I've handled hundreds of Malibu-related arrests over the course of the last 26 years of practicing criminal defense. There used to be a courthouse on Civil Center Way in the heart of Malibu but they've closed it and now the cases have been divided between the Airport court and Van Nuys court.
So, if you get arrested and then you bail out, the bail slip that you're given should show which court you're going to have to appear in. It won't be Malibu court despite the fact that there used to be a courthouse in that city.
Sometimes, you can also get a citation from the police if they don't arrest you, especially now during the coronavirus, it's very rare that they're actually arresting and holding people because they don't want them to have to go into custody, but the citation will show which court you have to appear.
Lawyer Familiar with Dealing with Cases in Malibu
My suggestion is if you're looking for an attorney, you've definitely come to an attorney has a lot of experience and is familiar with dealing with cases where people are arrested in the city of Malibu. It's usually by the sheriffs.
The Lost Hills sheriff's station controls most of the city of Malibu, so I've dealt with them for many years now and know how they investigate cases and I also know how sometimes they'll give a slanted one-sided interpretation of what happened leading to the arrest and what the person allegedly did.
It's my job as your criminal defense attorney to make sure that your side of the story is put out there to the prosecutors and the judges who will ultimately be the ones to decide what, if anything, you're charged with and what type of a sentence you might get if you get convicted or you work out some sort of a plea bargain.
So, Malibu is not the biggest city in the world. In fact, I would say it's small compared to the rest of the population. However, there are a lot of driving-related serious criminal filings that go on there, and of course, other types of crimes that I've handled over the years of practicing there.
So, typically what I will have you do is call in and we'll get some information from you about your case and we'll have you meet with me. We'll go over your entire criminal case, and obviously, I'm going to try to get some background information as well.
If you live in Malibu or if you were just arrested in Malibu city then obviously I would want that information and find out about your job and other things related to who you are and what you're all about.
Negotiating with the Prosecutors
That way, if we do decide it's the type of case that I'm going to need to negotiate with the prosecutors, I'm able to have a good background related to you and all the information for me to put together a good mitigation package on your behalf in negotiating with the prosecutors.
Even though you were arrested in the city of Malibu, it's a Los Angeles District Attorney's office that will be prosecuting you. So, those will be the lawyers on the other side that I'll be dealing with on your behalf.
So, pick up the phone now. Make the call. I stand at the ready to help you protect your rights, your freedom and your reputation.
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