Porterville Superior Court in Porterville California

Address and phone number for Porterville Superior Court, a Court, at East Morton Avenue, Porterville CA.


Name
Porterville Superior Court
Address
87 East Morton Avenue, Porterville, California, 93257
Phone
559-782-3700

About the Porterville Superior Court

The Porterville Superior Court, located in Porterville, California is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In Porterville Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In Porterville 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:
  • Porterville court records
  • Case searches and legal documents
  • Appeals and appellate process
  • Porterville court dockets and calendars
  • Background checks
Porterville Court Records

The Porterville Superior Court maintains records on a wide variety of public court records that are available upon request at the Tulare County Courthouse. Interested parties may contact the Tulare 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.

Porterville Trial Court

Trial Courts in Porterville, 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

Tulare 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 Tulare County Probate Courts and Tulare County Family Courts.

Porterville Appellate Court

Porterville Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in Tulare 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 Tulare 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 Porterville Superior Court

You may contact the Porterville Courthouse by calling the Porterville Superior Court non-emergency number 559-782-3700, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Porterville Superior Court, 87 East Morton Avenue, Porterville, California, 93257.


Map of Porterville Superior Court in Porterville California


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