In a recent Public Safety Forum, the presiding judge of the San Bernardino County Superior Court said that the Court is streamlining its procedures to save money, using technology where it can. Dan Stork says that court date reservations are one example of this trend…
Effective October 28, San Bernardino Superior Court will change the way litigants involved in traffic and non-traffic infractions, and misdemeanor probation modification reserve a court date. Currently, you have to “drop in” at court, and wait for service. Under new procedures, you can use a service kiosk at some court locations, or reserve a date online at www.sb-court.org or by phone. Once a court date has been calendared, you will be able to bypass the lines at the clerk’s office traffic counter and report directly to the courtroom on the date and time of the hearing. Cases must be eligible for a court appearance. Scheduling a court appearance does not extend or alter any statutory or court ordered deadline. Only cases which are infractions can be scheduled on line or via Kiosks (infraction citations are those received via a courtesy notice in the mail). All other case types must be reserved with the clerk’s office.
NOTE: The law enforcement officer who cited you will not be present at this hearing. If you wish to contest your citation (plead not guilty and proceed with a Court Trial to tell your side of the story and present evidence and/or witnesses) you must post the full bail amount (fine) of your citation or file a bail waiver. The court trial date is only reserved through the clerk’s office.