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Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles is the primary traffic court in Los Angeles.   Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles is located at 1945 S. Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles.   Metro court handles traffic tickets, DUI cases, and criminal law issues.  Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles is a very high volume court and like all things run by the government, high volume means it’s going to take you hours if you need to go there.   Located near the intersection of the 10 and 110 freeways just south of downtown Los Angeles, you know you are getting close when you see the giant chair in the parking lot across the street.  To avoid the hassle, you may want to consider hiring a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney to appear on your behalf at the Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles.

Your first clue to the hassle waiting for you at Metropolitan Court is just getting there.  Traffic around downtown LA traffic court is almost always terrible.  It really doesn’t matter if it’s 8AM or 2PM, you can count on it taking you a while to manage the commute.   Once you arrive to the Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles your next challenge is parking.   There is a lot right next to the court that charges in excess of $15 a day for parking.   This lot is a sort of tax for the uninformed first time visitor to Metro Court.   There is also underground parking available for $8.  You save $7 just for skipping that first driveway after driving past the entrance to the building.  If you are willing to walk in downtown LA, you can park at the offsite lots for $3-$6.   You can also take a chance with a meter but this is risky since you never know just how many hours you will be stuck in line at the Metropolitan courthouse.    If you are looking to save money you can look for free street parking which is not secure or readily available, but it does happen one block east of the courthouse.

Once you find a place to park the next challenge is getting into the building at the Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles.  Security is tight so you are looking at a long line to get through a metal detector just like the airport.   If you are outside the building on the ground level, just look for all the people lined up along the side of the Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles like they are trying to get into a club.   If you parked underground, you ride the elevator up to the first floor then EXIT the courthouse (even though you were already in) so that you can go get in the back of the big line to go through security and get back in to Metro court.

Next battle is locating the right line for your needs whether it’s the Metropolitan traffic clerk’s window, GC Services, the criminal clerk, the health office for DUI program referrals, the courtroom or any of the numerous clerk’s offices hidden throughout the courthouse.