Divisions

Civil

The Civil Division assists parties with cases involving: recovery of money or property in non-contract civil disputes or contract enforcement; civil rights, and, landlord tenant actions. Petitions to Change Name and various writs are also handled by the Civil Division.

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Criminal

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions.

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Juvenile Division

Juvenile Delinquency cases are defined under Welfare and Institutions Codes and involve any persons under the age of 18 (minors) who are accused of violations of any law of the state or of the United States, or minors who are habitually disobedient or truant.

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Small Claims

The Small Claims Division handles cases that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

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Traffic

The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code violations and local ordinance violations.

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