Chandler Municipal Court
Arizona Court Information & Location
If you are being charged with a DUI in the Chandler Municipal Court, then this page will help you navigate the criminal division’s court process.
Chandler City Court Location
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Where To Park At Chandler Municipal Court
Chandler has great public parking directly to the South of the courthouse. It is free to the public and offers covered parking without a time limit.
How The Chandler Court System Works
The Chandler Arizona Criminal Justice Court System
What To Do When You Arrive At the City of Chandler Court
After parking, enter through the right side of the front doors. 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. Just to the left, on the wall, you will find a screen with names, times and assigned courtrooms. The hearings are listed alphabetical by last name. If you do not see your name or have a question, the information desk is located to your right. Take a number and you will be called and helped. Courtrooms are located on the first and second floor.
Steps To Take Once In The Chandler Courtroom
Once inside the courtroom, go through both sets of doors and look for a signed in sheet that is usually located at the bailiff’s desk. Sign in on the clipboard 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. If you have not hired an attorney, then wait for the Judge or Prosecutor or clerk to call your name.
Dress Code at Chandler City Court
You do not need to wear a suit and tie. However, use common sense and dress appropriately to show respect to the judge. 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. To be safe, turn it off.
Police Stations in Chandler Arizona
Below is a list of the police stations in Chandler 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 Chandler Municipal Court?
The first hearing is usually the Initial Appearance or IA, unless you have hired an attorney. 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 have hired a private, the attorney 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.
How Lawyers Help Your Initial Appearance (IA)
If you hire a Dove Law Firm Chandler DUI attorney, we can file motions for you to be released on your own recognizance, vacate the initial appearance, enter a not guilty plea and set for a pretrial hearing. When this motion is granted, you will not need to show to the IA date. Our attorneys will get 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 Chandler Municipal Court
After the initial appearance, the next court date is named a pretrial conference or pretrial hearing. At that hearing is your attorney will gather discover, initiate negotiations with the prosecutor and present defenses on your behalf. The case should resolve within three or four pretrial hearings. If it does not, the judge will often set if for trial.
Who Are The Chandler Municipal Judges
Names Of Chandler AZ Judges & Courtroom Numbers
Below is a list of the Judges you may appear before at the Chandler Municipal Court.
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Contact Dove Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation
If you have any more questions about the Chandler Municipal Court process, don’t hesitate to call Dove Law Office at 1-877-368-3529 for a free consultation. You may also visit our website for more information regarding our Chandler DUI services at dovelawaz.com. Contact our Arizona restraining order lawyers and Mesa DUI attorneys today.
DUI Penalties In Chandler City Courts
In the Chandler City 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 Mesa DUI courts visit my page titled, DUI consequences.
Why Hire A Chandler DUI Defense Attorney?
Dove Law Firm’s Chandler DUI attorneys will guide you through the difficult and complicated process of the Chandler 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 Chandler and beyond.
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