Criminal Division

Criminal cases range from relatively minor offenses such as traffic infractions to serious ones like robbery and murder. The State, as the protector of all the people, makes the charge against someone accused of committing a crime because a crime is considered an act against society. Only the State, through the office of the District Attorney in each county, can charge individuals with criminal violations. The prosecuting attorney presents the charge against the accused person (defendant) on behalf of the State (plaintiff), and must prove to the judge or jury that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

California statutes generally classify a crime as either a felony or a misdemeanor. A felony is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment in a state prison or by death. A misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony and generally is punishable by fine or imprisonment in county jail rather than in a state penitentiary.

Bail Schedules

Emergency Bail Schedule

Other Agency Information

Agency Name

Contact Information

Public Defender

Lake Indigent Defense
390 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA  95453
707-900-5177
https://www.defend.biz/lid/

Lake County District Attorney

Lake County District Attorney
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA  95453
707-263-2251
http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/Directory/District_Attorney.htm

Lake County Probation

Lake County Probation
201 S. Smith Street
Lakeport, CA  95453
707-262-4285
http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/Directory/Probation.htm

Lake County Jail

Lake County Jail
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA  95453
707-262-4240
http://www.lakesheriff.com/