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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15, Sep 2014 - On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?
A federal appeals court in Denver is scheduled to hear arguments Aug. 25 in a dispute over whether Kansas and Arizona can require voters using a federal registration form to show proof of citizenship. It's the first of several significant cases this fall that could determine who gets to vote, and how, in at least six states. The outcomes could also answer a much broader question: Who gets to ...
15, Sep 2014 - Court hears arguments on voters having to prove citizenship
One day before Arizona’s primary election, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard arguments Monday on the constitutionality of voters having to prove citizenship through a passport or birth certificate before they can register to vote.
15, Sep 2014 - Pinal, AZ AZ corrections officer tells PD: 'You need to arrest me'
A former Arizona Department of Corrections officer is locked up, accused of killing his own mother. Alexander Santiago is being held without bond in the Pinal County Jail in Florence, on suspicion of first and second degree murder and aggravated assault.
15, Sep 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Brewer urges court to leave smuggling law intact
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Jan Brewer urged a judge on Friday to leave Arizona's 2005 immigrant smuggling ban intact as the Obama administration argues that the law - once a powerful tool for local authorities to confront illegal immigration - should be thrown out because it's trumped by a federal statute. The Obama administration made the request to block the smuggling law as part of its challenge of ...
14, Sep 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Arizona prison inmate to have sentence commuted
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona inmate who has served 44 years of a life sentence for a murder he committed when he was 17 will be released soon. Under terms of an agreement offered by Maricopa County prosecutors, 62-year-old Ray Chatman's original conviction will be vacated and he'll be eligible for release in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of second-degree murder. A county Superior Court ...
14, Sep 2014 - Arizona Man Wins Fight For Benefits As Same-Sex Union From California Recognized
U.S. District Judge John Sedwick allowed Fred McQuire to be listed on his spouse's death certificate, marking another development in the national debate over gay marriage as state and federal judges across the country have struck down bans in more than a dozen states at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.
14, Sep 2014 - Chandler, AZ AZ mom who left kids in car avoids jail time
The Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll dismiss child abuse charges against an Arizona mother accused of leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job, if she completes treatment programs and sets up a trust fund for her kids.
14, Sep 2014 - Chandler, AZ Phoenix mom who left kids in car regains custody of sons
The Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll dismiss child abuse charges against an Arizona mother accused of leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job, if she completes treatment programs and sets up a trust fund for her kids.
14, Sep 2014 - Pima, AZ Former UA, NFL kicker pleads guilty to criminal damage
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Former NFL and University of Arizona kicker Max Zendejas has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage in connection with a restaurant space he leased from the Tucson school. Pima County prosecutors say the 50-year-old Zendejas could get up to two years in prison when he's sentenced Sept. 30. Zendejas opened a Mexican restaurant and bar called Zendejas 13 across the ...
14, Sep 2014 - Solomon, AZ AriZona iced tea brand co-founders make final pitch in NY trial
During closing arguments in New York state court, Louis Solomon, an attorney for Beverage Marketing USA Inc co-owner Domenick Vultaggio, said the AriZona beverage maker should not be forced to buy out estranged business partner John Ferolito based on "la la land" numbers. The closing arguments capped a valuation trial to determine how much Vultaggio and Beverage Marketing must pay to buy the 50 ...
14, Sep 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Convicted Arizona killer Jodi Arias wins delay in penalty phase retrial
Convicted killer Jodi Arias, who could face the death penalty for the murder of her ex-boyfriend at his Phoenix area home more than six years ago, won a three-week delay on Wednesday in the retrial of the penalty phase of the case. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens granted a request by Arias, who is acting as her own attorney in the penalty phase retrial, to push back jury ...
14, Sep 2014 - Mohave, AZ Man indicted in Bullhead City girl's kidnapping, killing
The man accused of kidnapping an 8-year-old Arizona girl, killing her and leaving her body in a shallow grave faces up to life in prison on three felony charges.
14, Sep 2014 - Arizona county attorney seeks police access to mental health records
In the wake of a fatal officer-involved shooting, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery wants the Arizona Legislature to give police a new tool to deal with mentally ill people.
14, Sep 2014 - Yavapai, AZ Arizona Supreme Court to rule on mother's sentence
The Arizona Supreme Court rules Wednesday on the sentence for a Mesa woman convicted of killing her 10-month-old daughter.
14, Sep 2014 - Gila, AZ Arizona man gets prison term for child abuse
Editors Note APNewsNow. PHOENIX (AP) _ A man has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in federal prison for injuring an infant he was babysitting on the Gila River Indian Community.
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