Apache Junction Municipal Court
Apache Junction Municipal Court Information & Location
If you are being charged with a Crime in the Apache Junction Municipal Court, then this page will help you navigate the criminal division’s court process.
Apache Junction Municipal Court Location
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How The Apache Junction Municipal Court System Works
The Apache Junction Criminal Municipal Court System
What To Do When You Arrive At the Apache Junction Municipal Court
Enter through the building’s front doors, which are located on the northeast side of the building. Check in at the front windows on your left by giving a staff member your name and time of hearing. Next, go through security, which requires that you take off your belt and place it in a bin along with anything in your pockets, including your phone and wallet. Leave all food and drinks in your vehicle. After passing Apache Junction security, enter one of the two courtrooms in which you have been assigned.
Steps To Take Once In The Apache Junction Municipal Courtroom
Once inside the Apache Junction City courtroom, go through both sets of doors and look for a sign in sheet that is usually located at the desk in the middle of the courtroom or speak to a staff member. Get checked into the courtroom as soon as possible because the cases will be called by the order of the list. You will end up waiting a long time if you forget to sign in. If you have hired a private attorney, wait for them in the courtroom or follow their instructions as to where to meet. If you have not hired an attorney, then wait for the Judge, Prosecutor, or clerk to call your name after you have signed in.
Dress Code at Apache Junction Municipal Court
You do not need to wear a suit and tie to AJ Court. However, use common sense and dress appropriately to show respect to the judge and court staff. You never know what a good impression can do for your case. It is recommended that “Business Casual” is worn such as a dress shirt, polo shirt, slacks or nice jeans. Few judges have banned cell phones in the courtroom. Most allow cell phones to be used but ask that the phones are turned to silent/vibrate.
Police Stations in Apache Junction Arizona
Below is a list of the police stations in Apache Junction where you might be taken after an arrest. While in police custody, take the time to call Dove Law Firm so that we can immediately take action to protect your rights and defenses.
What Happens At The First Hearing in Apache Junction Municipal Court?
The first hearing in Apache Junction Municipal Court that is set after a criminal charge is the Initial Appearance or IA. If you are not present at that hearing, a warrant can be issued by the presiding judge. During the Initial Appearance, a judge will advise the defendants of their charges and will address release conditions. If you hire a private attorney, they can ask that a non-guilty plea be entered on your behalf regarding all charges and that the court set the matter for a pretrial conference. Otherwise, you will need to appear and speak directly with the judge.
How Dove Law Firm Lawyers Can Help You at Your Initial Appearance (IA) in Apache Junction Magistrate Court
If you hire a Dove Law Firm AJ attorney, we can file motions for you to be released on your own recognizance, vacate the initial appearance, meaning get rid of it and enter a not guilty plea on the charges. If the court signs off on the motion, you will not need to show to the IA date and the court will set the next hearing, a pretrial conference. Our Apache Junction attorneys will obtain the date of the first pretrial hearing and attend that hearing in your place. We will gather all the evidence and discovery from the Prosecutor and will provide you with constant updates.
Pretrial Hearings In The Apache Junction Municipal Court
After the initial appearance in AJ Court, the next court date is named a pretrial conference or pretrial hearing. At that hearing your attorney will gather discovery, initiate negotiations with the prosecutor and present defenses on your behalf. The case should resolve within three or four pretrial hearings over a four-month period. If it does not, the judge will often set if for trial.
Who Are The Apache junction Municipal Judges
Names Of Apache Junction Municipal Judges & Courtroom Numbers
Below is a list of the Judges you may appear before at the Apache Junction Municipal Court.
Judge James W. Hazel Jr. in Courtroom #1 and #2
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DUI Penalties In Apache Junction
In the Apache Junction Municipal court system, the Defendant will face jail time for DUI while fines and fees can vary enormously. There are four types of DUI that can be charged, and many different offers that a prosecutor can present. An experienced DUI lawyer will know the type of offer that contains the statutory minimums. For more information on the typical consequences and law regarding the different types of DUI in the Apache Junction DUI courts visit my page titled, Apache Junction DUI, or press the button below.
Why Hire An Apache Junction Defense Attorney?
Dove Law Firm’s Apache Junction DUI attorneys will guide you through the difficult and complicated process of the Apache Junction Municipal Court system. Your rights will be protected, and you will receive expert advice regarding your current situation. Having been raised in Arizona, Shawn Dove is comfortable with addressing all courts within Apache Junction and beyond.
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