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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05, Mar 2015 - Orange, CA California foster dad gets 19 years to life for sex abuse of six girls
A former Southern California foster parent was sentenced on Friday to serve nearly 19 years to life in prison for raping and sexually abusing a half dozen girls who were 9 to 15 years old while in his care, prosecutors said. Felipe Hernandez, 68, pleaded guilty earlier this month to multiple felony counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child, lewd acts on a minor, child pornography and other ...
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04, Mar 2015 - Yuba, CA Hewitt Man Goes On Trial On Marijuana Trafficking Charge
A Hewitt man was set to begin trial on Monday in federal court on a charge he and several family members were growing marijuana in California and bringing it to Waco for sale.
04, Mar 2015 - IMMIGRATION: Deportees get second chance to stay in U.S.
A federal judge has opened the way for potentially thousands of Southern California immigrants from Mexico expelled from the country to return to the United States because of allegedly deceptive tactics that were used to get them to waive their...
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04, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA 'Hot Mugshot Guy' from California gets 27 months in prison
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jeremy Meeks, the California man whose mugshot became a sensation among Web users admiring his male-model good looks, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison on a gun charge, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Meeks, 30, was arrested last June in a gang crackdown in Stockton, California, and pleaded guilty in November to one count of being ...
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Delcie Light has been married for 53 years to Bill Light. They have three grown children: Christiane is a V.P. at Universal-NBC in California, Bill is an attorney in Manhattan Beach CA, and Jim lives in Devils Lake and owns and operates Computer ...
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04, Mar 2015 - 'I did kill those cops,' suspect says of Sacramento slayings
A man charged with killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies stunned a courtroom Wednesday by blurting out that he committed the crimes and is ready to be executed. "I did kill those cops. You can execute me whenever you're ready," an agitated Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes said at the end of a hearing as he was led from the Sacramento County courtroom in chains. Earlier, during a ...
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04, Mar 2015 - Driver of truck hit by California train to appear in court
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