These are difficult to get unless you can prove one or all of the following:
Grounds under which venue can be changed include:
- The case was filed in the wrong court
- An impartial trial cannot be had in the original court
- Witness convenience and the ends of justice are promoted by the transfer
- No judge of the court is qualified to act
- The case involves the state, city, county, or local agency
Changing venue does not terminate the case, it merely moves it to a different court.
These are sample forms for ventura county but you can modify for your county. They are offered by the California self-help aids:
Change of Venue
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Change of Venue (DOC, 42 KB) (Source: Moodle policy." width="10" height="10"/>)
Motion for Change of Venue (Rev. 8/23/2007) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )
Order for Change of Venue (Rev. 8/23/2007) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center)
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