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In most circumstances they will appear in court in 2 court days.
In most cases, a crime must be reported to the police department or other law enforcement agency which has jurisdiction over the city or county where the crime occurred.
For example, if the crime occurred in the cities of Belvedere, Fairfax, Corte Madera and Larkspur (Twin Cities), Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, or Tiburon, it should be reported to the local police department. If the crime was committed in the unincorporated area of Marin County, the crime should be reported to the Sheriff's Office. However, there are certain exceptions. Crimes involving consumer fraud and environmental crimes should be reported directly to the District Attorney's Consumer/Environmental Protection Unit.
Note, however, that reports of officer misconduct should be reported to the Internal Affairs sections of the officer's department.
Mr. Berberian is the Marin County District Attorney and his name appears on most court documents in your case. Mr. Berberian's name also appears on most District Attorney's Office correspondence in your case just above the signature of the employee who wrote the letter. The person working on your case is most likely the person who actually signed the court document or letter. This is the person you should contact.
The District Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit may be able to help or they may refer you to an agency that can help you. The Consumer Protection Unit also helps consumers who have been victims of false or misleading advertising and unlawful business practices.
To find out whether charges have been filed against you, telephone the D.A.'s Office at (415) 473-6450.
Please write to Edward Berberian at the District Attorney's Office, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 130, San Rafael, CA 94903. You will be contacted about your complaint.
Call the Probation Department at (415) 473-6599 and ask for the probation officer assigned to your case. The officer can help you get your money if restitution was a condition of the defendant's probation.
The District Attorney's Office can provide you with the next court date if we have filed charges against the defendant. To obtain this information, call (415) 473-6450 for assistance.
No. All attorneys are governed by a code of ethics which prevents them from speaking directly to anyone who has an attorney. As long as you are represented by an attorney, we may speak only to your attorney. Any questions that you have about your case should be answered by your attorney.
Go to the court clerk’s office for documents or see a criminal defense attorney or the public defender.
No. For information about filing a Small Claims case, please see information posted on the Marin County Superior Court's website
Contact the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Visit our Check Restitution Unit's web page for information about this program to assist local merchants with bad check losses.
Our office sends a property release to the law enforcement agency that handled the case; the agency will then contact you once they receive a signed release from our office. Expect to wait at least two weeks or more. Please contact us if you haven’t received your property in 21 days.
Contact your local law enforcement agency. They are responsible for the investigation of domestic violence cases. Our Domestic Violence Unit will review the investigation report and file any appropriate criminal charges.
Crimes are charged by the District Attorney's Office on behalf of the People of the State of California, not on behalf of any particular victim. The decision to file charges in any criminal prosecution can only be made by an attorney in the District Attorney's Office. A victim's wishes will be considered, but the final determination whether or not charges will be filed or dismissed rests with the D.A.'s Office.
No. Child support enforcement is done by the Department of Child Support Services. They are located at 88 Rowland Way, Suite 200, Novato, CA 94945. Their telephone number is (415) 473-3023.
No, but a private attorney may be able to help you. If you do not have a private attorney, you can contact the Marin County Bar Association at (415) 499-1314 for a referral. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may call the Legal Aid of Marin at (415) 492-0230.
No, but a private attorney may be able to help you. If you do not have a private attorney, you can contact the Marin County Bar Association at (415) 499-1314 for a referral. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may call the Legal Aid of Marin at (415) 492-0230. You can also file the paperwork yourself. Forms can be obtained at the County Clerk-Record's Office located in the Courthouse.
You can report it to the agency who took the report.
The name of the defendant, the charges and the next court date.
Please call Bay Area Crime Stoppers toll free at (800) 222-8477.
Whether a witness receives any witness fee is within the discretion of the court. A court can order that you receive witness fees (not to exceed $18 per day) plus reasonable and necessary expenses after testifying. If you have a conflict with the date on the subpoena, contact the Deputy District Attorney handling the case before the appearance date and discuss your conflict.
The District Attorney's Office may be able to help you file for recovery of unreimbursed medical expenses and lost income. You should contact the District Attorney Victim Witness Assistance program. To obtain compensation for pain and suffering, you may need to contact a private attorney. If you do not have a private attorney, you can contact the Marin County Bar Association at (415) 499-1314 for a referral. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may call the Legal Aid of Marin at (415) 492-0230.
If you are a defendant in a case, and you have an attorney, he or she will obtain a copy of the police report from our discovery clerk. If you do not have an attorney and are representing yourself, you can obtain a copy of the police report. You will be charged for the report and you must pay cash and appear in person at the District Attorney's Office with a picture identification.