Case Search
The Criminal and Traffic Cases systems are intended to assist the public in accessing available case data without having to visit the courthouse. The information provided on and obtained from this site does not constitute the official record of the Superior Court of Orange County. The case information provided is based on the search criteria entered. Search criteria results may not always reflect accurate name/case association. Please read and accept the terms described below before proceeding.

Note: Traffic citations may not be available through this online case access for up to 21 days from the date the citation was issued. A courtesy notice may be mailed to you at the address listed on your citation which contains general information and options available for resolving the citation. If you do not receive a courtesy notice in advance of your citation appearance date, contact the court as failure to receive a courtesy notice is not a legal excuse for failing to take care of the citation. When submitting payments and/or documents by mail, allow 10 days for delivery and processing.

Este programa de búsqueda está disponible solamente en inglés. Ingrese su número de caso o su nombre y fecha de nacimiento. Su número OC Pay se indica al lado del número de su caso.

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Tutorial

FAQs

Searching for cases using Court‘s Public Case Number

Using the navigation bar on the left hand side, the user can select Cases Access or Case Index. This will bring up the Case Search screen. Users can then enter the Court‘s Public Case Number in the field labeled Case Number. The user must enter the full Case Number; a partial Case Number will not yield the correct results.
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Searching for cases using Court Date

Using the navigation bar on the left hand side, the user can select Cases on Calendar. This will bring up the Calendar Search screen. Users can then enter the Justice Center, Courtroom, Hearing Date, and/or Prosecutor associated with the case. Only the Hearing Date field is required for the system to initiate a search however, if the search yields more than 500 results for the date entered, the system will warn the user that the search criteria has returned too many results. The user must then specify more refined search criteria.
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Information available for each case:

General Information

Once the user has selected a particular case to view, the Case Number and Defendant‘s name is shown on the top of the page.

Defendant‘s Information

Demographics - Underneath the defendant‘s name, the user can expand the Demographics section to view the defendant‘s Eye Color, Hair Color, Height and Weight.

Names - By expanding the Names section the user can view any aliases or other names used by the defendant.

Case Status

The current status of the Case is then shown, along with the following fields:

Field Description
Case Stage This field contains the stage of the case.
Release Status This field contains the release status of the defendant.
DMV Hold This field indicates if there is a DMV Hold for the defendant.
Charging Documents This field indicates the type of current charging document filed on the case.
Mandatory Appearance This field indicates if the defendant has a mandatory appearance scheduled.
Amendment # This field indicates the number of times the charging document has been changed.

Additional information for each case are then divided into 4 different sections: Case Info, Hearing Info, Release Info, and Sentencing

The Case Info tab holds information for the defendants Counts, Co-Defendants, and Participants.

Counts

The Counts table allows the user to view all violations for the current defendant

Field Description
Seq. # This field indicates the sequence number of the count
S/A This field contains the sequence number of special allegations related to a count.
Violation Date This field indicates the date of the violation.
Section Statute This field contains the section and statute of the violation code associated with the count.
OL This field contains the offense level. (Offense Level values are Felony, Misdemeanor, Infraction)
Plea This field contains the plea entered for each violation.
Plea Date This field contains the date the plea was entered for each violation
Disposition This field contains the outcome of the proceedings.
Disposition Date This field indicates the disposition date.

Co-Defendants

The Co-defendants table allows the user to view all defendants that are associated with the present case and defendant.

Field Description
Last NameThis field contains co-defendants‘ last name.
First NameThis field contains co-defendants‘ first name
Release StatusThis field contains the release status of the case.
Status DateThis field indicates the date of the status.

Participants

The Participants table allows the user to view all the people who are professionally associated with the case, such as arresting officers and attorneys.

Field Description
RoleThis field indicates the type of participant association of the person to the defendant.
Badge NumberThis field contains the badge number of the participant (if applicable).
AgencyThis field contains the name of the agency the participant is associated with.
NameThis field contains the name of the participant associated with the case.
The Hearing Info tab displays all courtroom appearances, both scheduled and previously held.

Scheduled Hearings

The Scheduled Hearings table indicates the court appearances that are currently scheduled for the defendant.

