Modesto Court (Stanislaus County Superior Court)

April 23rd, 2014 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

The Modesto Court is a courthouse of the Stanislaus County Superior Court of California. The court is located on 800 11th Street, Modesto, CA 95354. The superior court handles a wide range of matters, including appeals, civil cases, criminal cases, family law matters, juvenile cases, probate cases, traffic cases and small claims. The court also employs court interpreters and makes arrangements for defendants who are unable to speak English. Stanislaus County was first established in 1854, and Modesto was a town later founded in 1870. The first semblance of a courthouse was the upper level of a building rented by the Board of Supervisors for just $83 a month. In 1872-73, the town invested $60,000 in building the first 3-story courthouse for the town. The “Goddess of Justice” was a statue that was prominently placed on the courthouse that year.


Redwood City Court (San Mateo Superior Court)

April 18th, 2014 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

The Redwood City Court is a courthouse of the San Mateo Superior Court. The courthouse is located on 400 County Center, 4th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063. The courthouse is open on Mondays through Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The courthouse is also open on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children are not allowed into the courthouse, but the Redwood City Court provides a Children’s Waiting Room for the convenience of parents. Children may wait in the waiting room at no cost. The CWR is operated by the Superior Court Community Outreach project, and the room is located on the 2nd floor.


Sacramento Court (Sacramento County Courthouse)

April 16th, 2014 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

The Sacramento County Courthouse is located at 720 9th Street in Sacramento. The actual courthouse services are spread between three buildings in the immediate area. The main courthouse is a modern six-story building housing courtrooms, administrative offices and a number of other services for the public. There are also a few offices located in two nearby buildings. The courthouse contains a large number of the 68 judges, 10 subordinate judicial offices and 719 court employees that are part of the larger Sacramento County court system. Cases Heard In the Courthouse The Sacramento Court hears a wide variety of cases every year. It is home to many types of civil trials. This includes pretrial hearings for civil cases. General civil cases for everything from personal injuries to auto accidents take place in the courthouse. The courthouse is not used for small claims cases where damages are less than $25,000. Felony and misdemeanor trials are held in the courthouse every day. These are criminal proceedings for people who have broken the law. Most of the felony and misdemeanor cases for the county are heard in the Sacramento Court. The courthouse is not used for juvenile or family court proceedings.


San Diego Court (San Diego Superior Court)

April 14th, 2014 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

The San Diego Superior Court system handles the business of law and law enforcement throughout the county in California, with San Diego as the county seat and by far the largest city. Criminal and civil cases, juvenile court, and jury duty regulations are centered in the San Diego Superior Court. In early March 2014, something new was added. The Family Court now offers a change for divorce filing in the county. Called the One Day Divorce, it is a pilot program to help eligible ex-married people complete a divorce in just one day, as opposed to the usual lengthy - and sometimes very lengthy - process. The two people represent themselves in court without attorneys and must have no contested issues. They talk to a family law expert and complete the necessary forms. Later in the day, if all goes as planned, they return to court to receive the final signed judgement. In addition to new methods in the court system, San Diego Superior Court also handles the tested procedures, such as the business of bail bonds. A bail bond is simply a guarantee presented by a bail bondsman and known as a surely bond. It guarantees that the person who is charged with a crime will return to court at the specified date. The bondsman usually charges 10 percent of the total bail amount for this service. Bail rates re set by the California Department of Insurance, and the bonds are good for one year. The money is non-refundable.


San Francisco Court (San Francisco Superior Court)

April 11th, 2014 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

San Francisco, California, is home to the San Francisco Superior Court and all its many arms of the la;w. The Civil Division handles the largest part of the court's work. It is involved with non-criminal lawsuits between individuals and/or corporations. It conducts civil trials, hears appeals and probate matters, and keeps records for the county and state. It is home to the Small Claims Division, which tries to resolve disputes both quickly and inexpensively. There are no attorneys to represent the litigants, and claims are generally limited to $5,000. The San Francisco Superior Court is also recognized nationally for what are known as problem-solving, or collaborative justice, courts. Judicial officers work with families and individuals suffering from mental problems, substance abuse, and other social concerns. The main idea is to keep such problems from occurring and to keep individuals from re-entering the state jail system.


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