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San Francisco General Court Info

Contact Information

Judge Newton J. Lam, Supervising Judge
Master Calendar

Department 22, 3rd Floor
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Department 22 Courtroom Clerk: (415) 551-0322

For more information about the Criminal Division, call General Information at (415) 551-0651.

Criminal Clerk’s Office

Criminal Clerk’s Office
Room 101
Hall of Justice

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., except Court holidays

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San Francisco Traffic Court

Location & Hours

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St., Room 145
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 551-8550

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday (except Court holidays)
Directions

Ticket Issuing Agencies

You received a ticket in the City or County of San Francisco from one of the following issuing agencies:

  • AMTRAK- Amtrak
  • BART – Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • CHP – California Highway Patrol
  • DPW – Department of Public Works
  • F & G – Fish and Game
  • MUNI – Municipal Railway
  • PARK – Park Police
  • SFCCPD – San Francisco Community College Police Department
  • SFFD – San Francisco Fire Department
  • SFPD – San Francisco Police Department
  • SFUPD – San Francisco State University Police Department
  • STATE – State Police
  • UCPD – University of California Police Department
  • Others – All Other San Francisco Citations

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOU ARE NOT BEING HELPED AT A WINDOW AT
4 P.M., YOU MUST RETURN ANOTHER DAY TO TRANSACT YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE COURT. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

If you Received a Ticket, please read this Important Information Sheet.

Do You Have an Old Traffic Ticket? Learn More About the Traffic Amnesty Program.

Traffic Court deals with violations of traffic laws and other minor offenses of state and county ordinances. These violations are considered “infractions” and include, for example, speeding, cell phone violations, expired registrations and automobile equipment needing repair. Infractions are enforced by the issuance of citations (“tickets”) by law enforcement. Punishment for infractions requires payment of fines and does not carry any potential jail or prison time. Failure to pay traffic fines when due or respond to a citation can lead to additional penalties including imposition of a civil assessment and a DMV hold placed on your driver’s license.

Courtesy Notice

Read this important information on Courtesy Notices.

A courtesy notice is mailed to the address listed on the citation. This notice is usually received within 21 days from the date the citation was issued. The notice contains information about the requirements and options available for resolving the ticket, such as:

  • Amount of the bail (fine) and due date;
  • Proof of correction for compliance violations
  • Court and Traffic School Information

If a courtesy notice has not been received, contact the Court. Failure to receive a notice is not a legal excuse for failing to take care of a citation. If you are unsure about your options, appear at the Court no later than the date listed at the bottom of your citation.

Failure to appear or resolve a citation on or before the due date may result in:

  • A DMV hold against your driver’s license.
  • A warrant issued for your arrest.
  • A Civil Assessment of $300 in addition to the original bail (fine).

REASONS WHY YOU MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED A COURTESY NOTICE:

  1. The citation may still be in the hands of the officer who cited you.
  2. Your latest address may not be updated with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  3. You may not have shown the officer your change of address card along with your driver’s license.
  4. The address written on the citation may be incorrect or incomplete
  5. The citation may have been sent back to the citing officer for correction.
  6. A postal error.

IT IS NOT MANDATORY THAT THE COURT SEND YOU A COURTESY NOTICE. BY SIGNING THE CITATION, IN FRONT OF THE OFFICER, YOU HAVE AGREED TO TAKE CARE OF THE CITATION.

Civil Assessment

If You Fail to Appear In Court
Or Fail To Pay Your Citation,
It Could Cost You $300.

Read this important notice on Civil Assessments.

A civil assessment of $300 will be added to any traffic fine if you fail to post bail on time or fail to appear for your scheduled court date. On that date, all delinquent citations will be referred to the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office for collection.

California law permits the Court to impose a civil assessment of $300 against any individual who fails, after notice and without good cause, to appear in Court for any proceeding, or who fails to pay all or any portion of a fine ordered by the Court. The civil assessment is imposed in addition to, and separate from, any fine connected with a traffic citation.

Even if you later contest your citation and win, you still will be required to pay the civil assessment.

The Court has entered into an agreement with the Bureau of Delinquent Revenue (BDR) of the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office to collect unpaid fines and civil assessments. If you fail to appear or fail to pay your fine, the Court will refer your matter to BDR for immediate collection. The Court and BDR will use a number of methods to collect unpaid fees and the civil assessment. These include notice to the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend your driver’s license, the garnishment or attachment of your wages, and other various collection methods.

Don’t neglect your obligation to the Court … it could cost you $300.

Appeals

If you disagree with the Court’s ruling after a traffic trial, you have the right to an appeal. The appeal must be filed within 30 days of the ruling. Go to Room 145, Hall of Justice, and request a certified original and two copies of your Minute Order and a copy of our packet titled “Instructions on Appeal Procedures for Infractions.” The packet covers non-parking traffic matters and contains the two forms you need to file your Appeal. Complete these forms and take your original and two copies to the Appeals clerk in Room 101, Hall of Justice, along with your Minute Order copies. After your paperwork is processed, you will receive a date for your hearing in the mail. Be aware that the fine ordered by the Court must be paid in Room 145 by the due date.

Correctable Violations – “Fix-It” Tickets

If you received a citation for a correctable violation, such as an expired registration or no proof of insurance, you must submit – by the date at the bottom of your citation or the due date on your courtesy notice – the proof of correction to the Court by mail or in person, along with a $25 fee per correctable violation.

If you received a citation for a mechanical violation, such as a broken tail light, you must correct the violation and then contact any law enforcement agency to arrange for an officer to verify and sign off on the correction. You must then mail, or bring to the Court, the signed citation along with the $25 fee.

If you were cited for a expired registration violation, mail a copy of your current registration or bring your current registration to the Court, along with the $25 fee.

If you were cited for a driver’s license violation, either bring to the Court or mail, a copy of your driver’s license, the citation signed off by the DMV and the $25 fee.

If you were cited for no proof of insurance, mail or bring to the Court, proof of insurance that you were insured on the date of the violation, along with the $25 fee. Valid proof of insurance must show the driver’s name, vehicle information and the insurance effective and expiration dates.

Night Court in Traffic

Effective August 31, 2009, the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco offers Traffic Night Court two nights a week, instead of five nights a week. Hearings may be scheduled at 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Mondays or Tuesdays. Traffic night court is limited to hearings such as first appearances, warrant protests, and motions.

  • Interpreters & Special Services
    The Court will provide a foreign language interpreter, American Sign Language practitioner or special hearing devices for anyone requiring such assistance in the courtroom. It is best to request any special needs at the time you set your court hearing. These services are provided to you without cost.

 

 San Francisco Criminal Court

The San Francisco Criminal Court has jurisdiction over infraction, 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 posted on the wall 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. Bail bonds are generally necessary for almost all felony charges.

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.

Traffic

Please note that the Court does NOT handle parking citations. For information on how to take care of these citations, please contact SFMTA.

Jail/Inmate Information

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.

For information regarding inmates housed at San Bruno, call (415) 266-7501.

Criminal Records

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 ALLOW 30 DAYS BEFORE SUBMITTING A SECOND REQUEST.

 

Staff Directory/Operational Units

Hall of Justice Administration

Court Administrator – Claire A. Williams (415) 551-4004

Court Manager, Criminal Division – Cindy LaFranca (415) 551-0652

Court Manager, Criminal Courtroom Clerks – Mark Culkins (415) 551-0350

Criminal Operation Court Staff

Court Supervisor, Criminal Support – Shannon Martin (415) 551-0665

Court Supervisor, Criminal Records – Telicia Lewis (415) 551-0684

Court Interpreter Supervisor – Julie Abusharkh (415) 551-0654

Court Supervisor, Comprehensive Collections Unit – AnaMaria Birdsong (415) 551-8576

Court Supervisor, Criminal Master Calendar – Gia Espinocilla (415) 551-0642

Court Supervisor, Criminal Courtroom Clerks – Rani Edwards (415) 551-0352

Operational Units

Appeals, Felony (415) 551-0663

Appeals, Misdemeanors and Traffic (415) 551-0657

Archives (415) 551-0689

Bond Desk (415) 551-0691 or (415) 551-0675

DMV (415) 551-0683 or (415) 551-0673

Exhibits (415) 551-0678

Filings (415) 551-0651

Records (415) 551-0679

Subpoenaed Records (415) 551-0356

 

San Francisco Felony Bail Schedule

For all unscheduled felonies, the bail amount is $15,000. For all unscheduled misdemeanors, the bail amount is $3,000. For all unscheduled infractions, the bail amount is $100. NOTE: All attempts of an offense (whether listed as “attempt,” “att,” or “664”) have the same bail amount as the offense itself.
NOTE: “#” indicates that bail amount applies to all subsections of the listed statute, or subsection. Offenses subject to P.C. Section 1270.1 are marked in this schedule with a single asterisk ( * )
Attached at the end of this schedule are two conversion charts related to Penal Code weapon offenses. The first table is the conversion from the old statute to the current section. The second table is the conversion from new statutes to the old. The intention of this bail schedule is to set bail based on the current statute. In the event that the old statute is reference in the booking process, you are to set the higher bail based on these conversion tables, and NOT to set bail as a default.

FELONY OFFENSES — PENAL CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
37 * Treason set by judge
67 Bribery 40,000
67.5 Bribery of public officer or employee (If theft of thing given or offered would be grand theft) 40,000
68 Taking bribe 40,000
69 Resisting arrest/threatening officer 40,000
76 (a) Threats to the life of an official or judge 50,000
85 Bribe gov. official 40,000
92 Bribing judge or juror 40,000
93 Accepting bribe by judge or juror 40,000
115 (a) Offering forged/false documents for filing 40,000
118 Perjury 40,000
118a Perjury by documents 40,000
118.1 False police report 40,000
126 Perjury 40,000
127 Subornation of perjury 40,000
128* Perjury – capital case set by judge
136.1 * # Preventing or dissuading a victim or witness from testifying 75,000
137(b) Inducing false testimony 50,000
139 (a) Threats of force or violence against witness or victim 75,000
140 (a) Threaten witness 50,000
148.10 # Resisting officer & causing death or serious bodily injury 50,000
149 Assault by officer under color of authority 15,000
165 Bribery of councilman, supervisor, etc. 40,000
166(c)(4) Violation of order connected with domestic violence with previous conviction for violating domestic violence order 40,000
182 Conspiracy (to commit specific felony). When no felony is specified, bail is $15,000 same as underlying felony
182(a)(6) Conspiracy to commit any crime against president, vice-president and others 300,000
186.22 (a) Participation in street gang activity 25,000
186.26 # Gang activities 40,000
186.28 Transferring control of firearm to gang member 50,000
187 * Murder, first degree set by judge

