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The Banning Justice Center

The Banning Justice Center opened in 2015. The following types of cases are handled at this courthouse facility:

  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Small Claims
  • Evictions

To get to the Banning Justice Center, take the 10 freeway to Hargrove Street. Go north on Hargrove, then west on Ramsey Street. The courthouse facility is located on the right-hand side at the following address:

The Banning Justice Center
311 E. Ramsey Street
Banning, CA 92220

The Banning Justice Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except court holidays. Public parking is available in both the front and back of the courthouse.

If you have a pending criminal or traffic matter in the Banning Justice Center, contact our experienced Banning criminal defense attorneys immediately. Our skilled and knowledgeable lawyers have been successfully defending clients in Riverside County courts for more than 35 years. Let us help you now.

What You Need to Know About the Banning Justice Center

The process of getting your case heard in the Banning Justice Center can be confusing and tedious. Expect to spend a long time waiting before being sent to another room to wait again. The procedures at the Banning courthouse are not easy to follow, especially for those who have never been to the court before. That is why you should consider hiring an experienced Banning criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the court process and provide you with the best possible defense to the charges against you.

Court opens at 7:30 a.m. for arraignments and judges begin hearing cases around 8:30 a.m. at the Banning Justice Center. If you have a pending criminal or traffic matter at this courthouse, you should arrive early so that you do not risk being late for your court appearance. The judges at the Banning Justice Center are very strict, so if you fail to appear on time on your court date, a warrant could be issued for your arrest. If you hire an attorney to represent you, your lawyer may be able to appear on your behalf so that you do not have to go to court.

Judges at the Banning Justice Center

If your case information contains the prefix BAM, BAS, BAF, or BAC, your case is being handled at the Banning Justice Center.

The following is a list of the judges who currently handle criminal and traffic cases at the Banning Justice Center and the courtroom where these judges can be found:

Judge Type of Cases Presiding Over Courtroom
Mark Johnson Felony/Misdemeanor Vertical Calendar Department Department B101
Judith Fouladi Traffic, Small Claims, Unlawful Detainers, Revocation Hearings Department B201
Jeffrey Prevost Criminal Trials Department B301
Jorge Hernandez Master Calendar/Criminal Trials Department B304


In addition, there will be other judges assigned to specific courtrooms in the Banning Justice Center.

Our skilled and knowledgeable Banning criminal defense lawyers have been successfully defending clients within the Banning Justice Center since it opened in 2015. We know the judges and policies in this court. Lawyers from other counties may not understand the specific practices and procedures that must be followed in the Riverside County courts. Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so that we can help you with your pending matter in the Banning Justice Center.

List of Prohibited Items in the Banning Justice Center

The Banning Justice Center has banned anyone entering the facility from bringing in any of the following items due to safety concerns. If you attempt to bring any of these items into the courthouse, you could be denied entry:

  • Firearms
  • Tasers and stun guns
  • Gun-shaped lighters and toy or replica guns, including BB guns and pellet guns
  • Bullets and ammunition
  • All knives and sharp items, including Swiss Army knives, multi-tool type knives and knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Razors and box cutters
  • Hand tools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches and hammers
  • Ice picks
  • Tear gas, pepper gas and mace
  • Animal repellent
  • Butane fuel
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Darts
  • Letter openers
  • Heavy duty wire
  • Heavy gauge chains
  • Laser pointers (except by attorneys needing it for trial)
  • Skateboards and skates
  • Needles and syringes
  • Alcohol and controlled substances, including marijuana
  • Handcuffs and handcuff keys
  • Glass containers or objects

In addition, Sheriff’s Department supervisors at the Banning Justice Center can prohibit you from bringing any item into the courthouse that they believe presents a safety concern.

Food, drinks and chewing gum are not allowed in the courtroom. Cellphones are allowed in the facility, but they must be turned off when entering a courtroom.

Dress Code for the Banning Justice Center

There is a strict dress code for those making court appearances at the Banning Justice Center.

Shirts and shoes are required for every person in the courtroom. Tank tops and T-shirts are not permitted, so dress appropriately. If you have to make an appearance in the court, you should look presentable so that the judge knows you are taking your matter seriously. Our Banning criminal defense attorneys recommend you wear a suit or business attire to any court appearance, even if the matter is a minor traffic violation.

Additionally, you could be denied entry into the Banning Justice Center if you bring “excess clothing beyond what is reasonable for personal use and current weather conditions.”

Speak to an Experienced Banning Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you have a pending criminal or traffic matter in the Banning Justice Center, you should speak to our experienced Riverside County criminal defense attorneys before your court appearance.

At Wallin & Klarich, our criminal defense lawyers have more than 35 years of experience successfully defending clients facing criminal matters in Riverside County. We can use our familiarity with the judges and court procedures in the Banning Justice Center to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin to help you.

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