Luna Bail Bonds – Fresno CA

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Fresno Court Facilities

1100 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93724-0002

Telephone: (559) 457-2000
Courthouse Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Clerk’s Office Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM
For a map to the Downtown Courthouse location, click here.

The types of cases heard at the Fresno Downtown Courthouse are:

  • Criminal:
    • Felony
    • Infractions
    • Misdemeanor
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Court
  • Juvenile Dependency Division
    • Juvenile Dependency Hearings
  • Traffic:
    • Infractions
    • Misdemeanor

You are strongly encouraged to make childcare arrangements if you have business at the Downtown Courthouse. Childcare is available free of charge. For more information click on Childcare button above.

1130 O Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2220

Telephone: (559) 457-2000
Courthouse Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Clerk’s Office Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM

B.F. Sisk Courthouse Dedication

For a map to the B.F. Sisk Courthouse location, click here.

The types of services and cases heard at the B.F. Sisk Courthouse are:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil: Limited
  • Civil: Unlimited
  • Conservatorship
  • Family Court Services
    • Child Custody and Visitation Orientation
    • Child Custody and Visitation Mediation
    • Dependency Orientation
    • Dependency Mediation
    • Family Assessments
    • Pre-Marital Counseling
    • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Family Law:
    • Custody & Visitation
    • Dissolution
    • Establishment of Paternity
    • Support
  • Family Law Facilitator’s Office
    • Child/Spouse Support Issues
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    • Establishment and Dis-establishment of Paternity
    • Family Law Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Restraining Orders
  • Self-Help Center (Centro De Recursos Legales)
    • Child/Spouse Support Issues
    • Civil Harassment
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    • Family Law Issues
    • Guardianship
    • Unlawful Detainer
  • Small Claims
  • Unlawful Detainer

You are strongly encouraged to make childcare arrangements if you have business at the B.F. Sisk Courthouse. Childcare is available free of charge. For more information click on Childcare button above.

100 Van Ness Avenue (East side of courthouse breezeway, around corner from Jury Assembly Room)
Fresno, CA 93724-0002

Hours: 8 AM – 4:30 PM

 

 

 

Services provided at the ACTION Center include processing criminal case sentencing orders. If you have been ordered by the Court to complete any of the following programs or pay a fine, go to the ACTION Center for assistance:

  • Adult Offender Work Program
  • Adult Theft Diversion
  • Anger Management
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Batterer’s Treatment Program
  • Domestic Violence Review
  • Court Community Service
  • Drug Test
  • DUI Classes
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • Family Support
  • Fines

2317 Tuolumne Street
Fresno, CA 93721-1220

Telephone: (559) 457-1700
Courthouse Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Clerk’s Office Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM

For a map to the “M” Street Courthouse location, click here.

 

The types of cases heard at the “M” Street Courthouse are:

  • Criminal Infractions
  • Traffic Infractions

You are strongly encouraged to make childcare arrangements if you have business at the “M” Street Courthouse.

1265 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Telephone: (559) 457-2000
Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM

For a map to the Criminal Courts Departments 95 & 96 location, click here.

The types of cases heard at Criminal Courts Departments 95 & 96 are:

  • Criminal:
    • Felony
    • Misdemeanor
  • Domestic Violence

You are strongly encouraged to make childcare arrangements if you have business at Departments 95 or 96.

Criminal cases range from relatively minor offenses such as traffic infractions to serious ones like robbery and murder. The state makes the charge against someone accused of committing a crime because a crime is considered an act against society. The prosecuting attorney presents the charge against the accused person (defendant) on behalf of the state (plaintiff), and must prove to the judge or jury that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • A Felony is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment in a state prison or by death.
  • A Misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony and generally is punishable by fine or imprisonment in a city or county jail rather than in a state penitentiary.
  • An Infraction is resolved by paying a fine.

A criminal case begins when a prosecutor files formal charges, a person is arrested, or a grand jury issues an indictment.

If a defendant, the person accused of a crime, is in custody, he or she has the right to an arraignment within 48 hours of being arrested. At this hearing the judge will officially tell defendants about their constitutional rights and explain the charges against them. Also, bail (property temporarily given to ensure that a person released from custody will return at an appointed time) may be raised or lowered. The defendant will be asked to plead to the charges against them: guilty, not guilty, or, in some cases, nolo contendere (the person does not contest the charges, which legally is the same as a guilty plea).

