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, ( 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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Court of Appeals - Division One
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Glendale City Court
Justice of the Peace Courts (contact info)
Pima County Juvenile Court
San Luis Municipal Court
Scottsdale City Court
Superior Court websites
Tax Court (division of Maricopa County Superior Court)
Tempe Municipal Court
Tucson City Court

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30, Jul 2014 - A drawn-out killing
Joseph Wood should have taken ten minutes to die by lethal injection in an Arizona prison this week for the double murder 25 years ago of his former girlfriend and her father.
30, Jul 2014 - Tucson, AZ Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed ...
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30, Jul 2014 - Transcripts from U.S. execution reveal arguments while inmate died for two hours
Defence lawyer pleaded to stop Joseph Rudolph Wood’s execution, while the Arizona attorney assured the judge everything was fine
30, Jul 2014 - Botched executions raise concerns
An Arizona inmate "gasped and snorted" for more than 90 minutes as he was put to death.
30, Jul 2014 - ‘He is unable to breathe and not dying’: Lawyer begged Arizona judge to halt ‘horrifically bo
'That is very concerning,' a judge told an Arizona attorney almost 90 minutes into the execution of murderer Joseph Wood that 'didn’t seem to be working'
30, Jul 2014 - Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution
FLORENCE, Ariz. — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.
30, Jul 2014 - Arizona execution goes horribly wrong; witnesses describe gruesome scene
Another drawn-out execution has re-ignited controversy over lethal injections and now the governor of Arizona is calling for a thorough investigation of the matter. Joseph Woods was convicted of murder and put to death by way of a new two-drug lethal injection Wednesday night. Some witnesses said the process took nearly two hours as Woods […]
30, Jul 2014 - Hastings And Hastings Announces The Hiring Of A New Attorney, John C. Coste
Hastings & Hastings, a team of discount accident lawyers that focuses on personal injury has been representing accident victims in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout Arizona for several decades. (PRWeb July 15, 2014) Read the full story at
30, Jul 2014 - Coconino, AZ Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape case
An Arizona prison teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender has filed a $4 million claim against the state Department of Corrections.
30, Jul 2014 - Masking death penalty’s violence increases suffering, Arizona execution shows
Arizona's botched two-hour execution of Rudolph Wood is one of several lethal injections this year to go horribly wrong. The problem's root cause is death penalty's supporters reluctance to fully endorse a punishment of violent death.
30, Jul 2014 - Pima, AZ Arizona prison chief says execution wasn't botched
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's prisons chief says Wednesday's nearly two-hour execution of a murderer was not botched and the inmate was never in pain. Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan read a statement outside his office Thursday amid outcry over the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood. He dismissed what he called a "premature and erroneous conclusion" that it was a botched execution. He ...
30, Jul 2014 - Tucson, AZ Ariz. officials deny execution was botched
Arizona corrections Director Charles Ryan said Thursday that the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood in Florence was not botched, despite media reports. / Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic
30, Jul 2014 - Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his pending execution, putting it on hold until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.
30, Jul 2014 - Coconino, AZ Arizona investigates lethal injection procedure after two hour execution
Lethal injection executions typically take 5-15 minutes. But the drugs the state used to use are no longer available because pharmaceutical companies refused to sell them for executions.Arizona tried a new method yesterday, and it took considerably longer than 15 minutes to kill Joseph Wood.
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