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Divisions

Court Investigators

Court investigators conduct investigations of conservatorship matters

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Criminal

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, and fish and game or animal control violations.

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Family Law

The Family Law division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.

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Finance

The Finance division is in charge of all financial dealings at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources division handles career opportunities.

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Judicial Support

The Judicial Support division assists judicial officers.

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Jury Services

The Jury Division is responsible for summoning prospective jurors for both civil and criminal cases where the parties have elected to have a jury of their peers decide the case.

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Juvenile

The Juvenile Divison handles juvenile delinquency cases only. For juvenile dependency cases please see the Unlimited Civil Division.

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Los Banos

The Los Banos division hears traffic, criminal, civil and small claims matters.

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Administration

The Administration division handles administrative and facility issues at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.

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Traffic

The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code (infraction) violations, some local municipal ordinances and minor misdemeanors. Please note that DUI violations are NOT heard within this division.

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Civil

The Civil division handles civil, small claims, probate, adoption, juvenile dependency, civil harassments, name changes, unlawful detainers (evictions), elder abuse, conservatorship, guardianship and emancipation matters.

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