July 31, 2020

People around the SF Bay Area, around the country, and around the world have been rising up for Black Lives in response to George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis Police. If you were arrested in the SF Bay Area, during the uprising the information below is for you:

As of July 31, 2020:

In Alameda County the court remains closed for general business and they have not been holding arraignments for out of custody defendants during that time. You can get information about the court closure (See criminal information near the bottom of the page): http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/Pages.aspx/COVID-19

If you were out of custody and had an arraignment date in Alameda County between May 28 and July 31 for an arrest or citation related to the uprising, most likely your case was not charged. The DA may charge you later they have up to a year from the arrest date to file a misdemeanor case, longer for felonies. You can find out more about what happens if you are not charged on our FAQs page. You can check with the court information to see if a case has been filed against you (510)267-6912. https://publicportal.alameda.courts.ca.gov/publicportal

Check below for arrests in other counties or contact the hotline.  

Update – 5/26/20

  • There will be NO court on June 30. If that’s the court date on your citation, you do NOT need to go as court will be closed. You may or may not get another court date in the mail. See info below.
  • If you were arrested in Oakland on June 1 or in San Francisco on June 3 for violating the curfew, or other minor, non-property non-violent charges, the DAs have said that you will NOT be charged. You can verify this by calling the DA’s office (You do NOT need to answer other questions):
    • Alameda (510) 272-6222
    • SF – (628) 652-4000
  • If you get another court date or find out that you have charges, please call or email the NLG for help: 415-909-4NLG or demonstrations@nlgsf.org
  • Other arrestees – check back here for more updates!