4000 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Communities we serve include Big Canyon, East Bluff, Harbor View, Newport Shores, Dover Shores, Bay Shores, Lido Village, Promontory Point, Belcourt, Newport Beach, Harbor Ridge, Newport Beach, Balboa Peninsula, Newport Heights, Lido Isle, Balboa Island, Bay Island, Collins Island, Harbor Island, Linda Isle, Newport Island, Corona del Mar, Newport Coast, San Joaquin Hills, and Santa Ana Heights.
We also serve Costa Mesa, Irvine, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Tustin, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Westminster and more.
Years of experience defending against criminal charges
Our Newport Beach criminal defense lawyers use every legal tactic available to achieve the most favorable resolutions for our clients. We handle all types of criminal cases, such as:
- Auto theft (PC 487d1)
- Criminal record expungements
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes, such as drug possession (HS 11350)
- Embezzlement (PC 503)
- Gang crimes (PC 186.22)
- Hit and run (VC 20002)
- Lewd conduct
- Sex crimes, such as sexual battery (PC 243.4)
- Violent crimes, such as assault and battery (PC 242)
- White collar crimes
Newport Beach jails
The primary jail is the Orange County Central Jail Complex, located at
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA 92702
The Central Men’s Jail homes 1428 inmates, and the Central Women’s Jail homes 386 inmates. Search for inmate information here.
The main jail in Orange is the Theo Lacy Facility, located at:
501 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
This jail can home 3,442 inmates.
In Irvine, the primary jail is the James A. Musick Facility, located at
13502 Musick Road,
Irvine CA 92618
Note that the Orange County Juvenile Hall is located at:
331 City Drive,
City of Orange, CA 92868
Search for inmate information here.
Newport Beach courthouse
Harbor Justice Center
4601 Jamboree Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Search online for case information here.
Criminal court process
Generally, arrestees can post bail right after they get booked. Or they can wait for the first court appearance, which must happen within two court days of being arrested.
If the inmate stays in custody until the first court date, his/her criminal lawyer can ask the judge to reduce bail or to order an OR release. The judge will deliberate over whether the inmate poses a flight risk and is a danger to the public. The defense attorney can introduce evidence in the defendant’s favor, such as that he/she is employed and has strong community ties.
If the deputy district attorney opts to press criminal charges, the judge will then schedule the arraignment. It is vital that the defendant show up in person (unless the judge lets his/her defense lawyer appear on his/her behalf). To penalize no-shows, courts issue a bench warrant. And then the defendant (or his/her attorney) would have to request a “motion to quash” hearing to get the warrant recalled.
Once the defendant gets formally charged with a crime, the pretrial phase starts. Most of the time, prosecutors and defense lawyers settle on a plea bargain where the D.A. agrees to reduce or dismiss charges in exchange for the defendant paying a fine and taking online classes. But if no agreement can be negotiated, then the case will continue to trial.
Have you or a loved one been arrested? Contact our law offices by phone call or our contact form to discuss how we fight to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Our OC criminal defense and DUI attorneys create attorney-client relationships throughout northern, central, and southern California. Our practice areas also include personal injury in addition to criminal defense law.
Disclaimer: Past case results, client reviews, and testimonials of our legal representation do not guarantee future results.