Watch this video of David Michael Cantor, a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, describe in detail what to expect when visiting the Tolleson City Court (also known as the Tolleson Municipal Court) located in Tolleson, AZ.
The Tolleson City Court building is located at 8350 W Van Buren, in Tolleson, Arizona. From the I-10, you will want to Exit 83rd Ave and head south until you reach Van Buren. Once you come up to Van Buren, head west and the courthouse is on the north side of the street. When you arrive at the courthouse, you can park on either the north or south side of the building.
When you enter, check in at the front desk. Let the staff there know that you are there for a case, and they will be able to direct you to the correct courtroom. You may have to wait a while for your case to be called.
If you’re going to court because you have been charged with a crime, make sure you’re attired properly. Approach it as you are dressing up for a job interview and only wear clothes that look professional. This shows the Judge that you are serious and respectful. Avoid shorts, flip-flops and any clothes with holes or tears. Accessories such as sunglasses and baseball caps are not appropriate. Long pants and a nice dress shirt are good choices for both men and women. Ladies can also wear a dress or long skirt. Short skirts are not appropriate. You want to make a good impression. It may help sway the Judge in your favor.
In the Tolleson City Court, Diana Quezeda is the current Presiding Judge as of the writing of this article. If you would like to read about my professional opinion of her, visit the ‘Judges’ page located in the top menu of this page. There, we list all the current Presiding Judges for these courts and our opinions of them. These opinions fall into one of four categories: pro-defense, pro-state, right down the middle, or no opinion. If your case is being handled by a pro-defense judge, that’s a good sign. They are more likely to rule in your favor given the proper information by an experienced criminal defense attorney. Pro-state Judges tend to rule in the favor of the prosecution, and it can be harder to work with them to avoid a conviction.
If you or someone you love is appearing in the Tolleson City Court, it is likely because they have been charged with a misdemeanor. Felony cases are handled by the Superior Court, which is located elsewhere. Misdemeanor cases are still incredibly serious: Class 1 convictions can result in jail sentences up to six months and thousands of dollars in fines. When you find yourself or a loved one in this situation, be sure to contact the DM Cantor. Either give us a call at 602-307-0808 or fill out our Free Consultation Form at the top of this page.
Our law offices will schedule a free consultation. It takes about 30 minutes of your time, and we will discuss the details of your case from top to bottom. If there is any way to avoid a conviction, or mitigate the damages, we will find it and utilize it in your case.
Tolleson City Court / Tolleson Municipal Court
8350 W Van Buran
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.