If you have been cited for a DUI or a misdemeanor crime and told to go to the San Tan Justice Court, then you must have been stopped by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office. If you were stopped by a city cop, they would’ve sent you to the city court.
Watch: David Cantor explains the San Tan Justice Court and reviews the judge:
To be sent to the San Tan Justice Court, you must have been arrested within its jurisdictional boundaries: McKellips to the north, Hunt Highway to the south, Meridian Road to the east and Gilbert to the west. These boundaries do not form a perfect rectangle. If you were cited and sent to the San Tan Justice System, make sure that you were actually arrested within those jurisdictional boundaries. If you weren’t, then the whole case can be thrown out on a jurisdictional defense. DM Cantor can help make sure you were arrested within these boundaries.
The address for the San Tan Justice Center is 201 East Chicago Street in Chandler, AZ. It’s located at East Chicago and Delaware street in downtown Chandler within a regional court center. Look for the San Tan Justice Courtroom. The judge there is Samuel Goodman. San Tan Justice Court is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the phone number is 602-372-3400. There is plenty of free parking available out front. Whenever you go to court, dress appropriately. Do not wear shorts, tank tops, hats, sunglasses or flip-flops.
Keep in mind, most justices of the peace are not lawyers and did not go to law school. They’re elected. This means that they essentially won a popularity contest; they weren’t given the job based on skill. They are given six weeks of training and told they can judge people.
If you were cited for a DUI or a misdemeanor crime and told to go to San Tan Justice Court, contact the DM Cantor for a free initial consultation. You can contact our offices 24 hours a day by phone at (602) 307-0808 or by email, using our secure form.
San Tan Justice Court
201 E Chicago St
Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: (602) 372-3400
Fax: (602) 372-3441
8am – 5pm Monday – Friday
*Closed on Holidays, Call the Court to confirm