Courts in Oakland That Handle Criminal Cases
There are two courthouses where criminal cases are dealt with in Oakland, both in the Downtown area:
- Glenn Dyer Jail (GDJ) – This is is the closest jail to Oakland and houses exclusively male inmates.
- Santa Rita Jail – Most inmates in Alameda County, including Oakland, are taken to this jail located at 5325 Broder Blvd., Dublin.
Both the GDJ and the Santa Rita Jail are under the control of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. To find out which jail someone is being held at, you can search for inmate information online here, or call the GDJ on (510) 268-7777.
Highly Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer in Oakland, California
Summit Defense is located on 1970 Broadway #1145, Oakland. From San Francisco International Airport (SFO) head northwest and keep left at the fork to continue toward Airport Access Rd. Then keep left at the fork to continue toward Airport Access Rd and continue onto Airport Access Rd. Next, use the left lane to turn slightly left to stay on Airport Access Rd and continue straight to stay on Airport Access Rd. After that, make a U-turn and use the 2nd from the right lane to keep right at the fork, follow signs for US-101 N/San Francisco and merge onto US-101 N. At this point, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 430A to merge onto I-280 N and continue onto King St. Turn left onto 3rd St and turn right onto Bryant St. Now turn left onto the I-80 E ramp and keep left and merge onto I-80 E. Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 8B for I-580 E toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton/CA-24 and continue onto I-580 E. At 0.6 miles, use the right lane to take exit 19C toward Downtown Oakland/I-980 W and keep right, follow signs for 27th Street/West Grand Ave. Continue onto Northgate Ave and turn left onto 23rd St.Continue and turn right onto Telegraph Ave. Finally, turn left onto 20th St/Thomas L Berkley Way and Summit Defense will be on your left.
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Driving Directions to Our Law Office in Oakland, CA
From North (Berkeley)
Get on Martin Luther King Jr Way going South, passing through South Berkeley and Bushrod. Following signs for Downtown Oakland, merge onto CA-24 W. If you’ve passed Grove Shafter Park and Hoover Elementary School, you’re on the right path. Take the 27th St exit towards Grand Ave. and continue onto Northgate Ave. Take a left onto 23rd St, and then a right onto Telegraph Ave. If you pass Drake’s Dealership, you’ve gone too far. Follow Telegraph Ave for four blocks and then turn left onto 20th St. Our office will be on the right side of the street, kitty-corner to the Paramount Theatre.
From East (Montclair)
Drive South-West onto Park Blvd. After passing through Crocker Highlands, merge onto I-580 W towards Berkely/San Francisco. Continue on I-580 W after passing the Grand Lake Theatre and Lake Merritt on your left. Take exit 19D to merge onto I-980. Take the 27th St exit and follow Northgate Ave until you reach 23rd St, at which point you’ll take a left. Once you reach Telegraph Ave., with the Telegraph restaurant on your left, take a right. Once you reach the Great Western Power Company on 20th St, take a left onto 20th. Drive one block and our office will be on your right, next to Donut Savant.
From South (Alameda)
Get on Lincoln Ave going West. Take a right onto Constitution Way. Continue North, merging onto Webster St, and then Posey Tube, passing Marina Village Shopping Center, In-N-Out Burger, Jack London Square, and Chinatown. Posey Tube will turn into Harrison St, follow this for .7 miles until 19th St. Take a left, passing 19th Street Station and Sweet Belly Desserts on your left. Once you reach Broadway, take a right. Our office will be on your right at the end of the block.
From West (San Francisco)
Get onto I-80 E, crossing over the water into Oakland. Once you see McLaughlin Eastshore State Park on your left, merge from I-80 to I-580 for 1 mile. Take exit 19C toward CA-24/Hayward/Stockton. After .6 miles, take the 27th St. exit, you might see Durant Mini Park on your right as you exit. Now on Northgate Ave, continue for .2 miles. Take a left onto 23rd St, before you reach Blum Oak. After one block, take a right onto Telegraph Ave., passing Oakland Valero Gas on your left. Continue until you reach 20th St., take a left, and our office will be on your right after one block.
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