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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. They may do this by filing an appeal or, in some instances, a writ. Appeals and writs may be heard in the Superior Court, District Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

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Civil

he Civil Division processes legal disputes brought by parties to recover money, real or personal property; enforce a contract; collect damages for injuries; or protect a party's civil rights.

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Collections

Collections provides direct assistance in order to facilitate payment of delinquent fines and fees. Fines and fees may be related Criminal, Family Law or Jury matters.

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Criminal

A criminal case is a proceeding in which someone is charged with a public offense (i.e., with committing a crime), evidence is presented on both sides, and a decision is made as to the person's guilt.

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Family Law

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Finance

The Finance Division is responsible for the collection of non-delinquent court ordered fines. Statements are mailed the first week of each month.

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Juvenile Court

Court has jurisdiction over court related matters for minors. The Juvenile Division is comprised of two units: dependency and delinquency Both Units respond to issues involving children.

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Marshal

It is our mission to provide a safe environment for all court proceedings; to protect the dignity of court proceedings; to provide a safe and secure building for all who enter; and to enforce court orders, including warrants of arrest; to provide safe, secure and timely transportation for incarcerated defendants to and from the courts.

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Probate

Processes matters that can include wills, conservatorships, guardianships, mental health or LPS petitions, compromise of minor claims, petitions for change of name and special trusts.

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Small Claims

Small claims cases are lawsuits that do not exceed $7,500 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

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Traffic

Files citations received by law enforcement agencies. Most citations can be resolved without appearing in court, by paying the bail or paying the bail along with requesting traffic school or providing proof of correction.

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Unlawful Detainer

An unlawful detainer matter is a case in which a landlord seeks to evict a tenant.

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