Oct. 21, 2014
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Court Divisions

SMALL CLAIMS

Small claims court is a special court where rules are simple and informal, and disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. All parties involved in a claim represent themselves without an attorney.

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Traffic

Traffic Court deals with violations of traffic laws and other minor offenses, such as fishing without a fishing license. Unlawful Detainers cases involve landlord-tenant disputes.

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Civil

A civil lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of the private rights and legal issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations.

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JUVENILE

The Juvenile Court is a division of the Sutter Superior Court handling dependency, delinquency and emancipation matters. Adoption and Guardianship cases are handled through Family Court Services.

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Family Court Services

Family law issues include dissolution (divorce), legal separation, child custody and visitation, probate and guardianships, child support, spousal support and domestic violence.

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PROBATE

Probate is the court process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person¹s property under a will.

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COLLECTIONS

If you fail to pay a court ordered fine, the court may send a civil assessment notice. This page provides payment information.

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CRIMINAL COURT

A Criminal Action is the procedure by which a person is accused of committing a crime is charged and brought to trial. After evidence is presented from the prosecution and defense, a decision is made as to the person’s guilt, and if found guilty the accused is sentenced according to law.

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Appeals

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