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Learn More About Modoc County, CA

Modoc County, California is located in the northeast corner of the state where it serves as a border to parts of Nevada and Oregon. Its sparse population and diverse terrain have earned the county the slogan, “Where the west still lives.” 

The majority of the land in Modoc County belongs to the federal government. As such, several federal agencies make up a significant portion of the economy and services offered in the county. Some of these include the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Much of the federal land in the county has been designated a nationally protected area and thus is open to the public, such as Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lava Beds National Monument, and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  

Aside from touring some of these places, Modoc county residents and visitors can expect to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities like ranch living, fishing, and camping.  

Information on the Court System in Modoc County, California

Modoc County has had three different courthouses since 1874. The one standing today was built in 1914 and still features some of the original fixtures, including the old Superior Courtroom and seats that provide a space beneath to hang one’s cowboy hat. The county has also affixed another title to the courthouse, so it is now named the “Modoc County Superior Court-Robert A. Barclay Justice Center,” and has added a second courtroom. 

Thus, those who have questions or need to appear in court will either be assigned to the “Courthouse Courtroom” or to the newer “Justice Center Courtroom”; both located in the same building. According to one geotourism website, the courthouse is a landmark that can be seen from any trail or highway that leads to the city of Alturas, which is Modoc’s county seat. 

The current courthouse oversees legal matters related to the following categories:

  • Civil and criminal cases;  
  • Juvenile dependency and delinquency;
  • Small claims lawsuits; and
  • Traffic violations. 

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Modoc County lawyers are well versed in all legal matters, including criminal defense, environmental law, governmental law, agricultural law, and many other fields that pertain to civil legal issues. Thus, if you have a legal dispute or are facing criminal charges in Modoc County, it may be in your best interest to retain local counsel who will already be familiar with the local laws. 

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