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Learn More About Tuolumne County, CA

Tuolumne County, California is located in the Sierra Nevada region and is one of the state’s original 27 counties. Its county seat lies in the only incorporated city in the county, which is the city of Sonora. 

Much of the land in the county belongs to the federal government and includes Yosemite National Park, the Bureau of Land Management lands, Stanislaus National Forest, and several Indian reservations. 

Both residents and visitors flock to the county to enjoy outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting, gold panning, horseback riding, and snowboarding. There are also many state parks for residents and visitors to explore.

Information on the Court System in Tuolumne County, California

Tuolumne County has two courthouses to handle different types of cases. Both courthouses are located in Sonora, California. 

The first and main branch, Tuolumne County Superior Court or the Historic Courthouse location, is the county’s first courthouse. It was built in 1853 and redesigned in 1898. In 1981, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. As such, all local regulations must be adhered to when considering repairs or improvements to the facility.

Today, the Historic Courthouse oversees the following legal matters:

  • Civil lawsuits; 
  • Family law matters, including adoption;
  • Small claims issues;
  • Appeals; 
  • Unlawful detainer
  • Probate, conservatorship, and guardianship; and
  • Offers court support and record retrieval.

As for the second location or the Washington Street Facility, it deals with criminal cases, traffic and minor infractions, and is the site where the general public goes to attend jury duty matters.  

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Finding the right lawyer to handle your case can feel overwhelming. Not only do they need to be admitted to practice in your jurisdiction, but they also must be trained in the field of law that is associated with your case. 

In addition, you need to make sure that the lawyer you hire is someone whom you can work well with and that you trust them to help you make educated decisions regarding your issue.

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