Fullerton Criminal Court

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The court of jurisdiction for north Orange County is the Fullerton Criminal Court or the North Justice Center. This is the court available to the cities of Yorba Linda, Placentia, La Palma, La Habra, Cypress, Buena Park, Brea, and Fullerton. This is a secure facility that also handles small claims and civil cases for the cities of Stanton and Los Alamitos.

Basic Info

The Fullerton Criminal Courthouse is located at 1275 N. Berkeley Avenue, Fullerton, California 92831. Every person who comes into the courthouse will need to go through security screening, kind of like going to the airport.   Anyone planning on taking a trip to the Fullerton Criminal Court will need to leave questionable items at home, in their vehicle, or be prepared to throw them away.  A good rule of thumb is, “if you wouldn’t fly with it, don’t bring it to court”  People with any specific questions can call 657-622-5600 for general information.

Court Appearances at Fullerton Criminal Court

A citation, an appearance letter from the District Attorney’s Office of Orange County, the Anaheim City Attorney’s office or bail bond needs to be received or posted to have a court appearance. Any of these items will have a date listed for the individual to appear at the Fullerton Criminal Court. Clients of a defense attorney can also have an appearance date that has been previously scheduled. Individuals can contact the courthouse using the court’s online system, in person, or by phone. They need to provide a citation number or an OC pay number along with a driver’s license number, a license plate number, or their date of birth.

No Case Filed at Fullerton Criminal Court

People who appear on their scheduled court date may find there is no case filed by the court. This often means a complaint has been rejected, needs to be further reviewed, or there is a case backlog. Anybody in this position needs to verify case status before leaving the courthouse to insure against a future charge for failing to appear.  Go to the Criminal Division’s Clerks Office on the third floor or find the Orange County District Attorney’s Office which is on the third floor.   Unless your case was out of Anaheim, then you go the Anaheim City Attorney’s office on the fourth floor.

Payments and Extension Requests at Fullerton Criminal Court

The clerk’s office is where individuals can go to make payments on a criminal case.  If the payment is already past due, the clerk will probably reject payment and inform you that the case is now at warrant status based on a violation of probation.    Extension requests can be granted but only if they are requested in advance of the due date and only if the case is heard by a judge.   Past due payments and extension issues at Fullerton criminal court are a complicated process best accomplished with the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer.

Contact our office for help with any issues out of Fullerton criminal court.   Our primary office is located just steps from the courthouse and we have over 13 years of experience.   If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, it’s time to get professional help before things get worse.