The Southwest Justice Center in Riverside County California is located at 30755-D Auld Rd., Murrieta, CA 92563. Southwest Court handles DUI, criminal, unlawful detainer (eviction) and juvenile cases. The Southwest Justice center does not handle traditional traffic trials (infraction offenses leading to bench trial with an officer) but several “traffic” matters do lead to criminal filings.
Examples of traffic cases that are heard in the Southwest Justice Center include Driving on a Suspended license, Hit and Run, DUI, speed contests, exhibition of speed, and reckless driving. To get to the Southwest Justice Center you can take either the 15 or 215 freeway. The courthouse is located just east of the 215 near the intersection of the two freeways.
People sometimes refer to the Southwest Justice Center as the “Temecula court” which is really a mistake because there is a separate courthouse in Temecula and because Southwest Court is not even in the city of Temecula, it’s in Murrieta. Although if you are coming from LA, Orange County, or Riverside, the whole area of Temecula, Menifee, and Murrieta is commonly known as “Temecula.”