Misdemeanors

Defendants who plead guilty to a misdemeanor may be sentenced during the arraignment, unless the judge wishes to postpone sentencing in order to study a probation report. During the arraignment, if a defendant pleads not guilty to a misdemeanor, the judge will set the date for a trial. The trial will be held within 30 days if the defendant is in custody or within 45 days if the defendant is not in custody-unless the defendant waives the right to a speedy trial.

Felonies

If a defendant pleads guilty to a felony at the arraignment, he or she must be represented by an attorney (unless the defendant, in a noncapital case, waives the right to one). After a guilty plea, the judge has the option to keep the case in that court for sentencing or probation or to transfer the case to a superior court. If a defendant pleads not guilty to a felony, a preliminary hearing is held. At this hearing the district attorney must show evidence that the defendant committed a felony and should be brought to trial. If the judge decides there is enough evidence, the defendant will be arraigned a second time in superior court, where the defendant again will be formally charged, rights will be explained, and a plea will be made.

Sentences

State and local laws define crimes and specify punishment. The maximum sentence for an infraction is a fine; for a misdemeanor it is up to one year in a county jail; and for a felony it is time in a state prison or, for some murders, death. Some counties offer “diversion” programs that allow a judge to order a defendant to get medical treatment or counseling or to do community service work. The diversion program may take the place of a fine or jail sentence in certain types of misdemeanor and felony cases.

Fresno Superior Court provides interpreting services to all trial court proceedings in criminal, traffic, and juvenile delinquency proceedings. For more information, click on the FAQ button on this page.

3333 East American Avenue, Suite A
Fresno, CA 93725

Telephone: (559) 457-4810
Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM

For a map to the Juvenile Delinquency location, click here.

The types of cases heard at Juvenile Delinquency are:

  • Juvenile Misdemeanor Criminal
  • Juvenile Felony Criminal
  • Juvenile Drug Court
  • Juvenile Traffic
  • School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

You are strongly encouraged to make childcare arrangements if you have business at Juvenile Delinquency.

Fresno Courts Fee Schedule

NOTICE OF FEE CHANGES: Click here for the Statewide Civil Fee Schedule (includes Fresno County miscellaneous fees), effective June 30, 2012.
Payment Methods:
Court staff at the counter will accept payment for: Civil, Criminal, Family, Juvenile, Probate, Small Claims and Traffic matters by:
•    Cash
•    Personal Check
•    Cashier’s Check
•    Certified Check
•    Money Order
•    Credit Card
Make Checks Payable to: Fresno County Superior Court

Pay Traffic Fees Online

Please Note

If you have received a notice from GC Services – Collections, you can pay online @ https://courtpay.gcserv.com.
VISA and MasterCard are accepted with no additional fee charged for this service. For additional assistance, you may call 1-800-333-8395.

NOTICE(S)

Due to scheduled system maintenance, the Traffic Payment system may experience intermittent service issues over the next several weeks between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Specifically, there will be some system maintenance done November 16th starting at 5:30 p.m. and lasting until November 17th at 4 a.m. that will make the phone payment system unavailable.

We encourage any customers using the service to be mindful during this time and
to please contact the Customer Service Department at customerservice@officialpayments.com or 1-800-487-4567 if they experience any issues.

As part of our commitment to provide citizens with efficient, convenient service, we are pleased to offer payment of your traffic citation or to sign up for Traffic School over the Internet, see below for information, or by telephone by calling (559) 457-1700.

To sign up for Traffic School, you understand that you have the right to be arraigned, and the right to a speedy trial. In order to attend traffic school you must freely and voluntarily give up these rights. You should be aware that any court or traffic school fee paid will not be refunded if traffic school is not completed in a timely manner. You must declare under penalty of perjury that you have not attended any traffic school, defensive driving course or any other course of instruction on a citation received within 18 months of the violation date of the current citation. You should understand that you may be subject to prosecution for perjury if you post bail and pay the $67.00 administrative fee with knowledge that the above statement is in fact false.

Payment of court fees, traffic school fees, and proof of traffic school completion is required for your citation to report to DMV as a confidential conviction.
To obtain a free list of approved Traffic Schools, please visit either the:

When accessing the DMV website, click on ‘Start Search’, then ‘Access the system’, then select, ‘Traffic Violator School Provider’. Select ‘Go to Step 1’, then select Traffic School of interest, ‘Classroom Course, Home Study Course, or Internet Course’. Follow the directions to locate a traffic school. For assistance with the DMV’s TVS list, call the DMV’s Business Licensing Unit at (916) 229-3126.
You may attend any school on the approved lists.

