criminal court records
San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Court Records Online
Indexes to criminal court records are not available online at superior courts in the Bay Area.
Alameda County Superior Court has a Find Your Court Date database of docket information on current criminal and civil cases.
It is searchable by the name of a defendant. Go to:
The database provides information on up to the next five days of court hearings (be sure to check the circle next to Today plus the next four court dates to search the calendar for more than just one day).
Your search results will include the date and time of a hearing, the "department" or courtroom in which the hearing will be held and the criminal case file number.
The actual documents filed in the criminal case are not available online. For those, you'll have to go to the court in person.
To see how the Alameda County Find Your Court Date database works and what's available, try a search for just a common last name, such as Smith (and be sure to check the Today plus the next four court dates button).
San Mateo County
San Mateo County Superior Court has an online database of both criminal and civil court filings.
It is searchable by the name of a person. Go to:
Listings will include the date the case was filed and the case number.