The Torrance Courthouse is home to several prosecuting agencies. If the alleged crime occurred in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Manhattan Beach, or Palos Verdes, then the case is likely to be heard at the Torrance Courthouse. Torrance Courthouse, unlike many other courthouses in Los Angeles County, draws a fairly conservative jury pool. As such, jury trial results tend to favor the prosecution unlike the adjacent courthouse of Compton and Inglewood. Likewise, a misdemeanor plea bargain in the Torrance Courthouse may not be as favorable as a plea bargain in other courthouses. It is critical for defendants and their attorneys to understand the uniqueness of the courthouse in which their case is being litigated prior to making their first court appearance.
Errol Cook, Esq.