The Catalina Courthouse is open every other Friday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Or, for specific dates in 2017, click here.
215 Sumner Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704
Parking at the Catalina Courthouse
There is no designated parking for this courthouse, however there is free parking on either side of Sumner Ave.
Visiting the Catalina Courthouse
Visitors to the Catalina Courthouse will pass through a metal detector and are subject to physical search when deemed necessary. The following items are not allowed inside any Los Angeles County Courthouse:
- Aerosol or flammable sprays (including mace and pepper spray)
- Belt buckles containing or resembling firearms or other weapons
- Ceramic or glass containers
- Flashlights longer than 3: in length
- Handcuffs and handcuff keys
- Illegal narcotics or controlled substances, including marijuana
- Knives (including pocket knives)
- Knitting and crochet needles
- Manicure sets, metal nail files, and nail clippers
- Martial arts equipment of any kind
- Metal utensils (knives, forks, or spoons)
- Rope longer than 2” in length
- Stun guns and tasers
- Swords and can swords
- Any weapon or item that can be used as a weapon (at the discretion of the sheriff and court security personnel)
- Other items. For a complete list of prohibited items, please click here.
Bail at the Catalina Courthouse
Felony Bail Schedule in Los Angeles County can be found Here.
To figure the total amount of bail required for felony charges, you can complete the worksheet found here.
How Much Is Bail at the Catalina Courthouse?
To figure out how much bail will be required to get someone released from jail, you can complete the felony bail worksheet found here.
You will have to follow several steps:
- List all of the offenses for which a defendant is being charged.
- Find the charge with the highest bail schedule amount.
- If the arrestee is charged with more than one offense, on separate dates or against separate victims, list the amounts of the bail required fro those charges and add them to the original charge.
- Next, find are any enhancements that require additional bail. Enhancements include things like:
- Gang-related offenses
- Offenses committed with a weapon
- Does the defendant have any prior convictions?
- Has the arrestee been in prison during the past five years?
- Is the victim under 15 or over 65?
- After finding all base charges and all enhancements, add all of these amounts together to find the total amount of bail that will be required to bail someone out of jail.
Bail For Misdemeanor Charges at the Catalina Courthouse
If a person is charged with a crime that does not have a uniform bail amount provided in the Misdemeanor Bail Schedule, the bail is $500. If the charge against a defendant could be a felony or a misdemeanor charge, sometimes called a “wobbler,” and the bail is not clearly defined in the bail schedule, then the minimum bail will be $750.00.
Los Angeles County Warrants
If you fail to appear for court proceedings, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. An arrest warrant or bench warrant means that, should you come into contact with law enforcement, you may be arrested and taken to jail until you resolve the matter for which the warrant has been issued.
Taking Care of Warrants at the Catalina Courthouse
If you have a warrant in Los Angeles County, you must appear in person to take care it. It is a good idea to have a bail bondsman present with you, to pay the necessary bail to keep you from being placed in jail until the bail can be paid. The court requires that a bail bondsman be present if the charges are a felony.
If you have an active warrant in Los Angeles County, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds today! They will help you work through the process and get the warrant matter taken care of. One of the licensed professionals at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can attend the court hearing with you, to ensure that you don't have to spend time in jail before being allowed to post bond and return to your home and family.
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Best Rates on Bail Bonds in Catalina, California
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Penal Code 1275 Holds on Bail in Avalon, CA
Penal Code Section 1275.1 states that if there is probable cause to suspect that the money or property being used to post bail may come from criminal activity, bail will not be accepted. This is called a 1275 Hold.
Any person who plays a part in the arresting or prosecution process can place the PC 1275 Hold on the bail. This means that they believe the money being used to bail a person out of jail comes from illegal activity. The money may be believed to come from drug dealing, gang-related activities, embezzlement, theft, or extortion. Any of these activities would make the money that came from them ineligible for paying bail.
Bail is offered as a way to ensure that an individual shows up for all of the court proceedings surrounding his or her charges. The court assumes that illegal funds being used to pay for bail means that they won't care enough about the money to continue to appear for court proceedings, should the court allow them to be free on bail.
PC 1275 Hearings
If a1275 Hold has been placed on someone's bail, a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the money that will be used to pay the bail is, in fact, from illegal sources. In order to prove that the money is “clean,” a person will need to bring bank and credit card statements, bill payment statements, car payment information, tax returns, and proof of income to their PC 1275 Hearing.
It is advisable to have an attorney and a bail bondsman with you, when you appear for your 1275 Hearing. You can also bring anyone with you who can testify as to the source of your income and help give clarity to your financial situation.
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Removing a PC 1275 Hold in Avalon
Once the judge has determined that the money being used to post your bail or bond has not been obtained through illegal sources, he or she will lift the 1275 Hold and you or your loved one will be able to post bail.
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