Important Information for Orange County DUI cases

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Important Information for Orange County DUI cases

Harbor Justice Center Newport Beach OC Superior Court
Important Information for Orange County DUI cases out of the Harbor Justice Center Court in Newport Beach, including how to pay fines, and alcohol classes. This section of our website relates to the punishment for Orange County DUI cases.
Important Information for Orange County DUI cases

Orange County Superior Court PAYMENT OF FINES

Important Information for Orange County DUI cases regarding fines. Fine payments may be made in person, by mail, phone or online.  Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to CLERK OF THE COURT.  Please be sure to write your case number on your check or money order.
  • In Person:  Please bring payments to the Criminal Clerks Office, ROOM 111 on the 1st floor. Payments may be made by Check, Money Order and Credit Card.
  • By Mail: Mail payments to Information Payment Center, P.O. Box 31064, Laguna Hills, CA 92654-1064.  Payments accepted are check and money order
  • By Phone: Call (877) 872-2122, this is an automated system available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Acceptable forms of payments are Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, American Express, EFT and Debit. Please have your OC pay number available when making payments via phone.
  • Online:  Go to https://www.paybill.com/occourts/ this is an automated system available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Acceptable forms of payments are Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, American Express, EFT and Debit. Please have your OC pay number available when making payments online.

Alcohol Programs, Classes, or Alcohol Schools

You may have been ordered to complete one or more of the following. Thoroughly familiarize yourself with the conditions of your probation or your sentence (if your case is over, you would have been given information and orders printed out and given to you, or your Orange County DUI Attorney). Violation of any of the terms may result in the revocation of your probation, contempt of court, and/or a warrant being issued for your arrest. Penalties may include fines and/or jail.
ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM: (First Offender (Level I & II) or Multiple Offender Program)
  • REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THE  ALCOHOL LIAISON IN ROOM 225 on the 2nd floor of the Harbor Justice Center.
  • If an Alcohol Education Program has been ordered as part of your sentence, you will be assigned to a program and given additional enrollment information.

VICTIM IMPACT PANEL (M.A.D.D.)

REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THE ALCOHOL LIAISON IN ROOM 225 on the 2nd floor of the Harbor Justice Center. For information on what the MADD VIP program entails, see our separate information page on this program.

VICTIM WITNESS OFFICE (Restitution Orders): Restitution in an Orange County DUI case with an Accident

If you had a DUI with an accident in Orange County, you were likely ordered to make restitution through the Victim Witness Office. Your instructions are to REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO ROOM 103 on the 1st floor of the Harbor Justice Center.
As part of the important Information for Orange County DUI cases, you should know that with restitution, if you wish to contest the amount of restitution you are ordered to pay, you may appear in court or notify the Court in writing that you are requesting a hearing.

COMMUNITY SERVICE / CAL TRANS / PHYSICAL LABOR / YOUTHFUL DRUNK DRIVER PROGRAM (YDD)

The above programs are run through ONE OC, formerly known as the Volunteer Center of Greater Orange County.  They are headquartered at 1901 E. Fourth Street, Suite 180, Santa Ana, CA 92705, (714) 953-5597.   They also have an office in the courthouse in Newport Beach, on the upper floor, in Room 213. The courthouse room hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you have been ordered to complete volunteer service or community service as part of your sentence, you are to contact ONE OC immediately and make an appointment to appear in person at their office in the courthouse, or at the headquarters, for referral to a community agency.  Be prepared to pay a fee.

Avoiding a Warrant for Failure to Do Any Part of Your Orange County DUI Sentence

What is a Failure to Pay Fine or Comply with a Court Order?

If you do not pay your fine or comply with an order of the court (example: failure to obey an order to perform community service) before the date the court gave you, you may be guilty of an additional misdemeanor for failure to comply with a court order, or contempt of court.

You can obtain an extension to pay your fine or comply with a court order. You can also pay your fine in installments.

Most Orange County DUI cases are eligible for installment payments without an appearance before a Judicial Officer. To find more information you may contact Collections, or visit the Collections Office at one of court locations.

Write a letter to: (NOTE: We do not recommended due to time delay)
Centralized Collections
P.O. Box 7460
Newport Beach, CA 92658-7460

Avoid additional fees and legal action, which may include a warrant for your arrest, by taking action before your fine or court order is past due.

Orange County Arrest Warrants for Failure to Comply with a DUI Sentence:

Once you have an arrest warrant, and that can happen in only a few days after missing an installment payment on your fine (due to the Orange County Court’s automatic computer system issuing arrest warrants and mailing arrest notices automatically within 48 hours of a missed payment), you must treat that as an emergency situation, and take care of it immediately, yourself or through an attorney.

 With an outstanding warrant in California, you can be arrested anywhere, anytime , including at your work, or at your home. 

Important Information for Orange County DUI cases – Contact us.

If any part of this important information for Orange County DUI cases changes that you know of (and court policies change regularly), please let us know so that we can update this page and have current, accurate information.  If you have questions about any part of your sentence, about alternative sentencing for a DUI, or about  modifying your sentence, please contact us anytime.  We are Orange County DUI Specialists, and can advise or help you  in your case.
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