Appearing in Court via Video Conference

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carol Miller Justice Center is closed to the public. Only parties scheduled for an appearance in Department 84 may enter the building. For all other matters, you may only appear in court via video conference (Zoom). Your appearance date should be noted at the bottom of your citation. To schedule a video appearance ON OR BEFORE the date noted at the bottom of your citation, click HERE to speak with a clerk at the Virtual Public Counter. You must have your case number and picture identification card available. Alternatively, you may call (916) 875-7800. Assistance is available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding court holidays.

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

Attorney

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.

Identification

You may be required to present picture identification in court.

Case Related Documents

During your video 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 video appearance, be prepared to pay your fine in full or make payment arrangements.

Join Your Video Appearance On Time

It is important to access your video conference appearance on time. It may take 2 or more hours for your case to be heard by a judicial officer.

Interpreter

Interpreter services are available. Notify the court immediately to make the necessary arrangements. To request an interpreter, click HERE to speak with a clerk at the Virtual Public Counter. You must have your case number and picture identification card available. Alternatively, you may call (916) 875-7800. Assistance is available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding court holidays.

Dress Code and Etiquette

Before joining your video conference appearance, make sure your clothing and surroundings are appropriate for the formal court environment. In addition, 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.