Blog Category: Courthouse

What is a Grand Jury?

in Courthouse Although many criminal cases begin with the arrest report filed by a police officer, the case can begin with an indictment by a grand jury. Defendants typically indicted by a grand jury are those who have been charged with a felony. ... Read More

California Court System

in Courthouse When the state of California was being formed, its constitution defined the structure, hierarchy as well as regulations associated with its judiciary. ... Read More

Sacramento Juvenile Courthouse

in Courthouse Located in Southwestern Sacramento, the Juvenile Courthouse serves as the main location for departments of the Sacramento Superior Court's Juvenile Delinquency Division. In addition to handling juvenile trials and hearings, the Courthouse also provides pretrial hearings for juveniles who are to be tried as adults. They also manage support processes such as calendar preparation, payment… Read More

What to Expect When Going to the Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse

in Courthouse Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse serves as the main location for hearings for Sacramento County. The courthouse was originally built in 1965. It received the current name in a ceremony in 2002. The courthouse is named after a community advocate, philanthropist and legal scholar. Gordon D. Schaber was also the dean of the McGeorge School of… Read More

William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse

in Courthouse The William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse is one of the newest buildings in the Sacramento County court system. The courthouse was officially opened to the public in February of 2000. The building is named after a popular judge who sat on the bench for over 13 years. William Ridgeway eventually ascended to the position… Read More