Please Note

If you are pleading not guilty, you MAY NOT use this service and must submit in writing your request for a Court Trial. Bail and request must be mailed to the Court listed at the bottom of your traffic citation.

If you were cited for fix-it violation(s), you MAY NOT use this service. The amount owing will be less when providing the Court with proof of correction. You can use this web address to submit your request for the reduced bail amount due to proof of correction

Click Here To Pay For Your Citation or Sign Up for Traffic School

 

Note: The service, provider, Official Payments, charges a nominal fee for this service.


After you sign up for Traffic School, we will respond back to you within 3-4 weeks with information regarding Traffic School, which will include your due date.

Childcare Information

Superior Court of California, Fresno County Children’s Waiting Rooms

A children’s waiting room was the dream of the late Superior Court Judge Mario G. Olmos who believed that there should be a safe, nurturing and protective environment for young children to wait while parents conduct court business.

The rooms are located in the main courthouse and the B.F. Sisk Courthouse facilities. This is a free service for those who have business in the Fresno County Superior Court, including: jurors, defendants, witnesses, litigants and persons filing papers. The children’s waiting rooms are a community outreach project and are operated by the Central Valley Children’s Services Network of Fresno County, an organization with over 30 years of delivering accessible, caring and professional services to all families.

  • The Children’s Waiting Rooms are available to children 6 months and older. Children 13 years of age and older may use the Children’s Waiting Room to assist with supervising younger siblings or as approved by the Site Aide.
  • The Children’s Waiting Rooms are open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed during the lunch hour), Monday through Friday excluding Court Holidays and Court Closure Days.
  • Children must be picked up no later than noon when the room closes during the lunch hour and immediately upon completion of their business with the Court.
  • Parents must fill out a registration form, provide photo identification issued by a governmental agency and sign and acknowledge receipt of the Children’s Waiting Rooms Parent’s Rules. Registration forms and Parent’s Rules are available in English and Spanish. (English)(Spanish)
  • A child can only be picked up by the Parent(s) or authorized adult(s) on the registration form.
  • Children’s Waiting Room staff are unable to give any child medication.
  • Parents will not be able to leave ill/contagious children at the Children’s Waiting Room.
  • Parents are encouraged to bring diapering supplies if necessary.

Locations

  Downtown Main Courthouse Location
Mario Olmos Room
1100 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93724-0002
Telephone (559) 457-1738
Hours: 8 AM -12 PM and 1 PM -5 PM

For a map to the Main Courthouse location, click here.

  Downtown B.F. Sisk Courthouse Location
1130 O Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2220
Telephone (559) 457-1727
Hours: 8 AM -12 PM and 1 PM -5 PM

For a map to the B.F. Sisk Courthouse location, click here.

For more information, please contact the Juror and Public Services Manager at (559) 457-1605 or write to: 1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93724-0002.

Court Phone Numbers

Contact the Proper Department

Telephone Numbers by Department Area Code 559
General Information 457-2000
TDD General Information 457-2011
Alternate Dispute Resolution 457-1900
Archives – 1963 “E” Street 457-4903
Civil CMC 457-1900
Civil Limited 457-1900
Civil Unlimited 457-1900
Civil Arbitration 457-1900
Civil Law and Motion 457-1900
Civil Small Claims 457-1900
Civil Tentative Rulings 457-1900
Court Accounting 457-2150
Court Personnel 457-2050
Court Reporter Services – Transcripts 457-4921
Criminal Felony 457-1801
Criminal Misdemeanor 457-1802
Court Facilities 457-2175
Executive Office 457-2010
Family Court Services  (Family Mediation) 457-2108
Family Law 457-2100
Family Law Facilitator 457-2100
Family Support 457-2100
Grand Jury 457-1605
Interpreting 457-4910
Jury Services 457-1600
Juvenile Delinquency – 3333 E. American Ave. 495-6200
Juvenile Dependency 457-4810
Master Calendar 457-4902
Probate 457-1888
Probate Investigators 457-1888
Small Claims 457-1900
Spanish Self-Help Center 1-866-665-2345
Tentative Rulings – Civil 457-1900
Traffic 457-1700
Courtrooms – Downtown Location
Dept. 1 457-6331
Dept. 2 457-6332
Dept 10 457-1732
Dept. 11 457-6333
Dept. 12 457-6334
Dept. 13 457-6335
Dept. 20 457-6336
Dept. 21 457-6337
Dept. 22 – Juvenile Dependency 457-4883
Dept. 23 – Juvenile Dependency 457-4882
Dept. 30 457-6340
Dept. 31 457-6341
Dept. 32 457-6342
Dept. 33 457-6343
Dept. 34 457-6344
Dept. 50 457-6345
Dept. 51 457-6346
Dept. 52 457-6347
Dept. 53 457-6348
Dept. 54 457-6349
Dept. 60 457-6350
Dept. 61 457-6351
Dept. 62 457-6352
Dept. 70 457-6353
Dept. 71 457-6354
Dept. 72 457-6355
Dept. 73 457-6356
Dept. 74 457-6357
Courtrooms – Jail Annex 1225 M Street
Dept. 95 457-6358
Dept. 96 457-6359
Courtrooms – B.F. Sisk Courthouse 1130 O Street
Dept. 201 457-6301
Dept. 202 457-6302
Dept. 203 457-6311
Dept. 204 457-6304
Dept. 301 457-6305
Dept. 302 457-6306
Dept. 303 457-6307
Dept. 401 457-6308
Dept. 402 457-6309
Dept. 403 457-6316
Dept. 404 457-6317
Dept. 501 457-6318
Dept. 502 457-6319
Dept. 503 457-6320
Courtrooms – Juvenile Delinquency 3333 E American Avenue
Dept. 99A 457-6380
Dept. 99B 457-6381
Dept. 99C 457-6382
Dept. 99D 457-6383

