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The Larson Justice Center in Indio

The Larson Justice Center is located in Indio. It is often confused for the much smaller Palm Springs Courthouse due to its close proximity to Palm Springs. The following types of cases are heard at the Larson Justice Center in Indio:

  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Small Claims

The Larson Justice Center is located just off CA-111, near the 10 freeway. To get to this courthouse facility, take CA-111 to Oasis Street and go south. The courthouse is located on the left-hand side at the following address:

The Larson Justice Center
46-200 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201

The court facility is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except court holidays. Ample parking is available in front of the building as well as in a nearby parking structure. There are special parking spots for jurors on the south and east sides of the building. Jurors must place their parking permit and jury summons on the dashboard of their vehicle when parking in these spots.

If you have a pending criminal or traffic matter in the Larson Justice Center, you should speak to our skilled Riverside County criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. Our experienced Indio criminal defense lawyers have been successfully defending clients in Riverside County for more than 35 years. We understand the policies and procedures at the Larson Justice Center, and we may be able to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

Call our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin to help you with your criminal or traffic matter at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.

What You Need to Know About the Larson Justice Center in Indio

Due to its close proximity to Palm Springs and popular music festivals, the Larson Justice Center handles a lot of criminal and traffic matters and can become very crowded at certain times. This means the public defenders who serve this courthouse in Riverside County can be overwhelmed with large caseloads. If you wish to mount the best possible defense to the charges against you, you should consider hiring an experienced private Indio criminal defense attorney who has time to devote to your case.

The location of this court also means you may have been arrested or cited while visiting the area on vacation. The good news is that you may not have to take time out of your busy schedule to travel to Indio and appear in court. Our skilled Indio criminal defense attorneys may be able to appear on your behalf. Contact our law firm at (877) 466-5245 so we can discuss your case and whether you will have to appear at the Larson Justice Center.

Regardless if you have hired a private criminal defense law firm or have been assigned a public defender, you should arrive to the Larson Justice Center early on the day of your court date. It opens at 7:30 a.m. and cases are called starting at 8 a.m. If you fail to arrive to your court date on time, a warrant could be issued for your arrest. That is why you should speak to our skilled attorneys about appearing in court for you.

Judges at the Larson Justice Center

If your case information contains any of the following prefixes, your case is being handled in the Larson Justice Center:

  • INA
  • INM
  • INV
  • INS
  • INF
  • IND
  • FAM
  • INK
  • ING
  • INP
  • PRO
  • PSP

The following is a list of judges who handle cases at the Larson Justice Center in Indio along with the courtroom where they can be found:

Judge Type of Cases Presiding Over Courtroom
Kristi Hester Traffic, Small Claims Department 1B
Mickie Reed Family Law/DCSS Department 2E
Russell Moore Criminal Trials Department 2F
Otis Sterling Criminal Trials Department 2G
Anthony Villalobos Criminal Trials Department 2H
Dale Wells Family Law Department 2J
Samra Furbush Misdemeanor Vertical Calendar Department/

Mental Health/Drug Court

Department 2K
Kira Klatchko Family Law Department 3M
Dean Benjamini Vertical Calendar Department Department 3N
Harold Hopp Vertical Calendar Department Department 3R
Victoria Cameron Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings Department 3S
Gregory Olson Master Calendar Department 3T


Our skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully representing clients facing criminal and traffic matters in Riverside County for more than 35 years. Our Indio defense attorneys know the judges, clerks and prosecutors who will be working on your case. We can use our relationships with these court staff members to help you obtain a favorable result in your Indio criminal case.

Call our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so that we can help you with your pending criminal or traffic matter in the Larson Justice Center.

List of Prohibited Items in the Larson Justice Center

Certain items are not allowed in the Larson Justice Center due to safety reasons. If you attempt to bring any of the following items into the Indio courthouse, you could be denied entry or removed from the premises:

  • Firearms
  • Tasers and stun guns
  • Gun-shaped lighters and toy or replica guns, including BB guns and pellet guns
  • Bullets and ammunition
  • All knives and sharp items, including Swiss Army knives, multi-tool type knives and knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Razors and box cutters
  • Hand tools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches and hammers
  • Ice picks
  • Tear gas, pepper gas and mace
  • Animal repellent
  • Butane fuel
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Darts
  • Letter openers
  • Heavy duty wire
  • Heavy gauge chains
  • Laser pointers (except by attorneys needing it for trial)
  • Skateboards and skates
  • Needles and syringes
  • Alcohol and controlled substances, including marijuana
  • Handcuffs and handcuff keys
  • Glass containers or objects

Additionally, Sheriff’s Department supervisors at the Larson Justice Center can prohibit you from bringing any other items into the facility if they believe those items pose a safety concern.

Food, drinks and chewing gum are allowed in the courthouse building, but they are not permitted in any courtroom in the building. Cellphones are also allowed in the facility, but they must be turned off when entering a courtroom.

Dress Code for the Larson Justice Center

There is a strict dress code for anyone appearing in front of a judge in the Larson Justice Center. Shirts and shoes are required, while tank tops and T-shirts are not permitted. A suit or business attire is highly recommended so that you look professional and respectful in front of the judge presiding over your case.

Sherriff supervisors at the court may prohibit you from wearing any “excess clothing beyond what is reasonable for personal use and current weather conditions,” so refrain from bringing heavy jackets or extra clothes.

Hire an Experienced Indio Criminal Defense Attorney to Appear For You at the Larson Justice Center

If you or someone you love has a pending criminal or traffic matter in the Larson Justice Center, you should contact our experienced Indio criminal defense lawyers before you make an appearance in front of a judge in court.

Our skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys have more than 35 years of experience successfully defending clients facing criminal charges in Riverside County. Our familiarity with the local judges and court system has helped us obtain numerous case victories in the Larson Justice Center in Indio. Let us help you now.

Call our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your case. We look forward to your call.

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