The Antelope Valley Courthouse is located on 4th Street in Lancaster, CA. The courthouse is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Clerk's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of court holidays. Free public parking is available on the south and east sides of the courthouse.
Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Who sets Bail at the Antelope Valley Courthouse?
The bail for each county is set according to a schedule that is posted at each jail facility and available in court. The judge can set a different amount of bail, during a bail hearing, however. The standard Felony Bail Schedule for Los Angeles County can be found Here.
To figure the total amount of bail required for felony charges requires several steps, you can complete the worksheet found here.
How Much Is Bail at the Lancaster Courthouse?
To figure out how much bail will be required to get someone released from jail, you can complete the felony bail worksheet found here.
You will have to follow several steps:
- List all of the offenses for which a defendant is being charged.
- Find the charge with the highest bail schedule amount.
- If the arrestee is charged with more than one offense, on seperate dates or against separate victims, list the amounts of the bail required fro those charges and add them to the original charge.
- Next find if there are any enhancements that require additional bail. Enhancements include things like:
- Gang-related offenses
- Offenses committed with a weapon
- Does the defendant have any prior convictions?
- Has the arrestee been in prison during the past five years?
- Is the victim under 15 or over 65?
- After finding all base charges and all enhancements, add all of these amounts together to find the total amount of bail that will be required to bail someone out of jail.
How to Post a Bail Bond at The Antelope Valley Courthouse?
Posting bail in court at a bail hearing, warrant hearing, or other type of hearing, where the judge is likely to require bail before you leave, can be tricky. Often, the judge will set the bail amount and a person will not be allowed to leave the courtroom until the bail has been paid. Cell phones are generally forbidden in courtrooms, and making a phone call is definitely not allowed.
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Jury Service at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
It is an obligation of every citizen to serve, if chosen, as a member of a jury, to decide the guilt or innocence of those accused of a crime. Jurors are chosen from DMV and voter registration records. A person is legally qualified for service if they:
- Are US Citizens
- Are 18 or Older
- Are Residents of the County
- Have a Sufficient Understanding of English
Each day during your service, beginning with the evening before you are first due to report, you should call in to see if you have been asked to report the following morning. After five days, if you have not been asked to report, your service is complete.
Call in after 6:00 P.M. to receive instructions on whether you must report for service. Call (800) SRV-JURY or (800) 778-5879.
Report for service at:
Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th Street West, Room 1300
Lancaster, CA 93534
Payment for Jury Service at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
Jurors are not compensated for the first day of jury service, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 215. Jurors are compensated for $15.00 per day and $.34 per mile, one way, for the second and subsequent days of service. A check will be mailed to your home address and should be received a few days after the completion of your service.
Being Excused From Jury Duty at the Antelope Valley Courthouse
There are several reasons for asking to be excused from Jury Duty at the Antelope Valley Courthouse. Each reason must represent an EXTREME hardship. If the problem is a temporary hardship, the jury staff will work with you to postpone your service to a time when better arrangements can be made.
Some of the situations that may qualify you for an excuse from jury service include:
- Financial Hardship – You must be able to prove that this is an extreme hardship. Simply being a sole proprietor, sole practitioner, or being employed by someone who will not compensate your during your jury service will not be sufficient to have you excused from service.
- Care of Others – You must be able to prove that you provide care for a child or disabled adult and that jury service would be an extreme hardship. You must provide care continuously from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Medical Hardship – If you have a medical hardship that prevents you from being able to serve as a member of a jury, you must let the jury staff know about your hardship by completing the jury summons form.
An excuse from service should be requested before you appear.
For more information about Jury Service at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse, please call (661) 483-5795 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reporting for Jury Duty at the Antelope Valley Courthouse
Jurors are advised to bypass the line, when entering the building. Jurors should present their badge or summons and proceed to the front of the weapons screening line.
When reporting for jury duty, business attire is suggested. No tank tops, shorts, strapless dresses, beach shoes, or bare feet are allowed in the courtroom. You must pass through the metal detectors located at the north and south entrances. Remember that no weapons, of any kind, are allowed in the courtroom, and cameras are prohibited, as well.
Visiting the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
Visitors to the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse will pass through a metal detector and are subject to physical search, when deemed necessary. The following items are not allowed inside the Antelope Valley Courthouse:
- Aerosol or flammable sprays (including mace and pepper spray)
- Belt buckles containing or resembling firearms or other weapons
- Ceramic or glass containers
- Flashlights longer than 3” in length
- Handcuffs and handcuff keys
- Illegal narcotics or controlled substances, including marijuana
- Knives (including pocket knives)
- Knitting and crochet needles
- Manicure sets, metal nail files, and nail clippers
- Martial arts equipment of any kind
- Metal utensils (knives, forks, or spoons)
- Rope longer than 2” in length
- Stun guns and tasers
- Swords and can swords
- Any weapon or item that can be used as a weapon (at the discretion of the sheriff and court security personnel)
- Other items. For a complete list of prohibited items, please click here.
Los Angeles County Warrants
If you fail to appear for court proceedings, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. An arrest warrant or bench warrant means that, should you come into contact with law enforcement, you may be arrested and taken to jail until you resolve the matter for which the warrant has been issued.
Taking Care of Warrants at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
If you have a warrant in Los Angeles County, you must appear in person to take care of it. It is a good idea to have a bail bondsman present with you, to pay the necessary bail to keep you from being placed in jail until the bail can be paid. The court requires that a bail bondsman be present if the charges are a felony.
If you have an active warrant in Los Angeles County, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today! They will help you work through the process and get the warrant matter taken care of. One of the licensed professionals at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can attend the court hearing with you, to ensure that you don't have to spend time in jail before being allowed to post bond and return to your home and family.
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Where can I Find a 24-Hour Bail Bondsman for the Antelope Valley Courthouse?
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