Sacramento County Superior Court

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The Sacramento County Superior Court is the California Superior Court located in Sacramento with jurisdiction over Sacramento County.

Courthouses[edit]

Gordon D. Schaber courthouse[edit]

The Gordon D. Schaber downtown courthouse is the main courthouse of the court. As well as providing the main trial courtrooms, the courthouse contains the administrative offices of the court (including the Presiding Judge), and the general civil and criminal case processing support services of the court. It is located at 720 9th Street.

Administration[edit]

Pursuant to California Government Code § 68070 and the Judicial Council California Rules of Court § 10.613, the Sacramento County Superior Court has adopted Local Rules for its government and the government of its officers.

Officers[edit]

There are several officers of the court, including judges, jurors, commissioners, prosecutors, defense attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and court reporters.

Judges[edit]

The current judges are:

Commissioners[edit]

A commissioner is a subordinate judicial officer elected by the judges of the Court and given the power to hear and make decisions in certain kinds of legal matters, similar to the United States magistrate judge. Their jurisdiction includes, but is not limited to, traffic matters, family law and juvenile cases, criminal misdemeanors, and criminal felony cases through the preliminary hearing stage.

Prosecutors[edit]

The Sacramento County District Attorney, currently Jan Scully, prosecutes crimes before the court on behalf of California, Sacramento County, and all cities and special districts within Sacramento County.

Public Defenders[edit]

The Sacramento County Public Defender, currently Paulino Durán, is the public defender.

Bailiffs[edit]

The functions of the bailiff are carried out by Sacramento County Sheriff, currently Scott Jones, under contract.

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