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.
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.