Amador County Court

Find Amador County California courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Amador Superior Court 500 Argonaut Lane Jackson CA 95642 209-257-2660

About Amador County Courts

Courts in Amador County, CA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Amador County and California law and are housed in Amador County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Amador County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Amador County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Amador County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Amador County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Amador County background checks
Amador County Court Records

Amador County court records are available to the public at the Amador County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Amador County Courthouses.

Amador County Trial Courts

Amador County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Amador County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Amador County Probate Courts and Amador County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Amador County, California

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Amador County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

California Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Amador County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in California are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in California state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the California Supreme Court.