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
187 * Murder, second degree set by judge
190(c) * Second degree murder of a peace officer set by judge
191.5 # Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated 500,000
192 * # Manslaughter 300,000
192.5 # Vehicular manslaughter 300,000
193 Vehicular manslaughter 300,000
203* Mayhem 60,000
205* Aggravated mayhem 500,000
206* Torture 500,000
206.1 Torture 500,000
207 # Kidnapping 300,000
209 # Kidnap for ransom, robbery or sex offense 1,000,000
209.5 # Kidnap during commission of a car jacking 1,000,000
210.5 Taking hostages 500,000
211 Robbery — Minimum bail if degree not specified 75,000
212.5 Robbery — Minimum bail if subsection not specified 75,000
212.5(a) Robbery (first degree) (residential) 100,000
212.5(b) Robbery (first degree) (ATM) 100,000
212.5(c) Robbery (second degree) 75,000
213(b) Attempted robbery (see above listing as well) 75,000
215 * # Car jacking 100,000
217.1 # Assault government officer 100,000
218* Intent to derail or wreck a train 250,000
218.1 Derail or wreck a train with gross negligence 150,000
219* Train wreck with death 500,000
219.1* Throwing missile at common carrier with intent to wreck, without death 100,000
220* # Assault with rape, rape in concert, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act, oral copulation, penetration with foreign object 100,000
222 Administering drugs to aid felony 60,000
236.1 Human Trafficking for Forced Labor 100,000
241 Assault – upon peace officer 50,000
243 Battery on police (minimum bail if subsection not specified) 50,000
243(c) Battery on police officer or firefighter, etc. with injury 50,000
243(c)(1) Battery on a custodial officer, firefighter, paramedic with injury 50,000
243(d) Battery against anyone with serious bodily injury 40,000
243.4(a)-(c) Sexual battery 50,000
243.7 Battery against a juror 50,000
244* Assault with caustic chemical 50,000
244.5(b) Assault with a stun gun or taser 50,000
244.5(c) Assault with a stun gun or taser against police officer or firefighter 75,000
245(a) Aggravated Assault — Minimum bail if subsection not specified 50,000
245(a)(1)* Assault with deadly weapon or force likely 50,000
245(a)(2)* Assault with firearm 75,000
245(a)(3)* Assault with machine gun 200,000
245(b)* Assault with semi-automatic rifle 200,000
245(c)* Assault with deadly weapon on police officer or firefighter 75,000
245(d) Assault on Officer — Minimum bail if subsection not specified 75,000
245(d)(1)* Assault on police officer or firefighter with firearm 75,000
245(d)(2)* Assault on police officer or firefighter with semi-automatic rifle 100,000
245(d)(3)* Assault on police officer or firefighter with machine gun or assault weapon 500,000
245.2 Assault with deadly weapon on public transit employee 75,000
245.3 Assault with deadly weapon on custodial officer 75,000
245.5 (a) Assault of school employee 75,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
245.5(b)* Assault with firearm on school employee 150,000
245.5(c) Assault on school employee with taser or stun gun 100,000
246* Shoot inhabited dwelling or vehicle 100,000
246.3 (a) Discharge of firearm 40,000
261 * # Rape 150,000
261.5 # Unlawful sexual intercourse 25,000
262 (a) # * Spousal rape 150,000
264.1 * Rape in concert with force & violence 200,000
266h # Pimping 50,000
266i # Pandering 50,000
266j Procurement of child 150,000
269 * # Aggravated sexual assault of a child 1,000,000
273a # Child abuse or endangerment 50,000
273ab Child assault with GBI 1,000,000
273d # Corporal injury of child 50,000
273.5 * # Spouse abuse 35,000
278 Child stealing 50,000
278.5 Child stealing 50,000
285 Incest 25,000
286 Sodomy — minimum bail if subsection not listed 100,000
286(b)(1) Sodomy – If victim under 18 150,000
286(b)(2) Sodomy – If victim under 16 and defendant over 21 175,000
286(c)* Sodomy (force) victim under 14 and more than 10 years younger than defendant 200,000
286(d)* Sodomy in concert with force, violence or fear 200,000
286(e)* Sodomy – if committed in state prison or county jail 75,000
286(f)* Sodomy of unconscious victim 150,000
286(g)* Sodomy of mentally incapable victim 150,000
288 Lewd act with child – minimum bail if subsection not listed 150,000
288(a)* Lewd act with child 150,000
288(b)* Lewd act with child 200,000
288a Oral copulation — minimum bail if subsection not listed 100,000
288a(b)(1)* Oral copulation – if victim under 18 150,000
288a(b)(2)* Oral copulation – if victim under 16 and defendant over 21 175,000
288a(c)* Oral copulation with child under 14 or by force 200,000
288a(c)(1)* Oral copulation with child under 14 & is more than 10 years younger 200,000
288a(c)(2)* Oral copulation by force or violence 200,000
288a(c)(3)* Oral copulation – threat or future retaliation 150,000
288a(d)* Same as 288a(c) but in concert 200,000
288a(e)* Oral copulation – if committed in state prison or county jail 75,000
288a(f)* Oral copulation – if committed unconscious of nature of act 150,000
288a(g)* Oral copulation – victim is mentally incapable 150,000
288.5* Continued sexual abuse of child 1,000,000
289* # Penetration by foreign object by force 200,000
311.4(b) Involving minor under 17 in obscene film or performance 75,000
311.10 # Advertising obscene material depicting minors under 18 40,000
311.11(b) Possession of matter depicting sexual conduct of child under 18 40,000
347(a) Willful contamination of food, etc. 125,000
368 Elder abuse — Minimum if subsection not listed 50,000
368(b)(1) Elder abuse (causing pain or mental suffering) 75,000
368(b)(2) Elder abuse (causing great bodily injury – GBI) 200,000
368(b)(3) Elder abuse (resulting in death) 400,000
405# Lynching 50,000
405a or 405b Lynching 50,000
417(c) Threatening peace officer with firearm 75,000
FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
417.3 Exhibiting of weapon by occupants of vehicle 40,000
417.6 Exhibiting weapon and inflicting great bodily injury 75,000
417.8 Exhibiting weapon at police officer with intent to resist 50,000
422* Criminalthreats 25,000
422.7 # Interference with civil rights 25,000
424 # Embezzlement of falsification of accounts by public officer 25,000
451 * # Arson 400,000
451.5 # Aggravated Arson 1,000,000
452 # Unlawful causing a fire 200,000
453 # Possession of fire bomb 100,000
454 # Burning within area of insurrection, disaster, etc. 400,000
455 Attempted Arson 400,000
459 Burglary — minimum bail if section or degree not specified 40,000
459 or 460(a) Burglary – 1st degree 150,000
459 or 460(b) Burglary – 2nd degree 40,000
464 Opening vault with explosives 500,000
484e(b) Credit cards, 4 or more acquired in violation of P.C. 484(c) in 12-month period 25,000
487(c) Grand theft person 25,000
502 # Computer fraud 35,000
504 Embezzlement, misappropriation by public officers 50,000
514 Embezzlement of defalcation of public funds 50,000
520 Extortion 100,000
530.5 # Identity Theft 40,000
594(b)(1) Vandalism of $50,000 or more 25,000
594.3 # Vandalism of place of worship 50,000
626.9 # Bring or possess loaded firearm on school grounds 75,000
626.95 # Drawing firearm at school 75,000
646.9 Stalking — minimum bail if subsection not listed 50,000
646.9(a) * # Stalking 50,000
646.9(b) * # Stalking in violation of restraining order 150,000
646.9(c) * # Stalking with prior felony conviction 100,000
653f Solicitation of crime – minimum bail if subsection not listed 25,000
653f(a) Solicitation to commit crime 25,000
653f(b) Solicitation to commit murder 200,000
653f(c) Solicitation to commit rape, sodomy 125,000
653f(d) Soliciting the sale of narcotics 25,000
4500* Assault with deadly weapon – lifer 200,000
4501 Assault with deadly weapon by prison inmate 50,000
4501.5 Battery on non-inmate by prison inmate 50,000
4502 # Possession of deadly weapon by prison inmate 50,000
4503 Prisoner holding hostage 250,000
4532 # Escape by force or violence 50,000
4573 Bringing contraband into custodial facility 25,000
4573.5 Bringing contraband into custodial facility 25,000
4573.6 Possession of drugs in custody 25,000
4573.8 Possession of controlled substance in jail 25,000
4573.9 Sale of drugs in jail 50,000
4574 # Smuggling weapon into jail or prison 150,000
11413 # Terrorism by explosives 500,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
18710 Possess destructive device 75,000
18715 Possess destructive device: public place/common carrier 100,000
18725 Place destructive device on common carrier or in baggage 100,000
18730 Sale or transportation of destructive device 100,000
18740 Possess/explode of destructive device w/intent to injure 250,000
18745 Exploding destructive device with intent to murder 1,000,000
18750 Cause bodily injury with explosive or destructive device 300,000
18755 Cause death/mayhem with explosive or destructive device 2,000,000
19100 Concealed carry of explosive substance 40,000
19200(a) Possess metal military practice hand grenades 40,000
20310 Air gauge knife 40,000
20410 Belt buckle knife 40,000
20510 Cane sword 40,000
20610 Lipstick case knife 40,000
20710 Shobi-zue 40,000
20910 Writing pen knife 40,000
21110 Ballistic knife 40,000
21310 Dirk or dagger 40,000
21810 Metal knuckles 40,000
22010 Nunchaku 40,000
22210 Saps and similar weapons 40,000
22410 shuriken 40,000
24310 Camouflaging firearm container 40,000
24410 Cane gun 40,000
24510 Firearm not immediately recognizable as firearm 40,000
24610 Undetectable firearm 40,000
24710 Wallet gun 40,000
25400(a) Possess concealed firearm n/a
25400(c) Possess concealed firearm: punishment 75,000
25400(c)(5) Possess concealed firearm 75,000
25400(c)(6) Possess concealed firearm 75,000
25800 Carrying loaded firearm with intent to commit felony 75,000
25850(a),(b) Carrying loaded firearm n/a
25850(c) Carrying loaded firearm: punishment 50,000
25850(c)(5) Carrying loaded firearm 50,000
25850(c)(6) Carrying loaded firearm 50,000
26100(b) Driver permits other to discharge firearm from vehicle 75,000
26100(c) Shooting from a motor vehicle at another 150,000
26100(d) Discharging firearm from vehicle 75,000
29800 Possess firearm – ex-felon/addict 75,000
29805 Possess firearm – prior specified misdemeanors 75,000
29815(a) Possess firearm – probationer subject to prohibition 75,000
29820(c) Possess firearm – prior specified juvenile adjudication 75,000
29825(a) Purchase/receive firearm – subject to TRO/ protective order 75,000
30210 Bullet with flechette dart / explosive agent 40,000
30305(a) Possess ammunition: prohibited persons 50,000
30315 Possess armor-piercing ammunition 50,000
30320 Sale, transport, manufacture: armor-piercing ammunition 50,000
30600 Manufacture/ transportation/ sale/ possession of assault weapon 150,000
30605 Possess assault weapon 150,000
31360 Violent felon: possession of body armor 75,000
31500 Unconventional pistol 40,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
32310 Possess large capacity magazine 40,000
32625 Possess / transport a machine gun 75,000
32900 Multiburst trigger activator 40,000
33215 Short-barreled rifle/shotgun defined by PC 17170, 17180 40,000
33410 Possess Silencer 50,000
33600 Zip gun 40,000
FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE — HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
11350 # Possession of controlled substance 15,000
11351 Possession for sale 25,000
11351.5 Possession for sale/cocaine base 30,000
11352 # Sale 35,000
11353* Soliciting minor for drug traffic 75,000
11353.5 Preparing controlled substance for sale on school grounds, etc. 75,000
11357(a) Marijuana possession – concentrated cannabis 5,000
11360 # Sale marijuana 20,000
11361 # Employment of minor for certain marijuana activities 75,000
11366 Maintaining place for selling, giving, using of certain specific or classified controlled substance 20,000
11366.5 # Rent building or room and allow fortification to suppress entry 50,000
11366.6 Use of location designed to suppress entry in order to sell controlled substance 50,000
11370.1 # Possession of drugs while armed 75,000
11378 Possession drugs for sale 30,000
11378.5 Possession PCP for sale 30,000
11379 # Sale of drugs 35,000
11379.5 # Sale of PCP 35,000
11379.6 # Manufacture certain drugs 50,000
11380 # Employment of minors for unlawful narcotics transactions 75,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE — INSURANCE CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
Felony default bail is $15,000
FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE — VEHICLE CODE
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
2800.1 Evading police officer 40,000
2800.2 # Fleeing police officer, willful or wanton disregard for safety 75,000
2800.3 # Willful flight causing death or serious bodily injury 100,000
2800.4 Fleeing police officer in opposite direction of traffic 40,000
23104 Reckless driving with GBI 75,000
23109 # Speed contest with GBI and prior 50,000
23109.1 Speed contest with GBI and prior 50,000
23152 # DUI with 3 or more priors within 7 years [23550 or 23550.5] 50,000
23153 # DUI with injury/death with priors [23566(a) or (b)] 50,000

BAIL ENHANCEMENTS

PENAL CODE

ADD’L BAIL AMOUNT
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION
186.22 # Street gang activity 50,000
186.26 # Soliciting gang activity 25,000
273d(b) Injury to child with prior for 273d(a) 40,000
422.75 # Hate crime 50,000
451.1 # Aggravated arson 75,000
452.1 # Prior conviction on 451 or 452 100,000
667 # Prior serious felony — for each booked prior 100,000
667.5(a) * Violent prison prior — for each booked prior 100,000
667.5(b) * Prison prior — for each booked prior 20,000
667.15 # Exhibiting sex acts of a minor to a minor 25,000
667.16 # 470, 487 or 532 – fraud in natural disaster repairs 20,000
667.51 (a) * # 288 PC with one prior sex offense – for each prior listed 1,000,000
667.6 (a) * # Prior forcible sex offense 1,000,000
667.61 # Prior sex offense 1,000,000
667.7 # Habitual criminal with great bodily injury 1,000,000
667.8 * # Kidnapping for sex offense 500,000
667.85* Kidnapping of a child under age 14 300,000
667.9 * # Serious felony on victim disabled, under 14 or over 65 100,000
667.10 289 PC on victim disabled over 65 or under 14 100,000
670 Fraud in disaster repairs 20,000
674 # Felony sex offense on minor by day-care provider 150,000
1203.07 Possession of more than of 14.25g of heroin 75,000
1203.073 Possession of more than 57 grams of coke,meth or PCP 75,000
12021.5 # Carrying firearm in street gang crime 75,000
12022 Armed enhancements — minimum bail if subsection not noted 50,000
12022(a)(1)* Armed with firearm 75,000
12022(a)(2) Armed with assault weapon or machine gun 100,000
12022(b) Armed with deadly weapon 50,000
12022(c) Armed with firearm in narcotic sales cases 75,000
12022(d) Principal in narcotic sales case knowing another principal is armed 75,000
12022.1* Offense committed while on bail or O.R. (Own Recognizance) 50,000
12022.2 * # Armed with firearm having armor-piercing ammunition 200,000
12022.3 # Sexual assault with use of weapon 200,000
12022.4* Supplying firearm for use in felony 50,000
12022.5 * # Use of firearm in felony 200,000
12022.53 # Personal use of firearm in specific felonies 1,000,000
12022.55 Causing death or GBI by discharging firearm from motor vehicle 200,000
12022.6 * Excessive taking — minimum enhancement if subsection not listed 50,000
12022.6 (a)(1) Excessive taking over $65,000 50,000
12022.6 (a)(2) Excessive taking over $200,000 150,000
12022.6 (a)(3) Excessive taking over $1,300,000 1,000,000
12022.6 (a)(4) Excessive taking over $3,200,000 2,500,000
12022.7 GBI — minimum bail enhancement when subsection not listed 100,000
12022.7(a)* Causing great bodily injury 100,000
12022.7(b) Great bodily injury resulting in coma or paralysis 200,000
12022.7(c) Great bodily injury to person 70 years or older 200,000
12022.7(d) Great bodily injury to person under 5 years old 200,000
12022.7(e) Great bodily injury in domestic violence 200,000
12022.75 # Administering controlled substance to commit felony 100,000
12022.8* Great bodily injury in sex offense 200,000
BAIL ENHANCEMENTS — HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION ADD’L BAIL
12022.85 # Committing sex offense by defendant with AIDS virus 200,000
12022.9 * # Inflicting injury causing termination of pregnancy 200,000
12022.95 Abuse of child resulting in great bodily harm or death 300,000
11353.1 # Use of minor 50,000
11353.4 # Second violation for minor in narcotics transaction 50,000
11353.6 # Sale to minor on or near school property 75,000
11356.5 Inducement — min., if subsection not listed 100,000
11356.5 * Inducement of another to commit H&S code violation:
(a)(1) value exceeding $500,000 100,000
(a)(2) value exceeding $2,000,000 200,000
(a)(3) value exceeding $5,000,000 500,000
11370.2 * # Prior convictions in sales transactions 75,000
11370.4 Violations with heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, PCP, methamphetamine or amphetamine — min. if subsection not listed 50,000
11370.4 * Violations with heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, PCP, methamphetamine:
11370.4 * (a) 1 kilo (b) 30 liters 50,000
11370.4 * 4 kilos 100 liters 125,000
11370.4 * 10 kilos 200 liters 500,000
11370.4 * 20 kilos 400 liters 1,000,000
11370.4 * 40 kilos 2,000,000
11370.4 * 80 kilos 4,000,000
11379.7 # Minor involved or GBI 75,000
11379.8 Manufacture of drugs — min enhancement if subsection not listed 75,000
11379.8 Manufacture of controlled substances exceeding:
weights over: or volumes over:
11379.8a(1) 1 lb. 3 gallons 75,000
11379.8a(2) 3 lbs. 10 gallons 150,000
11379.8a(3) 10 lbs. 25 gallons 500,000
11379.8a(4) 44 lbs. 105 gallons 1,000,000
11380.1 # Use of a minor in narcotics transaction 75,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE

PENAL CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
69 Resist officer by threats 4,000
71 Threaten injury to public official 4,000
76 # Threaten with great bodily injury public official/judge 4,000
95.1 Threaten juror 4,000
96.5 Obstruct justice by judicial officer 4,000
136.1 # Witness intimidation/tampering 5,000
139 # Felon threatening witness 5,000
140 Threatening witness, victim, informant 5,000
148(b) # Resisting an officer, etc., with removal of weapon 5,000
148(d) # Resisting an officer, etc., with removal of weapon 5,000
148.1 # False bomb report 5,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
148.2 # Interfere with emergency personnel 5,000
148.4 # Tamper with or false fire alarm 4,000
151 # Advocate killing or injuring police officer 5,000
166 # Contempt of court 10,000
171b (a) Bringing loaded firearm in specified offices 10,000
171c Firearm on public property 10,000
186.28 # Supply firearm used in felony by criminal street gang member 10,000
192(c) # Vehicular manslaughter 10,000
217.1(a) Assault on public official 5,000
236 False imprisonment without violence 5,000
241(c) Assault on policeman/fireman 5,000
242 Battery 3,000
243(a) Battery 3,000
243(b) Battery on police officer (without resulting injury) 5,000
243(c)(1) Battery on police officer (with injury) 10,000
243(d) Battery (with serious bodily injury) 10,000
243(e) # * Battery on non-cohabiting former spouse, other 10,000
243.2 (a) Battery on school grounds, parks, or hospitals 5,000
243.25 Elder Battery 10,000
243.3 Battery against public transit employee or passenger — if injury 10,000
243.35 Battery on transit property or vehicle 10,000
243.4 # Sexual battery 10,000
243.6 Battery on school employee 10,000
243.7 Battery against juror 10,000
244.5 # Assault on peace officer with a stun gun or taser 10,000
245(a) # Assault with deadly weapon 10,000
245.6 Hazing 10,000
246 Shoot firearm at inhabited, occupied bldg. or vehicle 10,000
246.3 # Gross negligent discharge of firearm 10,000
247 # Discharge of firearm at bldg. or vehicle (not occupied) 10,000
247.5 Discharge laser at aircraft 10,000
248 Interference with operations of aircraft 10,000
261 # Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor 15,000
261.5 # Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor 15,000
270 Failure to provide support to minor child 5,000
271 Desertion/abandonment of child under 14 10,000
271a Failure to provide support to minor child under 14 10,000
272 # Contributing to delinquency/dependency of juvenile 5,000
273a # Injury or endangerment of child 15,000
273a # Child abuse or endangerment likely to produce great bodily harm or death 15,000
MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
273d (a) Corporal punishment on child (cruel or inhuman) 10,000
273.5 * # Domestic violence/inflicting corporal injury 15,000
273.6 # Violation of restraining order issued by civil or juvenile court 10,000
273.65 # Violation of protective order issued by civil or juvenile court 10,000
273.7 # Disclosing location of domestic violence shelter 5,000
278 Child abduction 5,000
278.5 (a) Child abduction in violation of custody/visitation order 5,000
280 # Child concealment 10,000
286 # Sodomy 15,000
288 # Lewd act with child 14/15 years 15,000
288a(b)(1) Oral copulation with minor 10,000
288.2 (a) # Harmful matter sent with intent to seduce minor 10,000
289(c) Sexual penetration of disabled, mentally ill 15,000
289(h) Sexual penetration of minor, foreign object 15,000
289.5 Sex offender – flight to California to avoid prosecution 15,000
290(g)(1) Failure to register 5,000
290.95 # Failure to disclose 290 reg. status 10,000
313.1 # Distributing harmful matter to minor 10,000
314 # Indecent exposure 10,000
347(b) False report of adulterated food or medicine 5,000
368 Elder abuse — minimum bail is subsection not listed 10,000
368(b)(1) Elder/dependent adult abuse with great bodily injury 15,000
368(c) Elder/dependent adult abuse without great bodily injury 10,000
368(d) Non-caretaker theft from elder/dependent adult 10,000
368(e) Caretaker theft from elder/dependent adult 15,000
369g # Trespass on railroad or rail-line track (joy riding) 10,000
369i # Trespass on railroad property 5,000
374c Shooting on public highway 20,000
374.2 # Harmful sewer dumping 10,000
374.3(h) Dumping in commercial quantities 10,000
374.5 # Dumping waste grease 10,000
374.7 Dumping of waste in waters 10,000
375 # Release of hazardous material 10,000
402 # Interference with emergency personnel 1,500
404.6 (a) # Incitement to riot 15,000
405 PC Riot 10,000
417(a)(1) Brandishing/exhibiting – threatening with weapon 5,000
417(a)(2) Brandishing/exhibiting – threatening with firearm 10,000
417.4 Brandishing a fake firearm 10,000
417.6 # Serious bodily injury while brandishing 15,000
422* Terrorist threats, threats to commit crime 10,000
422.6 # Use of force, threats to interfere with civil rights 10,000
459 Burglary 5,000
463 # Looting 10,000
468 Unlawful possession of sniper scope 5,000
481 Counterfeiting railroad/steamship ticket 3,000
481.1 # Counterfeiting railroad/steamship ticket 3,000
484 # Petty theft 3,000
487 (a) Grand theft 5,000
496 # Possession of stolen property 5,000
496d # Purchase/receive stolen vehicles, vessels or equipment 4,000
502(c)(1-2) Unlawful computer access 5,000
502(c)(3) Unlawful computer access 3,000
502(c)(4-7) Unlawful computer access 5,000
MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont’d)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
502(c)(8) Computer Fraud (1st time) 7,500
530.5 # Using personal I.D. info of another to obtain credit, goods or services in other’s name 10,000
591 Injuring, removes, severs telephone lines 5,000
594(b) # Vandalism 5,000
597 # Cruelty to animals 5,000
597b Animal fighting 5,000
601 (a) # Trespass by threat to cause serious bodily injury 10,000
602 (k) Trespass to interfere 5,000
602 (o) Refusal to leave private property 3,000
602 (q) Refusal to leave public building 3,000
602 (w) Refusal to leave women’s shelter 15,000
602 (y) Refusal to be screened for entry to public building 15,000
602.1 # Obstructing business 5,000
602.5 # Unauthorized entry of dwelling 10,000
626.2 # Trespass onto university, state university, or community college after suspension/dismissal 10,000
626.6 # Refusal to leave college or university campus 5,000
626.7 # Unlawful reentry, refusal to leave campus 5,000
626.8 # Disruptive presence at school 5,000
626.85 # Drug offenders on school grounds 5,000
626.9 # Possession of firearm within 1,000 feet of school 10,000
626.95 # Possession of firearm on school grounds 15,000
626.10 # Bringing weapons onto school grounds 15,000
637.7 # Unlawful invasion of privacy by electronic devices 5,000
637.9(a)(1) # Prohibited activities of list broker re pers info of minor 10,000
646.9 * # Stalking 15,000
647(i) “Peeping Tom” 5,000
647(k) # Invasion of privacy – viewing into fitting room, bathroom, etc. 5,000
647.6 # Child molestation (647.6(a) is only a misdemeanor) 15,000
653b Loitering on school grounds 5,000
653m Annoying phone calls — minimum if subsection not listed 5,000
653m(a) One annoying telephone call 5,000
653m(b) Repeated annoying telephone calls 5,000
653m(c) Repeated annoying telephone calls at work 10,000
653.23 Recruit, aiding in committing prostitution 5,000
666 Petty theft (prior conviction for certain offenses) 5,000
853.7 Willful violation of promise to appear 5,000
1320 # Failure to appear after O.R. (Own Recognizance) release 5,000
4550 # Rescue of prisoner 5,000
11411 # Terrorizing 10,000
12020 # Possess dangerous weapons – firearms 5,000
12021 # Possession of firearm by ex-con or narcotic addict 10,000
12025 # Carrying concealed firearm in vehicle 10,000
12031 # Carrying loaded firearm in public place or vehicle 10,000
12035 # Storage of loaded firearm / 1st degree 10,000
12036 # Storage of firearm – child carries off premises 10,000
12094 Possession of unmarked firearm 5,000
12303 Possession of destructive device 5,000
12304 Sale of ammunition 10,000
12316 Sale of ammunition to a minor 15,000
12420 Sale of tear gas 5,000
12552 Sale of BB gun to minor without parent consent 3,000
12590 # Picketing with a concealed weapon 5,000
17510(a) Picketing with concealed weapon 5,000
18710 Possession of destructive device 5,000
MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont’d)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
18735 Sale of ammunition 10,000
19100 Concealed carry of explosive substance 5,000
19200(a) Possession of metal military practice hand grenades 5,000
19915 Furnishing BB device to minor 3,000
20310 Air gauge knife 5,000
20410 Belt buckle knife 5,000
20510 Cane sword 5,000
20610 Lipstick case knife 5,000
20710 Shobi-zue 5,000
20910 Writing pen knife 5,000
21110 Ballistic knife 5,000
21310 Dirk or dagger 5,000
21810 Metal knuckles 5,000
22010 Nunchaku 5,000
22210 Saps and similar weapons 5,000
22900 Sale, possession, transportation of tear gas 5,000
23920 Possession of an unmarked firearm 5,000
22410 shuriken 5,000
24310 Camouflaging firearm container 5,000
24410 Cane gun 5,000
24510 Firearm not immediately recognizable as firearm 5,000
24610 Undetectable firearm 5,000
24710 Wallet gun 5,000
25110 Criminal storage of firearm 10,000
25200(a) Child access to firearm 10,000
25400(c)(5) Possession of concealed firearm 10,000
25400(c)(6) Possession of concealed firearm 10,000
25658(a) Selling liquor to a minor 5,000
25658(c) Minor consuming/purchasing liquor 5,000
25800 Carrying loaded firearm with intent to commit felony 10,000
25850(c)(5) Carrying loaded firearm 10,000
25850(c)(6) Carrying loaded firearm 10,000
25850(c)(7) Carrying loaded firearm 10,000
26100(a) Driver permitting another with a loaded firearm in vehicle 10,000
26100(b) Driver permitting another to discharge a firearm from a vehicle 10,000
26100(d) Discharging firearm from vehicle 10,000
29805 Possession of firearm – prior specified misdemeanors 10,000
29815(a) Possession of firearm – probationer subject to prohibition 10,000
29820(c) Possess firearm – prior specified juvenile adjudication 10,000
29825(a) Purchase/receive firearm-subject to TRO/protective order 10,000
29825(b) Possess firearm-prohibited by TRO/protective order 10,000
30210 Bullet with flechette dart / explosive agent 5,000
30300(a) Ammunition sales to minors 15,000
30305(a) Possession ammunition: prohibited persons 15,000
30305(b) Possession ammunition: persons with gang injunction 15,000
30315 Possess armor-piercing ammunition 10,000
30310 Ammunition on school grounds 15,000
30605 Possess assault weapon 10,000
30610 Possess .50 BMG rifle 10,000
31500 Unconventional pistol 5,000
32310 Possess large capacity magazine 5,000
32900 Multiburst trigger activator 5,000
33215 Short-barreled rifle or shotgun as defined by PC 17170, 17180 5,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE — HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
11357(b) Possession of 1 oz. or less of marijuana other than concentrated cannabis 100
11360(b) Offers to give away, transport, etc., 1 oz. or less of marijuana other than concentrated cannabis 100
12677 Possess dangerous fireworks without valid permit 3,000
13001 Causing a fire by lighted cigarette, etc. 3,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE — VEHICLE CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
2800.1 # Flight from traffic officer 10,000
10851 # Vehicle theft 5,000
10852 Auto tampering 4,000
10853 Malicious mischief, vehicle 3,000
14601(a) Driving with suspended or revoked license 5000
14601.1(a) Driving with suspended or revoked license 3,000
14601.2 # Driving with suspended or revoked license for driving under the influence 5,000
20001 # Hit and run driving 5,000
20002 # Hit and run, property damage 7,500
23103 (a) Reckless driving 5000
23104 # Reckless driving, bodily injury 10,000
23105 Reckless driving with injury 10,000
23152 # Driving under influence of alcohol, drugs 5,000
23153 # Driving under influence, causing injury 20,000

MISDEM. BAIL SCHEDULE — WELFARE & INSTITUTIONS CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
10980(c) # Welfare fraud (under $400) 3,000


San Francisco Jail Visiting Info

County Jail #2 – 425 7th Street

  • There are no advanced sign ups at County Jail #2.
  • Signups start in the lobby at 0745 hours (7:45AM).
  • Visiting on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
  • No visits in F Pod except for the workers.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad- Seg 0800-0830 0840-0910
  • Gen Pop 0920-0950 1000-1030 1040-1110
  • 1220-1250 1300-1330 1340-1410
  • Sat/Holiday AM – Pods A, B, C PM – Pods D, E, Workers
  • Sun AM – Pods D, E, Workers PM – Pods A, B, C
  • There are small lockers available in the lobby. Contact # 415.575.4410.
  • Visitors must be in the lobby 10 minutes prior to their appointment.

County Jail #3 – 850 Bryant St, 6th Floor

  • Saturday/Holiday visiting is by appointment.
  • Call in to sign up the day before visiting from 1300-1800 hours at (415)553-1464
  • Sunday is walk in only. Signups start at 0700 hours.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad-Seg 0720-0750 0800-0830 0840-0910
  • Gen Population 0920-0950 1000-1030 1110-1220 1200-1230 1240-1310
  • Transgender 0720-0750 0800-0830 0840-0910
  • Visitors must be in the 6th Floor lobby 10 minutes prior to their appointment.

County Jail #4 – 850 Bryant St, 7th Floor

  • Sat/Holiday visiting is by appointment.
  • Call in to sign on the day before visiting between 1300-1800 hours at (415)553-9896
  • Sunday is walk in only. Signups start at 0730 hours.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad-Seg: 0745-0815 0820-0850 0855-0925
  • Gen Population 0930-1000 1110-1140 1145-1215
  • 1220-1250 1255-1325 1330-1400
  • Workers 1111-1140 1145-1215 1220-1250 1255-1325 1330-1400
  • Visitors must be in the 7th floor lobby 10 prior to their appointment.

County Jail #5 – 1 Moreland Dr, S. Bruno

  • Sat/Holiday visiting is by appointment. Call in the day before between 1100-1800 hours at (650)266-1730
  • Sunday is walk in only. Signups start at 0700 hours.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad-Seg 0100-0130 0130-0200
  • Gen Population Every 30 minutes from 0800-1130
  • Lockers are available in the lobby.
  • Visitors must arrive at the San Bruno Main Gate 30 minutes prior to their appointment.

