Introduction to Criminal Division
The Criminal Court has jurisdiction over infractions, misdemeanor and felony cases. The Criminal Court conducts trials, motions, arraignments, preliminary hearings, probation hearings, mental health proceedings, and other types of criminal proceedings.
These cases are heard in the Hall of Justice Building, 850 Bryant St. (between 6th and 7th streets). However, some criminal cases are heard in the Civic Center Courthouse, 400 McAllister St., and the Community Justice Center, 575 Polk St.
To find out which department your case is being heard in, please review the Daily Calendar for criminal and traffic hearings, which is displayed on an electronic wall monitor outside Room 101, Monday-Friday, or call the Clerk’s Office.
A felony case is a criminal action in which the defendant is charged with violation of a felony. Misdemeanor or infraction violations may be included.
A misdemeanor case is a criminal action in which the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor and it may include an infraction charge. It does not include any felony violations. Misdemeanors include serious traffic violations, such as driving under the influence, which may result in fines up to $2,000 and possible jail time.
Case Calendars & County Jail Information
Search for Case Calendars by Case Type and Date
Information is available up to 120 calendar days from today.
Search Cumulative Criminal Index Records Updated Weekly
The San Francisco County Jail is operated by the Sheriff's Department, not the Court. For information regarding inmates and arrested persons, call (415) 553-1430.
Inmate Locator - https://www.sfsheriff.com/find-person-jail
For information regarding inmates housed at San Bruno, call (415) 266-7501.
Instructions for Getting Copies of Criminal Records
NOTE: Submitting multiple requests for the same case number will cause undue delays in processing your record requests. Please contact the clerks office for updates on your record request.
Request for Criminal Records Viewing here
Criminal Records Department Phone Number (415) 551-0651.
Cleaning Up Your Record
This following information only deals with criminal convictions obtained in California and is intended to assist you with cleaning up your criminal record. We do not guarantee any results for a particular case, nor is the information intended as legal advice.
If you have been convicted of a crime you may be eligible for relief. Some convictions can be modified on your record so that when you apply for most jobs, you can legally indicate that you were not convicted of that crime. Other convictions may be reduced from felony to misdemeanor status in certain situations. Also, if you have completed a term in prison you may be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon.
The California Courts website has detailed information and the necessary forms needed for cleaning up your criminal record.
The San Francisco Public Defender’s Clean Slate Program may also be able to assist you in this process.
Staff Directory/Operational Units
Hall of Justice Administration
Interim Court Executive Officer - Mark Culkins (415) 551-0350
Court Manager, Criminal Division - Sherife Huseny (415) 551-0665
Court Manager, Comprehensive Collections Unit - Jennifer Chan (415) 551-8576
Court Manager, Criminal Courtroom Clerks - Gina Guidi (415) 551-4004
Criminal Operation Court Staff
Court Manager, Criminal Operations, Sherife Huseny (415) 551-0665
Court Interpreter Supervisor - Rose Gonzalez (415) 551-0656
Court Supervisor, Criminal Master Cal - Wesley Ramirez (415) 551-7572
Court Supervisor, Criminal Courtroom Clerks - Cynthia Karadi (415) 551-0352
Court Supervisor, Criminal Courtroom Clerks - Liana Lee Manuel (415) 551-3616
Court Supervisor, Criminal -Operations- Bryan Wong (415) 551-0696
Court Supervisor, Criminal -Records- Stephen Spengler (415) 551-0684
Appeals, Felony (415) 551-0354 or (415) 551-0693
Appeals, Misdemeanors and Traffic (415) 551-0657
Bond Desk (415) 551-0691
Comprehensive Collections Unit (415) 551-0670
DMV (415) 551-0683
Exhibits (415) 551-0671
Filings (415) 551-0651
General Information (415) 551-0679
Records (415) 551-0651
Subpoenaed Records (415) 551-0653