Superior Court of Siskiyou
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The superior court of Siskiyou is a city courthouse in Siskiyou County, California. It is located within the court of appeal in the third district and the appeal from the eastern state district ninth circuit United State Court of appeal. The courthouse was established in 1853 but was burned in 1854. The latest building was constructed in 2021 with advanced facilities. The court’s mission is to provide justice fairly and effectively. It has jurisdiction over criminal, small claims, probation, juvenile, appeal, civil, family, traffic, and vehicle and administration matters. They provide online services like online payment, forms, fines, case information, jury status and many more, so it is optional to go to court for these services. This court also provides self-help for a different division. Proper dressing is required during the court session. Two superior courts located in this county are:
- SISKIYOU COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – DORRIS BRANCH
- SISKIYOU COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT – YREKA DIVISION
How can a case search be done?
Siskiyou County Case Search can be done online using the court portal https://caseportal.siskiyou.courts.ca.gov/. The court maintains all the records online, in files, or a database. Case information can only be accessed if you are registering on the portal. When you login into the portal, the case search can be found by:
- Search by Case Number, citation, or traffic number
- Search by First, middle, and last name
After entering the data, the case information will come. The portal will only show those records information that is publicly available. Some records are unavailable; if the information does not come, the case records will be removed or confidential and cannot be displayed online. You have to go to the court or give a record request for these documents, and then the court will decide whether to provide that information. The fee for each document per page is $0.50, which is mandatory.
see also McDowell County Courthouse
How to make a payment?
Siskiyou County Court payment can be made in the following ways:
A person can pay for tickets and fines by visiting the court during regular court hours and paying in cash, checks, or with a card at the court payment office. Take your ticket and citation number with you when you come for payment. 2% surcharges will be applied if you make payment with a credit card.
Online payments can be made using the Superior Court Online Portal https://www.ncourt.com/x-press/X-onlinepayments.aspx?Juris=e6e7b164-7b83-425c-9b14-ed109118c213. Enter any search type, like a case or traffic ticket number, name, etc. and the citation search. Your case information with the amount of the fine will be displayed. Select the payment option and pay the amount online.
payment via Mail
A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address; 411 4th St, Yreka, CA 96097, United States. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable in the mail; only certified checks or money orders are accepted. Remember to write your citation, name, case number, and account number when you send the payment, and mail the amount in a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want a receipt.
If you need to reduce your fine with a payment plan due to financial hardship, schedule an appointment with the court for arraignments without the bail deposit before the deadline.
How to appear remotely?
Siskiyou County Superior Court remote appearances for some eligible cases are possible using video conferencing in the zoom application. Fill out and send the form related to your case. The court will respond with a schedule and a meeting link ID if your case is eligible for the remote hearing. You can also see the connection information, case type, time etc., using https://www.siskiyou.courts.ca.gov/courtroom-remote-appearance.Make sure your internet connection is strong. Mute your microphone and speak only when the judge calls your name. Test your microphone and video before joining the session. It is recommended to avoid running unnecessary applications when you are in a meeting. Wear a proper dress and sit where your face is visible. Information related to party and non-party and all division section requirements for this appearance is available on the website. Recording for the case hearing is not allowed if someone does it; it will result in the imposition of sanctions under California rules.
The family court handles which types of cases?
Siskiyou County family court handles all family law matters, including divorce, domestic violence, child custody, guardianship, adoption and visitation. The family law facilitators provide information and help those who cannot afford a lawyer. This court also provides the mediation facility in the mediator corner https://www.siskiyou.courts.ca.gov/divisions/family-law/mediators-corner.
The traffic court handles which types of cases?
Siskiyou County traffic court handles all traffic and vehicle violations involving juvenile or adult cases. The violation includes accidents, speeding, using a mobile phone during driving, violating traffic signals and traffic rules and many more. The traffic school option is available if your case is eligible for it. Some citations are also transferred to another county court; you had to follow the procedure for this. You can write a plea of not guilty if you are innocent.
Which options are available in a plea of not guilty?
Siskiyou County’s plea of not guilty can be sent in traffic violation cases when you are not guilty of your actions and can prove your innocence. If you enter a plea of not guilty, then two options are available:
- Declaration Trial
- Court Trial
Detailed information related to both trials is available on the website; you can read them before sending the plea. Contact the court if you feel difficulty or need any help.
How can small claims cases be filled?
Siskiyou County small claim court handles all the matters in which a person sues another person for money and personal damage within the limit of $10,000. The cases can be resolved in quick and inexpensive ways. Small claim cases can be filled out by filling out a form available at https://www.courts.ca.gov/1017.htm. Fill in your and the defendant’s personal information, the reason for your claim and the amount you are suing. The fees depend upon the amount of money you are claiming. The fee schedule contains all the information about the court fees. See the California Court Small Claims Forms for any help.
see also Allegany County Circuit Court
How many juvenile case types are handled by this court?
Siskiyou County civil court handles all the matters related to juveniles. Two types of juvenile cases are handled by this court that are:
It will handle all the matters in which a juvenile is neglected, abandoned, abused, or the legal parents do not care for them.
It will handle all matters in which the minor has done a felony crime which is considered a serious crime if done by any adult.
The legal representation in these cases is only given to parents or guardians.
What happens if I do not pay the fine on time?
If you do not pay the fine on time, additional fines will be added, your driver’s license or insurance will be suspended, and a warrant will be issued against you in some serious cases.
How can the juror portal be accessed?
You can only access the juror portal if you have a badge number. The login can be accessed after entering the badge number with the birth date.
What is the eligibility for a juror?
Every person can apply for a juror except for the person defined under https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CCP§ionNum=203.
Can I get an interpreter?
Yes, interpreter services are provided by this court. The guidelines for the interpreters are available at https://www.siskiyou.courts.ca.gov/general-information/court-interpreters.
What is the responsibility of consumer affairs?
The department of consumer affairs provides services related to renewing a license, reading news reports, complaints filing and many more.
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