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  • The City and the Sheriff Department offers shuttle service to/from San Bruno on visiting days.
  • Pick up from Civic Center Bart/8th Street 0715 0845 1015 1215
  • Pick up from Balboa Bart Station 0735 0905 1035 1235
  • Return to San Francisco 0800 0930 1100 1300 1430


SFGH , Wards 7D/7L – 1001 Potrero Ave 7th Floor

  • Visiting is available every day from 1330-1430 hours,
  • 20 minutes on the phone
  • Last visit starts at 1415 hours.
  • Maximum of 2 people allowed.
  • Contact # (415)206-8483



San Francisco Juvenile Court

Contact Information

Youth Guidance Center
375 Woodside Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
Directions
Directory of YGC Judges

Clerk’s Office Hours

Youth Guidance Center
Room 101
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding Court holidays
(415) 682-5100

STAFF
Administrator

Wayne Parinas

Director, Collaborative Justice Courts
Lisa Lightman
(415) 551-3983
Margot Gibney
(415) 551-4061

Youth Guidance Center

Supervising Judge
Patrick J. Mahoney
Youth Guidance Center
Department 2
Court Clerk
(415) 682-5202

Judge Julie Tang
Department 3
Court Clerk
(415)682-5203

Judge John K. Stewart
Court Clerk
(415) 682-5204

 

CLERICAL OPERATIONS

Court Manager
Pat Kikenny
(415) 551-3606

Court Supervisor
Tony Gavero
(415) 682-5101

Calendaring:
(415) 682-5105

Filings:
(415) 682-5100

 

 

The Welfare and Institutions Code, starting at section 602, describes the Court’s jurisdiction over misdemeanors and felonies committed by minors (persons under 18 years of age). For those who cannot afford legal representation for their children, the Court will appoint an attorney. The objectives of the Delinquency Court are to provide for the protection and safety of the public and each minor; to preserve and strengthen the minor’s family ties whenever possible; give care, treatment and guidance to the minor; and hold them accountable for their behavior when they commit delinquent acts. If a minor becomes a ward of the Delinquency Court, the Court will make orders for the parents or guardians, and the minor. The minor may be allowed to live in the parents’ or guardians’ home under Court supervision or may be placed outside of the home in an unlocked or locked facility. The factors that the Court will consider in making this determination include the child’s age, the seriousness of the offense and the history of delinquency.

Important Links

How Do I

Pay my Traffic Ticket from the San Francisco Police Department

If it is a Traffic Violation, go to 375 Woodside Ave., Room 101, the Traffic Court, or call (415) 682-5100. For non-traffic violations, go to the Intake Probation Department, 375 Woodside Ave., Room 237, if you are a San Francisco resident, or call (415) 753-7530. If you are a non-resident, go to 375 Woodside Ave., Room 214, or call (415) 753-7530.

Get Copies of Juvenile Records

DELINQUENCY
Please call:
(415) 682-5100

Please write:
Clerk’s Office
375 Woodside Ave., Room 101
San Francisco, CA 94127

DEPENDENCY Please call:
(415) 551-3747

Please write:
Clerk to the Supervising Judge
Department 405
400 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4512

Please include the following information:
Name and any alias;
Date of birth;
Approximate time period of the person being int he system;
Your telephone number; and
Your relationship to the case (minor, parent, guardian, attorney of record, etc., or person) under W&I 827

Search for Records

Please call:
(415) 682-5101

Please Write:
Tony Gavero
Court Supervisor
Juvenile Court
375 Woodside Ave., Room 101
San Francisco, CA 94127

Please include the following information
Name and any alias;
Date of birth;
Approximate time period of the person being in the system;
Your telephone number; and
Your relationship to the case (minor, parent, guardian, attorney of record, etc., or person) under W&I 827

Find out Information and Sealings

Please call the Special Services of the Probation Department at (415)753-7661.

Find out Information about the Emancipation of Minors

Please call the Supervising Judge’s Clerk at (415)551-3747.

Find out Information about Ex Parte Applications

Please call the Court Clerk of Department in which matter will be set.


San Francisco Civil Court, Probate & Small Claims

Contact Information:

Civic Center Courthouse
400 McAllister St.
(between Polk and Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Directions

Hon. Katherine Feinstein

Presiding Judge
Department 206
400 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4514

Information (415) 551-4000
TTY/TDD (415) 551-4001

Customer Service: (415) 551-3802

The public viewing room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays. The Records Customer Service Counter inside the Public Viewing Room provides customer assistance with either computer-related or records questions.

T he Civil Division handles non-criminal lawsuits among individuals and/or corporations brought to enforce, redress, or protect private rights. The largest division in the San Francisco Superior Court, the Civil Division conducts civil trials and manages civil filings, records, small claims cases, appeals, probate matters, unlawful detainers, defaults, case management, dispute resolution, name changes, and civil restraining orders to prevent harassment and elder abuse.

QUICK LINKS

HOW DO I GET INFORMATION ABOUT?

Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program assists attorneys and litigants in selecting appropriate dispute resolution options prior to trial. The ADR program currently offers a voluntary civil mediation program, judicial arbitration program and, in cooperation with the San Francisco Bar Association, an “early” settlement program.
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Appeals
Find out information about appeals.
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Asbestos Department
The San Francisco Superior Court carries the largest asbestos litigation caseload of any of California’s 58 Superior Courts. In 2009, the Court created a single asbestos case management department to handle asbestos cases.
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Civil Case Management
Find out more about civil case management.
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Civil Clerk’s Office
Contact Information for key staff in the Civil clerk’s office.
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Civil Grand Jury
California state law requires that all 58 counties impanel a Civil Grand Jury to serve during each fiscal year. The function of the Civil Grand Jury is to investigate the operations of the various officers, departments and agencies of the City and County of San Francisco. The 19 members of the Civil Grand Jury serve for a period of one year, from July 1 through June 30 of the following year, and are selected at random from a pool of 30 prospective grand jurors.
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Civil Harassment Temporary Restraining Orders
Learn who can obtain a Civil Harassment Restraining Order and how to obtain one.
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Civil Records
Learn what information clerks may legally provide, how to obtain civil records in person or by mail, and other information about Civil Records.
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Complex Civil LitigationThe San Francisco Superior Court is one of six California trial courts with Complex Civil Litigation departments. Access Now
Court Reporters
Court Reporters, as guardians of the record, are not only employees of the Court, but purveyors of transcripts for all interested parties. Their professional responsibilities include providing appellate transcripts to the California Court of Appeal and the Superior Court of California, as well as legislated transcripts arising out of criminal proceedings. Court reporters who report in civil, family and juvenile matters also work with law firms and the public to provide requested transcripts.
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Housing CourtPresiding Judge Katherine Feinstein created the Housing Court in November 2011 as a result of a budget-related reorganization. Most Unlawful Detainer matters are heard in Department 501, with the exception of calling of the trial calendar and requests for posting and mailing. The Court also hears all pre-trial motions involving foreclosures. Access Now
Law & Motion and DiscoveryMotion schedules, procedures and contact information. Access Now
Probate Court
The Probate Court deals directly with the everyday personal and financial matters of San Franciscans. Most people think of probate courts as working exclusively with wills and the financial affairs of people who have died. However, the Probate Court also deals with guardianships of children, conservatorships of adults, mental health treatment, trusts, elder abuse and dependent adult restraining orders. The Judge and staff of the San Francisco Probate Court are committed to the administration of justice with thoughtfulness and concern for the citizens of San Francisco.
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Small Claims DivisionIn the Small Claims court, disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively, the rules are simple and informal. Litigants may not be represented by an attorney. The Small Claims jurisdiction is limited to $10,000 for individuals. Corporations, partnerships, governmental entities and other legal entities cannot claim more than $5,000. Individuals may file unlimited claims for up to $2,500 each in a year. However, individuals may only file two claims a year that seek more than $2,500.


San Francisco Jail Visiting Information

County Jail #2 – 425 7th Street

  • There are no advanced sign ups at County Jail #2.
  • Signups start in the lobby at 0745 hours (7:45AM).
  • Visiting on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
  • No visits in F Pod except for the workers.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad- Seg 0800-0830 0840-0910
  • Gen Pop 0920-0950 1000-1030 1040-1110
  • 1220-1250 1300-1330 1340-1410
  • Sat/Holiday AM – Pods A, B, C PM – Pods D, E, Workers
  • Sun AM – Pods D, E, Workers PM – Pods A, B, C
  • There are small lockers available in the lobby. Contact # 415.575.4410.
  • Visitors must be in the lobby 10 minutes prior to their appointment.

County Jail #3 – 850 Bryant St, 6th Floor

  • Saturday/Holiday visiting is by appointment.
  • Call in to sign up the day before visiting from 1300-1800 hours at (415)553-1464
  • Sunday is walk in only. Signups start at 0700 hours.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad-Seg 0720-0750 0800-0830 0840-0910
  • Gen Population 0920-0950 1000-1030 1110-1220 1200-1230 1240-1310
  • Transgender 0720-0750 0800-0830 0840-0910
  • Visitors must be in the 6th Floor lobby 10 minutes prior to their appointment.

County Jail #4 – 850 Bryant St, 7th Floor

  • Sat/Holiday visiting is by appointment.
  • Call in to sign on the day before visiting between 1300-1800 hours at (415)553-9896
  • Sunday is walk in only. Signups start at 0730 hours.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad-Seg: 0745-0815 0820-0850 0855-0925
  • Gen Population 0930-1000 1110-1140 1145-1215
  • 1220-1250 1255-1325 1330-1400
  • Workers 1111-1140 1145-1215 1220-1250 1255-1325 1330-1400
  • Visitors must be in the 7th floor lobby 10 prior to their appointment.

County Jail #5 – 1 Moreland Dr, S. Bruno

  • Sat/Holiday visiting is by appointment. Call in the day before between 1100-1800 hours at (650)266-1730
  • Sunday is walk in only. Signups start at 0700 hours.
  • Maximum of 3 people allowed per visit.
  • Visiting Schedule as follows:
  • Ad-Seg 0100-0130 0130-0200
  • Gen Population Every 30 minutes from 0800-1130
  • Lockers are available in the lobby.
  • Visitors must arrive at the San Bruno Main Gate 30 minutes prior to their appointment.

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  • The City and the Sheriff Department offers shuttle service to/from San Bruno on visiting days.
  • Pick up from Civic Center Bart/8th Street 0715 0845 1015 1215
  • Pick up from Balboa Bart Station 0735 0905 1035 1235
  • Return to San Francisco 0800 0930 1100 1300 1430


SFGH , Wards 7D/7L – 1001 Potrero Ave 7th Floor

  • Visiting is available every day from 1330-1430 hours,
  • 20 minutes on the phone
  • Last visit starts at 1415 hours.
  • Maximum of 2 people allowed.
  • Contact # (415)206-8483


2012 FELONY & MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE (July 1, 2012)

For all unscheduled felonies, the bail amount is $15,000. For all unscheduled misdemeanors, the bail amount is $3,000. For all unscheduled infractions, the bail amount is $100. NOTE: All attempts of an offense (whether listed as “attempt,” “att,” or “664”) have the same bail amount as the offense itself.
NOTE: “#” indicates that bail amount applies to all subsections of the listed statute, or subsection. Offenses subject to P.C. Section 1270.1 are marked in this schedule with a single asterisk ( * )
Attached at the end of this schedule are two conversion charts related to Penal Code weapon offenses. The first table is the conversion from the old statute to the current section. The second table is the conversion from new statutes to the old. The intention of this bail schedule is to set bail based on the current statute. In the event that the old statute is reference in the booking process, you are to set the higher bail based on these conversion tables, and NOT to set bail as a default.

FELONY OFFENSES — PENAL CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
37 * Treason set by judge
67 Bribery 40,000
67.5 Bribery of public officer or employee (If theft of thing given or offered would be grand theft) 40,000
68 Taking bribe 40,000
69 Resisting arrest/threatening officer 40,000
76 (a) Threats to the life of an official or judge 50,000
85 Bribe gov. official 40,000
92 Bribing judge or juror 40,000
93 Accepting bribe by judge or juror 40,000
115 (a) Offering forged/false documents for filing 40,000
118 Perjury 40,000
118a Perjury by documents 40,000
118.1 False police report 40,000
126 Perjury 40,000
127 Subornation of perjury 40,000
128* Perjury – capital case set by judge
136.1 * # Preventing or dissuading a victim or witness from testifying 75,000
137(b) Inducing false testimony 50,000
139 (a) Threats of force or violence against witness or victim 75,000
140 (a) Threaten witness 50,000
148.10 # Resisting officer & causing death or serious bodily injury 50,000
149 Assault by officer under color of authority 15,000
165 Bribery of councilman, supervisor, etc. 40,000
166(c)(4) Violation of order connected with domestic violence with previous conviction for violating domestic violence order 40,000
182 Conspiracy (to commit specific felony). When no felony is specified, bail is $15,000 same as underlying felony
182(a)(6) Conspiracy to commit any crime against president, vice-president and others 300,000
186.22 (a) Participation in street gang activity 25,000
186.26 # Gang activities 40,000
186.28 Transferring control of firearm to gang member 50,000
187 * Murder, first degree set by judge

