|Leave the driving to the professionals|
|This isn't Los Angeles altho it certainly could be|
|Scary on the freeway, perfect for parking in Los Angeles|
|Sometimes we even look green|
|This might be enough|
If you're going to one of what we term “outlying courthouses”, away from the county seat, you're usually in luck. The courthouse parking lot is often adjacent to the courthouse, and sometimes you can actually see the courthouse from your parking space! Many times it's even free, although sometimes you get what you pay for.
|I've parked in lots with more bumps and weeds than this|
|Vista courthouse in northern San Diego County|
In downtown Los Angeles, almost all parking within a half-mile of the courthouses [yes, there are at least five courthouses downtown] is in a structure, and will cost somewhere between $12-25 for anything longer than an hour.
|This is in Long Island NY and probably costs much more than $25|
|Skid Row, a few blocks from LA courthouses|
|Lovely old courthouse, nightmare parking|
Hint from someone who learned the hard way – ALWAYS make a written note describing where you parked your car, and if more than a block away, also note the name of the street you walked down and the names of the streets you crossed to get to the courthouse. Doing this will allow you to get home before midnight. Although your view in San Diego at midnight might be worth it......
Next week: Yikes, armed security! Will they let you inside?