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Easy Guide to the State of California’s Riverside Superior Court

Easy Guide to the State of California’s Riverside Superior Court

What is the
Riverside Superior Court?

The Riverside 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 Riverside County, California
will typically be heard before the Riverside Superior Court.

Riverside Superior Court currently is comprised of 16 locations, which are
determined in accordance to the specific hearing. The main courthouse is
located in Riverside, California:

4050 Main Street
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-4600

Riverside Superior Court Jurisdiction

The following cities, municipalities, and towns in
the State of California are under the jurisdiction of the Riverside Superior
Court. However, the associated townships and surrounding areas are apportioned
between the 16 supplementary courthouses:





Canyon Lake

Cathedral City    



Desert Hot Springs    



Indian Wells    


Jurupa Valley    

Lake Elsinore    

La Quinta    


Moreno Valley    



Palm Desert    

Palm Springs    


Rancho Mirage    


San Jacinto    



Riverside Superior Court Judges and Personnel

In the Riverside Superior Court, the following
Judges and personnel are responsible for legal review of legal matters:

Mac R. Fisher: Main Court Judge

Craig Reimer: Main Court Judge

Thomas Cahraman: Main Court Judge

Gloria Trask: Main Court Judge

Jacqueline Jackson: Main Court Judge

Sharon Waters: Main Court Judge.

Legal Issues Managed at the Riverside Superior

The following legal issues, statutory legislation,
and proceedings are heard in the Riverside Superior Court:

Family Law: Judicial review within this legal
field in the Riverside Superior Court undertakes legal matters addressing
matters of the family and familial, structural procedures including:


The Establishment of Paternity and Guardianship

Domestic Violence

Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment

The Establishment of Visitation

Domestic Partnerships

Small Claims Court: The Riverside 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 Riverside County may be heard.

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


Grand Jury: A legal procedure in which a jury will
be undertaken in order to facilitate the determination with regard to the
existence of a sufficient amount of evidence required for a fair hearing. Jury
duty is also required of any and all residents of Riverside County.

Juvenile and Minor Law: This legal field
undertakes hearings involving children and individuals not considered to be
legal adults, which may include the following:

Child Support

Violations Committed by Individuals Considered to
be ‘Underage’

Juvenile Crime

Procurement: The Riverside Superior Court
undertakes hearings in which debt, collection, and acquisitions are subject to
take place.

Traffic and Accident Law: Vehicular and
transportation matters requiring legal administration and regulation may be
heard at the Riverside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside Superior Court

With regard to legal matters involving a resident
of Riverside 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.

Riverside Superior Court Administration and Fees

The Riverside Superior Court provides individuals
the opportunity to not only access court documentation, but also satisfy the
payment of fees online.