Criminal Out of Custody Hearings

How to Appear for Your Hearing

In certain circumstances, the San Diego Superior Court may allow appearances for hearings to be either in-person or remote.

To Appear In-Person:

  1. Please arrive at the courthouse 30 minutes before your scheduled hearing.
  2. When you arrive at the courthouse lobby entrance, convey to the sheriff deputy your intent to attend your criminal hearing.
  3. If you are represented by public defender’s office, you will be directed to the public defender’s table at the courthouse lobby.
  4. If you have a retained counsel, you should follow the direction they provide you on appearing.

To Appear Remotely:
You can attend the hearing by video using the free Microsoft Teams App, unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Criminal Departments' MS Teams Links and Teleconference Phone Numbers.

For tips on how to prepare for a virtual hearing, please refer to the  Appearing for Hearings page for general information on using Microsoft Teams and continue reading below for information specific to Criminal Out of Custody virtual hearings.

Criminal Out of Custody Departments' MS Teams Links and Conference Phone Numbers

*** Note: Cases scheduled for appearances at Central Courthouse in MA and 201 for Misdemeanor Arraignment may be accessed using the Central Courthouse Department 201 Video Hearings link. Appearances at Central Courthouse in FA and 101 for Felony Arraignment may be accessed using the Central Courthouse Department 101 Video Hearings link.

Location Courtroom MS Teams Link MS Teams Conference Phone
Central Department 101 Central Court Department 101 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 687 139 16#
Central Department 102 Central Court Department 102 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 740 488 65#
Central Department 201 Central Court Department 201 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 714 082 07#
Central Department 202 Central Court Department 202 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 414 713 038#
Central Department 1001 Central Court Department 1001 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 948 784 552#
Central Department 1101 Central Court Department 1101 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 995 752 136#
Central Department 1102 Central Court Department 1102 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 584 217 615#
Central Department 1103 Central Court Department 1103 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 991 853 917#
Central Department 1201 Central Court Department 1201 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 566 946 168#
Central Department 1203 Central Court Department 1203 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 774 303 591#
Central Department 1301 Central Court Department 1301 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 838 240 989#
Central Department 1302 Central Court Department 1302 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 223 778 653#
Central Department 1401 Central Court Department 1401 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 838 319 718#
Central Department 1402 Central Court Department 1402 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 805 889 394#
Central Department 1501 Central Court Department 1501 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 691 062 335#
Central Department 1502 Central Court Department 1502 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 786 551 48#
Central Department 1503 Central Court Department 1503 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 369 753 821#
Central Department 1504 Central Court Department 1504 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 270 007 760#
Central Department 1602 Central Court Department 1602 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 526 984 455#
Central Department 1603 Central Court Department 1603 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 893 346 895#
Central Department 1604 Central Court Department 1604 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 773 674 083#
Central Department 1701 Central Court Department 1702 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 703 356 39#
Central Department 1702 Central Court Department 1702 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 272 054 806#
Central Department 1703 Central Court Department 1703 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 572 686 456#
Central Department 1704 Central Court Department 1704 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 199 795 912#
Central Department 1801 Central Court Department 1802 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 105 267 741#
Central Department 1802 Central Court Department 1802 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 678 977 797#
Central Department 1804 Central Court Department 1804 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 195 173 502#
Central Department 1901 Central Court Department 1901 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 797 916 716#
Central Department 1902 Central Court Department 1902 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 338 441 103#
Central Department 1903 Central Court Department 1903 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 163 220 809#
Central Department 1904 Central Court Department 1904 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 780 759 955#
Central Department 2001 Central Court Department 2001 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 805 490 959#
Central Department 2002 Central Court Department 2002 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 799 061 932#
Central Department 2004 Central Court Department 2004 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 974 667 49#
Central Department 2102 Central Court Department 2102 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 705 314 833#
Central Department 2104 Central Court Department 2104 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 886 971 000#
Central Department 2201 Central Court Department 2201 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 274 204 949#
Central Department 2202 Central Court Department 2202 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 862 513 031#
Central Department 2203 Central Court Department 2203 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 565 631 973#
Central Department 2204 Central Court Department 2204 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 418 185 878#
North Department 2 North County Department 2 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 811 779 821#
North Department 5 North County Department 5 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 719 302 468#
North Department 6 North County Department 6 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 144 712 042#
North Department 7 North County Department 7 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 435 287 654#
North Department 14 North County Department 14 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 592 745 240#
North Department 20 North County Department 20 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 697 131 638#
North Department 21 North County Department 21 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 247 960 163#
North Department 22 North County Department 22 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 660 675 894#
North Department 23 North County Department 23 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 742 628 565#
North Department 24 North County Department 24 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 485 604 816#
North Department 26 North County Department 26 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 132 824 810#
North Department 30 North County Department 30 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 695 098 650#
East Department 3 East County Department 3 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 300 173 87#
East Department 4 East County Department 4 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 233 337 056#
East Department 9 East County Department 9 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 466 769 261#
East Department 10 East County Department 10 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 265 119 08#
East Department 11 East County Department 11 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 940 860 727#
East Department 16 East County Department 16 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 318 140 211#
East Department 17 East County Department 17 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 627 873 310#
South Department 3 South County Department 3 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 173 336 689#
South Department 8 South County Department 8 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 500 897 670#
South Department 9 South County Department 9 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 610 324 415#
South Department 10 South County Department 10 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 615 474 472#
South Department 12 South County Department 12 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 147 219 573#
South Department 14 South County Department 14 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 702 744 718#
South Department 15 South County Department 15 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 109 063 361#
South Department 16 South County Department 16 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 535 258 04#

