A: Yes. Unless you were cited directly to court for a minor offense or a traffic matter, the District Attorney’s Office will review the police reports and decide whether charges should be filed against you. After that review is complete, we can tell you if charges were filed or if the matter is still pending. Please call the DA’s Office in the judicial district where the crime occurred. For example, if the crime occurred in Buena Park, contact the DA’s Office at the courthouse in Fullerton (North Justice Center).
Central Justice Center: Santa Ana, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.
Harbor Justice Center (Newport Beach Facility): Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, John Wayne Airport, and Santa Ana Heights.
Harbor Justice Center (Laguna Niguel Facility): Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and Trabuco Canyon. (This facility will be closed during construction and its matters may be heard in Newport Beach.)
Juvenile Justice Center: All communities in Orange County.
North Justice Center: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, and Yorba Linda.
West Justice Center: Seal Beach, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, Westminster, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Rossmoor, and Stanton.
PLEASE NOTE: When you were released, you signed a promise to appear. To avoid possible additional charges or a warrant for your arrest, YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT as directed on your citation.