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Bellflower Courthouse
10025 East Flower Street
Bellflower, CA 90706

What Should Your Strategy Be If You Have A Criminal Matter Pending In The Bellflower Courthouse In Los Angeles?

Your first move if you have a matter in Bellflower, is to find a criminal defense attorney that is familiar with handling criminal cases in this courthouse. Each courthouse in Los Angeles has its own prosecutors, judges, law enforcement personnel and its own personality. To be successful in a city like Bellflower a criminal defense attorney must come to court prepared to either fight for their client or show the judge and prosecutor the positive aspects of their client’s life that make them a member of society that does not deserve to go to jail and should be given a chance to clean up their act.

I believe a strong mitigation package is appropriate that consists of character letters, information about the client’s career, their family, any reports that are applicable to a particular charge and of course a strong legal argument that puts the client in the best possible light. Last, the attorney must have the know how and skill to go sit down face to face with the powers that be a get a result for their client. The Bellflower Judiciary and prosecution, like any other courthouse in Los Angeles, expect the defense attorney to come to court prepared to handle their matter is a professional and straightforward way. With an eye towards a resolution that respects the law and assures them that this person will not be back before them again!

One of the biggest hurdles a defense attorney faces is convincing the judge and prosecutor that if they give the client a break, they will not be sorry at some future date. It is my experience that the judge and prosecutor are concerned that a person does not just ignore a break and continue to commit crimes. This will make them look bad for the next courthouse that has to deal with this client. If I can convince them that the person’s conduct was an aberration that will not occur again, then we are in a position to be successful.

The Bellflower Superior Courthouse handles criminal matters in the Southeast Judicial District. It is one of 47 superior courts in Los Angeles County and is staffed by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Any criminal matter that occurs in the city of Bellflower is prosecuted in this courthouse, which has typically been known to be conservative and deal with crime harshly. Whenever I appear in Bellflower court, I know I have my work cut out for me. But, I always bring the right attitude and I am prepared to fight for my client every step of the way. Schedule your free face to face consultation now!

GREAT RESULTS IS THE BELLFLOWER COURTHOUSE

I have been practicing criminal defense for 25 years now and have had many great results in the Bellflower Courthouse.  This is a small courthouse and the prosecutors and judges are definitely fair and will consider the defense point of view on a criminal case.  However, in my experience, the best way to get the top result for a client is to come into the case prepared with the client’s strongest arguments and present them in such a way that the prosecutor and judge will see the client’s case as one of those unique cases that deserves a second look.

We put together character letters and highlight all of the good aspects of the client’s life and the things that show he or she is a good person and deserves and chance to prove themselves and get on a path that will get them out of the criminal justice system and to be able to move on with their life in a positive direction.  We also make sure that your version of events is presented to the prosecutor and judge so that they can see both side of the story.  In my experience the prosecutors typically only have part of the story when they make their decision to file a case and it is crucial that the other pieces of the puzzle are put into play so the result is fair and just.

HIT AND RUN / ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON CASE DISMISSED

The alleged victim claimed that my client intentionally rammed his vehicle on the freeway during a road rage incident.  The prosecutor filed some serious charges against my client and was also seeking a severe punishment.  Once I was able to show the other side of the story and bring evidence and common sense to bear on the situation, the prosecutor eventually agreed to dismiss the case and because my client was never arrested, he ended up with a completely clean record.  He is a professional and an upstanding member of the community who stood to lose a lot by the criminal charges that we pending in the Bellflower Superior Court.  By hard work, skill and perseverance, we were able to achieve the result the client had to have!

CLIENT AVOIDS SEX REGISTRATION IN THE BELLFLOWER COURT

My client was charged with a sexual battery in the Bellflower courthouse and facing having to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.  I put together a mitigation package on his behalf and set up a meeting with the Head District Attorney in Bellflower.  Once all of the facts were flushed out and many of the mitigating facts were brought up and explain to the prosecutor, we were able to get a plea to an offense that did not involve sex registration and the client was able to continue to pursue most of the same things that made him a good member of the community and his reputation was not totally destroyed by the charges.  This was a great negotiation and I remember the client and his father hugging me in the hallway of the courthouse because they were so happy with the result.  This is one of the reasons I practice criminal defense.

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