Summary: Traffic Court links for Santa Clara County including local traffic court forms, how to get copies of criminal records in san jose, public defenders office, and the superior court.
How To Get Copies of Criminal Records in Santa Clara.
This link is to the courts own instructions on how to get copies of conviction records. They spend more time telling you what you cannot get than how to get things, and the bottom line is you need to go to the court clerks office in person. They do have an index on line that will allow you to look up the case # for cases less than 6 years old.
Santa Clara County Public Defenders Office.
This is the county agency of Attorneys that handle criminal defense cases for persons who are indigent and cannot afford a private attorney. To get a public defender assigned to a case, generally a defendant must appear in court and ask for one - they qualify under the counties income testing.
Santa Clara County Superior Court
This court handles criminal and traffic court matters for the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, and others nearby. They have a separate traffic and criminal division with separate clerks. There are at least 4 courthouses in this county, so make ure you know which one you are supposed to be at.
Traffic Court Forms by the Judicial Council
State wide forms for use in traffic court cases including, Trial by Declaration, Request for Trial De Novo, and Notice of Appear official forms. They are all free. Many courts will also have local forms for Petition to Vacate Civil Assessment, continuance request, etc.