Attention: Do Not Come to the Courthouse If You Are Not Feeling Well:
Those who are feeling ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including but not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle body ache, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are prohibited from entering any court facility or courthouse (General Order 2020-42) (pdf ) .
    Update: Face Coverings Still Required to Enter County Courthouses:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (external site ) has issued new guidance (external site ) on vaccinated persons. Please know that the Riverside Superior Court continues to follow local guidance (external site ) from the County and State Departments of Public Health to ensure the safety of all court users, judicial officers and employees while balancing access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, all safety protocols including face coverings and social distancing (See General Order 2020-67) (pdf ) are still in place at all court locations until further notice. Court security will turn away anyone not wearing a face covering prior to security screening.
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Appeals

An appeal is a request to a higher court requesting a review of a decision made by a lower court.

Appeals
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Civil

Lawsuits in civil court can involve a range of areas involving disputes over money, title or possession of real property, enforcing a contract, protecting one's civil rights, or seeking compensation for a civil tort.

Civil
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Criminal

A criminal action is the proceeding by which a person charged with a public offense is accused and brought to justice and punishment. A criminal action is prosecuted in the name of the people of the State of California, as a party, against the person charged with the offense.

Criminal
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Probate

Probate Court handles decedent's estates, trust proceedings, guardianship proceedings, conservatorship proceedings, minor's compromises, and mental health filings.

Probate
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Traffic

Vehicle code infractions, municipal code violations, and county ordinances are heard in Traffic Court.

Traffic

Family Law

Family Law Court handles cases in which people are ending a marriage or registered domestic partnership, identifying a child’s legal parents, determining custody and visitation issues, establishing or enforcing child and spousal support or dealing with domestic violence issues.

Family Law
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Juvenile

Juvenile Court handles both dependency and delinquency matters.

Juvenile
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Grand Jury

California is served by a grand jury system that provides a grand jury in each county empowered by law to bring indictments or perform an oversight function into the operation of county and municipal governments.

Grand Jury
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