Appearing in Court

You have the option to appear in person or by video conference via Zoom ON OR BEFORE the date noted on your citation. Arraignment hearings are held Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. or between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. To appear in person, report to the Carol Miller Justice Center Traffic Self-Service Kiosk in Room 100 to check in for court. To appear by video conference, click HERE to check-in for court with a clerk at the Traffic Virtual Public Counter.

If you have already scheduled a video conference appearance, please see the applicable Zoom Reference Guide below for instructions regarding how to participate.


You may hire an attorney to represent you. If you are charged with a misdemeanor and cannot afford an attorney, you may apply to have one appointed to you at your arraignment.


You may be required to present picture identification in court.

Case-Related Documents

During your court appearance, have all case-related material available to assist you in presenting your case. See citations for further information regarding proof of correction documentation.

Be Prepared To Pay

At the conclusion of your court appearance, be prepared to pay your fine in full or make payment arrangements.

Appear On Time for Court

You must appear on time for your court appearance.


Interpreter services are available. To request an interpreter, appear in person at the Traffic Public Counter or click HERE to receive assistance from a clerk at the Traffic Virtual Public Counter. Assistance is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding court holidays. Alternatively, you may call (916) 669-5712. Phone assistance is available Monday – Friday 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., reduced hours on some holidays.

You must have your case number and picture identification card available.

Dress Code and Etiquette

You must make sure your clothing is appropriate for the formal court environment. In addition, if you are appearing by video conference, make sure you are in a quiet location with minimal background noise and be stationary during your appearance, as movement may cause connection and sound issues