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Can't afford to pay your ticket?

Alpine County Superior Court now offers a new option to request a fine reduction for your eligible infraction offense using the MyCitations online ability to pay tool. 

Criminal Division

Criminal

The District Attorney investigates and prosecutes criminal violations of state law and county ordinances occurring within the county. Defendants who are charged with a criminal offense and have had a complaint filed against them by the District Attorney's Office are scheduled to appear on calendar Mondays at 1:30 P.M. at the Alpine County Courthouse. 

If you have hired an attorney or had one appointed for you, contact them first for assistance.

Remote Appearances

Misdemeanors: Defendants and/or their attorney may appear remotely in non-evidentiary misdemeanor proceedings subject to the court’s discretion to require any person to appear in person if it determines that an in-person appearance would materially assist in the determination of the proceeding or in the effective management or resolution of the case. Leave of court is required for defendants and/or their attorney to appear remotely at evidentiary hearings in misdemeanor proceedings. 

Felony matters: Unless otherwise authorized by the court, defendants and their attorney are required to personally appear at arraignments on a criminal complaint, arraignments on information, arraignments on a violation of probation, violation of parole/(PRCS) petitions, sentencing hearings, and at all evidentiary proceedings. Defendants and/or their attorney may appear remotely at non-evidentiary felony proceedings not listed above, subject to the court’s discretion to require any person to appear in person if it determines that an in-person appearance would materially assist in the determination of the proceeding or in the effective management or resolution of the case.

Public Defender 

The Public Defender provides legal representation for people charged with criminal offenses who cannot afford to hire private counsel. Alpine County is currently contracted with the Law Office of Kyle Neddenriep for criminal defense services. 

To contact Mr. Neddenriep:
Website
Phone: (530) 208-0911

Payment Options

Please see the Online Payments page for various methods of payment and instructions. 

Victim Witness Assistance Program 

If you are the victim or witness of a crime, there are resources available to you. 

Victim Witness Program

Fish and Game

Alpine County Superior Court hears all violations of the Fish and Game Code from infraction to felony under the Criminal calendar. 

If you have been charged with an infraction violation of the Fish and Game Code you may elect to pay and forfeit bail in lieu of an appearance.

A courtesy notice is mailed to persons charged with an infraction of the Fish and Game Code to the address shown on the citation issued by the citing officer. The notice will notify you of your appearance date, the bail amount, and payment options. 

To contest the charge you must appear in court, however, per the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule the court sets an amount of bail that may be posted and forfeited in lieu of your appearance in court. Upon receipt of the bail amount, the court will declare the bail forfeited and order that no further proceedings shall be had. The procedure will result in a record of conviction as if you had appeared and admitted or been found guilty of the charge(s).  

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony violation of the Fish and Game Code, your appearance in court is mandatory. 

Please keep all court and legal documents you receive in a safe place so that you can find out the day and time you must appear in court. You can find the information on the following documents: 

  • Citation
  • Cash bail receipt
  • Notice of Hearing
  • Signed Promise to Appear
  • Notice to Appear

General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

In almost all criminal cases, a scheduled court appearance is mandatory. The only exception is if your only criminal charge is an infraction (infractions are not court mandatory). 

If you do not appear for a scheduled court appearance, a judge may issue a bench warrant for your arrest. 

Please keep all court and legal documents you receive in a safe place so that you can find out the day and time you must appear in court. You can find the information on the following documents: 

  • Citation
  • Cash bail receipt
  • Notice of Hearing
  • Signed Promise to Appear
  • Notice to Appear

If you have any other questions about your appearance you may call the Clerk's Office. Please have your docket number (case number) ready to give to the clerk.  

Clerk's Office

Phone: (530) 694-2113 

Monday - Friday

8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

There are no jail facilities in Alpine County. Jail services are contracted with El Dorado County and Calaveras County.

Please contact El Dorado County Jail or use their online service to find out the status of an inmate. 

El Dorado County Jail

South Lake Tahoe Jail
Address: 1051 Al Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-3031

California Inmate Search- El Dorado County

If you were not booked when you were arrested, you must schedule an appointment to be booked with Alpine County Sheriff's Office before you appear for your arraignment. Booking staff is limited and appointments are necessary. Walk-ins will not be accepted. 

Bring all legal documents about your case with you when you arrive at your appointment. 

You will be fingerprinted, a criminal history search will be run, and you will be asked questions by booking staff. You will be charged a fee to be booked. 

Alpine County Sheriff's Office

Address: 99 Water Street
P.O. Box 278
Markleeville, CA 96120

Phone: 530-694-2231

To clear a warrant issued by Alpine County Superior Court, you must come to the courthouse on any Monday at 1:30pm when the court is holding its Criminal Calendar. 

You may call the Clerk's Office to give advance notice of your intent to appear, and to confirm that the Monday you intend to appear is not a Court Holiday or a Jury Trial Week, in which case there will be no Criminal Calendar. 

Go to the Records Requests page to find the form and instructions for requesting copies of court records. 

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