If you have been accused of a sex crime, you may be feeling very panicked and anxious about how you will fare in the criminal justice system. Fortunately, many resources are available for those who have been accused of such crimes in the Los Angeles area. These resources can help defendants present a defense to their charges. Below is a list of Los Angeles court locations, addresses of bail bonds companies, and information about DNA laboratories that can be helpful during your trial.
Defendants who have been arrested and put in jail may be able to obtain their release by making bail. To do this, a defendant may have to work with a bail bonds company. This agency will act as a surety on his or her behalf and will pay the bail amount in order to secure the defendant's release. In exchange, defendants will have to pay a nonrefundable fee, usually 10 or 15% of the total bond. A list of Los Angeles bail bonds companies and their addresses can be found by visiting http://www.yellowpages.com/los-angeles-ca/bail-bonds.
Los Angeles Court Locations
Criminal defendants will generally be informed of which court their hearing is set in when they receive a subpoena informing them of their next court date. State criminal matters are handled in the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, which is located at 210 West Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. This courthouse handles felony criminal cases, as well as some misdemeanors. For federal cases, the matter will be handled in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, which is located in the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building at 255 East Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
For defendants accused of sex crimes, DNA testing can be an important tool. If DNA was found on or inside of the victim, testing the sample against the defendant's and proving that it does not match can allow a defendant to obtain a dismissal of the charges. ARCPoint Labs inside Beverlywood Health & Medi Center at 2320 S. Robertson Blvd, #201, Los Angeles, CA 90034, provides DNA testing. Sex crimes lawyers can help with the testing process and explain whether or not it will be effective in a particular case.
If you find yourself in need of legal guidance or counsel, get in touch with our firm. We can help you clearly understand the charges you face and provide the representation you need in and out of the courtroom.