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Divisions

appeals

A non-prevailing party in a case may ask a higher court to review the decision in their case and determine if the decision was correct.

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Civil

A civil matter involves a lawsuit in which one party sues another to recover money, real property or personal property, to enforce a contract or an obligation, to collect damages for injury or to protect some civil right.

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Criminal

Criminal cases range from relatively minor offenses such as traffic infractions to serious ones such as robbery and murder.

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Family Law

Superior Court has programs that provide limited services in family law: Family Custody Services and Family Law Facilitator.

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JURY SERVICEs

The right to trial by a jury is the privilege of every person in the U.S. This right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Jurors are essential to the administration of justice.

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Juvenile

In California, as in all states, there is a separate court system for persons under the age of 18, who are known as minors or juveniles. The juvenile courts have the ability to intervene in three different types of circumstances: Delinquency, Status Offenders, Dependent Children

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Mental Health

Encompasses the legal areas of psychiatric evaluations, treatments, investigations, hearings and trials relating to involuntary detentions.

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Probate

The Probate Clerk handles decedents' estates, guardianship of minors, and conservatorship of adults who are unable to provide for their personal needs or manage their financial resources.

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RECORDS

If you are interested in viewing a file please visit the Records window during normal business hours.

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Small Claims

Small Claims is a court where you can exercise your rights to resolve a dispute that do not exceed $7,500 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules. 

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Traffic/Minor Offenses

If you have received a ticket for a traffic violation or other minor offense (infractions), you may find this general information helpful.

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Evictions/Unlawful Detainers & Landlord/Tenant Law

An unlawful detainer lawsuit is a suit brought by a landlord to obtain possession of rented property and receive payment of back rent.

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