The Inglewood Courthouse is located at 1 Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301. The Inglewood courthouse is actually a complex made up of several courts. Inglewood court handles traffic ticket cases, DUIs, misdemeanor criminal matters, felony criminal matters and limited civil issues. Traffic court is held in department 1 and misdemeanor cases are spread throughout the courthouse for arraignment, pretrial, and trial. As you enter the Inglewood courthouse the traffic clerks office is just past security to your left. Look for the long line of angry people. That’s the line to get in. Now look for the steady stream of angry people who look like they just got ripped off, that’s the line of people leaving the traffic court.
If you are headed to the Inglewood Courthouse, parking is available in a paid garage. Expect to pay $6 or more depending on the time you arrive to park in the garage. Free parking is located in the surrounding area if you are willing to make a short walk. If you have a criminal case in the Inglewood courthouse, a warrant, or traffic cases in collections, it may be cost effective to send a lawyer on your behalf. A lawyer experienced in traffic and criminal law can often save enough money to cover their own fees, saving you time, effort, and damage on your record.
The traffic clerk at the Inglewood courthouse is notoriously busy. Lines can be upwards of an hour most days of the week. The traffic clerk’s office in Inglewood 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 clerk for the criminal and limited civil divisions is located upstairs and features equally slow and understaffed customer service. Several of the employees at the clerk’s office in Inglewood traffic court are truly hardworking people but the combination of budget cuts and outdated technology create a classic case of government waste.
When contacting the Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher, we ask you for your D.O.B. and DL# to look up your traffic violation(s) information. With this information, we’ll be able to give you accurate details about your case and how we’re able to help you when we contact you.