Updates on Alameda County Court Proceedings

Friday, March 20, 2020

For clients with traffic court issues: 

Due to the novel COVID-19, the Alameda County Superior Court will be closed until April 7, 2020, and will reopen no earlier than April 8, 2020. If you are a client with infractions or traffic court issues, EBCLC wants you to know: 

If you had a traffic court hearing scheduled anytime between March 16, 2020, and April 7, 2020, your case will automatically be rescheduled to a later time of at least 60 days, notices will be mailed by the Court. We recommend that you call the Traffic Clerk at 925-227-6700 for an updated court date, please keep in mind there will be lengthy wait times as the Court is currently understaffed. 

Walk-in Traffic Court in Alameda is currently closed until further notice. We are not certain when it will reopen but once it does, you may call the Traffic Clerk, 925-227-6700,  to make an arraignment date for when the courts are open again.

Stay updated by checking the Court’s website: http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/Pages.aspx/COVID-19

Information will continue to become available as it becomes available as the situation progresses. 

 

For clients with housing issues:  

Due to the novel COVID-19, the Alameda County Superior Court will be closed until April 7, 2020, and will reopen no earlier than April 8, 2020. If you are a client in eviction proceedings, EBCLC wants you to know: 

The Court has stayed all evictions through April 7, 2020. The Alameda County Sheriff should not be evicting anyone during this time. 

If you had an eviction court hearing scheduled anytime between March 17, 2020, and April 7, 2020, your case will automatically be rescheduled to a later time, notices will be mailed by the Court. We recommend that you call the Court at 510-891-6000 to confirm the new date of your hearing, expect a long wait as personnel is limited. 

 

For clients with record remedy issues:

Due to the novel COVID-19, the Alameda County Superior Court will be closed until April 7, 2020, and will reopen on April 8, 2020. If you are a client with a criminal record remedy case, EBCLC wants you to know: 

The Court for criminal record remedies is closed. The judge is no longer signing any orders. Every appearance after March 17, 2020, has been given a new date starting on May 19, 2020. Those who had a court date already set during this time period of closure have already been contacted individually to update them on the status of their petition. 

EBCLC continues to process Record of Arrests and Prosecutions (RAP) sheets and open documents as they come in through mail, but we are unable to file any petitions until the Court re-opens. Until then, we have limited capacity to offer our assistance in our other services, such as occupational licensing denials, but people should get in touch by phone to find out. Please call 510-548-4040 for help with your legal matters. 

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