Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center

Location

210 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Court Hours

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Clerk’s Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays.

 

Parking

Pay lots are available throughout the downtown area.

 

Security

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center and other courthouses usually have strict security protocols, we recommend that you bring only what you need. This way, you can save time and not have to worry about bringing prohibited items into the courthouse.

 

Contact Information

For general information, you can call the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center information line at (213) 628-7700. Please visit the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center information page on the Superior Courthouse of California, County of Los Angeles website.

 

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Phone Numbers:

  • General Information:
    • (213) 628-7700
  • Alternate Public Defender’s Office:
    • (213) 974-6626
  • Appeals:
    • Location: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 2nd floor Room M3
    • (213) 628-7700
  • Bail / Bond:
    • Location: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 5th floor Room 5-305
    • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (213) 628-7700
  • Community Service – Volunteer Center of Los Angeles:
    • Hours: Mon – Wed 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • (213) 620-1709
  • Criminal Clerk’s Office:
    • Location: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 2nd floor Room M6
    • Phone Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (213) 628-7700
  • District Attorney’s Office – Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center:
    • Location: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 17th and 18th floors
    • (213) 974-3612
    • (213) 974-3613
  • Public Defender’s Office
    • Location: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 19th Floor
    • (213) 974-2811 (Felonies)
    • (2130 974-3085 (Misdemeanors)

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Department Phone Numbers:

 

Department Telephone
30 (213) 628-7730
31 (213) 628-7731
32 (213) 628-7732
33 (213) 628-7733
34 (213) 628-7734
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130 (213) 628-7430
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134 (213) 628-7434

If you are being charged in a criminal, traffic, or civil case, you will be ordered to appear in court. In criminal and traffic cases, the courthouse you are supposed to appear for your arraignment (first court hearing) depends on the location of  your alleged offense, as well as which law enforcement agency is handling the investigation of the case.

 

Where and when is my arraignment?

The court date and location can typically be found at the bottom of your citation if you received one. If you were bailed out of jail, the bail company will provide you with a document which will include the date when you are due in court. There are times when you are simply unable to find out which courthouse your case is at. If this is the case, the Law Offices of Lisa Liu will be more than happy to help you figure out which courthouse has jurisdiction over your case.

 

Make sure that you or your attorney show up to the courthouse on the specified date because you may incur additional penalties if you fail to appear for your arraignment.

 

Arraignment Hearing and Bail

The arraignment hearing is the defendant’s first court appearance. At an arraignment hearing, the defendant will usually plead not guilty, the defense attorney will be able to view the police report, and the judge will decide whether he or she wants to set bail and put you into custody or allow you to remain free during court proceedings.

If the judge chooses to place you in custody, you will need to pay your bail if you want to be released. If you do not pay bail, you will remain in the custody of the Los Angeles County jail for the duration of your case. Hiring and meeting with a criminal defense attorney before your arraignment can be very helpful because your attorney will have a better chance of convincing the judge not to put you in custody.

 

Why choose the Law Offices of Lisa Z. Liu?

Finding a local defense attorney is much more beneficial than hiring one from a different county. Attorney Lisa Z. Liu has handled countless cases in this courthouse. As a result, she has developed favorable connections with the prosecutors, judges, and court officials at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. These connections prove to be invaluable during court proceedings, and it will help you obtain a better outcome for your case. As a former District Attorney, defense attorney Lisa Liu knows how the prosecution works to obtain convictions. If you are looking for a DTLA DUI or criminal defense attorney, we encourage you to contact us at the Law Offices of Lisa Z. Liu. Attorney Lisa Z. Liu is a state bar certified criminal law specialist who has helped many of her clients successfully fight their cases in court.

 

To schedule a free, confidential consultation with Attorney Lisa Z. Liu, please contact our office at (626) 988-6800 or by email to [email protected]