Courts in Arizona
Court Records, Directory And News in AZ
Superior courts are Arizona's trial courts, and there's at least one in each county. Arizona superior courts handle divorces, evictions, small claims, tax, probate and juvenile matters, and also hear appeals from municipal and justice courts. Arizona's municipal courts mainly handle misdemeanor crime and violation of city ordinance cases. Arizona's justice courts (aka Justice of the Peace courts) can also hear these cases along with domestic violence, assault and battery, and general civil cases. The Arizona state court system also includes it's appellate courts and the Arizona Supreme Court.
Arizona court's online system, Public Access to Court Case Information, (http://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/caselookup.aspx) allows users to get information about Arizona state court cases when searching by name, date of birth, or case number. If you're trying to research if someone has ever been sued, or if they have a criminal record in Arizona, you could use this website to find out. However, the database only provides basic information including party names, charges, and any decisions made. If you're seeking public court records in Arizona, you'll need call, visit, or send a written request to the Clerk of Courts office in the county where the case took place.
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25, Apr 2014 - Homicide trial delayed due to new evidence
The Wisconsin trial for an Arizona man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's fiance has been delayed while the defense analyzes new evidence.
25, Apr 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Appeals court arguments heard in son killing case
PHOENIX (AP) -- A retired detective shouldn't be forced to testify at the retrial of an Arizona mother who is charged with having her son killed in 1989 because he could face perjury or other charges himself after a federal court accused him of misconduct, the man's lawyer argued Wednesday before the state Court of Appeals. "The message is simply this," attorney Treasure Van Dreumel told the ...
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24, Apr 2014 - Tucson, AZ Arizona court: Sentencing sets appeal deadline
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24, Apr 2014 - New Yuma courthouse named for judge unveiled
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24, Apr 2014 - Cardinals player to be sentenced for assault plea
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24, Apr 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
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24, Apr 2014 - Tucson, AZ Yuma courthouse dedicated to judge killed on Jan. 8, 2011
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24, Apr 2014 - Pima, AZ Couple posing as real estate agent, homebuyer sentenced in burglaries
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24, Apr 2014 - Judge clears AG Tom Horne in campaign finance case
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24, Apr 2014 - Arizona high court to review ruling on temporary gun seizures
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