Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse

Location

275 Magnolia Long Beach, CA 90802

 

Court Hours

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 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

Public parking is available for a fee in the parking structure located at 101 S. Magnolia Ave.

 

Security

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse 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 Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse information line at (562) 256-3100. Please visit the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse information page on the Superior Courthouse of California, County of Los Angeles website.

 

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse Phone Numbers:

  • General Information:
    • (562) 256-3100
  • Alternate Public Defender:
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 2nd Floor
    • (562) 247-2400
  • Criminal:
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 1st Floor Room 1401
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (562) 256-2314
  • District Attorney:
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 3rd Floor Room 3195
    • (562) 247-2000
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 1st Floor Room 1004
  • Probation:
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 1st floor Room 1985
    • (562) 247-2200
  • Probation Pretrial Services Division, Own Recognizance Unit
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 4th floor Room 4112
    • 562 256-7605
  • Public Defender:
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 2nd Floor Room 2195
    • (562) 247-2500
  • Sheriff’s Department:
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 1st floor
    • (562) 256-8291
  • Traffic:
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 2nd Floor Room 2901
    • Phone Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (562) 256-2313
  • Traffic Night Court
    • Location: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 2nd Floor Room 2901
    • Hours: 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:00 p.m.
    • (562) 256-2313
  • Traffic Telephone Payments:
    • (213) 742- 8809

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse Department Phone Numbers:

Department Telephone
S01 (562) 256-1410
S02 (562) 256-1415
S03 (562) 256-1425
S04  
S05 (562) 256-1430
S06 (562) 256-1435
S07 (562) 256-1440
S08 (562) 256-1445
S09 (562) 256-1470
S10 (562) 256-2252
S11 (562) 256-1450
S12 (562) 256-2243
S13 (562) 256-1465
S14 (562) 256-1475
S15 (562) 256-1480
S16 (562) 256-1485
S17 (562) 256-1490
S18 (562) 256-1495
S19 (562) 256-1502
S20 (562) 256-1507
S21 (562) 256-1512
S22 (562) 256-2202
S23 (562) 256-2207
S24 (562) 256-2212
S25  
S26 (562) 256-2222
S27 (562) 256-2227
S28 (562) 256-2232
S29 (562) 256-2237
S30 (562) 256-2242
S31 (562) 256-2247

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 Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse. 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 Long Beach 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]