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Located in southern California near the US/Mexico border, the city of El Centro is the largest city in the United States that lies entirely below sea level. El Centro is located near the popular Algodones Dunes, the largest dune field in the United States. During the cooler winter months, people flock to these dunes for recreational uses and bring a strong economic wave to El Centro and other surrounding cities.
In addition to the recreational vehicles like motorcycles and 4x4s that are commonly seen in El Centro, the city is also known for the many El Centro lawyers who practice there. These attorneys are skilled in many areas of law including personal injury, insurance fraud, divorce, tax, commercial, entertainment, employment, DUI, criminal defense and more.
The Algondones Dunes near El Centro have been a hotbed for recent litigation with both environmental groups and recreational vehicles groups both vying for land rights. On the one hand, the environmentalists claim that the dunes are home to many unique and beautiful creatures that cannot be found in other parts of the country. On the other, the recreational vehicle groups claim that the dunes have long been open to motor vehicles and that closing off the dunes could hurt cities like El Centro. Recently, an environmental group won a lawsuit that closed off about 40% of the total area of the dune filed to recreational vehicles.
If you have a case that arose in El Centro, you will probably have to report to the Superior Court of California for the County of Imperial. This court has the jurisdiction to hear both civil and criminal cases and employs nine full time judges. If you need help filing your lawsuit in this court, a local attorney is the right person to ask for assistance.
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