What is the
San Bernardino Superior Court?
The San Bernardino Superior Court is a Superior County Court in the State of California, which exists within the realm of Common Law. A Superior Court is permitted to hear cases both criminal and civil in nature. This is in contrast to a court classified as ‘lower’, which is restricted to the judicial review of cases considered to be less severe in nature. Although this qualification differs with regard to the nature of the crime, matters considered to be of the utmost seriousness within San Bernardino County, California will typically be heard before the San Bernardino Superior Court.
Bernardino Superior Court currently is comprised of 12 locations, which are
determined in accordance to the specific hearing. The main courthouse is
located in San Bernardino, California:
303 West 3rd Street
San Bernardino, California 92415
San Bernardino Superior Court Jurisdiction
The following cities, municipalities, and towns in the State of California are under the jurisdiction of the San Bernardino Superior Court. However, the associated townships and surrounding areas are apportioned between the 12 supplementary courthouses:
Big Bear Lake
Legal Issues Managed at the San Bernardino Superior Court:
The following legal issues, statutory legislature, and proceedings are heard in the San Bernardino Superior Court:
Family Law: Judicial review within this legal field in the San Bernardino Superior Court undertakes legal matters addressing matters of the family and familial, structural procedures including:
Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment
Small Claims Court: The San Bernardino Superior Court provides a legal venue existing under the jurisdiction of Civil Law with which legal matters involving smaller sums of money, damages, and torts occurring within San Bernardino County may be heard. Matters heard within the San Bernardino Superior small claims court may not exceed $7,500 in value.
Probate Court: A legal venue in which the appropriation of the estate belonging to a deceased individual takes place. This includes the judicial review of the following:
Wills and Testaments
Single Party Inheritance
Juvenile and Minor Law: This legal field undertakes hearings involving children and individuals not considered to be legal adults, which may include the following:
Violations Committed by Individuals Considered to be ‘Underage’
Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
Traffic and Accident Law: Vehicular and transportation matters requiring legal administration and regulation may be heard at the San Bernardino Superior Court. These matters will range in the requirement for a court appearance in lieu of the submission of required fees. This may include:
Required Fines and Fees
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
The Mandating of Citations
Punitive Recourse with regard to the Associated Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Criminal Law: The San Bernardino Superior Court will address matters in both civil jurisdictions, as well as those occurring within criminal jurisdictions. Criminal cases are considered to be affronts in the form of crime with regard to the general public within the public sector.
Expungement of Criminal Records
Appeals of Criminal Convictions
Civil Law in the San Bernardino Superior Court
With regard to legal matters involving a resident of San Bernardino County, the following classifications of respective circumstances are applicable to Civil Law Cases:
Unlimited Civil Jurisdictions entail hearings in which the valuation of monies, assets, or properties is equal to or exceeds $25,000.
Limited Civil Jurisdictions entail hearings in which the valuation of monies, assets, or properties is less than $25,000.
San Bernardino Superior Court Administration and Fees
The San Bernardino Superior Court provides individuals the opportunity to not only access court documentation, but also satisfy the payment of fees online. The following details are pertinent with regard to both scheduling of fee payment, as well the procedural structuring of legal fees.
Fee structures, schedules, and payments are available both in virtual and physical formats.
Court forms and applicable documentation are provided in both online, as well as in hard copy form.