Bellflower Courthouse DUI Lawyer
Your Guide to Navigating LA County’s Bellflower Courthouse
If you were arrested for drunk driving, your case may be handled in Bellflower Courthouse if the location of your arrest took place in the Southeast Judicial District of Los Angeles. Gold & Witham’s DUI attorneys frequently handle cases for clients in Bellflower Courthouse, so contact us to discuss legal representation. Below, we have also provided information you might find helpful if your case is being handled in this courthouse.
Where is Bellflower Courthouse located?
Bellflower Courthouse is located at 10025 East Flower Street, Bellflower, CA 90706. There are multiple departments within the courthouse. Traffic, criminal, and misdemeanor cases are handled on the 2 nd Floor
Free parking is available in two locations: there is a parking structure right off of Civic Center Drive behind the library and there is also free parking on the surrounding streets.
Who are the judges at the Bellflower Courthouse?
There are four judges whose permanent assignments are at the Bellflower Courthouse. They are Richard Goul, Daniel Juarez, Deborah Sanchez, and Leland Tipton.
My DUI citation lists a specific department. How do I find it?
There are six different departments at the Bellflower Courthouse.
- Department 1 – Located on the second floor in room 241
- Department 2 – Located on the second floor in room 246
- Department 3 – Located on the third floor in room 341
- Department 4 – Located on the third floor in room 346
- Department 5 – Located on the fourth floor in room 441
- Department 6 – Located on the fourth floor in room 446
How do I know which court my case is being handled in?
If you were issued a drunk driving citation, information about your criminal court hearing should be on that citation. If you are still unsure about the location of your hearing, call the contact phone number on your citation or contact Gold & Witham.
When do I have to show up for my hearing?
It is extremely important to show up on time to your hearing. The Bellflower Courthouse opens at 8:30 and closes at 4:30 on weekdays. It is not open on weekends or court holidays. Be sure to account for traffic and the time it takes to park. We recommend showing up early. Missing your hearing or showing up late can constitute a failure to appear and initiate an arrest warrant.
What will happen at my hearing?
The first step in the DUI process is your arraignment. This is where you appear before a judge for the formal reading of your charges. You will be asked how you plea, to which you will respond “guilty” or “not guilty.” If you plead not guilty, your case will move to the pre-trial phase. The final stage is trial, for those cases that make it that far. Arrangements are often entered into before trial, but some DUI cases do make it to trial.
We strongly recommend retaining a private defense attorney if you were arrested for driving under the influence. We handle cases in all Los Angeles County courts, including Bellflower, so call today!