Pasadena Criminal Attorneys


Pasadena is a city of 137,000 located 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles that is famous for its numerous cultural and educational institutions. Pasadena features a culturally diverse population and is home to CalTech, the Rose Bowl, the Huntington Gardens and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The city of Pasadena takes the safety of its citizens very seriously, and law enforcement agencies in the area are on high alert for criminal offenders. Every year, thousands of cases alleging various criminal offenses, including arrests in Pasadena for domestic violence, theft offenses in Pasadena and Pasadena lewd conduct charges, are filed at the Pasadena Courthouse, located at 300 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. Criminal prosecutions in Pasadena have dramatically increased over the past several years.

The Pasadena Police Department is home to the Pasadena Police Department Jail located at 207 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101, in which those people arrested for criminal offenses in Pasadena await arraignment at the nearby Pasadena Courthouse. Some offenders ordered to serve weekend jail sentences also may be housed at the Pasadena Police Department Jail. Some defendants awaiting trial may be held at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center located at 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, where they can stay pending the outcome of their case.

Other than the Pasadena Police Department, who enforce the law within the city of Pasadena, several other agencies within the region have their criminal cases heard at the Pasadena Courthouse. This includes the Arcadia Police Department, the Monrovia Police Department and the Sierra Madre Police Department, as well as the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The prosecution of criminal offenses in the Pasadena area can be handled by either the Pasadena City Prosecutor or the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Pasadena Branch Office, depending on factors such as the location of the incident and whether the offense was a felony or misdemeanor. The Pasadena City Prosecutor handles misdemeanors that occur within the Pasadena city limits, while the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes felonies within the area and misdemeanors from other cities in the region.

Pasadena Criminal Defense Lawyer Attorney Michael Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney with over 14 years of prosecutorial experience who was previously assigned to prosecute cases at the Pasadena Courthouse. Because of this, Mr. Kraut has built key relationships within the Pasadena law enforcement community and is highly respected by police and prosecutors alike. Mr. Kraut is a fierce defender of his clients’ rights who possesses a deep knowledge of criminal law and practice. Mr. Kraut has a local office at 790 East Colorado Boulevard, 9th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101. The phone number is (626) 345-1899.

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