I am considering going on trial for a misdemeanor charge in one of the court in LA superior court list. I was wondering if before deciding on wether or not to go on trial - Can I attend a trial as a member of the audience? Are the ongoing court cases open to public audience?This is my first ever brush with law and being convicted at the trial means jail time for me. This would definitely affect my job. Hence want to be sure of my decision. Thank you.