Los Angeles Judges are very reasonable about granting expungement petitions even with probation violations, if the proper facts are submitted to the Court. They are well informed on the law and the rights of petitioners. They are excellent in granting reductions to misdemeanor status.
Los Angeles County has a huge volume of criminal cases, but still manages to process expungement petitions (not a priority for any court) pretty well. Van Nuys is rather quick on misdemeanors; Airport Court and Metro are a lot slower. The County has over 40 Courts, and each is different. There are also several different prosecution agencies - the largest being the LA District Attorney, followed by the LA City Attorney. There are a number of other City Attorney Offices and all are unique in certain ways.
The expungement procedure can take from 8-20 weeks depending upon the Court, the complexity of the case, and how old the conviction is. Some delays can occur as this is a large county with limited resources dedicated to expungement processing.
Effective June 3, 2013, new misdemeanor and felony cases will no longer be filed at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, the Central Arraignment Courts (CAC), East Los Angeles Courthouse, Malibu Courthouse, Pomona Courthouse North and the Whittier Courthouse.
Effective June 3, 2013, pending misdemeanor and felony case filings at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, the Central Arraignment Courts (CAC), East Los Angeles Courthouse, Malibu Courthouse, Pomona Courthouse North and the Whittier Courthouse will be transferred to other courthouse locations.
We only do Expungement Law; Record Clearing is our only practice, not a "sideline" to a general law practice. Our fees are competitive and include all Court fees, legal work and service of the petition for expungement on all parties, as well as court appearances. You will not need to appear in Court in most cases. We may not be the 'cheapest' price, but we do things right. Be cautious of non-attorney expungement sites.
Please give us a call to discuss your case and the specific facts of your matter; consultation is free. 800 495-2819.
Los Angeles County Courts:
Airport Courthouse 11701 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Alfred J. McCourtney Juvenile Justice Center 1040 W. Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534
Alhambra Courthouse 150 West Commonwealth, Alhambra, CA 9180
Bellflower Courthouse 10025 East Flower Street, Bellflower, CA 90706
Beverly Hills Courthouse 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Burbank Courthouse 300 East Olive, Burbank, CA 91502
Catalina Courthouse 215 Summer Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704
Central Arraignment Courts 429 Bauchet St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Central Civil West Courthouse 600 South Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Chatsworth Courthouse 9425 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center 210 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Compton Courthouse 200 West Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220
David V. Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center (Delinquency) 7625 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001
Downey Courthouse 7500 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242
East Los Angeles Courthouse 4848 E. Civic Center Way , Los Angeles, CA 90022
Eastlake Juvenile Court (Delinquency) 1601 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court (Dependency) 201 Center Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754
El Monte Courthouse 11234 East Valley Blvd., El Monte, CA 91731
Glendale Courthouse 600 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206
Hollywood Courthouse 5925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Huntington Park Courthouse 6548 Miles Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255
Inglewood Courthouse One Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301
Inglewood Juvenile Courthouse (Delinquency) 110 Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301
Long Beach Courthouse 415 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
Los Padrinos Juvenile Courthouse (Delinquency) 7281 East Quill Drive, Downey, CA 90242
Malibu Courthouse 23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Mental Health Courthouse 1150 North San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Metropolitan Courthouse 1945 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse 42011 4th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Norwalk Courthouse 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
Pasadena Courthouse 300 East Walnut Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Pomona Courthouse North 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA 91766
Pomona Courthouse South 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766
San Fernando Courthouse 900 Third Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
San Pedro Courthouse 505 South Center Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Santa Clarita Courthouse 23747 West Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Santa Monica Courthouse 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Stanley Mosk Courthouse 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Stanley Mosk Courthouse 110 North Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sylmar Juvenile Courthouse (Delinquency) 16350 Filbert Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
Torrance Courthouse 825 Maple Ave., Torrance, CA 90503
Van Nuys Courthouse East 6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
Van Nuys Courthouse West 14400 Erwin Street Mall, Van Nuys, CA 91401
West Covina Courthouse 1427 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, CA 91790
West Los Angeles Courthouse 1633 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
Whittier Courthouse 7339 South Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602