Watch this video of David Michael Cantor, a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, describe in detail what to expect when visiting the Apache Junction Justice Court in Apache Junction, AZ.
Take the US-60 into Apache Junction and proceed north onto North Idaho Rd approximately 2 to 2 ½ miles. Veer to the right on Route 88. Follow the road to the left into the complex. It is a rather large complex standing next to a public park. Parking is outside the main building.
Upon Entering the Courthouse
The Courtroom is located in suite 200. Sign in at the front window. Always arrive at court at least 15 minutes before scheduled, earlier if you need to meet with your attorney.
Dress appropriately for court, at minimum dress shirt and slacks or dress. Dressing too casual may imply to the court that you do not take the matter seriously. Cut off shorts, flip flops or beachwear is not considered appropriate apparel for a court appearance.
The Apache Junction Justice Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. This means it does not hear felony cases or civil cases involving more than $10,000. On the other hand, the court can still sentence you to up to 6 months in the county jail; fine you up to $2500 or both. It is one of the largest Justice Court precincts in the state.
It has the authority to issue arrest warrants and search warrants in criminal cases and restraining orders in domestic cases. Justice Court is also referred to as Justice of the Peace Court.
Judge Shaun Babeu has been serving as administrative Judge of Precinct 7 since 2011. To learn more about this Judge or any Judge, visit our “Arizona Judges” page to read our opinions. We will provide information as to whether they are considered pro-defendant, pro-state or whether they are middle of the road. As with any Judge, he should have your full respect and attention, and should always be referred to as either “Judge” or “Your Honor”.
Even a misdemeanor in Arizona can be a serious offense, with jail time and hefty fines possible. In addition, a misdemeanor conviction will be on your permanent record and can affect further job opportunities, school enrollment, and other areas in life.
This is why your criminal misdemeanor charge in Apache Junction requires experienced, competent attention from a qualified attorney. Our firm has long experience in representing defendants in misdemeanors, serious traffic charges and DUI charges.
Give our office a call at 602-307-0808 to schedule a free initial consultation. It won’t cost you a dime but it will take about 30 minutes of your time in the privacy of our office. We will go over your case with you from top to bottom and look for a way to beat the charge and love to get you out of the trouble that you are possibly facing. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Apache Junction Justice Court
Roy Hudson Complex
575 North Idaho Rd., Ste 200
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.