Courts in California
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In the California state court system, trial courts are called superior courts. There is a superior court in each of California's 58 counties, and they hear most types of cases including civil, criminal, family, probate, juvenile, and small claims cases. There is also an appellate court, that reviews superior court decisions, and the California Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the state.

If you're seeking California court records, you'll need to contact the superior court where the case took place. Although most California court documents are public record, procedures for viewing or obtaining copies varies by county (a link to each county's superior court website can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) Some counties require that you go to the courthouse during business hours, and in others, there are online California court records databases that provide basic information or even scanned copies of court documents. If you're seeking records from California's appellate or Supreme Court, you'll need to complete a 'Request for Judicial Administrative Records' form, which can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/requestforms.htm. California also has a comprehensive self-help section where you can obtain forms and information regarding a wide variety of type of cases – http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm.
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01, Nov 2014 - Solano, CA California college approves agreement with prison
Faculty from Northern California's Solano Community College will begin teaching inmates at a nearby prison under a deal unanimously approved by the school's governing board.
01, Nov 2014 - Women suffer disproportionately under harsh California laws
She’s probably told her story thousands of times, but when we talk, Susan Burton’s tale comes spilling out of her as if it’s the first time she’s shared it: in and out of prison for years for possessing small amounts of crack cocaine, never offered drug diversion or help...
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31, Oct 2014 - Martinez, CA DUI suspect accuses cop of nabbing nude photos from her iPhone
A California woman claims a Highway Patrolman saw personal images on her iPhone and sent them to his own personal cell phone. Court records reportedly say the officer called the practice "a game."
31, Oct 2014 - REGIONAL: Attorney general announces major 500-pound meth bust linked to Mexican cartel
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Monday announced the takedown of a transnational criminal organization based in Contra Costa County, including the arrest of 22 individuals and the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine and over $700,000 in U.S. currency. The takedown, named Operation Road Trip, represents the culmination of several related investigations targeting ...
31, Oct 2014 - Large Retailers Need Not Have Defibrillators—Court
Large retailers aren’t required by California law to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday.
31, Oct 2014 - San Francisco, CA California to pay atheist parolee $1.95 million
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California government will pay $1.95 million to an atheist and former parolee who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously tinged inpatient treatment program.
31, Oct 2014 - Santa Ana, CA US Supreme Court upholds man's murder conviction
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Southern California man's conviction in the bludgeoning death of his wife nine years ago.
31, Oct 2014 - San Francisco, CA California bullet train cleared for construction but project faces delays, financing woes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and demolishing buildings in the path of the $68 billion rail line after the state Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from opponents of the project.
31, Oct 2014 - San Diego, CA Former U.S. Marine freed after spending months in Mexican jail
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine, who had been held in Mexican jail for months after arriving at the border from California with guns in his vehicle, was freed on psychological grounds on Friday, a Mexican court said. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, an American veteran of the war in Afghanistan who left the U.S. Marines in 2012, had been held in Mexico since his March 31 arrest by Mexican ...
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31, Oct 2014 - Judge says bankruptcy plan proposed by Stockton 'in good faith'
The judge presiding over the California city of Stockton's bankruptcy case said on Thursday that he is "satisfied the plan has been proposed in good faith." U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Judge Christopher ...
31, Oct 2014 - Cambria CSD sued over emergency water treatment project
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31, Oct 2014 - California high court clears way for more bullet train work
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for further construction of the state's $68-billion bullet train when it declined to hear an appeal filed by Central Valley opponents of the controversial project.
31, Oct 2014 - Santa Ana, CA Attorney sentenced to jail in scheme to frame California school volunteer for drug possession
An attorney was sentenced Friday to six months in jail after authorities said he tried to frame a school volunteer by planting pot and painkillers in her car because she slighted his 6-year-old young son.
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