Heyuan Access to the building involves the sort of two step dance that has become common in courthouses throughout California. When the Beverly Hills courthouse was first built you could simply get in elevator from the parking garage and travel to the floor you wished to visit. Those days are long gone and everyone entering the courthouse must pass through full security screening much like going to the airport. Belt off, raise your pant legs, all metals in the doggie dish, turn your laptop off and back on; you know the drill.
In order to accommodate this, the Beverly Hills Courthouse seems to be following the City of LA’s unofficial policy of using one elevator exclusively to enter the building from the parking garage, and the remaining elevator as well, an elevator. So you get in the elevator in the garage to get to ground floor, exit through security, come back in through security, and then you go to the other elevator to get to where you are going. Nothing says efficiency like the California Court system.
The traffic clerk at the Beverly Hills courthouse is understaffed and overworked. The traffic clerk’s office in Beverly Hills includes both the court clerks as well as the dreaded collection agency of GC Services for those unfortunate enough to have a failure to appear or FTA which may be holding or suspending your California Drivers License or even an out of state license.
For many people, the visit to the courthouse starts with waiting over an hour in line, only to be told when your reach the clerk that you actually need to go the window outside to deal with GC Services. The actual traffic clerk’s office at the Beverly Hills Courthouse is located upstairs, and the GC Services window is located on the 1st floor near the exit, which is where you want to go after you hear the ridiculous amount of fines they are requesting for your simple traffic ticket.
If you would like to avoid the hassle of appearing at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, you should consider retaining the services of an experienced LA Defense Attorney.