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Criminal & Traffic

The court has implemented the policies and procedure noted below to address the limitations and restrictions presented during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the fluid nature of this crisis, you are encouraged to frequently check this website for the most up to date information relating to Criminal and Traffic Operations.

If you received a notice to appear on your traffic citation, do not appear at the courthouse in person. Your hearing will be held remotely. Click the link below to access your Traffic Remote Hearing.

Remote Hearing Instructions

My Court Portal Instructions

Remote Hearing Instructions (Vietnamese version)

Remote Hearing Instructions (Spanish version)



If you do not have access to a device that will allow you to participate in this remote hearing, a limited number of computers are available for use at the following Orange County Superior Court Locations:

  • Harbor Justice Center- Newport Beach Facility
    4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660-2595
    Remote Hearing Room: 1st Floor, Room 150

  • North Justice Center
    1275 North Berkeley Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832-1258
    Remote Hearing Room: 4th Floor, Room 438

  • West Justice Center
    8141 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683-4593
    Remote Hearing Room: 1st Floor, Victim/Witness Assistance Program Lobby

Please note, computers are available on a first come first serve basis and are only available for use to participate on your scheduled hearing date and time.


Policies, Procedures & General Information: Criminal and Traffic
Name Published Date File

Traffic Citations Hearings & Compliance Due Dates

4/10/20
Administrative Orders
Name Published Date File

Amended Administrative Order20-10-Emergency Bail Reductions and Own Recognizance

09/07/22

Eighth implementation RE: Criminal Emergency Penal Code 859b Relief

03/16/22

First Amended Administrative Order 20/23: Procedure For Conducting Remote Traffic Proceedings

01/03/22

Seventh implementation RE: Criminal Emergency Penal Code 859b Relief

12/07/21

Sixth implementation RE: Criminal Emergency Penal Code 859b Relief

09/24/21

Fifth implementation RE: Criminal Emergency Penal Code 859b Relief

07/21/21

Administrative Order 21/08: Public Access to Criminal Proceedings

06/25/21

Criminal Emergency Penal Code 859b Relief

05/26/21

Procedure for Disclosure of Evidence Audit Records

10/15/20

Criminal Emergency Relief Authorized by Governor Executive Order and Judicial Council

01/07/20

Third Implementation Order Re: Penal Code 859b

11/10/20

Supplemental Trial Court Implementation Emergency Order COVID-19

08/27/20

Second Implementation Order Re: Penal Code 859b

08/06/20

Administrative Order Procedure for Conducting Remote Traffic Proceedings

07/16/20

Emergency Administrative Order for Emergency Bail Reductions and Own Recognizance 20-20

06/19/20

Emergency Administrative Order for Emergency Bail Reductions and Own Recognizance 20-10

03/27/20

Supplement To The Amended Fourth Trial Court Implementation Emergency Order COVID-19

06/10/20

Criminal Order 20/14 (2nd Amended) Extending Criminal Protective Orders 90 days

05/06/20

Criminal Order 20/14 (Amended) Extending Criminal Protective Orders 90 days

04/21/20

Criminal Order 20/14 (Amended) Extending Criminal Protective Orders 90 days

04/17/20

Emergency Bail Reduction and Own Recognizance Release Order (Amended)

03/27/20
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