolving your criminal matter.
Fortunately, because of the consolidation of the courthouses in Los Angeles County, the Airport Court has become very busy and therefore the prosecutors and judges have become more reasonable as far as resolving criminal cases. With such a huge volume of cases going through its’ doors (this is from the merger of Beverly Hills, Malibu and other court closures), the Lax court system can not handle the volume unless most of the cases are resolved in a speedy and fair manner. If the prosecutors are not reasonable, then many cases will be pushed to trial and this effect could literally break the back of the court and cause an insurmountable backlog. Thus, a savvy criminal defense attorney can use this to his or her clients advantage. Contact us for your free initial consultation today!