Beginning March 19, 2020, California Governor, Gavin Newsome, issued a statewide stay-at-home order, effectively changing the way individuals, families, and business owners operate.

The mandate is in effect until further notice, and all non-essential businesses and schools will remain closed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

At the Kosnett Law Firm, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys are committed to prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of our attorneys, staff, clients, and the general public by transforming the way we operate during this unprecedented health crisis.

Our defense attorneys are working remotely at full capacity, creating solutions for our clients’ complete needs via phone, email, text message, and video conferences, so your case receives the experienced legal representation you deserve.

While most businesses have been put on hold, our Los Angeles defense lawyers are working full time, designing solutions for your unique criminal defense needs.

Are the Los Angeles Police and Criminal Courts Still Operating During the Stay-At-Home Order?

Depending on the circumstances, some police departments are issuing warnings or citations rather than making arrests or issuing summonses in the field rather than bringing detainees into a station for booking.

Police departments are also delaying planned arrests unless doing so increases any risk to public safety and directing officers to take police reports online or over the phone instead of in person.

To avoid the potential spread of COVID-19, all Los Angeles criminal courtrooms are closed to the public and are only operating to hear essential matters.

While the courts determine the best course of action moving forward, hearings and trials have been postponed ensuring the safety of the community at large. It is important to understand that your criminal charges will not disappear during the courts’ closures.

If you are currently awaiting a court appearance or trial, our experienced Los Angeles & Irvine criminal defense lawyers will provide the information you need to plan your case with confidence during this difficult time.

Together, we will be ready to pursue the best outcome available for your case when the courts reopen.

Can the Kosnett Law Firm Help If I Have Been Cited for a Coronavirus Violation?

Forced business closures have disrupted our Los Angeles economy in ways most could have never imagined.

The intense need for businesses to make money has led to some business owners making the difficult decision to remain open despite being deemed non-essential.

While city officials understand business owners have bills to pay, and employees whose livelihoods depend on them, the official order to close non-essential businesses stands.

Officials are taking business operation violations seriously, and while they may not end in an arrest, the citations can become costly and can jeopardize your business license going forward.

If you have been arrested or received a citation during the state’s stay-at-home order, our criminal lawyers in Los Angeles will ensure your rights are protected while we build your defense and pursue the best outcome available for your unique circumstances.

Contact our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at the Kosnett Law Firm today by calling 310-445-5900 or by contacting us online. We are working full time during the COVID-19 pandemic and are available to discuss your important criminal case during a free consultation today.

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