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
187 * Murder, second degree set by judge
190(c) * Second degree murder of a peace officer set by judge
191.5 # Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated 500,000
192 * # Manslaughter 300,000
192.5 # Vehicular manslaughter 300,000
193 Vehicular manslaughter 300,000
203* Mayhem 60,000
205* Aggravated mayhem 500,000
206* Torture 500,000
206.1 Torture 500,000
207 # Kidnapping 300,000
209 # Kidnap for ransom, robbery or sex offense 1,000,000
209.5 # Kidnap during commission of a car jacking 1,000,000
210.5 Taking hostages 500,000
211 Robbery — Minimum bail if degree not specified 75,000
212.5 Robbery — Minimum bail if subsection not specified 75,000
212.5(a) Robbery (first degree) (residential) 100,000
212.5(b) Robbery (first degree) (ATM) 100,000
212.5(c) Robbery (second degree) 75,000
213(b) Attempted robbery (see above listing as well) 75,000
215 * # Car jacking 100,000
217.1 # Assault government officer 100,000
218* Intent to derail or wreck a train 250,000
218.1 Derail or wreck a train with gross negligence 150,000
219* Train wreck with death 500,000
219.1* Throwing missile at common carrier with intent to wreck, without death 100,000
220* # Assault with rape, rape in concert, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act, oral copulation, penetration with foreign object 100,000
222 Administering drugs to aid felony 60,000
236.1 Human Trafficking for Forced Labor 100,000
241 Assault – upon peace officer 50,000
243 Battery on police (minimum bail if subsection not specified) 50,000
243(c) Battery on police officer or firefighter, etc. with injury 50,000
243(c)(1) Battery on a custodial officer, firefighter, paramedic with injury 50,000
243(d) Battery against anyone with serious bodily injury 40,000
243.4(a)-(c) Sexual battery 50,000
243.7 Battery against a juror 50,000
244* Assault with caustic chemical 50,000
244.5(b) Assault with a stun gun or taser 50,000
244.5(c) Assault with a stun gun or taser against police officer or firefighter 75,000
245(a) Aggravated Assault — Minimum bail if subsection not specified 50,000
245(a)(1)* Assault with deadly weapon or force likely 50,000
245(a)(2)* Assault with firearm 75,000
245(a)(3)* Assault with machine gun 200,000
245(b)* Assault with semi-automatic rifle 200,000
245(c)* Assault with deadly weapon on police officer or firefighter 75,000
245(d) Assault on Officer — Minimum bail if subsection not specified 75,000
245(d)(1)* Assault on police officer or firefighter with firearm 75,000
245(d)(2)* Assault on police officer or firefighter with semi-automatic rifle 100,000
245(d)(3)* Assault on police officer or firefighter with machine gun or assault weapon 500,000
245.2 Assault with deadly weapon on public transit employee 75,000
245.3 Assault with deadly weapon on custodial officer 75,000
245.5 (a) Assault of school employee 75,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
245.5(b)* Assault with firearm on school employee 150,000
245.5(c) Assault on school employee with taser or stun gun 100,000
246* Shoot inhabited dwelling or vehicle 100,000
246.3 (a) Discharge of firearm 40,000
261 * # Rape 150,000
261.5 # Unlawful sexual intercourse 25,000
262 (a) # * Spousal rape 150,000
264.1 * Rape in concert with force & violence 200,000
266h # Pimping 50,000
266i # Pandering 50,000
266j Procurement of child 150,000
269 * # Aggravated sexual assault of a child 1,000,000
273a # Child abuse or endangerment 50,000
273ab Child assault with GBI 1,000,000
273d # Corporal injury of child 50,000
273.5 * # Spouse abuse 35,000
278 Child stealing 50,000
278.5 Child stealing 50,000
285 Incest 25,000
286 Sodomy — minimum bail if subsection not listed 100,000
286(b)(1) Sodomy – If victim under 18 150,000
286(b)(2) Sodomy – If victim under 16 and defendant over 21 175,000
286(c)* Sodomy (force) victim under 14 and more than 10 years younger than defendant 200,000
286(d)* Sodomy in concert with force, violence or fear 200,000
286(e)* Sodomy – if committed in state prison or county jail 75,000
286(f)* Sodomy of unconscious victim 150,000
286(g)* Sodomy of mentally incapable victim 150,000
288 Lewd act with child – minimum bail if subsection not listed 150,000
288(a)* Lewd act with child 150,000
288(b)* Lewd act with child 200,000
288a Oral copulation — minimum bail if subsection not listed 100,000
288a(b)(1)* Oral copulation – if victim under 18 150,000
288a(b)(2)* Oral copulation – if victim under 16 and defendant over 21 175,000
288a(c)* Oral copulation with child under 14 or by force 200,000
288a(c)(1)* Oral copulation with child under 14 & is more than 10 years younger 200,000
288a(c)(2)* Oral copulation by force or violence 200,000
288a(c)(3)* Oral copulation – threat or future retaliation 150,000
288a(d)* Same as 288a(c) but in concert 200,000
288a(e)* Oral copulation – if committed in state prison or county jail 75,000
288a(f)* Oral copulation – if committed unconscious of nature of act 150,000
288a(g)* Oral copulation – victim is mentally incapable 150,000
288.5* Continued sexual abuse of child 1,000,000
289* # Penetration by foreign object by force 200,000
311.4(b) Involving minor under 17 in obscene film or performance 75,000
311.10 # Advertising obscene material depicting minors under 18 40,000
311.11(b) Possession of matter depicting sexual conduct of child under 18 40,000
347(a) Willful contamination of food, etc. 125,000
368 Elder abuse — Minimum if subsection not listed 50,000
368(b)(1) Elder abuse (causing pain or mental suffering) 75,000
368(b)(2) Elder abuse (causing great bodily injury – GBI) 200,000
368(b)(3) Elder abuse (resulting in death) 400,000
405# Lynching 50,000
405a or 405b Lynching 50,000
417(c) Threatening peace officer with firearm 75,000
FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
417.3 Exhibiting of weapon by occupants of vehicle 40,000
417.6 Exhibiting weapon and inflicting great bodily injury 75,000
417.8 Exhibiting weapon at police officer with intent to resist 50,000
422* Criminalthreats 25,000
422.7 # Interference with civil rights 25,000
424 # Embezzlement of falsification of accounts by public officer 25,000
451 * # Arson 400,000
451.5 # Aggravated Arson 1,000,000
452 # Unlawful causing a fire 200,000
453 # Possession of fire bomb 100,000
454 # Burning within area of insurrection, disaster, etc. 400,000
455 Attempted Arson 400,000
459 Burglary — minimum bail if section or degree not specified 40,000
459 or 460(a) Burglary – 1st degree 150,000
459 or 460(b) Burglary – 2nd degree 40,000
464 Opening vault with explosives 500,000
484e(b) Credit cards, 4 or more acquired in violation of P.C. 484(c) in 12-month period 25,000
487(c) Grand theft person 25,000
502 # Computer fraud 35,000
504 Embezzlement, misappropriation by public officers 50,000
514 Embezzlement of defalcation of public funds 50,000
520 Extortion 100,000
530.5 # Identity Theft 40,000
594(b)(1) Vandalism of $50,000 or more 25,000
594.3 # Vandalism of place of worship 50,000
626.9 # Bring or possess loaded firearm on school grounds 75,000
626.95 # Drawing firearm at school 75,000
646.9 Stalking — minimum bail if subsection not listed 50,000
646.9(a) * # Stalking 50,000
646.9(b) * # Stalking in violation of restraining order 150,000
646.9(c) * # Stalking with prior felony conviction 100,000
653f Solicitation of crime – minimum bail if subsection not listed 25,000
653f(a) Solicitation to commit crime 25,000
653f(b) Solicitation to commit murder 200,000
653f(c) Solicitation to commit rape, sodomy 125,000
653f(d) Soliciting the sale of narcotics 25,000
4500* Assault with deadly weapon – lifer 200,000
4501 Assault with deadly weapon by prison inmate 50,000
4501.5 Battery on non-inmate by prison inmate 50,000
4502 # Possession of deadly weapon by prison inmate 50,000
4503 Prisoner holding hostage 250,000
4532 # Escape by force or violence 50,000
4573 Bringing contraband into custodial facility 25,000
4573.5 Bringing contraband into custodial facility 25,000
4573.6 Possession of drugs in custody 25,000
4573.8 Possession of controlled substance in jail 25,000
4573.9 Sale of drugs in jail 50,000
4574 # Smuggling weapon into jail or prison 150,000
11413 # Terrorism by explosives 500,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
18710 Possess destructive device 75,000
18715 Possess destructive device: public place/common carrier 100,000
18725 Place destructive device on common carrier or in baggage 100,000
18730 Sale or transportation of destructive device 100,000
18740 Possess/explode of destructive device w/intent to injure 250,000
18745 Exploding destructive device with intent to murder 1,000,000
18750 Cause bodily injury with explosive or destructive device 300,000
18755 Cause death/mayhem with explosive or destructive device 2,000,000
19100 Concealed carry of explosive substance 40,000
19200(a) Possess metal military practice hand grenades 40,000
20310 Air gauge knife 40,000
20410 Belt buckle knife 40,000
20510 Cane sword 40,000
20610 Lipstick case knife 40,000
20710 Shobi-zue 40,000
20910 Writing pen knife 40,000
21110 Ballistic knife 40,000
21310 Dirk or dagger 40,000
21810 Metal knuckles 40,000
22010 Nunchaku 40,000
22210 Saps and similar weapons 40,000
22410 shuriken 40,000
24310 Camouflaging firearm container 40,000
24410 Cane gun 40,000
24510 Firearm not immediately recognizable as firearm 40,000
24610 Undetectable firearm 40,000
24710 Wallet gun 40,000
25400(a) Possess concealed firearm n/a
25400(c) Possess concealed firearm: punishment 75,000
25400(c)(5) Possess concealed firearm 75,000
25400(c)(6) Possess concealed firearm 75,000
25800 Carrying loaded firearm with intent to commit felony 75,000
25850(a),(b) Carrying loaded firearm n/a
25850(c) Carrying loaded firearm: punishment 50,000
25850(c)(5) Carrying loaded firearm 50,000
25850(c)(6) Carrying loaded firearm 50,000
26100(b) Driver permits other to discharge firearm from vehicle 75,000
26100(c) Shooting from a motor vehicle at another 150,000
26100(d) Discharging firearm from vehicle 75,000
29800 Possess firearm – ex-felon/addict 75,000
29805 Possess firearm – prior specified misdemeanors 75,000
29815(a) Possess firearm – probationer subject to prohibition 75,000
29820(c) Possess firearm – prior specified juvenile adjudication 75,000
29825(a) Purchase/receive firearm – subject to TRO/ protective order 75,000
30210 Bullet with flechette dart / explosive agent 40,000
30305(a) Possess ammunition: prohibited persons 50,000
30315 Possess armor-piercing ammunition 50,000
30320 Sale, transport, manufacture: armor-piercing ammunition 50,000
30600 Manufacture/ transportation/ sale/ possession of assault weapon 150,000
30605 Possess assault weapon 150,000
31360 Violent felon: possession of body armor 75,000
31500 Unconventional pistol 40,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
32310 Possess large capacity magazine 40,000
32625 Possess / transport a machine gun 75,000
32900 Multiburst trigger activator 40,000
33215 Short-barreled rifle/shotgun defined by PC 17170, 17180 40,000
33410 Possess Silencer 50,000
33600 Zip gun 40,000
FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE — HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
11350 # Possession of controlled substance 15,000
11351 Possession for sale 25,000
11351.5 Possession for sale/cocaine base 30,000
11352 # Sale 35,000
11353* Soliciting minor for drug traffic 75,000
11353.5 Preparing controlled substance for sale on school grounds, etc. 75,000
11357(a) Marijuana possession – concentrated cannabis 5,000
11360 # Sale marijuana 20,000
11361 # Employment of minor for certain marijuana activities 75,000
11366 Maintaining place for selling, giving, using of certain specific or classified controlled substance 20,000
11366.5 # Rent building or room and allow fortification to suppress entry 50,000
11366.6 Use of location designed to suppress entry in order to sell controlled substance 50,000
11370.1 # Possession of drugs while armed 75,000
11378 Possession drugs for sale 30,000
11378.5 Possession PCP for sale 30,000
11379 # Sale of drugs 35,000
11379.5 # Sale of PCP 35,000
11379.6 # Manufacture certain drugs 50,000
11380 # Employment of minors for unlawful narcotics transactions 75,000

FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE — INSURANCE CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
Felony default bail is $15,000
FELONY BAIL SCHEDULE — VEHICLE CODE
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
2800.1 Evading police officer 40,000
2800.2 # Fleeing police officer, willful or wanton disregard for safety 75,000
2800.3 # Willful flight causing death or serious bodily injury 100,000
2800.4 Fleeing police officer in opposite direction of traffic 40,000
23104 Reckless driving with GBI 75,000
23109 # Speed contest with GBI and prior 50,000
23109.1 Speed contest with GBI and prior 50,000
23152 # DUI with 3 or more priors within 7 years [23550 or 23550.5] 50,000
23153 # DUI with injury/death with priors [23566(a) or (b)] 50,000

BAIL ENHANCEMENTS

PENAL CODE

ADD’L BAIL AMOUNT
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION
186.22 # Street gang activity 50,000
186.26 # Soliciting gang activity 25,000
273d(b) Injury to child with prior for 273d(a) 40,000
422.75 # Hate crime 50,000
451.1 # Aggravated arson 75,000
452.1 # Prior conviction on 451 or 452 100,000
667 # Prior serious felony — for each booked prior 100,000
667.5(a) * Violent prison prior — for each booked prior 100,000
667.5(b) * Prison prior — for each booked prior 20,000
667.15 # Exhibiting sex acts of a minor to a minor 25,000
667.16 # 470, 487 or 532 – fraud in natural disaster repairs 20,000
667.51 (a) * # 288 PC with one prior sex offense – for each prior listed 1,000,000
667.6 (a) * # Prior forcible sex offense 1,000,000
667.61 # Prior sex offense 1,000,000
667.7 # Habitual criminal with great bodily injury 1,000,000
667.8 * # Kidnapping for sex offense 500,000
667.85* Kidnapping of a child under age 14 300,000
667.9 * # Serious felony on victim disabled, under 14 or over 65 100,000
667.10 289 PC on victim disabled over 65 or under 14 100,000
670 Fraud in disaster repairs 20,000
674 # Felony sex offense on minor by day-care provider 150,000
1203.07 Possession of more than of 14.25g of heroin 75,000
1203.073 Possession of more than 57 grams of coke,meth or PCP 75,000
12021.5 # Carrying firearm in street gang crime 75,000
12022 Armed enhancements — minimum bail if subsection not noted 50,000
12022(a)(1)* Armed with firearm 75,000
12022(a)(2) Armed with assault weapon or machine gun 100,000
12022(b) Armed with deadly weapon 50,000
12022(c) Armed with firearm in narcotic sales cases 75,000
12022(d) Principal in narcotic sales case knowing another principal is armed 75,000
12022.1* Offense committed while on bail or O.R. (Own Recognizance) 50,000
12022.2 * # Armed with firearm having armor-piercing ammunition 200,000
12022.3 # Sexual assault with use of weapon 200,000
12022.4* Supplying firearm for use in felony 50,000
12022.5 * # Use of firearm in felony 200,000
12022.53 # Personal use of firearm in specific felonies 1,000,000
12022.55 Causing death or GBI by discharging firearm from motor vehicle 200,000
12022.6 * Excessive taking — minimum enhancement if subsection not listed 50,000
12022.6 (a)(1) Excessive taking over $65,000 50,000
12022.6 (a)(2) Excessive taking over $200,000 150,000
12022.6 (a)(3) Excessive taking over $1,300,000 1,000,000
12022.6 (a)(4) Excessive taking over $3,200,000 2,500,000
12022.7 GBI — minimum bail enhancement when subsection not listed 100,000
12022.7(a)* Causing great bodily injury 100,000
12022.7(b) Great bodily injury resulting in coma or paralysis 200,000
12022.7(c) Great bodily injury to person 70 years or older 200,000
12022.7(d) Great bodily injury to person under 5 years old 200,000
12022.7(e) Great bodily injury in domestic violence 200,000
12022.75 # Administering controlled substance to commit felony 100,000
12022.8* Great bodily injury in sex offense 200,000
BAIL ENHANCEMENTS — HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION ADD’L BAIL
12022.85 # Committing sex offense by defendant with AIDS virus 200,000
12022.9 * # Inflicting injury causing termination of pregnancy 200,000
12022.95 Abuse of child resulting in great bodily harm or death 300,000
11353.1 # Use of minor 50,000
11353.4 # Second violation for minor in narcotics transaction 50,000
11353.6 # Sale to minor on or near school property 75,000
11356.5 Inducement — min., if subsection not listed 100,000
11356.5 * Inducement of another to commit H&S code violation:
(a)(1) value exceeding $500,000 100,000
(a)(2) value exceeding $2,000,000 200,000
(a)(3) value exceeding $5,000,000 500,000
11370.2 * # Prior convictions in sales transactions 75,000
11370.4 Violations with heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, PCP, methamphetamine or amphetamine — min. if subsection not listed 50,000
11370.4 * Violations with heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, PCP, methamphetamine:
11370.4 * (a) 1 kilo (b) 30 liters 50,000
11370.4 * 4 kilos 100 liters 125,000
11370.4 * 10 kilos 200 liters 500,000
11370.4 * 20 kilos 400 liters 1,000,000
11370.4 * 40 kilos 2,000,000
11370.4 * 80 kilos 4,000,000
11379.7 # Minor involved or GBI 75,000
11379.8 Manufacture of drugs — min enhancement if subsection not listed 75,000
11379.8 Manufacture of controlled substances exceeding:
weights over: or volumes over:
11379.8a(1) 1 lb. 3 gallons 75,000
11379.8a(2) 3 lbs. 10 gallons 150,000
11379.8a(3) 10 lbs. 25 gallons 500,000
11379.8a(4) 44 lbs. 105 gallons 1,000,000
11380.1 # Use of a minor in narcotics transaction 75,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE

