Barstow residents are served by the Barstow District Superior Courthouse, which is part of the broader San Bernardino County Court System. If you have been issued a traffic ticket or citation, you will likely need to appear in court in order to contest it. Below, our attorneys explain the steps you need to take in order to figure out when you must appear in court. Failure to appear on the correct date may lead to penalties being carried out against you. As such, it may be in your best interest to obtain an experienced traffic attorney to fight the citation on your behalf. 

How Do I Reserve a Court Date? 

Generally, minor traffic violations do not require a mandatory court appearance unless you wish to contest it. If you wish to contest your ticket, or if you were cited for an infraction that requires a mandatory appearance, you must reserve a court date on or before the date indicated on your notice to appear. Reserving a court date is available online, in person, or by telephone. 

How Do I Find My Court Date Online? 

The San Bernardino County Court System has begun implementing a new case management system, which includes converting court records from paper to electronic format. This online service makes it easier for you to access your court date and case information online from the comfort of your home. In order to find your court case information, follow the steps below: 

  1. Visit the San Bernardino Court website
  2. Select “Access Court Case Information.” 
  3. Read the terms of service and click “Accept” at the bottom of the page. 
  4. Select “Search” on the menu bar, and click on “Case Information.” 
  5. Enter your Case Number in the “Case Number Search” bar or your Citation Number in the “Citation Number Search” bar. 

Do I Have to Appear in Barstow Court? 

Although most traffic violations only require you to appear in court if you wish to fight the ticket, more serious violations require you to appear in court regardless of whether you wish to contest it. This means that you may have to take time off of school or work, travel to the Barstow Courthouse, and spend your entire day there until your case is called. If you fail to appear in court on the date indicated, a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest. Additionally, your failure to appear may be reported to the DMV, which can suspend your license until the violation is resolved. 

Luckily, however, an attorney can appear on your behalf. If you hire an attorney to represent you, you do not have to personally go to court, saving you from inconvenience and time wasted. Experienced traffic attorneys know the best legal defenses to get your ticket dismissed or reduced to a lesser violation. Moreover, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have the added benefit of knowing local prosecutors and judges. As our client, you will undoubtedly benefit from our resources and knowledge. 

Contact Wallin & Klarich Today 

If you received a ticket for a traffic violation, contact Wallin & Klarich today to see how we can help you avoid heavy fines and maintain your driving privileges. With 40+ years of experience, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have helped thousands of clients successfully defend against traffic tickets and citations. We have the knowledge and resources to help you as well. 

With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, Torrance, West Covina, Los Angeles, and San Diego, you are sure to find an available Wallin and Klarich office near you. 

Discover how our team can assist you. Contact us today, toll-free at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free consultation with a skilled defense attorney.