Many criminal practitioners know and understand the intricacies of criminal law, but many times in order to be an effective advocate for your client; you need to “know” the courthouse you’re going to be working in. Every criminal case is different and so are the practices of every courthouse and prosecutor’s office handling the cases within. What might be the normal way a case is handled in one courthouse may be handled entirely different in another. Because of this, you should always seek to speak with an attorney familiar with the courthouse your case is filed and pending within. The professional (and friendly, too) relationships that Jeff Armendariz has formed with bench officers (judges) and prosecutors has been invaluable to him as he advocates for his clients.
For over 22 years, Jeff has been handling a wide variety of criminal cases, especially in Northern Los Angeles County courts; Lancaster, San Fernando, Van Nuys, and in particular, the Santa Clarita Superior Court. Jeff appears daily before these courts and consequently, is very familiar with many of the judges, as well as the prosecuting attorneys of the Los Angeles City Attorney and Los Angeles County District Attorney offices. Enjoying a positive reputation with these courts and offices enables Jeff to be far more effective than attorneys from outside the area because of an established sense of trust and integrity when discussing cases. Additionally, Jeff’s experience and familiarity with these courts allows him the unique opportunity to share with clients, in a specific manner, what strategies will work in their case.