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How to Handle My Warrant

** Until Further Notice**

There will be NO Walk - In Warrant Calendars available. 

 For other warrant options, please click here.

 COURT CLOSURE DATES

All Court offices are closed (therefore No Walk in Warrant Calendar will be available at ANY location) on the following dates:

All locations:

The walk in warrant calendar is unavailable on any Friday, any holiday listed below and on any non-Friday furlough days listed below:

2014 - further Holiday dates will be entered soon.    
New Years Day Wednesday Jan. 1st, 2014    
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday Jan. 20th, 2014
Lincoln's Birthday Wednesday Feb. 12th, 2014
President's Day Monday Feb. 17th, 2014
Cesar Chavez Day Monday Mar. 31st, 2014
Memorial Day Monday May 26th, 2014
Independence Day Friday Jul. 4th, 2014
Labor Day Monday Sep. 1st, 2014
Columbus Day Monday Oct. 13th, 2014
Veteran's Day Tuesday Nov. 11th, 2014
Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 27th, 2014
Thanksgiving Friday Nov. 28th, 2014
Christmas Thursday Dec. 25th, 2014

grover beach branch dark days:

Effective January 2, 2012 operations at the Grover Beach Branch are suspended.  If your matter was previously scheduled at the Grover Beach Branch and you need to calendar your warrant matter, please appear at the San Luis Obispo Branch Monday thru Thursday, except the court closure days listed above.

 

vets hall dark days:

If your matter was previously scheduled to appear at the Vet's Hall and you need to calendar your warrant matter on the following dates, please appear at the San Luis Obispo Branch.  There will be no court on the following days at the Vet's Hall locatation.

paso robles branch dark days:

If your matter was previously scheduled for the Paso Robles branch and you need to calendar your warrant matter on the following dates, please appear at the San Luis Obispo Branch.  There will be no court on the following days for Criminal Minor Violations at the Paso Robles Branch:

WARRANT OPTIONS

If you have an outstanding warrant there are several general options to handle your situation:  Post bail; Turn yourself in to Law Enforcement; Place yourself on the Walk-In Warrant Calendar  (unavailable until further notice).  Not all options are available for all warrants.  Please see the details below or contact the court to determine which options apply to your warrant.  Be prepared to provide a name and case number or a name and date of birth for all warrant inquiries.

  • San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach or Paso Robles cases: 805-781-5670

Posting Bail on a Warrant

If your warrant has a specific bail amount assigned, you may post bail to clear your warrant and receive a court date.  You may post bail at the court or at any law enforcement agency.  If your warrant states "NO BAIL", then this is not an option for this case.

Cash Bail

Bail can be posted at the Court using cash, credit card, money order, cashier's check or personal check.  This money will be processed and may be refunded at the conclusion of the case.  Law Enforcement agencies may not accept all of the above methods of payment for posting bail.  Bail posted with personal funds in this manner is called Cash Bail.  Once Cash Bail is posted, your warrant will be recalled (cleared) and you will be given a date to appear in court.  It is your responsibility to appear or arrange for an attorney to appear for you on this date. This date cannot be changed.

Bail Bond

Bail can also be posted by contacting any bail bond company.  Bail bond companies are private businesses who charge a fee to post a bail bond in the amount of your warrant.  Arrangements made with bail bond companies are private business agreements. Once the bail bond is posted on your matter, the warrant will be recalled and you will be given a court date as assigned by the bail bond company.  It is your responsibility to appear or arrange an attorney to appear for you on this date.  No changes to this court date can be made.

Turning Yourself in to Law Enforcement

You may turn yourself in to the San Luis Obispo County Jail or any California Law Enforcement agency.  If your warrant is a Felony, you may be able to turn yourself in to Law Enforcement in another state.  If you turn yourself in, you will be taken into custody and transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail, where you will be held until your court date.  If you are released from jail and given a court date, It is your responsibility to appear or arrange for an attorney to appear for you on this date. No changes to this court date can be made.

Post and Forfeit Warrants

On certain cases you can post the bail and forfeit it to close your case.  This involves making a payment to the court.  On eligible cases, once the money is received, the warrant will be recalled and your case closed.  No court appearance will be required.  To check if your warrant is eligible for Post and Forfeit, please contact the court.

Walk-In Warrant Calendar (unavailable until further notice)

******This option is unavailable until further notice, please refer to the other options above**************

If you have an outstanding warrant and would like to request a hearing, you must appear at the Criminal counter at the branch location where your case was previously scheduled to be heard.  If your warrant is the result of a Prop 36 case, this option is not available to you.  If your warrant was ordered as "no court surrender", this option is not available to you.  To check if your warrant is for a Prop 36 case or states "no court surrender" please contact the court.

If your case was previously scheduled to be heard at the San Luis Obispo or Grover Beach courthouse, you must appear at the Criminal Department Counter in the Courthouse Annex, between 8:30AM and 9:30AM, Monday through Thursday. Your case will be heard the same day.

If your case was previously scheduled to be heard at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, you must appear at that location and check in on a Tuesday or Thursday between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM to be heard the same day.

If your case was previously scheduled to be heard in the Paso Robles Branch on a Wednesday, you must appear at that branch location and check in between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. on a Wednesday to be heard the same day.

Check the Court’s web page to ensure court is in session on the day you are planning on coming. PLEASE SEE UNAVAILABLE COURT DATES ABOVE.

NOTE: This does not apply to cases where “no court surrender” has been ordered. If unsure whether such an order has been made on your case, call the Court Branch where your case was last heard.

  • San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach or Paso Robles: 805-781-5670