Security is tight so you are looking at a long line to get through a metal detector. Be prepared to remove everything from your pockets and remove your belt. Prohibited items include lighters, cameras, and anything that could be perceived as a weapon. It seems like people would be prepared for this in a post 911 world, but somehow people end up going through the metal detector to the Long Beach Courthouse with illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons, and other illegal items. These people are literally walking themselves into custody.
The final battle is locating the right line for your needs at the Long Beach Courthouse whether it’s the traffic clerk’s window, GC Services, the criminal clerk, the health office for DUI program referrals, one of the courtrooms, or any of the numerous clerk’s offices hidden throughout the Long Beach courthouse. If you are looking for the traffic clerk, head for the 2nd floor and look for the long line of angry people. Before you go, you may want to consider reading this blog post from a California lawyer who practices in the Long Beach Traffic Court on a regular basis.