Superior Court of CA - County of San Joaquin

San Joaquin , CA

Frequently Asked Questions

What is online case review?

It's a way to have court staff review your case without having to come to court for a hearing.

What are the benefits of online case review?

You get the ability to access public services online without having to physically visit the courthouse. Services include the ability to submit proof of corrections, request a review of your citation, contest your citation, and request a one-time extension of your scheduled hearing date.

How is it different online than in court?

It's not. There's real court staff on the other side, making decisions about your case based on the same criteria they would if you went to court in person. It just takes place virtually through this website.

How does it work?

You submit a request online. Depending on the request, court clerks and hearing officers will evaluate, determine and process your request. Statuses of the request will be communicated via mobile text or email.

Is there a charge for online case review?

Yes. There is a $5 fee per case to use this process.

Why does the court allow online traffic case review?

The court is expanding to virtual court for convenience and increased access for the public.

Why should I care about points on my license?

Having points on your license can increase your insurance rates, subject you to driver responsibility fees, or result in a suspension of your license to drive.

What happens if my request is rejected?

You have 21 days to admit responsibility and pay the ticket, deny responsibility and request a hearing, or admit responsibility with a written explanation. More information can be found here.

How do I know if I'm eligible?

It depends on your record and other criteria set by the court. Just enter your ticket information and do a search. If you are eligible, you will be able to submit your request to the Court. Whether your request is approved is entirely up to the court. Why not try a search now, to see if you are eligible.

What does it mean if I am ineligible?

It could mean your ticket is too old, or that the citation type is not presently supported via online case review.

If my request is approved, will I still have to pay a fine?

Yes, you will be responsible for paying a fine, if there is a fine assessed with the final decision.

How will I know when a decision has been made?

We will send an email or text, as well as, update the message on your status page when you come back to the website.

What if I need an extension to pay my fine?

You can request a one-time 60-day extension to pay your fine using this site. If you are requesting an extension prior to the Court ruling on your case, there is no fee for the extension. However, if the Court has made a ruling on your case, an additional fee of $30.00 will be added to your total fine amount.