The Courthouse in Palm Springs, California

The Sonoran Desert city of Palm Springs, California is well known for its hot springs, stylish resorts, golf courses, and world-class shopping along Palm Canyon Drive. Located in the gorgeous Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is just off of Interstate 10, between Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles, California.

In addition to shopping and golf in Palm Springs, visitors can bike, hike, and camp at the nearby Joshua Tree National Park. Two desert ecosystems come together in Joshua Tree National Park, providing a fascinating variety of plants and animals in a land formed by strong winds and sparse but torrential rain.

The Palm Springs area is full of interesting and unusual places to visit and things to do. Among the many fascinating destinations, you'll discover the Banana Museum, Salvation Mountain, and celebrity homes including Frank Sinatra's Twin Palm Estate.

Palm Springs Police Department

Everyone visiting Palm Springs, California hopes to have a safe and uneventful time while they are there. However, there are times when we find we need the assistance of police officers. Should you require police assistance in Palm Springs, you'll find them at:

Palm Springs Police Department

200 South Civic Drive
Palm Springs, California  92262
For General Inquiries Call (760) 323-8116
Non-emergency Phone Number (760)327-1441

Palm Springs Courthouse

The courthouse in Palm Springs is located at:

3255 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262

The courthouse is open from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, closed on court holidays.

You may contact the courthouse at:

  • Most Departments: (60) 393-2617
  • For Enhanced Collections: (877) 955-3463
  • For Jury Services: (951) 275-5076

Jury Duty at the Palm Springs Courthouse

Prospective jurors are selected from voter registration rolls and DMV records. Jury service in mandatory and may be required as often as once a year. The length of jury service can vary from one day to the length of one trial, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Jurors should dress in appropriate clothing. Business dress is suggested. Tank tops, shorts, strapless dresses, bare midriffs, beach shoes, and bare feet are not allowed in the courtroom.

When appearing for jury duty, jury members will be required to submit to screening through a security device. Items not allowed in any courtroom:

  • Knives
  • Scissors
  • Handwork Needles
  • Crochet Hooks
  • Metal Nail Files
  • Screwdrivers
  • Tools
  • Wallet Chains
  • Handcuff Keys
  • Guns
  • Any item that may be used as a weapon.

*No cameras are allowed inside the courtroom.

Driving Directions for Jury Duty in Palm Springs

Take I-10 to Bob Hope Drive. Head southwest on Bob Hope Drive, turning right at Ramon Road and right again at S. El Cielo Road. Turn left into the parking lot at the intersection of S. El Cielo Road and E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. Jurors will need to place their parking permit, provided with the juror summons, on the dashboard of their vehicle to avoid a parking citation.

Bus Services for Jury at the Palm Springs Courthouse

Jurors summoned for jury duty at the Palm Springs Courthouse are able to ride free of charge on the Sunline Bus system both to and from court by showing their juror badge or summons to the bus driver.

For bus route and time schedule information, call (760) 343-3451. 

Being Excused From Jury Duty

Jurors can be disqualified from service if they know someone related to the case or if they are a member of law enforcement. A prospective juror can ask to be excused from jury duty if serving would place an undue hardship on them. However, the judge makes the decision about the hardship and whether the circumstances constitute a hardship.

Child Care For Jury Duty

The court provides waiting rooms for the children of parents who are serving jury duty at some Riverside County Courthouses. The child care provides learning opportunities for the children of parents who have court business to conduct, including jury duty. Participation in the child care program is only available to parents who are inside the courthouse building. Do not leave the courthouse without taking your child with you. Childcare closes during lunch and you will need to pick your child up and provide lunch and supervision for the between 11:45 AM and 1:15 PM.

Failing to Appear for Jury Duty at the Palm Springs courthouse

Failing to appear for jury duty can result in a fine, imprisonment, or both. If you are unable to appear for jury duty at the Palm Springs Courthouse, you must call (951)275-5076 as soon as possible or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reschedule your service.

Palm Springs Jail

People arrested in Palm Springs California are usually taken to either the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, California or the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. If you, or someone you know, is being held at the Palm Springs Jail, contact Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245. Mr. Nice Guy or one of his licensed bail bond agents will get to work immediately, to help you or your loved one get home to friends and family as quickly as possible.

Bail at the Palm Springs Courthouse

Bail is an amount of money required by the courts to obtain a release from jail. The court holds onto the money until the court case has come to a close, and then returns the money to the person who paid it, provided the defendant has shown up for all of their hearings and court proceedings. Bail is set by the county and posted at each detention facility. If you, or someone you know, is in the Banning Justice Center jail, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds for help in posting bail and getting back home as soon as possible. Call (844) 400-2245 or start the bail bond process online.

How Much is Bail in Palm Springs?

The amount of the bail required depends on the charges and is determined either by the arrest warrant, a hearing, or the bail schedule posted at the jail. Examples of bail required for some offenses are:

Misdemeanor Charges                                  PC Violation                              Bail Amount

Violation of Probation                                       PC 1203.2                                  $5,000

Carrying a Concealed Firearm                          PC 12025(b)(7)                           $5,000

Exhibiting a Firearm                                         PC 417(a)(2)                               $10,000

Indecent Exposure                                          PC 314                                       $5,000

Possession of Underage Obscenity                  PC 311.11(a)                               $10,000

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender               PC 290                                       $10,000

Violation of a Protective Order                         PC 273.65                                  $10.000

Interfering with Emergency Personel                PC 148.2                                    $5,000

Assault Against a Peace Officer                        PC 241                                       $10,000

DUI Alcohol or Drugs                                       PC 23152(a)                               $5,000

 

Felony Charges                                             Violation                                    Bail Amount

Using a Minor to Commit Drug Offense            HS 11380.1(a)(1)                        $20,000

Commission of Drug Offense Involving PCP      HS 11370.4(a)(2)                        $30,000

Commission of Drug Offense Near School        HS11353.6(b)                              $40,000

Drug Offense Involving a Minor 4 Yrs. Ynger    HS11353.6(c)                              $40,000

Inducing a Minor to Commit a Drug Offense    HS 11343.2(a)(1)                          $10.000

Hate Crime                                                               PC 422.75(a)                                $20,000       

Carrying Firearm During Com. of Crime            PC 12021.5(b)                      $20,000 – 30,000

Theft over $100,000                                                  PC 1203.045                                $50,000

Discharging a Firearm in the Comm. of Felony PC 12022.53(c)                           $200,000

If you, or someone you love, is being in jail in Palm Springs, you'll want to post bail to get out of jail as quickly as possible. For help in posting bail, at the lowest rates available by law, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245. 

To determine the amount of bail that will be required, use the  Riverside County Bail Schedule to find the charge that carries the steepest punishments and highest fines. This charge will likely serve as your base charge. Use the bail requirement for that charge as your base. Then, add to it the bail required for any enhancements, or additional charges. All of these bail charges, added together, make up the amount of bail that will be required to get you or someone else out of jail.

Bail From Suspicious Sources

In cases where the arresting officer suspects that the money being used for bail was gotten through illegal activity, the officer can file special paperwork asking that no bail be available to the defendant until a hearing has been held.

Best Rates on Bail Bonds at the Palm Springs Courthouse

Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has the best rates on bail bonds. How can we make that statement when all bail bond companies are required to charge the same 10% fee? Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds uses a Surety Company that allows them to discount bail bonds to just 7% if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium within the first 72-hours. There's no lower rate available, anywhere.

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  • Notary Fees
  • Travel Expenses
  • Posting Fees
  • Annual Premiums
  • Late File Premiums
  • Interest on Financing
  • Processing Fees

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