Harbor Justice Center Newport Beach Location
Harbor Justice Center Newport Beach is located at 4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660. It’s just south of the 405 and North of the 73 on the corner of Jamboree and Birch. The address is Newport Beach but it feels more Irvine than Balboa. The Harbor Justice Center Newport Beach courthouse handles traffic matters, criminal matters, and a very limited number of civil cases. Orange County Harbor Justice Center Newport Beach is set up like many California Courts. There is a long line for the traffic window outside, a line to get through full security to go inside, and more lines for the clerk’s office once you get in through security. Parking is free although at times the lot is full and finding public parking when the main lot is full can result in a longwalk down busy Jamboree.
Harbor Justice Center Newport Beach Staff
Most criminal cases at Harbor Justice Center Newport Beach are prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney, although some misdemeanor crimes are handled by local city attorney’s. If you end up in custody on a case originating from the Newport Beach court you will be in the care of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Orange County has a reputation throughout Southern California as the only place where you actually have to serve your full jail time. This is because neighboring counties like LA, Riverside, and San Bernardino all suffer from a lack of jail space. In those counties early release is the rule. In OC, you get sentenced, you serve your time. Inmates are of course eligible for good time work time credit under California Penal Code 4019, but that’s it. Anyone facing a criminal case in Orange County should contact a local attorney, with experience handling Orange County cases.
Although Orange County runs a tight ship and getting out of jail is tough, access to the courts is actually very good compared to the other counties in Southern California. The county website offers lots of options for obtaining general information and you can also obtain general information by phone at 657-622-5400.