FAQ Topic: Circuit Court

What sort of cases are handled by the Sherman County Circuit Court?

The circuit court processes criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, including DUII diversions. Circuit court cases are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s office (DA) at the Sherman County Courthouse in Moro. Catch up on the circuit court rules. Find further court details at http://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/sherman/Pages/default.aspx.

Who is the Circuit Court judge?

There are four judges in the Seventh Circuit Court District who may be “on the bench” when a circuit-court case is heard in Sherman County. These four judges share responsibility for all Seventh District Circuit Courts in Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.

Where is the Sherman County Circuit Court?

Sherman County Circuit Court is held inside the Sherman County Courthouse at 500 Court Street in Moro (send mail to PO Box 402, Moro, OR 97039). Circuit court hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Here are the ADA Accommodations: ADA services that OJD offers.

What civil actions can be filed in the Justice Court?

Small Claims of $10,000.00 or less can be filed in Justice Court, provided at least one of the parties resides in Sherman County.  Claims exceeding $10,000.00 must be filed in Circuit Court. Eviction actions also can be filed in Justice Court.

What resources are there for people who have been a victim of a crime?

Information for victims of crime / domestic violence can be found at http://www.courts.oregon.gov/programs/family/domestic-violence/Pages/default.aspx. There’s also a Victim’s Advocacy Program, reached through the Sherman County District Attorney’s Office at (541) 565-3534.

Can I get a circuit court citation dismissed?

If you received a ticket for certain violations AND fixed or corrected the violation AND you can show proof to a violations clerk, prior to your court appearance, your citation may be eligible to be dismissed. Follow the process at http://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/sherman/programs-services/Pages/Violations-Bureau.aspx.

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