Once you find a place to park, the next challenge is getting into the building at the Metropolitan Courthouse. 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 building 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 building (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 the Metropolitan Courthouse.
Once you finally make your way through the traffic, parking and security, your next battle is locating the right line to stand in. Whether it’s the traffic clerk’s window, GC Services, the criminal clerk, the health office for DUI program referrals, count on waiting in line for at least 30 minutes. If you need to actually visit one of the courtrooms to see the Judge or any of the numerous clerk’s offices hidden throughout the courthouse, be prepared to spend at least half a day.