Downtown Los Angeles Criminal Defense


If you have been arrested in Downtown Los Angeles, there are a few things you must be aware of. First, it is extremely important that you don’t talk to anyone about your case. That means friends, family, neighbors, clergy, doctors, and most importantly the police. You have the right to remain silent. SO STAY SILENT. The less you say, the better. Secondly, you need an experienced, aggressive downtown Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who has experience in the local courts on your team as soon as possible. A good attorney can be the difference between you doing many years behind bars or walking away scott free, it is as simple as that. We would be happy to spend some time with you discussing you legal problem and helping you come up with the right solution whether that means bringing us on board or not. Call us at (818) 839-6867. We are standing by to fully evaluate your case for you free of charge.


We handle all criminal matters ranging from DUI cases, to white collar crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence cases to multiple count homicide cases. Many come to us after someone threatens them with criminal prosecution or they have been contacted by police. Our goal in this pre-file posture is to keep charges from ever being filed or to limit the severity of the charges that will be filed. We also have a full post-conviction practice, dealing with probation violations, expungements, certificates of rehabilitation writs and appeals. As downtown los angeles criminal defense lawyers, we take our job very seriously. We will do everything possible to preserve your rights and ensure you have the most positive outcome available. Call us NOW at (818) 839-6867 to disucss your matter in detail, free of charge.


Downtown Los Angeles is patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department. A large majority of arrests are made by LAPD with a smaller amount being made by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department or the California Highway Patrol.

All misdemeanor cases are prosecuted by the Los Angeles City Attorney. Misdemeanor filings are arraigned at “Bauchet Court” or the Central Arraignment Court. There are 4 courts at Bauchet. Once a misdemeanor case is arrainged (where charges are announced and a person enters a preliminary plea of either no contest, guilty or not guilty) the case is sent to Department 40 of the Criminal Courts Building where all pretrial motions are heard and discovery is completed. If a case is set for trial, it will likely be sent out for a trial court in CCB as well.

Downtown Felony cases are all arraigned in Department 30 of the Criminal Courts Building. Once arrainged, the case is sent out for “Early Disposition Court” or “EDP” in Department 50, or is sent to one of many “Preliminary Hearing Courts” courts whose sole purpose is to do preliminary hearings. FOR MORE ON PRELIMINARY HEARINGS AND THE FELONY CRIMINAL PROCESS IN GENERAL CLICK HERE. After preliminary hearing, the case is sent to another court for all post-prelim pretrial matters and if set for trial, is sent out to another court in CCB for trial.

WHY SHOULD I HIRE THE Criminal Defense CA Firm?

We have been defending clients in Downtown Los Angeles for many many years. We know these courts, judges and prosecutors extremely well. We are comfortable in downtown, it is our “home turf.” Knowing these courts well gives our clients significant advantages. We have a robust understanding of what it takes to get you the best possible outcome. We will do everything it takes to make sure our clients are well taken care of. For a more detailed discription of our methods and how we are able to acheive significantly good results, call us at (818) 839-6867. We will take the time to explain to you specifically how we will handle your case.


Los Angeles Superior Court- Downtown Los Angeles

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