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San Jose Courthouses

Last updated: October 18, 2013

The heart of Silicon Valley is home to the movers-and-shakers of the tech industry, so it should come as no surprise that its courthouses boast the latest electronics and wireless internet technology. Whether you want to explore the Tech Museum, hike through the redwood groves of Big Basin, or just catch an exciting Sharks game, San Jose has something for everyone. It doesn't hurt that San Jose is one of the safest and most affluent big cities on the planet.

With the low density urban sprawl, most people don't realize that San Jose is the third largest city in California. Similarly, the San Jose court system sprawls across Santa Clara county. Downtown courts are broken up by area of law, with the biggest distinction being the civil DTS and the criminal HOJ. There are also far flung branch courts to the north and the south. Knowing which court is appropriate for your particular issue is critical to your success, so here is a useful guide to some of the key courthouses in San Jose.