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If you posted a bail
bond for a specific date to appear or have appeared in court and are
ordered to return you cannot change the date. If you were appointed or
have hired an attorney you should contact them for assistance. If the
date set is for an Arraignment and a complaint has been filed with the
court you may appear at the front counter (Criminal Window) and the clerk
may be able to advance your Arraignment date but cannot postpone your
sentences will not be done by letter requests. If you wish to modify your
sentence and are not on formal probation through the Kings County
Probation Department you may appear in person at the front counter
(Criminal Window) and sign a promise to appear for modification. If you
are on formal probation you must request the modification change through
the Kings County Probation Department, (559) 582-3211 x2850, they will set a hearing date and
make a recommendation to the court as to your request. If the Kings County
Probation Department (Probation Officer) refuses to set a hearing date you
must then contact the Kings County Superior Court Criminal Division and
sign a promise to appear for a modification request.
You may appear at the
Kings County Sheriff’s Department and advise them you have a warrant for
your arrest and a records check will be done to verify the information.
The Kings County Sheriff’s Department is located at 1570 Kings County Dr., Hanford, CA 93230 or you may appear during regular business hours
at the Criminal Division (hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). If
you appear you should be prepared to be cited out to appear for another
court date or taken into
custody based on the warrant amount.
The Felony Drug Court is heard in
Department 1 of the Superior Court of Kings County located 1640 Kings
County Drive, Hanford, CA 93230, every Monday at 1:30 p.m. For
information regarding your case once you have been referred to the drug
court please call (559) 582-1010 extension 6123.
Superior Court of
Kings County does not currently have a Domestic Violence Court.
documents or objects produced by a party in an action for identification
and may be admitted into evidence during a trial or hearing. Once the
trial or hearing has been concluded, the court may order the exhibits to
be released to the District Attorney's Office, the Law Enforcement Agency
submitting the complaint, counsel for parties, parties appearing in propria
persona or parties may stipulate to the return of exhibits pursuant to
Code of Civil Procedure section 1952,
Code sections 1417
or Penal Code sections 1420. If you wish
to view any of these codes, they are available through the California Law web
site located at
then, follow the directions for finding the code(s) you are interested in.
All exhibits are stored at 1640 Kings
County Drive, Hanford, CA 93230. For information regarding exhibits
stores in the Hanford Division you may contact the clerk at (559) 582-1010