Criminal Court

Criminal cases range from infractions to misdemeanors to felonies.  For information about how criminal cases proceed, see the Overview of the California Court System. 
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WHAT YOU CAN LEARN HERE

  • You can learn about different types of criminal violations
  • How arrest warrants work
  • How to post and get back bail/bond
  • How to get copies of criminal court records
  • How to get protective/restraining orders
  • How to pay fines
  • Information about Drug Court Services
  • Appeal a conviction
 

WHAT YOU CAN DO HERE

  • You can get resource and referral information
  • Find links to court rules and forms that you may need for your case

WHAT YOU CANNOT DO HERE

  • You cannot post bond
  • Pay fines
  • File documents through this website

LATEST NEWS

ATTENTION all defendants and attorneys:
  • Effective April 11, 2016, all cases set for Dept. 7 have been reset for hearing in Dept. 101. Click here for more information.
  • Many Criminal calendars are being re-set beginning February 29, 2016. Click here for more information.



Criminal Court Locations

 

FAQS / HOW DO I...

For Your Information

New Form Adopted for Petitioning to Reduce a Felony to a Misdemeanor Under Penal Code Section 1170.18 (aka "Proposition 47"): CRM-051 (for persons who have already completed their sentences)

New form for persons who have completed their sentences to use to request a reduction of a felony to a midsdemeanor as permitted under Penal Code section 1170.18(f).  For more information and to obtain the new form, click here.  
NOTE: Form CRM-051 is for people who have already completed their sentences; Form CRM-050 is for defendants who are still serving sentences, including probation.
 

New Form Adopted for Petitioning to Reduce Sentence Under Penal Code Section 1170.18 (aka "Proposition 47"): CRM-050 (for defendants currently serving sentences)

New form for defendants currently serving sentences for certain felony convictions to use in seeking a reduction in sentence as permitted under Penal Code section 1170.18(a).  For more information and to obtain the new form, click here.   NOTE: Form CRM-050 is for defendants who are still serving sentences, including probation; Form CRM-051 is for people who have already completed their sentences.

Orders regarding Genetic Marker Typing

Defendants in criminal cases may be ordered to submit two (2) blood samples and one (1) saliva sample for the purpose of Genetic Marker Typing pursuant to Section 296 of the Penal Code.  Samples will be obtained in a medically approved manner.  If the defendant is in custody, samples will usually be taken before the defendant is released.

If the defendant is out of custody, the defendant should report to the Alameda County Sheriff's Criminalistics Laboratory (2901 Peralta Oaks Court, 3rd Floor, Oakland) with a copy of the order from the judge on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Please note that you must arrive by 3:00 PM to ensure time for sampling.  The Sheriff's Office will conduct the prescribed sample collection for all qualifying out of custody defendants.

For more information, please contact the Alameda County Sheriff's Office at (510) 382-3300 (main).
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