PENAL CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
69 Resist officer by threats 4,000
71 Threaten injury to public official 4,000
76 # Threaten with great bodily injury public official/judge 4,000
95.1 Threaten juror 4,000
96.5 Obstruct justice by judicial officer 4,000
136.1 # Witness intimidation/tampering 5,000
139 # Felon threatening witness 5,000
140 Threatening witness, victim, informant 5,000
148(b) # Resisting an officer, etc., with removal of weapon 5,000
148(d) # Resisting an officer, etc., with removal of weapon 5,000
148.1 # False bomb report 5,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
148.2 # Interfere with emergency personnel 5,000
148.4 # Tamper with or false fire alarm 4,000
151 # Advocate killing or injuring police officer 5,000
166 # Contempt of court 10,000
171b (a) Bringing loaded firearm in specified offices 10,000
171c Firearm on public property 10,000
186.28 # Supply firearm used in felony by criminal street gang member 10,000
192(c) # Vehicular manslaughter 10,000
217.1(a) Assault on public official 5,000
236 False imprisonment without violence 5,000
241(c) Assault on policeman/fireman 5,000
242 Battery 3,000
243(a) Battery 3,000
243(b) Battery on police officer (without resulting injury) 5,000
243(c)(1) Battery on police officer (with injury) 10,000
243(d) Battery (with serious bodily injury) 10,000
243(e) # * Battery on non-cohabiting former spouse, other 10,000
243.2 (a) Battery on school grounds, parks, or hospitals 5,000
243.25 Elder Battery 10,000
243.3 Battery against public transit employee or passenger — if injury 10,000
243.35 Battery on transit property or vehicle 10,000
243.4 # Sexual battery 10,000
243.6 Battery on school employee 10,000
243.7 Battery against juror 10,000
244.5 # Assault on peace officer with a stun gun or taser 10,000
245(a) # Assault with deadly weapon 10,000
245.6 Hazing 10,000
246 Shoot firearm at inhabited, occupied bldg. or vehicle 10,000
246.3 # Gross negligent discharge of firearm 10,000
247 # Discharge of firearm at bldg. or vehicle (not occupied) 10,000
247.5 Discharge laser at aircraft 10,000
248 Interference with operations of aircraft 10,000
261 # Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor 15,000
261.5 # Unlawful sexual intercourse with minor 15,000
270 Failure to provide support to minor child 5,000
271 Desertion/abandonment of child under 14 10,000
271a Failure to provide support to minor child under 14 10,000
272 # Contributing to delinquency/dependency of juvenile 5,000
273a # Injury or endangerment of child 15,000
273a # Child abuse or endangerment likely to produce great bodily harm or death 15,000
MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont.)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
273d (a) Corporal punishment on child (cruel or inhuman) 10,000
273.5 * # Domestic violence/inflicting corporal injury 15,000
273.6 # Violation of restraining order issued by civil or juvenile court 10,000
273.65 # Violation of protective order issued by civil or juvenile court 10,000
273.7 # Disclosing location of domestic violence shelter 5,000
278 Child abduction 5,000
278.5 (a) Child abduction in violation of custody/visitation order 5,000
280 # Child concealment 10,000
286 # Sodomy 15,000
288 # Lewd act with child 14/15 years 15,000
288a(b)(1) Oral copulation with minor 10,000
288.2 (a) # Harmful matter sent with intent to seduce minor 10,000
289(c) Sexual penetration of disabled, mentally ill 15,000
289(h) Sexual penetration of minor, foreign object 15,000
289.5 Sex offender – flight to California to avoid prosecution 15,000
290(g)(1) Failure to register 5,000
290.95 # Failure to disclose 290 reg. status 10,000
313.1 # Distributing harmful matter to minor 10,000
314 # Indecent exposure 10,000
347(b) False report of adulterated food or medicine 5,000
368 Elder abuse — minimum bail is subsection not listed 10,000
368(b)(1) Elder/dependent adult abuse with great bodily injury 15,000
368(c) Elder/dependent adult abuse without great bodily injury 10,000
368(d) Non-caretaker theft from elder/dependent adult 10,000
368(e) Caretaker theft from elder/dependent adult 15,000
369g # Trespass on railroad or rail-line track (joy riding) 10,000
369i # Trespass on railroad property 5,000
374c Shooting on public highway 20,000
374.2 # Harmful sewer dumping 10,000
374.3(h) Dumping in commercial quantities 10,000
374.5 # Dumping waste grease 10,000
374.7 Dumping of waste in waters 10,000
375 # Release of hazardous material 10,000
402 # Interference with emergency personnel 1,500
404.6 (a) # Incitement to riot 15,000
405 PC Riot 10,000
417(a)(1) Brandishing/exhibiting – threatening with weapon 5,000
417(a)(2) Brandishing/exhibiting – threatening with firearm 10,000
417.4 Brandishing a fake firearm 10,000
417.6 # Serious bodily injury while brandishing 15,000
422* Terrorist threats, threats to commit crime 10,000
422.6 # Use of force, threats to interfere with civil rights 10,000
459 Burglary 5,000
463 # Looting 10,000
468 Unlawful possession of sniper scope 5,000
481 Counterfeiting railroad/steamship ticket 3,000
481.1 # Counterfeiting railroad/steamship ticket 3,000
484 # Petty theft 3,000
487 (a) Grand theft 5,000
496 # Possession of stolen property 5,000
496d # Purchase/receive stolen vehicles, vessels or equipment 4,000
502(c)(1-2) Unlawful computer access 5,000
502(c)(3) Unlawful computer access 3,000
502(c)(4-7) Unlawful computer access 5,000
MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont’d)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
502(c)(8) Computer Fraud (1st time) 7,500
530.5 # Using personal I.D. info of another to obtain credit, goods or services in other’s name 10,000
591 Injuring, removes, severs telephone lines 5,000
594(b) # Vandalism 5,000
597 # Cruelty to animals 5,000
597b Animal fighting 5,000
601 (a) # Trespass by threat to cause serious bodily injury 10,000
602 (k) Trespass to interfere 5,000
602 (o) Refusal to leave private property 3,000
602 (q) Refusal to leave public building 3,000
602 (w) Refusal to leave women’s shelter 15,000
602 (y) Refusal to be screened for entry to public building 15,000
602.1 # Obstructing business 5,000
602.5 # Unauthorized entry of dwelling 10,000
626.2 # Trespass onto university, state university, or community college after suspension/dismissal 10,000
626.6 # Refusal to leave college or university campus 5,000
626.7 # Unlawful reentry, refusal to leave campus 5,000
626.8 # Disruptive presence at school 5,000
626.85 # Drug offenders on school grounds 5,000
626.9 # Possession of firearm within 1,000 feet of school 10,000
626.95 # Possession of firearm on school grounds 15,000
626.10 # Bringing weapons onto school grounds 15,000
637.7 # Unlawful invasion of privacy by electronic devices 5,000
637.9(a)(1) # Prohibited activities of list broker re pers info of minor 10,000
646.9 * # Stalking 15,000
647(i) “Peeping Tom” 5,000
647(k) # Invasion of privacy – viewing into fitting room, bathroom, etc. 5,000
647.6 # Child molestation (647.6(a) is only a misdemeanor) 15,000
653b Loitering on school grounds 5,000
653m Annoying phone calls — minimum if subsection not listed 5,000
653m(a) One annoying telephone call 5,000
653m(b) Repeated annoying telephone calls 5,000
653m(c) Repeated annoying telephone calls at work 10,000
653.23 Recruit, aiding in committing prostitution 5,000
666 Petty theft (prior conviction for certain offenses) 5,000
853.7 Willful violation of promise to appear 5,000
1320 # Failure to appear after O.R. (Own Recognizance) release 5,000
4550 # Rescue of prisoner 5,000
11411 # Terrorizing 10,000
12020 # Possess dangerous weapons – firearms 5,000
12021 # Possession of firearm by ex-con or narcotic addict 10,000
12025 # Carrying concealed firearm in vehicle 10,000
12031 # Carrying loaded firearm in public place or vehicle 10,000
12035 # Storage of loaded firearm / 1st degree 10,000
12036 # Storage of firearm – child carries off premises 10,000
12094 Possession of unmarked firearm 5,000
12303 Possession of destructive device 5,000
12304 Sale of ammunition 10,000
12316 Sale of ammunition to a minor 15,000
12420 Sale of tear gas 5,000
12552 Sale of BB gun to minor without parent consent 3,000
12590 # Picketing with a concealed weapon 5,000
17510(a) Picketing with concealed weapon 5,000
18710 Possession of destructive device 5,000
MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE – PENAL CODE (cont’d)
OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
18735 Sale of ammunition 10,000
19100 Concealed carry of explosive substance 5,000
19200(a) Possession of metal military practice hand grenades 5,000
19915 Furnishing BB device to minor 3,000
20310 Air gauge knife 5,000
20410 Belt buckle knife 5,000
20510 Cane sword 5,000
20610 Lipstick case knife 5,000
20710 Shobi-zue 5,000
20910 Writing pen knife 5,000
21110 Ballistic knife 5,000
21310 Dirk or dagger 5,000
21810 Metal knuckles 5,000
22010 Nunchaku 5,000
22210 Saps and similar weapons 5,000
22900 Sale, possession, transportation of tear gas 5,000
23920 Possession of an unmarked firearm 5,000
22410 shuriken 5,000
24310 Camouflaging firearm container 5,000
24410 Cane gun 5,000
24510 Firearm not immediately recognizable as firearm 5,000
24610 Undetectable firearm 5,000
24710 Wallet gun 5,000
25110 Criminal storage of firearm 10,000
25200(a) Child access to firearm 10,000
25400(c)(5) Possession of concealed firearm 10,000
25400(c)(6) Possession of concealed firearm 10,000
25658(a) Selling liquor to a minor 5,000
25658(c) Minor consuming/purchasing liquor 5,000
25800 Carrying loaded firearm with intent to commit felony 10,000
25850(c)(5) Carrying loaded firearm 10,000
25850(c)(6) Carrying loaded firearm 10,000
25850(c)(7) Carrying loaded firearm 10,000
26100(a) Driver permitting another with a loaded firearm in vehicle 10,000
26100(b) Driver permitting another to discharge a firearm from a vehicle 10,000
26100(d) Discharging firearm from vehicle 10,000
29805 Possession of firearm – prior specified misdemeanors 10,000
29815(a) Possession of firearm – probationer subject to prohibition 10,000
29820(c) Possess firearm – prior specified juvenile adjudication 10,000
29825(a) Purchase/receive firearm-subject to TRO/protective order 10,000
29825(b) Possess firearm-prohibited by TRO/protective order 10,000
30210 Bullet with flechette dart / explosive agent 5,000
30300(a) Ammunition sales to minors 15,000
30305(a) Possession ammunition: prohibited persons 15,000
30305(b) Possession ammunition: persons with gang injunction 15,000
30315 Possess armor-piercing ammunition 10,000
30310 Ammunition on school grounds 15,000
30605 Possess assault weapon 10,000
30610 Possess .50 BMG rifle 10,000
31500 Unconventional pistol 5,000
32310 Possess large capacity magazine 5,000
32900 Multiburst trigger activator 5,000
33215 Short-barreled rifle or shotgun as defined by PC 17170, 17180 5,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE — HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
11357(b) Possession of 1 oz. or less of marijuana other than concentrated cannabis 100
11360(b) Offers to give away, transport, etc., 1 oz. or less of marijuana other than concentrated cannabis 100
12677 Possess dangerous fireworks without valid permit 3,000
13001 Causing a fire by lighted cigarette, etc. 3,000

MISDEMEANOR BAIL SCHEDULE — VEHICLE CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
2800.1 # Flight from traffic officer 10,000
10851 # Vehicle theft 5,000
10852 Auto tampering 4,000
10853 Malicious mischief, vehicle 3,000
14601(a) Driving with suspended or revoked license 5000
14601.1(a) Driving with suspended or revoked license 3,000
14601.2 # Driving with suspended or revoked license for driving under the influence 5,000
20001 # Hit and run driving 5,000
20002 # Hit and run, property damage 7,500
23103 (a) Reckless driving 5000
23104 # Reckless driving, bodily injury 10,000
23105 Reckless driving with injury 10,000
23152 # Driving under influence of alcohol, drugs 5,000
23153 # Driving under influence, causing injury 20,000

MISDEM. BAIL SCHEDULE — WELFARE & INSTITUTIONS CODE

OFFENSE DESCRIPTION BAIL
10980(c) # Welfare fraud (under $400) 3,000

San Francisco Traffic Court

Location & Hours

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St., Room 145
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 551-8550

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday (except Court holidays)
Directions

Ticket Issuing Agencies

You received a ticket in the City or County of San Francisco from one of the following issuing agencies:

  • AMTRAK- Amtrak
  • BART – Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • CHP – California Highway Patrol
  • DPW – Department of Public Works
  • F & G – Fish and Game
  • MUNI – Municipal Railway
  • PARK – Park Police
  • SFCCPD – San Francisco Community College Police Department
  • SFFD – San Francisco Fire Department
  • SFPD – San Francisco Police Department
  • SFUPD – San Francisco State University Police Department
  • STATE – State Police
  • UCPD – University of California Police Department
  • Others – All Other San Francisco Citations

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOU ARE NOT BEING HELPED AT A WINDOW AT
4 P.M., YOU MUST RETURN ANOTHER DAY TO TRANSACT YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE COURT. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

If you Received a Ticket, please read this Important Information Sheet.

