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Superior Court Judges for Criminal Cases

Most Superior Court felony matters are heard in the following courtrooms. (Duties are typically assigned for one-year periods, beginning each January).

In 2015, the Superior Court Presiding Department (Plea Judge) is Judge Sam Cozza, courtroom room 4th floor Annex. The Judicial Assistant is John Mueller at 477-4795.

Most pleas, sentencings and motions are heard with the Chief Criminal Judge, Hon. Greg Sypolt, courtroom #204.  The Judicial Assistant is Karen Bachmeier at 477-6373.

The Superior Court Drug Court Judge is the Hon. Harold Clarke, courtroom #405.  The Judicial Assistant is Linda Sutton at 477-5717.

You can view on-line dockets for these judges, including specific clients and the time of their hearings, at (On this calendar, the Presiding judge is called the "Plea Judge," and the Criminal Presiding judge is called the "Chief Criminal Judge.")