Highland Justice Court

Highland Justice Court Information & Location

If you are being charged with a crime in the Highland Justice Court, then this page will help you navigate the criminal division’s court process.

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Highland Justice Court Location

Located on Gilbert Road and Civic Center Drive the address is:

55 E. Civic Center Way, STE 55 Gilbert, AZ 85296

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(602) 372-8300
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The Highland Justice Court is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The court is closed on certain holidays.  If you believe that you have a court date on a holiday, call the court to make sure it is closed.  You may pay in person at the Highland Justice Court. Payments by cash, personal check, money order, or cashiers/certified check are accepted. You may also pay by credit card using the phone number provided.

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Where To Park At the Highland Justice Court

Highland Justice Court has public parking located to the North of the buildings where the court is located.  It is free to the public and offers parking without a time limit.  The parking lot has uncovered parking spots available for your convenience.  If the lots are filled, there is paid meter parking along the curb of the courthouse and other buildings in the area.

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How The Highland Justice Court System Works

The Highland Justice Court Criminal Justice System
What To Do When You Arrive At the Apache Junction Justice Court In Pinal County

What To Do When You Arrive At the Highland Justice Court

After parking, enter through the front doors located on the north side of the building and turn right. 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 security, you will find the highland counter on the left side.  Check in with one of the clerks.  If there is a number system, pull a number and you will be called and helped in order.  The courtroom is just past the counter.

Steps To Take Once In The Apache Junction Justice Courtroom

Steps To Take Once In The Highland Justice Courtroom

If you have hired a private attorney in Maricopa County, 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 Highland Justice Court Judge, Prosecutor, or Clerk to call your name after you have signed in.

Dress Code at Apache Junction Justice Court in Pinal County

Dress Code at Highland Justice Court

You do not need to wear a suit and tie to Highland Justice 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.

What happens at the first hearing in Apache Junction Justice Court: Initial Appearances (IA)

What happens at the first hearing in Highland Justice Court; Initial Appearances (IA):

The first hearing in Highland Justice Court that is set after a criminal charge and a summons is issued is the Initial Appearance or IA. If you are not present at that hearing, a warrant can be issued by the 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 regarding your charges.

How Lawyers at Dove Law Firm Can Help You At Your Apache Junction Justice Court Initial Appearance (IA)

How Lawyers at Dove Law Firm Can Help You At Your Highland Justice Court Initial Appearance (IA)

If you hire a Dove Law Firm Highland Justice attorney, we will file motions for you to be released on your own recognizance, vacate the initial appearance, and enter a not guilty plea on the charges.  If the judge signs the motion, you will not need to show to the IA date and the court will set the next hearing, a pretrial conference. Our Highland 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, offers and strategies.

Pretrial Hearings In The Apache Junction Justice Court

Pretrial Hearings In The Highland Justice Court

After the initial appearance in Highland Justice 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 three-month period.  If it does not resolve in that time period, the judge will often set if for trial.

Who Are The Highland Justice Court Judges

Names Of Highland Justice Court Judges & Courtroom Numbers

Below is a list of the Judges you may appear before at the Highland Justice Court.

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DUI Penalties In Apache Junction Justice Courts

DUI Penalties In Highland Justice Court

In the Highland Justice 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 Highland Justice Court visit my page titled, Arizona DUI or press the button below.

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Why Hire An Apache Junction Justice Court Defense Attorney?

Why Hire An Highland Justice Court Defense Attorney?

At Dove Law Firm our Highland Justice Court attorneys will guide you through the difficult and complicated process of the 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 Highland Justice and beyond.


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