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Criminal Court Information

Changing Court Date

Changing Sentences:

Clearing Warrants:

Drug Court

Domestic Violence Court

Exhibits

Civil, Criminal and Traffic Exhibits

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Changing my Court Date

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 hearing date.

Changing Sentences

Modification of 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.

Clearing Warrants

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.

Drug Court

The Felony Drug Court is heard in Department 8 of the Superior Court of Kings County located at the Probation Department 1424 Forum Dr., 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 3039.

Domestic Violence Court

Superior Court of Kings County does not currently have a Domestic Violence Court.

Exhibits

Exhibits are 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 Penal 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 www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html then, follow the directions for finding the code(s) you are interested in.

Civil, Criminal and Traffic Exhibits

All exhibits are stored in the Hanford Division located at 1426 South Drive Bldg. B, Hanford, CA 93230.  For information regarding exhibits stores in the Hanford Division you may contact the clerk at (559) 582-1010 extension 3052 or 3061.

 

 

 
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