Airport Court and DUI Defense
DUI prosecutions in west los angeles are normally handled in the Airport Superior Court. Depending on the arresting agency, there are a number of prosecuting agencies operating out of this court and policies on DUI vary from agency to agency. If the case is handled in department 141, the Los Angeles City Prosecutors Office will prosecute the case. The attorneys who work in this jurisdiction tend to be experienced and more able to exercise discretion over reductions in charges and penalties. If the DUI case is filed in department 140, deputies of the Los Angeles District Attorneys Office or the Hawthorne City Prosecutor will handle the case. The deputies in department 140 working for the DA's office tend to be young, inexperienced and lacking in discretion. Their policies on DUI charges tend to be rigid and punitive.
DUI charges originating with the Santa Monica Police Department are handled by the Santa Monica City Prosecutor's Office. Some of the attorneys here are the most reasonable to deal with in the building.
Policies and politics with DUI charges in west los angeles vary from court room to court room and from prosecutor to prosecutor. Knowing how to approach individual prosecutors and understanding the policies of individual agencies is an important element of defending these cases in Airport Court.
Los Angeles DUI lawyers Jeffrey Gold and Nigel Witham have been attending this court frequently since it was built and are experienced in successfully defending cases there. Please call them for a free case evaluation at 562 938 7771.