If you are trying to determine the amount of a Traffic ticket or similar fine, see the California State Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule. Note that the schedule will not reflect the total amount owed, since many state-mandated assessments and fees are added to certain misdemeanor and infraction violations, substantially increasing the final sum that must be paid.

Fresno County Public Defenders Office

The Law Offices of the Public Defender safeguard the interests of all residents by vigorously protecting the rights of those accused of crimes or facing civil commitments. Our offices provide skilled legal counsel and passionate advocacy, and play an important role in the county’s administration of justice.
This site is an effort to assist you in understanding who we are, what we do and how we may assist you. We hope the information presented will help answer many questions about how we function and how the criminal justice system in Fresno county operates in general.
Included in this section is a brief history of our office, our mission statement, the areas of service we provide, office locations, contact information and employment information. We also included helpful links to the websites of other members of the community who play significant roles in the criminal justice system. In addition, our Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers for common questions about the criminal justice system.
We appreciate your interest and hope this service will be of some help. Should you require further information, just e-mail or call us and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Procedures for Sealing Juvenile Records

Instructions for Applicants:

Section 781 of the Welfare and Institutions Code permits a person who has had a juvenile police, probation, or Juvenile Court record to petition the Juvenile Court to have their record sealed.  Before the petition and report by the probation officer is completed, certain requirements must be met.  These requirements include the following:

1) The person desiring the record to be sealed has attained the age of 18 and probation has been terminated.

2) Since closure of the last incident or termination of probation, the person has not been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

3) There is no pending civil litigation directly relating to or arising from the criminal act that caused the record to be created (this includes payment of any fines which were ordered by the Juvenile Court).

In addition to the above requirements, the Fresno County Probation Department has established guidelines which are considered in making its recommendation to the Juvenile Court for or against the sealing of the juvenile record.  The following guidelines and documents will be considered when the probation officer conducts an investigation into the matter

1) Personal Data form (attached).

2) Verification of present or most recent employment (a letter addressed to: “To Whom it May Concern” on company letterhead); or most recent pay stub

3) Documents of education (e.g. copy of diploma, GED, High School Proficiency exam, or school transcripts), or vocational training records

4) Verification of military service, if any (DD214 or Military I.D.)

5) Payment of $30.00 application fee (effective July 7, 2008) 

There are two ways to contact the probation department:   Print the attached application and mail it with the $ 30.00 application fee (money order) to 3333 American Avenue, Ste. B. Fresno, California 93725, Attn:  Record Sealing or; go to the Juvenile Probation Office at 3333 E. American Avenue, Fresno, CA. to pick up and complete an application, and make the payment of $ 30.00. In both instances, upon proof of payment of the $30.00 application fee, an appointment will be scheduled for you to appear at the Probation Office for an interview and to sign the application and petition for sealing juvenile record

The process to seal a juvenile probation and Juvenile Court record takes approximately two to three months.  You will be notified if it is necessary for you to appear in Court.  If not, a copy of the Court order for sealing your juvenile record will be mailed to you by the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office. Please be aware that the Department of Justice and the various law enforcement agencies may have a significantly longer time frame to complete sealing of their records after the Juvenile Court issues a record sealing order for you. 

Juvenile Sealing Form (Click Fill-In and Print)

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