Do You Have an Old Traffic Ticket? Learn More About the Traffic Amnesty Program.

Traffic Court deals with violations of traffic laws and other minor offenses of state and county ordinances. These violations are considered “infractions” and include, for example, speeding, cell phone violations, expired registrations and automobile equipment needing repair. Infractions are enforced by the issuance of citations (“tickets”) by law enforcement. Punishment for infractions requires payment of fines and does not carry any potential jail or prison time. Failure to pay traffic fines when due or respond to a citation can lead to additional penalties including imposition of a civil assessment and a DMV hold placed on your driver’s license.

Courtesy Notice

Read this important information on Courtesy Notices.

A courtesy notice is mailed to the address listed on the citation. This notice is usually received within 21 days from the date the citation was issued. The notice contains information about the requirements and options available for resolving the ticket, such as:

  • Amount of the bail (fine) and due date;
  • Proof of correction for compliance violations
  • Court and Traffic School Information

If a courtesy notice has not been received, contact the Court. Failure to receive a notice is not a legal excuse for failing to take care of a citation. If you are unsure about your options, appear at the Court no later than the date listed at the bottom of your citation.

Failure to appear or resolve a citation on or before the due date may result in:

  • A DMV hold against your driver’s license.
  • A warrant issued for your arrest.
  • A Civil Assessment of $300 in addition to the original bail (fine).

REASONS WHY YOU MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED A COURTESY NOTICE:

  1. The citation may still be in the hands of the officer who cited you.
  2. Your latest address may not be updated with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  3. You may not have shown the officer your change of address card along with your driver’s license.
  4. The address written on the citation may be incorrect or incomplete
  5. The citation may have been sent back to the citing officer for correction.
  6. A postal error.

IT IS NOT MANDATORY THAT THE COURT SEND YOU A COURTESY NOTICE. BY SIGNING THE CITATION, IN FRONT OF THE OFFICER, YOU HAVE AGREED TO TAKE CARE OF THE CITATION.

Civil Assessment

If You Fail to Appear In Court
Or Fail To Pay Your Citation,
It Could Cost You $300.

Read this important notice on Civil Assessments.

A civil assessment of $300 will be added to any traffic fine if you fail to post bail on time or fail to appear for your scheduled court date. On that date, all delinquent citations will be referred to the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office for collection.

California law permits the Court to impose a civil assessment of $300 against any individual who fails, after notice and without good cause, to appear in Court for any proceeding, or who fails to pay all or any portion of a fine ordered by the Court. The civil assessment is imposed in addition to, and separate from, any fine connected with a traffic citation.

Even if you later contest your citation and win, you still will be required to pay the civil assessment.

The Court has entered into an agreement with the Bureau of Delinquent Revenue (BDR) of the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office to collect unpaid fines and civil assessments. If you fail to appear or fail to pay your fine, the Court will refer your matter to BDR for immediate collection. The Court and BDR will use a number of methods to collect unpaid fees and the civil assessment. These include notice to the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend your driver’s license, the garnishment or attachment of your wages, and other various collection methods.

Don’t neglect your obligation to the Court … it could cost you $300.

Appeals

If you disagree with the Court’s ruling after a traffic trial, you have the right to an appeal. The appeal must be filed within 30 days of the ruling. Go to Room 145, Hall of Justice, and request a certified original and two copies of your Minute Order and a copy of our packet titled “Instructions on Appeal Procedures for Infractions.” The packet covers non-parking traffic matters and contains the two forms you need to file your Appeal. Complete these forms and take your original and two copies to the Appeals clerk in Room 101, Hall of Justice, along with your Minute Order copies. After your paperwork is processed, you will receive a date for your hearing in the mail. Be aware that the fine ordered by the Court must be paid in Room 145 by the due date.

Correctable Violations – “Fix-It” Tickets

If you received a citation for a correctable violation, such as an expired registration or no proof of insurance, you must submit – by the date at the bottom of your citation or the due date on your courtesy notice – the proof of correction to the Court by mail or in person, along with a $25 fee per correctable violation.

If you received a citation for a mechanical violation, such as a broken tail light, you must correct the violation and then contact any law enforcement agency to arrange for an officer to verify and sign off on the correction. You must then mail, or bring to the Court, the signed citation along with the $25 fee.

If you were cited for a expired registration violation, mail a copy of your current registration or bring your current registration to the Court, along with the $25 fee.

If you were cited for a driver’s license violation, either bring to the Court or mail, a copy of your driver’s license, the citation signed off by the DMV and the $25 fee.

If you were cited for no proof of insurance, mail or bring to the Court, proof of insurance that you were insured on the date of the violation, along with the $25 fee. Valid proof of insurance must show the driver’s name, vehicle information and the insurance effective and expiration dates.

Night Court in Traffic

Effective August 31, 2009, the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco offers Traffic Night Court two nights a week, instead of five nights a week. Hearings may be scheduled at 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Mondays or Tuesdays. Traffic night court is limited to hearings such as first appearances, warrant protests, and motions.

  • Interpreters & Special Services
    The Court will provide a foreign language interpreter, American Sign Language practitioner or special hearing devices for anyone requiring such assistance in the courtroom. It is best to request any special needs at the time you set your court hearing. These services are provided to you without cost.

 

San Francisco Sheriff’s Phone Numbers


Office


Address


Phone number

Administration

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

City Hall, Room 456
1 Carlton Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-7225
Fax (415)-554-7050

For Deputy Sheriff position inquiries: (415) 554-7000

Civil Division

City Hall, Room 456
1 Carlton Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-7235
Evictions (415) 554-7255

Garnishments (415) 554-7235

Eviction Assistance (Civil Division)

City Hall, Room 456
1 Carlton Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-7255

Training Unit – Administration

120 14th Street
San Francisco, Ca. 94103

(415) 734-2301

Background Investigations

120 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 734-2301

Prisoner Legal Services

555 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 558-2472
(Prisoner Use)

Investigative Services

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite #350
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-2380

Community Programs

70 Oak Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 575-6450
Fax: (415) 575-6451

County Jail #1
Hall of Justice –

Classification Facility

425 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 575-4410

County Jail #2
Classification Facility

425 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 575-4410

County Jail #3
Hall of Justice –

Classification Facility

850 Bryant Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 734-3606

County Jail #4
Hall of Justice

850 Bryant Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 553-143

County Jail #5
San Bruno Complex

1 Moreland Drive
P.O. Box 67

San Bruno, CA 94066

(650) 266-7500

County Jail #6
San Bruno Complex

1 Moreland Drive
P.O. Box 907

San Bruno, CA 94066

Closed until further notice

S.F. General Hospital –
Ward 7D/7L

1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 206-8483

Central Warrants Bureau

850 Bryant Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 553-1871

 

San Francisco Police Contacts

 

Chief Police – Greg Suhr

850 Bryant St., #525 San Francisco, CA 94103

415-553-1551

Deputy Chiefs

Operations 850 Bryant St., #535 SF 94103 415-553-1527 James Dudley
Administration 850 Bryant St. #513 SF 94103 415-734-3090 Lyn Tomioka
Airport Bureau P.O. Box 8097, SF 94128 650-821-7100 David Shinn
Special
Operations
850 Bryant St. SF 94103 415-832-8424 Denise Schmitt
Chief’s Office 850 Bryant St., #525 415-553-1551 Michael Biel

Commanders

Airport P.O. Box 8097, SF 94128 650-821-7100 Richard Corriea
Investigations 850 Bryant St., #400 SF 94103 415-553-1484 John Murphy
Operations 850 Bryant St., #535 SF 94103 415-553-1527 Charlie Orkes (Golden Gate)John Loftus
(Metro)
MTA 850 Bryant St., #535 Mikail Ali

District Station Captains

A – Central 766 Vallejo St., 94133 415-315-2400 Stephen Tacchini
B – Southern 850 Bryant St., 94103 415-553-1373 TBA
C – Bayview 201 Williams St., 94124 415-671-2300 TBA
D – Mission 630 Valencia St., 94110 415-558-5400 Robert Moser
E – Northern 1125 Fillmore St., 94115 415-614-3400 Ann Mannix
F – Park 1899 Waller St., 94117 415-242-3000 Gregory Corrales
G – Richmond 461 6th Ave., 94118 415-666-8000 Sharon Ferrigno
H – Ingleside 1 John Young Ln., 94112 415-404-4000 Daniel Mahoney
I – Taraval 2345 24th Ave., 94116 415-759-3100 Curtis Lum
J – Tenderloin 301 Eddy St., 94102 415-345-7300 John Joseph Garrity

 

Unit

Units

A

Abandoned Autos 781-JUNK
Academy 401-4600
Accident Investigation (Traffic) 553-1245
Accident Records 553-1286
Accounting 553-1679
Airport Bureau – Administration (650) 821-7000
Airport Bureau – Patrol (650) 876-2386
Anonymous Witness 553-1396
Arson Task Force

920-2944


B

Backgrounds 553-1451
Bayview Station Anonymous Tip Line – Housing Task Force 671-3164
Bayview Station Anonymous Tip Line – Double Rock – PM Only 822-1467
Behavioral Science 837-0875

C

Child Abuse Unit 558-5500
CompStat 553-1101
Court Liaison 553-1207
Crime Lab See Forensic Crime Scene Investigation 553-1506

D

Domestic Violence 553-9225
Disabled Placard Abuse 553-1617

E

Environmental Crimes Unit 553-1194 / 1183
Examination Unit 553-1805

F

Fiscal Division 553-1359
Fleet Management 553-1221
Forensic Services 671-3200
F.T.O. Office 404-4085
Financial Crimes 553-1521

G

Gang Task Force 553-1401
Grants Unit 553-1120
Graffiti Abatement 558-5445

H

Hate Crimes (Special Inv. Div) 553-1133
Homicide 553-1145
Homicide Tip Line 431-2127

I

I.D./Records 553-1415
Ingleside Station Anonymous Tip Line 586-7672

J

Juvenile 558-5500

L

Legal Division 553-1511

M

Management Control Division 553-1091
Media Relations 553-1651
Missing Persons 558-5508

N

Narcotics 970-3000
Narcotics Tip Line (anonymous) 1-800-CRACK IT
Night Investigations 553-9210
Noise Abatement Complaints 553-1012
Northern Station Anonymous Tip Line 614-3451

O

Office of Citizen Complaints – 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 700, SF, CA 94102 241-7711

P

Police Activities League (PAL) 401-4666
Permit Section 553-1115
Personnel 553-1341
Photo Lab 553-1164
Police Commission 553-1667
Police Reserves 553-9093
Property Control 553-1377

R

Records Management 553-1271 / 77
Recruitment & Retention 558-5527
558-5505

S

Sex Crimes 553-1361
Sexual Offender Unit 553-9203
Special Investigations Division 553-1133
Special Operations Division 671-3150
Staff Inspection 553-9076
Support Services 553-1078

T

Taxi Complaints 553-1447
Taxi Detail 553-9844
Traffic Company 553-1245
Traffic Enforcement 553-1245

V

Vice Crimes 970-3001
Vicious/Dangerous Animals Unit 554-9213/9214

s

A

Abandoned Autos 781-JUNK
Academy 401-4600
Accident Investigation (Traffic) 553-1245
Accident Records 553-1286
Accounting 553-1679
Airport Bureau – Administration (650) 821-7000
Airport Bureau – Patrol (650) 876-2386
Anonymous Witness 553-1396
Arson Task Force

920-2944


B

Backgrounds 553-1451
Bayview Station Anonymous Tip Line – Housing Task Force 671-3164
Bayview Station Anonymous Tip Line – Double Rock – PM Only 822-1467
Behavioral Science 837-0875

C

Child Abuse Unit 558-5500
CompStat 553-1101
Court Liaison 553-1207
Crime Lab See Forensic Crime Scene Investigation 553-1506

D

Domestic Violence 553-9225
Disabled Placard Abuse 553-1617

E

Environmental Crimes Unit 553-1194 / 1183
Examination Unit 553-1805

F

Fiscal Division 553-1359
Fleet Management 553-1221
Forensic Services 671-3200
F.T.O. Office 404-4085
Financial Crimes 553-1521

G

Gang Task Force 553-1401
Grants Unit 553-1120
Graffiti Abatement 558-5445

H

Hate Crimes (Special Inv. Div) 553-1133
Homicide 553-1145
Homicide Tip Line 431-2127

I

I.D./Records 553-1415
Ingleside Station Anonymous Tip Line 586-7672

J

Juvenile 558-5500

L

Legal Division 553-1511

M

Management Control Division 553-1091
Media Relations 553-1651
Missing Persons 558-5508

N

Narcotics 970-3000
Narcotics Tip Line (anonymous) 1-800-CRACK IT
Night Investigations 553-9210
Noise Abatement Complaints 553-1012
Northern Station Anonymous Tip Line 614-3451

O

Office of Citizen Complaints – 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 700, SF, CA 94102 241-7711

P

Police Activities League (PAL) 401-4666
Permit Section 553-1115
Personnel 553-1341
Photo Lab 553-1164
Police Commission 553-1667
Police Reserves 553-9093
Property Control 553-1377

R

Records Management 553-1271 / 77
Recruitment & Retention 558-5527
558-5505

S

Sex Crimes 553-1361
Sexual Offender Unit 553-9203
Special Investigations Division 553-1133
Special Operations Division 671-3150
Staff Inspection 553-9076
Support Services 553-1078

T

Taxi Complaints 553-1447
Taxi Detail 553-9844
Traffic Company 553-1245
Traffic Enforcement 553-1245

V

Vice Crimes 970-3001
Vicious/Dangerous Animals Unit 554-9213/9214

 

 

Units

A

Abandoned Autos 781-JUNK
Academy 401-4600
Accident Investigation (Traffic) 553-1245
Accident Records 553-1286
Accounting 553-1679
Airport Bureau – Administration (650) 821-7000
Airport Bureau – Patrol (650) 876-2386
Anonymous Witness 553-1396
Arson Task Force

920-2944


B

Backgrounds 553-1451
Bayview Station Anonymous Tip Line – Housing Task Force 671-3164
Bayview Station Anonymous Tip Line – Double Rock – PM Only 822-1467
Behavioral Science 837-0875

C

Child Abuse Unit 558-5500
CompStat 553-1101
Court Liaison 553-1207
Crime Lab See Forensic Crime Scene Investigation 553-1506

D

Domestic Violence 553-9225
Disabled Placard Abuse 553-1617

E

Environmental Crimes Unit 553-1194 / 1183
Examination Unit 553-1805

F

Fiscal Division 553-1359
Fleet Management 553-1221
Forensic Services 671-3200
F.T.O. Office 404-4085
Financial Crimes 553-1521

G

Gang Task Force 553-1401
Grants Unit 553-1120
Graffiti Abatement 558-5445

H

Hate Crimes (Special Inv. Div) 553-1133
Homicide 553-1145
Homicide Tip Line 431-2127

I

I.D./Records 553-1415
Ingleside Station Anonymous Tip Line 586-7672

J

Juvenile 558-5500

L

Legal Division 553-1511

M

Management Control Division 553-1091
Media Relations 553-1651
Missing Persons 558-5508

N

Narcotics 970-3000
Narcotics Tip Line (anonymous) 1-800-CRACK IT
Night Investigations 553-9210
Noise Abatement Complaints 553-1012
Northern Station Anonymous Tip Line 614-3451

O

Office of Citizen Complaints – 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 700, SF, CA 94102 241-7711

P

Police Activities League (PAL) 401-4666
Permit Section 553-1115
Personnel 553-1341
Photo Lab 553-1164
Police Commission 553-1667
Police Reserves 553-9093
Property Control 553-1377

R

Records Management 553-1271 / 77
Recruitment & Retention 558-5527
558-5505

S

Sex Crimes 553-1361
Sexual Offender Unit 553-9203
Special Investigations Division 553-1133
Special Operations Division 671-3150
Staff Inspection 553-9076
Support Services 553-1078

T

Taxi Complaints 553-1447
Taxi Detail 553-9844
Traffic Company 553-1245
Traffic Enforcement 553-1245

V

Vice Crimes 970-3001
Vicious/Dangerous Animals Unit 554-9213/9214

 

Contact Information

Judge Newton J. Lam, Supervising Judge
Master Calendar

Department 22, 3rd Floor
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Department 22 Courtroom Clerk: (415) 551-0322

For more information about the Criminal Division, call General Information at (415) 551-0651.

