All Court offices are closed (therefore No Walk in Warrant Calendar will be available at ANY location) on the following dates:
The walk in warrant calendar is unavailable on any Friday, any holiday listed below and on any non-Friday furlough days listed below:
|Cesar Chavez Day||Monday||April 1st|
|Memorial Day||Monday||May 27th|
|Independence Day||Thursday||July 4th|
|Labor Day||Monday||Sept. 2nd|
|Columbus Day||Monday||Oct. 14th|
|Veteran's Day||Monday||Nov. 11th|
Thanksgiving (day before this holiday functions as a Friday, no walk - in warrant calendar)
|New Years Day||Wednesday||Jan. 1st, 2014|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday||Jan. 20th, 2014|
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.
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 location:
|Tuesday||November 26, 2013|
|Tuesday||December 24, 2013|
|Thursday||December 26, 2013|
|Tuesday||December 31, 2013|
|Thursday||January 2, 2014|
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:
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. 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.
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.
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 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.
You may turn yourself in to 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. Depending on how the warrant was written, you may be taken into custody and transported to San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Or, Law Enforcement may decide to release you on your Own Recognizance (O/R). If you are released O/R, then you will be given a date to appear at the time of your release from custody. This date will be reflected on the citation or booking release information paperwork you received at the time of your release. 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.
On certain cases you can post the bail and forfeit it to close your case. This involves making a payment to either law enforcement or 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 law enforcement or the court.
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.