Mandatory Supervision Department MS Teams Link and Conference Phone Numbers

Location Courtroom MS Teams Link MS Teams Conference Phone
Central Department 1201 Central Court Department 1201 Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 566 946 168#

Military Diversion Departments' Teams Links and Conference Phone Numbers

Location Courtroom MS Teams Link MS Teams Conference Number
Central Courthouse Department 1701 Department 1701 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 703 356 39#
East County Regional Department 21 Department 21 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 869 157 560#
North County Regional Department 30 Department 30 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 695 098 650#
South County Regional Department 16 Department 16 Video Hearings +1 619-614-4567 United States, San Diego (Toll)
Conference ID: 535 258 04#

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that the MS Teams Links may change. Please check and refer to this page on the date of your hearing to ensure that you are using the most current department conference link or telephone conference ID number. 

Procedures During the Hearing

  1. At the beginning of a calendar being called, the judge will set forth guidelines for the proceedings. Listen carefully for further direction.
     
  2. Hearings may be called out in case number order or by party names, so be sure to pay attention as the calendar is being called. You will need to answer “present” at the appropriate time.
     
  3. All participants shall place their microphones on mute unless they are speaking or wish to make an objection.
     
  4. All efforts shall be undertaken not to interrupt other speakers during the hearing unless it is necessary to assert an objection. Please do not interrupt when another party or the judge is speaking. Please keep in mind that the proceedings are being electronically recorded by the Court so speak clearly and slowly.
     
  5. If an interpreter is necessary, all participants shall speak slowly, in short, complete sentences or questions, and allow time for translation. No one shall respond to a question posed by another participant until the question has been translated.
     
  6. If an objection is made, all participants must stop speaking and wait for the Court’s ruling on the objection. An attorney or self-represented party can ask to be heard on the objection after it is made. The Court may also request a response to an objection.
     
  7. Where an objection is made, and discussions are required in the absence of the witness, the witness may be asked to mute their computer or otherwise be virtually ejected from the meeting space, and invited to re-join the meeting when the objection has been addressed.
     
  8. All participants are required to identify anyone who may be observing the proceedings with them. This is essential to ensure the credibility of testimony.
     
  9. The Court will hold all hearings to a strict time estimate. Thus, participants are encouraged to not to repeat arguments included in their written pleadings already submitted to the Court.
     
  10. Once the Court has heard from all parties, the matter will be submitted for decision. Once submitted, the Court will make a ruling, and no further argument shall be considered.
     
  11. Participants SHALL NOT record the video conference or teleconference. ADVISORY: The virtual hearing MAY NOT be photographed, recorded (audio or video), or rebroadcast without prior written judicial authorization consistent with California Rules of Court, rule 1.150, and San Diego Superior Court General Order of the Presiding Department, Order No. 010120-02. Please be advised that any unauthorized recording, photography, or rebroadcast without prior written judicial authorization may be a basis for a citation for contempt of court or an order imposing monetary or other sanctions as provided by law. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 1.150(h).)

 Attend hearing at the courthouse

  1. Please arrive at the courthouse 30 minutes before your scheduled hearing.
  2. When you arrive at the courthouse lobby entrance, convey to the sheriff deputy your intent to attend your criminal hearing.
  3. If you are represented by public defender’s office, you will be directed to the public defender’s table at the courthouse lobby.
  4. If you have a retained counsel, you should follow the direction they provide you on appearing.

Guidelines for Participants

  1. For the purpose of this guidance, a participant includes a party, an attorney, or a witness.
     
  2. This information is provided as guidance. The conduct of the hearing remains a matter for the presiding judicial officer. Participants should follow any direction given by the judicial officer.
     
  3. The behavior, manner, and presentation of a participant should be the same as if they were attending the Court hearing in person. This includes addressing the judge correctly as “Your Honor” and addressing Counsel politely and courteously.
     
  4. The participant will ensure that there will be no interruptions or distractions for the duration of their appearance at the hearing.
     
  5. If participants are unable to give uninterrupted evidence, they should advise the courtroom clerk or their attorney as soon as practical.
     
  6. A participant should have a copy of all pleadings and documents necessary for the hearing.
     
  7. A participant that plans to examine a witness must ensure the witness has a copy of documents to which they may be referred.
     
  8. Participants are not permitted to use or access their phones during the hearing except to communicate with their attorney of record or as required to participate in the hearing or as permitted by the judge.