Santa Maria Superior Court in Santa Maria California

Address and phone number for Santa Maria Superior Court, a Court, at East Cook Street, Santa Maria CA.


Name
Santa Maria Superior Court
Address
312 East Cook Street, Santa Maria, California, 93454
Phone
805-614-6590
Fax
805-614-6591

About the Santa Maria Superior Court

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

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

Santa Maria Trial Court

Trial Courts in Santa Maria, 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

Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County Probate Courts and Santa Barbara County Family Courts.

Santa Maria Appellate Court

Santa Maria Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Maria Superior Court

You may contact the Santa Maria Courthouse by calling the Santa Maria Superior Court non-emergency number 805-614-6590, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Santa Maria Superior Court, 312 East Cook Street, Santa Maria, California, 93454.


Map of Santa Maria Superior Court in Santa Maria California


Courts Nearby

Courts
Lompoc Superior Court
Solvang Superior Court