The Solano County Superior Court is allowing remote video arraignments and trials for traffic infraction cases. (Local Rule 2.150.) RVP are available in almost all adult infraction cases. IF THE COURT PERMITS REMOTE VIDEO PROCEEDINGS (RVP), YOU MAY BE ABLE TO APPEAR BY AUDIO/VIDEO WITHOUT HAVING TO APPEAR IN PERSON IN COURT. The procedure does not apply to traffic or other infractions that are filed in Informal Juvenile and Traffic Court. The procedure provides a convenient process for resolving cases with the use of two-way audiovisual communication between you and the court. Defendants who request to appear by RVP must waive (give up) certain rights that apply to trial of criminal offenses, including traffic infractions.
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN RVP YOU MUST HAVE A VALID, WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS. You will be notified of hearing dates and you will receive an electronic link to participate in a Zoom meeting only through e-mail. To request arraignment and trial on the same day, you may file a Notice and Waiver of Rights and Request for Remote Video Arraignment and Trial (Form STR-505). To request RVP for arraignment or trial on separate days, you may file a Notice and Waiver of Rights and Request for Remote Video Proceeding (Form STR-510). You will be required to provide your own electronic devices to participate in the Zoom meeting, which can include a telephone, mobile phone, smart phone, laptop or desktop computer with audio and/or video capabilities. If your device does not have video capability you may still participate by audio.
Review the detailed Instructions to Defendant for Remote Video Proceedings (Form STR-500-INFO). Then select one of the options listed below. Please read all options and use the link immediately following the options to submit your request for RVP to the Court electronically.
Use this option if you have not yet appeared at an Arraignment hearing, wish to contest your ticket and enter a plea of not guilty, and have a Court Trial where you, the officer, and any witnesses appear remotely for a video proceeding.
Use this option if you want to appear first for an Arraignment and speak directly with a judicial officer about your ticket before asking for a Court Trial.
You may also use this option if you already appeared at an Arraignment hearing, entered a plea of not guilty and now would like a Court Trial where you, the officer, and any witnesses appear remotely for a video proceeding.
To access the above-referenced Instructions and Forms and submit your RVP request to the Court electronically, CLICK HERE.
To access fillable versions of the RVP forms that you can print and mail to the court, click on the forms shown below.
A request for RVP must be received by the court on or before the Court Due Date, or extended due date.Contact Department