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Avalon Superior Court

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Avalon Superior Court on Catalina Island is open every other Friday.  In this morning’s session, I had a conversation with the local detective who files all of the criminal cases.  He told me that while they had a slow Winter season arrest-wise, he’s already filed many cases since their Spring season began.

As the weather gets warmer, more and more people visit the island on vacations to partake of the amazing water sports and beaches.  They also visit the local beachside bars.  Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies are on foot and on bicycles looking for anyone who is partying a little too much.  They want to keep the sleepy beach town safe and enjoyable for everyone and are quick to act when they see someone who they believe is under the influence.  Be aware of your surroundings and intake so your trip to Catalina Island doesn’t end with a trip to Avalon Superior Court.

Here are a sample of arrests, tickets and cases from this morning’s docket in Avalon Superior Court on Catalina Island:

  • Littering
  • Drug possession
  • Driving under the influence (DUI in a golf cart)
  • Drunk in public (there were at least 3 of these on calendar this morning)
  • Criminal threats (stemming from a drunken fight)
  • Fishing with no license
  • Fishing in a wildlife preserve

Many of these crimes in Avalon Superior Court may seem small or insignificant.  However, all of the cases (other than the littering which is just an infraction) are misdemeanor crimes, which means an arrest for one of them puts you at risk of jail time and hefty fines.  Beyond that, and arrest for a misdemeanor could still impact future education and employment opportunities.

Please be safe while in Avalon on Catalina Island.  Contact us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been arrested on Catalina Island and are facing criminal charges in Avalon Superior Court!