Learning about your case

There are two ways to learn more about your case. You can research it and you can ask your attorney. We are here to serve our clients. However, if you want to research yourself, then please use the menu above under services. You will see many of the more common California Penal Code and Vehicle Code sections that we defend in court everyday. 

Traffic Court

Los Angeles County
Traffic Courts

For failure to appear, FTA, causing a suspended license, we go to all traffic courts in Los Angeles County, including:
Torrance Courthouse (closing 2019, cases transferred to Inglewood Court)
Compton Courthouse
Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse
(Long Beach Courthouse)
Inglewood Courthouse
​Metropolitan Courthouse
Bellflower Courthouse (closing 2019, cases transferred to Downey Court)

Downey Courthouse

(an all other LA Traffic Court Locations)

Torrance Courthouse

We represent clients on all traffic court cases and criminal misdemeanor cases in the Southwest District, also known as South Bay Court. In fact, our main office is located in in Torrance. We have a reputation for appearing on a moments notice on Torrance warrants because we are so close by.

Long Beach Courthouse

We serve defendants on all traffic tickets and defend criminal misdemeanor cases at the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse. Our satellite office is right next to the Long Beach Court--you can see the courthouse from our office and visa versa.

Compton Courthouse

Compton Court is located right between our two offices located in Torrance and Long Beach. We handle all traffic tickets in Compton Traffic Court, and all traffic-related criminal cases along with traditional misdemeanors in criminal court.

The Client's Best Interests 

Every decision our attorney makes starts with asking the question, "What is in my client's best interests?" You are the client, and that would be your attorney doing what serves you best. Whether to negotiate for a dismissal of the charges or to order more discovery and fight with a suppression motion, the end goal is for the best result on your case. We understand that true legal representation is based on serving the individual client. This starts with an in depth conversation about the case with your attorney. We want to know about you and what you want. Our goals become your goals.

Speeding Ticket
Suspended License
Failure to Appear
Criminal Defense

Serving the Client First

Traffic Criminal Defense

Law Office of

​David Dastrup


Criminal Court

Los Angeles County
Criminal Courts

Torrance Courthouse

Compton Courthouse

Gov. G. Deukmejian Courthouse

(Long Beach Court)

Inglewood Courthouse

​Metropolitan Courthouse

East Los Angeles Courthouse

Airport Courthouse

Bellflower Courthouse

Downey Courthouse

Alhambra Courthouse

El Monte Courthouse

West Covina Courthouse

(partial list of court locations)

We represent criminal defendants in all courts throughout Los Angeles County, especially on traffic-related misdemeanors such as driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol, known as DUI, warrants, probation violation, but also on all other common misdemeanors, for example, public intoxication, public nuisance, drug possession, petty theft, and other charges.

Orange County 
Criminal Courts

West Justice Center

Central Justice Center

North Justice Center

Harbor Justice Center

We serve criminal defense clients in all of Orange County. The courts in Orange County are called justice centers. There are four courts. We have extensive experience defending traffic misdemeanors like driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, alcohol possession by driver, alcohol possession by minor,  marijuana possession by driver, recalling warrants, handling probation violations without jail, and other misdemeanors from public intoxication, solicitation, public nuisance, vandalism, drug possession, possession of paraphernalia, petty theft, and other charges.