Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

Criminal

The Criminal Division files, processes and maintains criminal records of all felonies and misdemeanors. The Division maintains an index of filings and record of criminal dispositions. Calendars are prepared and maintained through an automated case management system.

What is a Felony?

A felony is a crime punishable by death, or imprisonment in the state prison or county jail and fines.

What is a Misdemeanor?

Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by any law of this state, every offense declared to be a misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail, or by fine, or both.

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Bail Schedules

Criminal Court Schedules

Department 1

Assistant Presiding Judge James R. Wagoner
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA  95667

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
        TRAFFIC TRIALS (5-6 MAX)
8:30 A.M.
PUBLIC DEFENDER ARRAIGNMENT ON INFO; PRE TRIAL; READINESS CONF; J&S; MOTIONS; PRE-PRELIMS Jury Trials Jury Trials Jury Trials  
9:00 A.M.
        PRIVATE COUNSEL ARRAIGNMENT ON INFO; PRE TRIAL; READINESS CONF; J&S; MOTIONS; PRE-PRELIMS
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.

LONG CAUSE; PRELIMARY HEARINGS

Jury Trials

Jury Trials

Jury Trials

LONG CAUSE; PRELIMARY HEARINGS

2:30 P.M.
2nd Monday
Veterans Court
(1:30 Vet Team Meets w/Judge)
4:00 P.M.
2nd & 4th Monday
JUVENILE DRUG COURT (3:30 P.M. TEAM MEETS W/JUDGE
(Dept 1 calendar effective 10/13/2014)

Department 2

Judge Kenneth J. Melikian
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
        TRAFFIC TRIALS (5-6 MAX)
8:30 A.M.
. PUBLIC DEFENDER ARRAIGNMENT ON INFO; PRE TRIAL; READINESS CONF; J&S; MOTIONS; PRE-PRELIMS Jury Trials Jury Trials Jury Trials  
9:00 A.M.
        PRIVATE COUNSEL ARRAIGNMENT ON INFO; PRE TRIAL; READINESS CONF; J&S; MOTIONS; PRE-PRELIMS
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.

LONG CAUSE; PRELIMARY HEARINGS

Jury Trials Jury Trials Jury Trials

LONG CAUSE; PRELIMARY HEARINGS

2:30 P.M.
1ST MONDAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COURT(1:30 P.M. TEAM MEETS W/JUDGE        
(Dept 2 calendar effective 10/13/2014)

Department 3

Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
General Criminal Calendar (felony)

Domestic Violence Compliance
(Felony)
(last Monday)
Criminal Trials/Special Sets Criminal Trials/Special Sets Criminal Trials/Special Sets
(misd/fel)
General Criminal Calendar (misdemeanors)

Domestic Violence Compliance
(Misd)
(last Friday)
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
In Custody Arrgn       In Custody Arrgn
1:30 P.M.
Preliminary Hearings
(PXs in excess of 1 hour to be specially set with calendar clerk unless specifically approved to be placed on the regular PX calendar)
      Motions
Long Cause Hearings
3:00 P.M.
      Traffic Court Trials (not to exceed 9)
and TBD's(2nd & 4th)
Civil Law & Motion
3:30 P.M.
    Family Wellness Court
(2nd & 4th Wed – off site)
   
4:00 P.M.
    Purge Review/Dismissals
(3rd Wed)
   
(Dept 3 calendar effective 7/1/2015)

Department 4

Judge Steven C. Bailey
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
602 Detention Hearings 602 Detention Hearings 602 Detention Hearings 602 Detention Hearings Adult Feloney Drug Court
(Every 2 weeks)
8:30 A.M.
Civil/Probate Long Cause

Trial de Novo(4th Mon)
Criminal Long Cause

Prelim Hrgs

(preliminary hearings in excess of 1 hour to be specially set with calendar clerk unless specifically approved to be placed on the regular PX calendar)
Probate 241.1 Hrgs
Juv 602
Criminal/Felony (trial readiness conferences calendared 2 weeks prior to trial date

Out of Custody Arraignments Including SARB
9:00 A.M.
Civil & Criminal Trials Civil & Criminal Trials Civil & Criminal Trials    
10:30 A.M.
      Behavioral Health (3rd Thursday)

(Meeting 10:00/calendar 10:30)
 
11:15 A.M.
        602 Detentions
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
  In Custody Arrgn In Custody Arrgn In Custody Arrgn  
1:30 P.M.
Civil/Probate Long Cause Civil & Criminal Trials   Contested 602 Hearings

Behavioral Health
(Meeting 1:00/calendar 1:30)
(3rd Thur)
Law & Motion (dark 1st Friday of each month)
1:35 P.M.
        Civil Prove-Ups (4th Friday)
1:45 P.M.
        Trial Motions in Limine

Long Cause Special Sets And Ex Parte Hearings Approved by Judge Bailey
3:30 P.M.
  Case Mgmt Conf (CMC – CourtCall permitted)      
4:00 P.M.
Ex Parte Hearings Ex Parte Hearings

Civil Judicial Status & Issues Conferences (CourtCall permitted) (Beginning 8/7/12 and every 3 months thereafter, special Judicial Status Conferences for pending MSJs)
Ex Parte Hearings Ex Parte Hearings  
(Dept 4 calendar effective 07/01/2015)

Department 7

Judge Dylan Sullivan
2850 Fairlane Court, Suite 120
Placerville, CA 95667

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:00 A.M.
FELONY & MISDEMEANOR ARRAIGNMENTS (OUT OF CUSTODY) PRE-PRELIMS LAW & MOTION: Serna, 1538.5, PITCHESS, Discovery, Contested VOP, Contested Restitution, Prop 47 DUI/DRUG COURT TEAM MEETINGS
2ND/3RD/4TH THURSDAYS
TRAFFIC TRIALS (10 MAX)

MISDEMEANOR (SETTLEMENT/PRETRIAL CONF.)
10:00 A.M.
      DUI/Drug Court
2nd/3rd/4th Thursdays
 
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 P.M.
IN CUSTODY ARRAIGNMENTS

Traffic Infraction Arraignments
IN CUSTODY ARRAIGNMENTS

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES (FELONY VOP/FELONIES)
IN CUSTODY ARRAIGNMENTS

OVERFLOW MATTERS, Probation Transfers, 1203.4, Proof of Compliance, Reinstatement on Probation or to a program
IN CUSTODY ARRAIGNMENTS

Felony Preliminary Hearings
IN CUSTODY ARRAIGNMENTS

MISDEMEANOR (SETTLEMENT/PRETRIAL CONF.)
(Dept 7 calendar effective 02/09/2015)

Related Links

Locations for Filing

Placerville Building C Branch
2850 Fairlane Court, Suite 120 Department 7
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-7464

Placerville Main Street Branch
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-6426

South Lake Tahoe Branch
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-3044

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, (excluding holidays and Court Closures).

Placerville Main St Courthouse