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Santa Barbara is the seat of Santa Barbara County but the largest city in this Southern California county is Santa Maria. Santa Barbara County is home to 425,000 residents that enjoy access to county protected areas like the Channel Island National Park, Los Padres National Forest, and Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve.
A number of Santa Barbara County residents are practicing lawyers who are knowledgeable of local courts. Lawyers in Santa Barbara County take a mixed variety of cases, some common examples include: automobile injury, bankruptcy, child custody, green card immigration, and wrongful termination cases.
Recently in Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Police Officer Brian Sawicki was arrested for indecent exposure, resisting a peace officer, and annoying or molesting a child when he allegedly exposed himself to two teenage girls while off-duty. Sawicki allegedly ran from a park ranger when confronted about the incident who caught him. Sawicki was booked and released on $2,500 bail from Santa Barbara County Jail.
If you have a lawsuit to file in Santa Barbara County, you’re likely to visit the Santa Barbara County Superior Court and file with the Civil Division. The California Superior Court system is the highest trial level court with which to file in California. Superior courts are responsible for hearing cases like domestic relations, tort, civil, contract, juvenile, real property, and small claims cases to name a few. For immigration cases, you will probably be to visiting the Los Angeles Immigration Court.
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