If you received a ticket for DUI or a misdemeanor criminal offense and were directed to go to the Manistee Justice Court, this means you were arrested by DPS or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. If the arrest was made by a city police officer, your case should be handled by city court.
David Cantor reviews the Manistee Justice Court and it’s presiding Judge:
The jurisdictional boundaries of the Manistee Justice Court are Cactus Road to the North, Camelback Road to the South, I-17 to the East and West 91st Avenue to the West. This jurisdiction is not a perfect rectangle. If you were stopped, cited and instructed to go to the Manistee Justice Court, contact the DM Cantor. Skilled attorneys will make sure the arrest was made in the appropriate district. The case can be thrown out if you were not within legal boundaries.
The Manistee Justice Court is located at 14264 West Tierra Buena Lane in Surprise, AZ. Or, West Statler and Tierra Buena Lane. It is inside the Northwest Regional Court Center, which contains around six different courts.
There is free parking in front of the building. Be sure to dress appropriately for court. Do not wear any hats, sunglasses, shorts, tank tops or similar casual clothing.
The judge is Donald Watts. Judge Handley has been in his position since 2006. He served in the United States Air Force. He is known to be a nice guy. Most people serving as a Justice of the Peace (JP) did not go to law school. They have no legal background. These judges won a popularity contest and were elected. After six weeks of training, they are sent to sit on the bench and judge cases. Most people would not be comfortable going to a surgeon that only has six weeks of training.
If you are stopped with a misdemeanor or DUI and instructed to go to the Manistee Justice Court, call the DM Cantor to set up a free initial consultation for a full case review. You can call or email our offices 24 hours a day at (602) 307-0808 to schedule a free case review with one of our attorneys.
Manistee Justice Court
14264 West Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
Phone: (602) 372-2000
Fax: (602) 372-2620
8am – 5pm Monday – Friday
*Closed on Holidays, Call the Court to confirm