Homeless Citation Defense

LACCLA’s attorneys, in partnership with the Venice Justice Committee and the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), run two monthly legal clinics for the homeless population of Los Angeles. These clinics focus on citation defense for quality of life violations, including sleeping on the beach, sitting on the sidewalk, and jaywalking. Our attorneys represent clients from intake through trial. Since September 2014, we have represented over 100 homeless clients and have won dismissals in the vast majority of our cases.