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Criminal Division

The Criminal Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia is responsible for processing all local criminal matters including felony, misdemeanor, District of Columbia code violations and criminal traffic cases. However, all criminal domestic violence cases (DVM) are handled in the Domestic Violence Unit. The Criminal Division is administratively divided into four branches: Case Management, Special Proceedings, Quality Assurance, and Courtroom Support. It also oversees the operation of several specialized courts known as problem solving courts. The District of Columbia Courts now has eight community courts: DC Community Court, Mental Health Community Court, 1D Community Court, 2D/4D Community Court, 3D Community Court, 5D Community Court, 6D Community Court, and 7D Community Court.

Learn more about the Ad Hoc Committee on Wrongful Convictions

See information on criminal matters, including: arrests, arraignments, traffic violations and misdemeanors.

Problem-solving courts bring together criminal justice and community partners and corresponding resources to respond to crime and safety issues, hold defendants accountable, address defendants’ needs and the underlying causes of their criminal behavior, improve the quality of life in communities, and administer justice.

See criminal forms divided by district and Master Citation Calendars for Arrests. This section also contains other forms for law enforcement officers.



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Criminal Division

Presiding Judge: Hon. Marisa Demeo
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Rainey Brandt
Director: William Agosto

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Criminal Finance Office: Mondays-Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(All other hours, go to C-10 to arrange to post a bond – bond payments are accepted until C-10 adjourns for the day)

Arraignment Court (Courtroom C10)
Weekdays (M-F):

1:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
Sundays closed

Telephone / Fax Numbers

Criminal Information
(202) 879-1373

Criminal Finance Office
(202) 879-1840
(202) 638-5352