Monday, July 8, 2013

Los Angeles Expungement

Los Angeles Judges are very reasonable about granting expungement petitions even with probation violations, if the proper facts are submitted to the Court. They are well informed on the law and the rights of petitioners. They are excellent in granting reductions to misdemeanor status.

Los Angeles County has a huge volume of criminal cases, but still manges to process expungement petitions (not a priority for any court) pretty well. Van Nuys is rather quick on misdemeanors; Airport Court and Metro are a lot slower. The County has over 40 Courts, and each is different. There are also several different prosecution agencies - the largest being the LA District Attorney, followed by the LA City Attorney. There are a number of other City Attorney Offices and all are unique in certain ways.

The expungement procedure can take from 8-20 weeks depending upon the Court, the complexity of the case, and how old the conviction is. Some delays can occur as this is a large county with limited resources dedicated to expungement processing.

Effective June 3, 2013, new misdemeanor and felony cases will no longer be filed at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, the Central Arraignment Courts (CAC), East Los Angeles Courthouse, Malibu Courthouse, Pomona Courthouse North and the Whittier Courthouse.

Effective June 3, 2013, pending misdemeanor and felony case filings at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, the Central Arraignment Courts (CAC), East Los Angeles Courthouse, Malibu Courthouse, Pomona Courthouse North and the Whittier Courthouse will be transferred to other courthouse locations.

We only do Expungement Law; Record Clearing is our only practice, not a "sideline" to a general law practice. Our fees are competitive and include all Court fees, legal work and service of the petition for expungement on all parties, as well as court appearances. You will not need to appear in Court in most cases. We may not be the 'cheapest' price, but we do things right. Be cautious of non-attorney expungement sites.

Please give us a call to discuss your case and the specific facts of your matter; consultation is free. 800 495-2819.

Los Angeles County Courts:

Airport Courthouse 11701 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Alfred J. McCourtney Juvenile Justice Center 1040 W. Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534

Alhambra Courthouse 150 West Commonwealth, Alhambra, CA 91801

Bellflower Courthouse 10025 East Flower Street, Bellflower, CA 90706

Beverly Hills Courthouse 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Burbank Courthouse 300 East Olive, Burbank, CA 91502

Catalina Courthouse 215 Summer Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704

Central Arraignment Courts 429 Bauchet St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Central Civil West Courthouse 600 South Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Chatsworth Courthouse 9425 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center 210 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Compton Courthouse 200 West Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220

David V. Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center (Delinquency) 7625 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Downey Courthouse 7500 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242

East Los Angeles Courthouse 4848 E. Civic Center Way , Los Angeles, CA 90022

Eastlake Juvenile Court (Delinquency) 1601 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court (Dependency) 201 Center Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754

El Monte Courthouse 11234 East Valley Blvd., El Monte, CA 91731

Glendale Courthouse 600 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206

Hollywood Courthouse 5925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Huntington Park Courthouse 6548 Miles Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255

Inglewood Courthouse One Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301

Inglewood Juvenile Courthouse (Delinquency) 110 Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301

Long Beach Courthouse 415 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

Los Padrinos Juvenile Courthouse (Delinquency) 7281 East Quill Drive, Downey, CA 90242

Malibu Courthouse 23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265

Mental Health Courthouse 1150 North San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Metropolitan Courthouse 1945 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse 42011 4th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

Norwalk Courthouse 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650

Pasadena Courthouse 300 East Walnut Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Pomona Courthouse North 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA 91766

Pomona Courthouse South 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766

San Fernando Courthouse 900 Third Street, San Fernando, CA 91340

San Pedro Courthouse 505 South Center Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Santa Clarita Courthouse 23747 West Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Santa Monica Courthouse 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Stanley Mosk Courthouse 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Stanley Mosk Courthouse 110 North Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sylmar Juvenile Courthouse (Delinquency) 16350 Filbert Street, Sylmar, CA 91342

Torrance Courthouse 825 Maple Ave., Torrance, CA 90503

Van Nuys Courthouse East 6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401

Van Nuys Courthouse West 14400 Erwin Street Mall, Van Nuys, CA 91401

West Covina Courthouse 1427 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, CA 91790

West Los Angeles Courthouse 1633 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Whittier Courthouse 7339 South Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602