Torrance Courthouse Theft / Robbery Case Results
The Torrance Courthouse handles misdemeanor theft / robbery offenses in three courtrooms (P, 2 and 5) in general. Judge George Bird is in Department P and hears matters arising in Torrance and Lomita. Judge Rene Gilbertson is in Department 2 and hears matters arising in Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes and Manhattan Beach. Judge Amy Carter is in Department 5 and hears matters arising in Redondo Beach and Gardena. The misdemeanor cases start in Department 3 with Judge David Reinert before being transferred to P, 2 and 5.
Felony theft / robbery cases can be heard in many more courtrooms, but usually start in Department 4 with Judge Thomas Sokolov, proceed to Department 8 with Judge Nicole Bershon and then are assigned to one of several courtrooms.
Which department hears a particular misdemeanor case is determined by where the arrest took place. Each department has one or more prosecutors assigned to it.
Over time, prosecutors are transferred to other courtrooms.
Prosecutors also change in their approach to theft /robbery cases, some more than others.
For Torrance Courthouse contact information and a Google Map, please click here.
Consequently, in presenting the case summaries below, we caution the reader not to expect a similar result because no case can have completely and exactly the same facts and the prosecutors do change.
However, the Theft/Robbery Results below do help the reader understand how past cases have resolved and what is possible.
Please see our theft / robbery results, by city, by clicking on the cities listed below to read a detailed description of each case:Gardena Theft / Robbery Case Results
Client Shoplifts $28.02 in Vegetables, Fruit and Coffee from Albertson’s in Gardena; Misdemeanor Complaint for Violating Penal Code § 484(a) Filed in Torrance Courthouse; Case Resolved with Dismissal After Client Performs 40 Hours of Community Service and Pays $220 in Court Costs
- Lomita, Client Shoplifts $189 in Items from Vons, Diversion
- Manhattan Beach, Third Strike Residential Burglary, 7 Years
- Manhattan Beach, Embezzlement of $1,114, Resolved for 490.1
Rolling Hills Estates, 22 Year-Old Client Caught Shoplifting Make-Up at Peninsula Center, Charged with Violating Penal Code § 484(a), Case Resolved for Infraction Violation of Penal Code § 490.1 and $302 Fine
- Embezzlement from Rolling Hills Estates Business, No Jail
- Redondo Beach, Shoplifting with Magnet, Judicial Diversion
- Shoplifting, Torrance, Client Age 18, Judicial Diversion
- Redondo Beach Shoplifting, Macy’s, Judicial Diversion
- Shoplifting at Redondo Beach Kohl’s, Two Years’ Probation
Client Caught Stealing Traffic Light Fixture, Charged with Attempted Petty Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools (P.C. § 466) and Tampering with a Traffic Control Device (VC § 21464(a)); Case Resolved for Diversion and Dismissal
Client, an LA County Sheriff’s Department Employee, Arrested for Defrauding an Innkeeper by Attempting to Use Another Person’s ATM Card for a Meal at El Torito; Evades Arrest, Charged with Five Counts, Case Resolved for One Misdemeanor Count, No Jail
- Torrance Shoplifting and Conspiracy, Walmart, DA Diversion
- Torrance, Tampering with a Vehicle & Probation Violations
- Shoplifting at Sephora, Torrance Court, Formal Diversion