Our Pomona criminal defense attorneys have the singular mission of getting infraction, misdemeanor and felony charges reduced to lesser charges or dismissed completely. We scrutinize each case with a fine-tooth comb to find reasonable doubt and build the most effective defense possible under California law.
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Below our Pomona criminal defense lawyers answer these faqs:
- 1. Who are the Pomona police?
- 2. Where are people booked after a Pomona arrest?
- 3. Who are the prosecutors?
- 4. Where is the Pomona Courthouse?
- 5. Do I have to go to court if I have a lawyer?
- 6. What if I cannot afford legal representation?
- 7. Is a private attorney necessary?
- 8. What are common crimes in Pomona?
1. Who are the Pomona police?
The Pomona Police Department issues citations and carries out arrests within the city limits. The station’s address is 490 W. Mission Blvd., and the phone number is (909) 620-2155.
The Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Department law enforcement officers also make arrests in Pomona. The closest substation is located at 21695 E. Valley Blvd. Walnut, CA 91789. And the phone number is (626) 913-1715.
Police officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) make many of the DUI arrests and issue traffic tickets on the Pomona Freeway and Interstate 10 (San Bernardino Freeway). The CHP‘s Southern Division is located at 411 N. Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91203. And it can be reached at (818) 240-8200.
2. Where are people booked after a Pomona arrest?
Arrestees are usually taken for processing to the Pomona Jail, located at 490 W. Mission Blvd. For bail information call (909) 620-2131.
This jail is a temporary holding criminal justice facility. Inmates will be held there only until they:
- are released on their own recognizance (known as an “O.R.” release),
- post bail,
- are taken to court for their arraignment, or
- are transferred to another jail.
People can search online for a current inmate at the Pomona Jail here.
Note that most people arrested for misdemeanors, non-serious felonies, or non-violent criminal offenses are likely to be released on their own recognizance without having to post bail. This is due to LA prosecutors taking a softer approach to fighting crime.
3. Who are the prosecutors?
Pomona criminal cases are prosecuted by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Its location is 211 West Temple Street, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90012. And their phone number is (213) 974-3512.
Compared to other prosecutors in California, LA County prosecutors are very liberal. In most cases, they would sooner see defendants in rehab rather than jail.
4. Where is the Pomona Courthouse?
Note that juvenile cases are heard in Eastlake Juvenile Court, located at 1601 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (behind Juvi Hall). The phone number is (323) 227-4399.
5. Do I have to go to court if I have a lawyer?
In felony cases, defendants usually have to go to every court appearance even if they have a lawyer. In misdemeanor cases, judges are usually more willing to allow a private attorney appear on the defendant’s behalf.
Either way, defendants should talk with their Pomona criminal defense lawyer in advance to see if they can skip court. Defendants who fail to appear at a mandatory hearing will have a bench warrant issued for their arrest.
6. What if I cannot afford legal representation?
Criminal defendants who qualify as indigent will get a court-appointed attorney from the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Notwithstanding, everyone charged with a crime should try if at all possible to hire a private lawyer for their criminal defense case. Private Pomona criminal defense lawyers consistently get better results than overworked deputy public defenders.
The Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office is located at 210 West Temple Street, 19-513 CSF, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The phone number is (213) 974-2811.
7. Is a private attorney necessary?
In order to maximize the odds of getting criminal charges dismissed or substantially lessened, then having a private Pomona criminal defense lawyer is absolutely necessary.
Deputy district attorneys are simply more receptive to plea bargaining if a defendant has private counsel. And unlike public defenders, private lawyers have the tools and time to work up each case and create the most effective defense possible.
8. What are common crimes in Pomona?
The Pomona criminal justice system frequently hears cases involving these ten types of crimes:
- DUI cases,
- speeding tickets,
- domestic violence,
- theft crimes (including auto theft and embezzlement),
- sex crimes,
- drug crimes,
- violent crimes, and
- white collar crimes.
If you have been arrested, call our Pomona criminal defense lawyers today. Our criminal defense law firm has years of experience serving Pomona and fighting all types of cases. And our Pomona DUI defense attorneys fight to save our clients’ driver’s licenses at DMV hearings. Our practice areas also include personal injury, employment law, and family law.
Our Pomona criminal defense lawyers and DUI defense lawyers have law offices throughout northern, central, and southern California, including Orange County, Ontario, Chino, Whittier, San Bernardino, Pomona, Riverside, Upland, Diamond Bar, West Covina, Rancho Cucamonga, Long Beach, and more.