What do you do if you or a family member has a case at Airport Courthouse?
While many people wait until court to determine their options, they may miss out on an opportunity to direct their case into an alternative program.
I have helped many clients as a Los Angeles Airport Court Defense Attorney. I understand the need to make prompt contact with the City Attorney's Office &/or District Attorney’s Office, to make efforts to direct the case towards an alternative resolution outside of the justice system.
Examples of alternative resolution include the City Attorney Office Hearing Program, which involves cases approved for alternative dispositions, and City Attorney Diversion (APPS).
Case eligibility is determined at the time the filing prosecutor evaluates a case.
Thus, if a person waits until the first court hearing to request an alternative, it is generally too late.
I make sure clients understand options available to them at the onset, and I explain the approaches and strategies best suited for their charges. I take the time to evaluate the facts of the charges to advise clients the best course of action each step of the way.
Don’t take a chance on you or your loved one’s future. Call and see what I can do to resolve your case, at 213-400-5355!
Airport Criminal Court Cases
I have helped many clients in the Airport Courthouse, which is located at 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045. The Airport Courthouse jurisdiction includes immediate areas surrounding the Airport Courthouse, including Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, and Santa Monica.
I work tirelessly to help clients with their criminal charges. Any case results are based on unique facts and circumstances related to that particular case.
I generally make substantial efforts on behalf of clients during the Pre-filing stage. This is an opportunity for the prosecuting agency to consider out of court alternatives.
For example, an otherwise law-abiding person inadvertently brings in a prohibited item to LAX Airport. While this may have technically violated Penal Code 171.5, the LA City Attorney will consider Office Hearings in lieu of criminal charges. You can learn about these strategies at: Los Angeles Airport Defense Attorney.
Because of the possible court alternatives, I promptly contact the prosecutor’s office, to provide relevant information which may steer a case to an alternative resolution.
Theft charges, such as shoplifting and petty theft, are common at the LAX Courthouse. Some first-time offenders may be eligible for the APPS City Attorney Diversion, or an Office Hearing. APPS and Office Hearings are offered prior to court, so prompt efforts should be made to explore these options.
Drug cases at LAX Court range from infraction to felony level. Any drug charge can have significant consequences, such as negative history in an employment background check. While lower level drug cases may be resolved informally, misdemeanor and felony cases are more involved.
Depending on the circumstances, you may have a valid defense, or you may be eligible for a solution which would allow for an eventual dismissal of your case, with programs such as PC 1000, Drug Diversion, and Proposition 36 Court. It is important to fully understand the consequences, as well as your options.
A common occurrence in LAX jurisdiction relates to leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging proper information. Essentially, what may seem like a civil law issue, becomes a criminal investigation for Hit and Run.
Depending on the extent of injury, a case can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. However, traffic detectives in LA County are sometimes inclined to resolve the case with a civil resolution. If you are accused of a hit and run, an attorney can make efforts on your behalf to attempt to steer a case in a civil direction.
In any event, you should never speak to police or attempt to resolve a hit and run allegation on your own. Contacting an involved party can result in new and additional criminal charges being filed.
Driving on a Suspended License in the Airport Court jurisdiction can result in a misdemeanor charge. It isn't worth taking a chance and driving without a valid license. A comprehensive review of your DMV record may determine that the problem is easier to resolve than you think.
I have helped many people with bench warrants, probation violation allegations, and expungements in Los Angeles. Find out your next step to moving forward in your life, and learn your options.
Call now, and find out what I can do to help you, at 213-400-5355!
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