Jan 28, 2015

Criminal Division

Location: Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive, Room 105J, Santa Rosa CA 95403
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Mon-Fri
Court Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
(707) 521-6620 8:00 AM to Noon Mon-Fri


Criminal Division - Misdemeanor & Felony Cases

Felony, misdemeanor, and certain infraction violations are heard in Criminal Court Monday through Friday.
Criminal Calendars are posted daily on the Room 105J Criminal Division windows. The courtroom location is indicated at the top of the calendar.
In order to clear a bench warrant, you must appear in person at 8:00 AM Monday through Friday, for a same day appearance in court.  Clear warrant calendars are heard at 8:30 AM for felony matters and at 9:30 for misdemeanor matters.
If you were released from jail on a bail bond, you must submit a letter of reassumption of liability from the bonding agency with your request. Your case will not be scheduled for court without this letter. 

Please Note: The calendars on this website are posted at 4:00 PM daily. While we are trying to provide the most up to date and accurate information possible, modifications and additions to these calendars can be made up until the appointed appearance time. Any changes after 4:00 PM will not be posted on this website. Please check with the Court Clerk's Office in person or by phone the Court at 707-521-6500 if you are unable to find your case or need more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my child to court?

It is highly advisable that you not to bring children to Court if other arrangements can be made. You may be asked to leave the courtroom by the bailiff if your child causes a disturbance, and could risk missing the call of your case.

How do I clear my warrant?

If you have an outstanding warrant, you must appear in person at 8:00 AM at the Criminal Division Court Clerk’s Office to request that your matter be placed on calendar.  The Clerk’s Office is located on the first floor of the Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive, Room #105, Santa Rosa, CA.  Clear warrant calendars are heard Monday through Friday. Your case will be placed on calendar the same day after 8:30 AM. The decision to recall the warrant is entirely up to the judge.
If you were released from jail on a bail bond and the bond has been forfeited, you must bring a Letter of Reassumption of Liability from the bonding agency. Your matter will not be placed on the clear warrant calendar without the letter.

How do I either advance or extend my court date?

Court dates are set by the judge and should not be changed without good reason. If you have an attorney either privately retained or through the Office of the Public Defender, your counsel needs to make the arrangement of changing a court date as they will appear with (or for) you.

If you are representing yourself, you may advance a court date by contacting the Criminal unit at Room 105-J at the main Hall of Justice. You may submit a written request to have a court date postponed on a misdemeanor, but it does not guarantee a warrant will not be issued for a missed appearance.

How do I get back in the DUI program?

There will only be ONE referral made by the Court to the First Offender Drinking Driver Program. If you fail to show up and enroll within the specified period of time or if you are dropped from the program for any reason, the Court will not re-refer you to the program. You will be directed to self enroll in the program.

This means that if the participant is dropped from the program there will not be another opportunity to obtain a restricted license. The entire program will have to be completed and the participant may then apply for a full license.

What is the date of my next court hearing?

The daily criminal calendars are available by accessing the Daily Criminal Calendar on this web site.  The calendars are posted at 4:00 PM daily.  Any changes after 4:00 PM will not be reflected.  If you are unable to locate your case, you may contact the Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:00 AM and noon.

What is the result of my modification request?

Requests for modification are sent to the judicial officer for decision.  Once a decision has been made to either grant or deny your request, you will be sent a written response in the mail, along with any updated orders.


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