Our Los Angeles DUI Lawyers have extensive experience at Los Angeles County Superior Court - Pasadena Courthouse, where cases that originate in Pasadena and its immediately surrounding areas are prosecuted.
Misdemeanor DUI cases in the Pasadena area may be prosecuted either by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office or the City Attorney/City Prosecutor for the City of Pasadena.
Felony DUI cases in the Pasadena area are prosecuted by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Pasadena Courthouse is located at:
300 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, California 91101
The first court appearance following a DUI arrest is called an arraignment. This appearance presents you with your first opportunity to plead "guilty," "not guilty," or "nolo contendere" (no contest) to any criminal charge.
Arraignments at Pasadena Courthouse are most often heard in the following courtrooms:
- Misdemeanor DUI and all other misdemeanor charges:
Department M (1st floor)
Department N (1st floor)
Department O (1st floor)
- Felony DUI and all other felony charges:
Department G (6th floor)
Department J (6th floor)
We advise everyone to arrive early for court, find his or her name on the court calendar, and check-in with the bailiff in the appropriate courtroom. You should be able to find your name on the list posted on or just outside of the courtroom doors.
Note that misdemeanor DUI charges do not require you to appear in person if you have retained an attorney. Our Los Angeles DUI Lawyers provide this service regularly.