Watch this video of David Michael Cantor, a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, describe in detail what to expect when visiting the Paradise Valley Municipal Court in Paradise Valley, AZ.
This court is located at 6517 E Lincoln Dr. in Paradise Valley, Arizona. That’s on 65th Street and Lincoln between Invergorden and Casablanca Road. If you’re coming along Lincoln, the courthouse is just west of the fire station, on the south side of the street. Parking is available on the east side of the building, as are the entrance doors.
The court is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays. When you arrive, you’ll have to check in at the window. Let the staff know your name and the reason you’re there. They will ask you to take a seat until they are ready for your case. When it’s time, either the Prosecutor or the court will call on you. If you prefer, you can wait outside the courtroom.
Before you arrive, make sure that you are dressed professionally. Your clothing tells the judge and prosecutor that you’re taking this seriously, and it represents the respect you have for the court and the law. Dress in your Sunday best or as if you were going to a job interview. Don’t wear dirty or worn clothes. Accessories like baseball hats and sunglasses should be left at home, and flip-flops also aren’t appropriate.
Tyrrell Taber is the current presiding Judge of the Paradise Valley Municipal Court. You can find my opinion of him and other Arizona Judges on the ‘Judges’ page located in the menu at the top of this page. Judges fall into one of four categories: no opinion, pro-state, pro-defense and those who go fairly right down the middle. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you want your case to be assigned to a pro-defense Judge.
If your case is in front of the Paradise Valley Municipal Court, chances are that it is probably a misdemeanor; this court doesn’t handle felony cases. Misdemeanor charges, however, shouldn’t be taken lightly. Convictions can carry heavy penalties, including up to six months of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. Any charges should be taken seriously, and you should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney before your case is set to trial.
If you’re not sure how to proceed after you’ve been charged, give the Law Offices of David Michael Cantor a call at 602-307-0808 or fill out our Free Consultation form. We provide a thorough review for all cases. It will only cost you about half an hour of your time, and we will meet with you to go over the details of the charges. Bring any paperwork or evidence you have. Regardless of the charges, we will do our best to find a way to beat them.
Don’t wait to get help. Contact us today so we can help you with your situation.
Pinal County Superior Court – Globe Justice Court
6517 E Lincoln Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.