Services via Remote Audio/Video
The court offers the following services via remote audio/video:
- Self-Help Services Drop-in Video Appointments Are available Mon-Fri during normal business hours
- Mediation Services – Locate the name of the Mediator you have an appointment with here to find the Zoom meeting information for your session.
- Drug Court Graduation – Please Help us Honor and Celebrate the Accomplishments of the Graduating Drug Court Participants
- Submit Criminal Plea Forms Electronically - Criminal plea forms that are signed by the defendant, defense attorney (if applicable), and District Attorney may be sent to the court via email prior to, or on the day of hearing.
- Courtroom Zoom Meeting information to appear in court remotely as allowed.
- For petitions for domestic violence and gun violence restraining orders, as well as all other remote court appearances, please follow the guidelines below.
Prior to appearing remotely for a court hearing, consider the following:
Before the Hearing:
- Visit www.zoom.us to learn how Zoom works
- Download Zoom app to your computer, tablet, or phone
- You do not need a Zoom account to participate in a meeting
- You may appear by phone if you do not have access to video
Day of the Hearing:
- Find the Zoom meeting information for the courtroom where you are scheduled to appear.
- Confirm that your video and audio are working as expected
- Join the meeting at least 5 minutes before you scheduled time, you may be placed in a waiting room to be checked in
- If you need assistance connecting to a hearing, including domestic violence or gun violence restraining orders, please call 707-299-1110.
During the Hearing:
- Verify your device has adequate power and that you will have a reliable connection for the entire remote appearance
- Ensure that your microphone is muted when not talking
Remote Appearance Etiquette:
- Please respect all participants as if you were appearing in court in person
- Be conscious of what is in your background, as it can be distracting to others
- Remote appearances are prohibited from being recorded or broadcast except in compliance with California Rule of Court 1.150.