Aug 11, 2020
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Criminal Covid-19 Information and FAQs

Sonoma County Superior Court is closed Monday March 16, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020. At this time, no hearings will be held during the closure. All matters set during this time will be continued, and you will receive a notice at the address the court has on file.

4/7/2020 - Amended Emergency Adoption of a Temporary Bail Schedule

4/3/2020 - Emergency Adoption of a Temporary Emergency Bail Schedule

CRIMINAL DIVISION Building and Department Closures

The Hall of Justice is Closed.

CRIMINAL Case Continuance and Cancellation of Appointments


All out of custody matters have been continued: See General Order Regarding the Rescheduling of Criminal Matters & Order Amending the General Order Regarding the Rescheduling of Criminal Matters.

The collaborative courts: Homeless Court, Valor Court, FACT, Mental Health Diversion, DUI and Drug Court will not hear matters until further notice

Local Forms

Plea and Waiver Forms (Misdemeanor)
Misdemeanor Advisement of Rights, Waivers, and Plea
Addendum to Misdemeanor Advisement – Driving in Knowing Violation of Driver’s License Restriction, Suspension, or Revocation (Vehicle Code section 14601 et. Seq.)
Addendum to Misdemeanor Advisement – DUI Offense (Vehicle Code section 23152)
Addendum to Misdemeanor Advisement – DUI Causing Injury Offense (Vehicle Code section 23153)
Addendum to Misdemeanor Advisement – Domestic Violence
Addendum to Misdemeanor Advisement – Wet Reckless (Vehicle Code section 23103(a))
 
Plea and Waiver Forms (Felony)
Felony Advisement of Rights, Waiver, and Plea
Addendum to Felony Advisement – Watson
 
PLEASE NOTE: An original and 2 copies are required for felony plea and waiver forms
 
Miscellaneous Forms
• Prop 63
Prohibited Persons Relinquishment Form and Instructions

Criminal Related Information & Frequently asked questions

What happens if my hearing is scheduled between March 16 and April 3, May 29, 2020?

For parties not in custody who are scheduled to appear in court March 16-April 3, May 29, 2020, for a felony or misdemeanor matter, your case will be rescheduled to a new date (see Order Rescheduling Criminal Matters). You will receive a notice of the new hearing date in the mail, or you may see your new court date on the web portal, or public portal in the clerk’s offices. If you have an attorney, they will also have information about your new court date. If you have a new address, please update the court with your new address via mail at 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or by placing your notice of new address in the drop box located at the Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive, Room 107J, Santa Rosa, CA.

I see that Collaborative courts will not be hearing matters until further notice. What is a collaborative court?

Collaborative courts are: Homeless Court, Valor Court, FACT, Mental Health Diversion, DUI, and Drug Court.

How will I be notified when Collaborative court resumes?

You will receive a notice in the mail, or you may see your new court date on the web portal, or public portal in the clerk’s offices. If you have an attorney, they will also have information about your new court date. If you have a new address, please update the court with your new address via mail at 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or by placing your notice of new address in the drop box located at the Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive, Room 107J, Santa Rosa, CA.

Am I required to appear for my hearing that is scheduled March 16th-April 3rd May 29th?

You are not required to appear at your scheduled hearing if the hearing is currently scheduled between March 16 and before May 29. If your hearing is scheduled between March 16 and May 29, 2020, your matter has been continued to a new date. You will receive a notice in the mail as to your new hearing date. Attached for your reference is a new order showing the dates matters are continued to 4-16-2020 Omnibus General Order of the Presiding Judge Re:CourtOperations.

How do I pay my fine?

You can make your payment by mail to 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; Online by clicking here http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/online-services or leaving it in the drop box located at 600 Administration Drive, Room 107J, Santa Rosa, CA

My friend or relative is in custody, and his/her matter is scheduled to be heard while the court is closed, may I attend the hearing?

Due to the health orders currently in place, the court is closed to the public. Therefore, you may not attend the hearing.

I am a witness in a case, and I am subpoenaed to appear between March 16-April 3, May 29, 2020. What do I do if the court is closed?

If you are subpoenaed to appear as a witness during the court closure, contact the attorney who subpoenaed you for further instructions.

Am I able to clear my warrant during the court closure?

No. When the court reopens to the public, you may clear your warrant Monday through Friday by requesting a hearing before 8:30 am in room 105-J of the Hall of Justice for a same day court appearance.

When the court reopens to the public, what will be the hours of operation?

The clerk’s offices will return to normal public hours from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm M-F.

 

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