Field Description
Date This field indicates the date of the proceedings.
Time This field indicates the time of the proceedings.
Hearing Type - Reason This field indicates what type of hearing is scheduled and the reason the appearance is on the calendar.
Courtroom This field contains the location of the courtroom where the proceedings are to take place

Heard Hearings

The Heard Hearings table contains any hearings previously held or canceled, providing the user with a history of the courtroom appearances of the defendant.

Field Description
Date This field indicates the date of the proceedings.
Time This field indicates the time of the proceedings.
Hearing Type - Reason This field indicates what type of hearing was scheduled and the reason the appearance was on the calendar.
Courtroom This field contains the location of the courtroom where the proceedings took place
Hearing Status This field contains the outcome of the proceedings.
The Release Info tab displays all information regarding the conditional release of a defendant such as bail, bond and warrant information

Bail

The Bail table is used to view all persons who have posted bail for the defendant. The table displays the date the bail was posted, the amount posted, and the name of the person posting bail. The table also displays the history of the bail activity.

Field Description
Details Displays history of the bail activity:
Field Description
Bail Action This field contains the status of the individual bail action.
Date of Action This field contains the date of the bail action.
Amount This field contains the amount of the bail action
Bail Date This field indicates the date the bail was posted.
Post AmountThis field contains the bail amount which was posted.
Available Amount This field indicates the amount which can be applied to the account.
Depositor This field contains the name of the person posting bail for the defendant.

Bonds

The Bonds table enables the user to view the bondsman and surety agency information for a case, as well as the date the bond was posted and the amount of the bond.

Field Description
Details Displays history of the bond activity:
Field Description
Bond ActionThis field contains the status of the individual bond action.
Date of ActionThis field contains the date of the bond action.
AmountThis field contains the amount of the bond action
Bond Date This field indicates the date the bond was posted.
Post AmountThis field contains the bond amount which was posted.
Bondsman This field contains the name of the bondsman agency.
Surety Agency This field contains the name of the surety agency.
The Sentencing tab displays all information regarding the sentence of a defendant such as sentence, correctional institutions, and probation information.

Sentences

The Sentences table will display information on all sentencing for all violations of the defendant.

Field Description
Seq. # This field contains the sequence number generated by the system.
Count This field contains the violation count associated with this sentence.
Sentence DateThis field contains the date of the sentence.
Sentence This field is a brief description of the sentence.

State Institutions

The following tables will be displayed only if applicable to the sentence. The first table describes where and when the sentence start.

Field Description
Agency:This field indicates the agency where the sentence will be served.
Remand:This field indicates when the sentence will start.

The State Institutions table allows the user to view the terms and details of the sentence.

Field Description
CountThis field contains the count number that is associated with the State Institution sentence.
S/AThis field contains the special allegation sequence number that is associated with the State Institution sentence.
PriorThis field contains the prior sequence number that is associated to the State Institution sentence.
Section/Statute This field contains the section and statute of the violation code associated with the count.
OLThis field contains the offense level. (Offense Level values are Felony, Misdemeanor, Infraction).
Term LevelThis field contains the sentencing level for the State Institution sentence according to sentencing guidelines (Term Level values are Low, Middle, Upper).
Term ImposedThis field contains the amount of time imposed in the State Institution for the count specified.
StayThis field indicates the reason for the stay on the State Institution sentence.
ParoleThis field indicates whether the State Institution sentence is eligible for Parole.
Conc/ConsecThis field indicates whether the State Institution sentence was ordered as consecutive or concurrent.
CaseThis field indicates the Case Number that the State Institution sentence is consecutive or concurrent with.
CountThis field represents the count number that the State Institution sentence is consecutive or concurrent with.

Probation

The Probation table allows the user to view the details of the defendant‘s probations

Field Description
Probation Type This field indicates the type of probation ordered.
Term This field indicates the term of probation.
End DateThis field indicates the date the probation ends.
Status This field indicates the status and status history of the probation

The Printable Version displays all the attributes listed above that can be selected and presented in a printable format. The user can create and print a document containing the desired attributes.

Smartphones

While viewing tabular information on your Smartphone you may find a better view of your data while in Landscape mode. Simply turn your phone sideways as illustrated below:

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This same information is displayed in portrait mode below:

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