If your case was continued by a Commissioner or a
Judge in court, it is MANDATORY you appear as ordered. A failure to
appear could result in a warrant issued for your arrest for failure to
appear at the hearing.
If you have been ordered to pay a fine you may
request to make monthly payments ( a $35.00 administrative fee will added)
or you may request the court grant you 30 days to pay the fine in full.
You may have the option to pay your fine in full
within 30 days without any added fees. You will be required to sign an
agreement to pay your fine. If you cannot pay your fine within the 30
days and wish to request monthly payment you must appear in person and set
a court date to appear before the court to request monthly payments.
Clerks cannot set monthly payments after you have appeared in court.
You may be sentenced to jail, if so you must report
to the Kings County Sheriff’s Department-Jail located at 1570 Kings County
Drive., Hanford, CA 93230 per your sentencing order.
Adult Offenders Work Program:
You may be ordered to report to the
Alternative Sentencing Program, you will be interviewed to determine your eligibility for
this program. If you fail to qualify or if you are not accepted for this
program, it will result in your case being returned to the court or you
may begin serving you sentence in jail.
Failure to report either to the jail or the
Alternative Sentencing Program as ordered or to complete the court-ordered
sentence will result in your case being returned to the court for further
action including possible revocation of probation and the issuance of a
warrant for your immediate arrest.
You may be ordered to complete the Alcohol and Drug
Education & Counseling Program (ADEC) if you have been convicted of
an alcohol or drug related offense. You must contact (ADEC) as per
your court order at
(559) 582-9307. They
are located at the Alcazar Bldg. 800 Irwin Street, Hanford, CA 93230 .
The Court may order you to install an ignition
interlock device if you are convicted of driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs or driving on a suspended license-suspended due to a DUI
conviction. You will be required to select an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
program and contact the vendor/installer as per your court order.
Installation and program fees will apply and must be paid to the program
agency. A court ordered IID installation will be reported to the
Department of Motor Vehicles. Both your vehicle registration and
driving record will reflect the installation of an IID.