Criminal Clerk’s Office

Criminal Clerk’s Office
Room 101
Hall of Justice

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., except Court holidays

Directions
Directory of HOJ Judges

 

The San Francisco Criminal Court has jurisdiction over infraction, 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 posted on the wall 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. Bail bonds are generally necessary for almost all felony charges.

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.

Traffic

Please note that the Court does NOT handle parking citations. For information on how to take care of these citations, please contact SFMTA.

Jail/Inmate Information

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.

For information regarding inmates housed at San Bruno, call (415) 266-7501.

Criminal Records

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 ALLOW 30 DAYS BEFORE SUBMITTING A SECOND REQUEST.

 

Staff Directory/Operational Units

Hall of Justice Administration

Court Administrator – Claire A. Williams (415) 551-4004

Court Manager, Criminal Division – Cindy LaFranca (415) 551-0652

Court Manager, Criminal Courtroom Clerks – Mark Culkins (415) 551-0350

Criminal Operation Court Staff

Court Supervisor, Criminal Support – Shannon Martin (415) 551-0665

Court Supervisor, Criminal Records – Telicia Lewis (415) 551-0684

Court Interpreter Supervisor – Julie Abusharkh (415) 551-0654

Court Supervisor, Comprehensive Collections Unit – AnaMaria Birdsong (415) 551-8576

Court Supervisor, Criminal Master Calendar – Gia Espinocilla (415) 551-0642

Court Supervisor, Criminal Courtroom Clerks – Rani Edwards (415) 551-0352

Operational Units

Appeals, Felony (415) 551-0663

Appeals, Misdemeanors and Traffic (415) 551-0657

Archives (415) 551-0689

Bond Desk (415) 551-0691 or (415) 551-0675

DMV (415) 551-0683 or (415) 551-0673

Exhibits (415) 551-0678

Filings (415) 551-0651

Records (415) 551-0679

Subpoenaed Records (415) 551-0356

San Francisco Jury Duty

Contact Information & Directions

Juror Information Line

(415) 551-3608
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except Court holidays

Civic Center Jury Assembly Room
Civic Center Courthouse
400 McAllister St., Room 007
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Hall of Justice Jury Assembly Room
850 Bryant St., Room 307
San Francisco, CA 94103
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How Do I?

Get Selected for Jury Service?

You have been randomly selected by computer to serve as a trial juror. The selection of persons for jury service is accomplished by randomly drawing names from the list of registered voters and the Department of Motor Vehicles driver’s license and identification card list for San Francisco. The law requires a fair cross-section of each county’s qualified residents to be available each day for jury duty. Random summoning enhances juror impartiality. There is no attempt to deliberately inconvenience anyone.

Get exempted from jury service?

There is no statutory exemption for any occupation except certain categories of peace officers. However, a juror may be disqualified for service for various reasons, such as citizenship, residency, or prior service within the past 12 months. A juror may also ask to be excused for various reasons, such as financial hardship or the need to provide care to another person. The Summons and Response Form explain how to inform the Court that you are not qualified to serve and how to request to be excused.

Reschedule my service?

In order to accommodate your schedule, you may postpone, or reschedule, the start of your jury service once to a more convenient time. The postponement cannot exceed 6 months. You may postpone your service over the phone by calling the Jury Office at (415) 551-3608, entering your badge number (located on the juror badge area of the summons), and following the instructions for postponement. You may also postpone your service by completing Box A of the Response Form, signing and dating the form, and returning it to the Court in the enveloped provided.

Request to be excused or disqualified?

Excuses from service may be granted in specific circumstances. If you want to request to be excused, read the excuse and disqualification options on the Response Form (on the back of the summons). Requests for excuse or disqualification must be received in writing and cannot be accepted over the phone. To request excuse or disqualification, complete the appropriate boxes on the Response Form, sign and date the form, and return to the Court in the envelope provided. You will be notified by mail only if your excuse is denied. To check on the status of your request, you may call the automated system at (415) 551-3608 and enter your badge number.

Find out what will happen if I fail to respond to a jury summons?

If you fail to appear, you will be subject to a fine or imprisonment pursuant to section 209 of the California code of civil procedure. Section 209 requires the Jury Commissioner to pursue non-respondents. If you receive a Notice of Failure to Appear, you must contact the Jury Office at (415) 551-3608 within 10 business days to reschedule your service or to explain why you cannot serve as a juror.

Find out if my employer has to let me serve on a jury?

Section 230(a) of the Labor Code states, “No employer shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve as required by law on an inquest or trial jury, if such employee, prior to taking such time off, gives reasonable notice to the employer of the requirement to serve.” Whether you will be paid by your employer while serving on a jury is up to your employer. If you are employed, you are expected to return to work or to notify your employer any day, or days, that you are not required to report to jury service.

Find out about disability accommodations?

The Court provides reasonable accommodations for jurors with disabilities. Those requesting an accommodation or requiring hearing assistance are asked to contact the Jury Office at the phone number printed on the summons within seven days of receiving a summons. The Court is able to provide a wide range of accommodations, including assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters, and real-time captioning.

Find out if I am eligible to receive any money for my jury service?

Jurors are paid $2.50 mileage plus a $15 jury fee for second and subsequent days of service. Jurors who are government employees are not entitled to receive the $15 jury fee, consistent with the Code of Civil Procedure §215, but may choose to receive the $2.50 mileage fee. Any juror can choose to waive the mileage and/or jury fee. Jurors are paid twice per month, on the 15th and last business day of the month.

Obtain proof of my jury service?

You will be able to obtain a daily work certification slip to give to your employer at the end of each day’s Court session. You may also request service verification on the automated system at (415) 551-3608.

Know how long I have to stay at the courthouse?

Jury trials generally do not start before 8 a.m., or go past 5 p.m. When you report for service, you should plan to be available for the entire day, until 5 p.m.

Find out what I can bring into the Courthouse with me when I report for jury service?

When you enter the Courthouse, you are required to go through a metal detector. Your handbag, briefcase, backpack, and any containers may be X-rayed or hand-searched. Items like scissors, pocket knives, and weapons are not allowed. If you have such items, or any other item considered to be unacceptable, you will not be allowed to enter the Courthouse.Due to the nature of jury service and the court process itself, there are often periods of waiting. You may wish to bring work or some reading material to the jury assembly room to occupy the time until you are called to the courtroom. The assembly room is equipped with phone jacks for your laptops. When you report, you should plan to be at the Court for the entire day, until 5 p.m.

Find out if I will be reimbursed for parking?

The Court does not reimburse prospective jurors for parking. Parking garages are located near the courthouse. The rate for parking at these garages range from approximately $6 to $13 per day. A list of parking garages in the courthouse area is available by contacting the jury office by phone and in the group information section.

Smoke while I am reporting or serving as a juror?

The Courthouse is a smoke-free facility. It is necessary to go outside and away from the building if you wish to smoke.

Take a break or get something to eat?

While assigned to the assembly room, you may take a break at any time. You should always advise the clerk before leaving the assembly room and check in with the clerk when returning. Lunch is usually at Noon, with an hour lunch break. You can obtain a list of restaurants in the area from the jury assembly room.

Dress for jury service?

Proper attire is required. Dress as if you were going to a business meeting. Ties and business suits are not required. Please do not wear tank tops, shorts, beach sandals, etc. Temperatures in the Court facilities can vary. Please dress accordingly.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is jury service mandatory?

The U.S. Constitution and the California State Constitution guarantee the right to trial by jury. A Summons and Response Form are mailed to you to determine if you are qualified to serve jury duty (See Code of Civil Procedure, Section 203(a).)

Where does the Jury Commissioner obtain names of prospective jurors?

Both the voter registration and motor vehicle records are used as source lists for prospective jurors. Names are randomly selected from the countywide population by computer. If your name and address do not match exactly in both the voter registration and motor vehicle records, you may have more than one record in the jury system. If this happens, you may receive more than one summons in a 1-year period. If you receive more than one summons in a 1-year period, please contact the Jury Office at 415-551-3608.The Court receives its data from these two sources each year in October. If you have moved out of the City recently, the Court may have still received your name from either the DMV or the Department of Elections. You must notify DMV within 10 days of your move. Registering to vote in another county does not necessarily remove your name from the SF Department of Elections rolls; you should also call the Department of Elections to tell them that you no longer live in the City.

How many days will I have to serve?

You may be required to appear anytime during the 5-day period of your jury service. You are required to obtain reporting instructions, by calling the Court at (415) 551-3608 or visiting the Web site, every day for the duration of the one week of jury service. You are required to follow your reporting instructions for every day of your service week.If you are not required to report during the 5-day period, your jury service is completed for one year.If you are asked to report and come in to the courthouse, but are not assigned to a courtroom for jury selection on the day you report, your jury service is completed for one year.If you are assigned to a courtroom for jury selection that is not completed by the end of that day, you are required to return to finish the selection for that trial.If you are selected to serve on a trial, your term of service will be the length of that trial.

May I postpone my jury service to a more convenient time?

Yes. The Court realizes prospective jurors may be summoned at an inconvenient time and is willing to postpone service to a more convenient time. You may postpone your jury service by calling the automated system at (415) 551-3608 or by completing Box A on the Response Form and returning it to the Court. Jurors are entitled to a one-time postponement not to exceed 6 months from the summons date.

How do I know if I’m qualified for jury duty?

First, read the instructions on the Jury Summons. Second, review the qualification and excuse questions on the Response Form (on the back of the summons). If any of these situations apply to you, complete the appropriate boxes on the Response Form, sign and date the form, and return it to the Court in the envelope provided. Requests for excuse or disqualification must be received in writing and cannot be processed over the phone. However, if you have any questions about your qualification to serve, call the Jury Office at (415) 551-3608. When prompted by the automated system, enter your badge number (located on the juror badge section of the summons) and follow the instructions for speaking to a clerk.

I have moved and no longer live in San Francisco. What do I do?

If you are not a resident of San Francisco, you are not eligible for jury service in this county. If you have the summons, complete the address change box on the Response Form and check box G. If you do not have the summons, send a letter to the appropriate Court location and provide us with your new address.

I am self-employed or I will not get paid while serving. How do I request to be excused from jury service?

If you would be subject to extreme personal financial hardship by serving on a jury, you may request an excuse in writing by completing the Juror Information Box and providing the information requested in Box M of the Response Form. Stating that you are not paid for jury duty is not sufficient grounds for excuse; you must describe the impact on your financial situation. Return such requests to the Court as soon as possible. If you no longer have the Response Form, you may submit this information in a letter to the Court. You will be notified by mail only if your request is denied. To check on the status of your request for excuse, you may call the automated system at (415) 551-3608 and enter your badge number. If you do not receive a letter before your summons date, you must call the number on your summons for instructions.

How often must I serve?

Jurors may be summoned for jury service once in every 12-month period. If you receive more than one summons in a 12-month period, please contact the Jury Office at (415) 551-3608.

If I am summoned for 850 Bryant St., can I report to 400 McAllister St. because it is closer to work?

No. The Court does not transfer jurors from one location to another. You must appear at your scheduled location on the reporting date. If you believe you have a special circumstance, you may request a transfer of location by submitting a request to the Deputy Jury Commissioner in writing prior to your summons date.

Why are jurors required to sit, sometimes for hours, in the jury assembly room?

What might appear to be a waste of time to you is actually time being used by the Judge and attorneys working on matters that must be done outside the presence of the jury. These events often arise unexpectedly and cannot be planned for in advance. Please be aware of these issues and bear with us as we all work to accomplish our goal of achieving justice for all. When you report for service, you should expect to be at the Courthouse for the entire day, until 5 p.m.

Does my employer have to pay me while I serve on jury duty?

Employers are not required by law to compensate employees while they are on jury duty. Please check with your employer regarding the company’s policy. However, your employer is required to give you the time off to serve.

Can my employer prevent me from serving as a juror?

State law (Labor Code, Sec. 230) prohibits an employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating against an employee for taking time off to serve as a juror if the employee, prior to taking such time off, gives reasonable notice to the employer of the of the requirement to serve as a juror.

When I report for jury duty, could I be assigned to more than one courtroom for selection of jurors?

Yes. You may be sent to more than one courtroom for jury selection on the day that you report. For example, you may be excused from a trial because of its length and be assigned to another, shorter trial. When you report for jury service, you should expect to be at the Court for the entire day, until 5 p.m.

If I have a family emergency while I am attending jury duty, where can my family call ?

In case of a family emergency, a juror can be reached at the jury assembly room telephone number. Be sure that your family members have your badge number.

I have questions about my situation. Who do I call?

Please contact the Jury Office at (415) 551-3608. Enter your badge number and follow the instructions. Jury Office staff is available for assistance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., excluding Court holidays. The busiest phone times are early mornings ( 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.) and Friday afternoons (after 2 p.m.).

 

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