Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield California

Address and phone number for Kern County Superior Court, a Court, at Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield CA.

Kern County Superior Court
1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, 93301

About the Kern County Superior Court

The Kern County Superior Court, located in Bakersfield, California is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In Bakersfield Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In Bakersfield Civil Courts, the Court settles disputes between citizens that they are unable to resolve on their own.

You may contact the Court for questions about:
  • Bakersfield court records
  • Case searches and legal documents
  • Appeals and appellate process
  • Bakersfield court dockets and calendars
  • Background checks
Bakersfield Court Records

The Kern County Superior Court maintains records on a wide variety of public court records that are available upon request at the Kern County Courthouse. Interested parties may contact the Kern County Court and request copies of records which may include case documents, court decisions, court records, court dockets and calendars, criminal records and background checks.

About the United States Court System

The Court system in the United States is made up of a Federal Court system and fifty state Court systems. In each system, there are two general types of Courts: Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

Bakersfield Trial Court

Trial Courts in Bakersfield, CA hear cases for the first time. In a Trial Court, both sides of the dispute present evidence to support their version of events, and a jury is usually called on to decide the case. One judge presides over the case in a Trial Court.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Kern County Courts of limited jurisdiction may be limited to hearing only cases involving misdemeanors, small claims, or traffic and other minor violations in California. Courts of limited jurisdiction may also only hear cases on specific subject matter, such as Kern County Probate Courts and Kern County Family Courts.

Bakersfield Appellate Court

Bakersfield Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in Kern County. No new evidence is presented in Appellate Court. A judge or panel of judges decides the appeal rather than a jury.

Federal Courts in California

In the Federal Court system, District Courts serve as the Trial Courts. In the state Court systems, Trial Courts are further grouped into Courts of general jurisdiction and Courts of limited jurisdiction. Courts of general jurisdiction are Courts that can hear cases of any kind, including felonies. The names for Courts of general jurisdiction vary but are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and may be organized to hear cases within certain geographic areas, such as Kern County.

The Appellate Courts in the Federal Court system consist of twelve Circuit Courts that are organized regionally and the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the highest Court in the country. Appellate Courts at the California state level mirror the Federal structure, with one or more Appellate Courts and a California Supreme Court.

Contact the Kern County Superior Court

You may contact the Bakersfield Courthouse by calling the Kern County Superior Court non-emergency number 661-868-7207, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Kern County Superior Court, 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, 93301.

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