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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Criminal: Criminal FAQs
      
Criminal Frequently Asked Questions

1. Am I required to appear?
2. Where can I get a copy of court records?
3. Where do I go to get someone out of jail?
4. What if I need an attorney?
5. Does the court provide an interpreter?


1. Am I required to appear?

You and/or your attorney must appear on the date and time indicated on your paperwork Failure to appear may result in a warrant issued for your arrest and/or a civil assessment imposed.


2. Where can I get a copy of court records?

Copies may be requested in person at the counter at the location where the case was filed or by mailing a request to the location where the case was filed. Fees may apply.

Copies of sealed or confidential documents or case files may not be available without a court order.

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3. Where do I go to get someone out of jail?

For information regarding defendants who are presently in jail, contact the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. http://www.sdsheriff.net


4. What if I need an attorney?

You may retain an attorney to represent you at any stage of the proceedings. If you qualify and you do not have the financial means to hire an attorney, the court may appoint an attorney to represent you. You may be ordered to pay court appointed attorney fees.


5. Does the court provide an interpreter?

See the Language Access page for information about requesting an interpreter.











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