If you receive a traffic ticket in Lodi or are involved in a small claims case, you will probably have to head to Stockton after Oct. 3. Leaders of the San Joaquin County Superior Court plan to shut one of the two Lodi courtrooms because of state budget cuts.
Lodi city staff also estimates the change could create 44,000 police hours of overtime per year, as police officers go to Stockton for court hearings instead of remaining in Lodi.
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