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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19, Apr 2014 - Arizona court determines sentencing sets appeal deadline
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court said the countdown begins on when criminal defendants must file appeals when a judge pronounces sentence, not when a court clerk files the resulting paperwork.
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19, 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 ...
19, Apr 2014 - Appeals panel could lift Ariz. abortion rules block
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19, Apr 2014 - Darren Sharper ends bad week with more bad news
Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper appears in his jail uniform in Superior Court in Los Angeles on Friday, April 18 , 2014. Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to hold him without bond on one of two rape charges pending against him there.
19, Apr 2014 - Judge chides Arpaio in profiling case
A judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff's office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday.
19, Apr 2014 - US supreme court rejects Arizona bid to restrict abortions
The high court's refusal to take up the case means that an appeals court decision striking down the law, which prohibited most abortions after 20 weeks, will stand.
19, Apr 2014 - Arizona Supreme Court rules on condemnation issue
A dispute from light rail construction in Phoenix is the basis for an Arizona Supreme Court ruling on compensation for property owners in condemnation cases.
18, Apr 2014 - Arizona judge: 'Proof evident' in Sharper rape case
A Phoenix judge ruled Thursday that former NFL star Darren Sharper is not entitled to bail in Arizona, finding 'proof evident and presumption great' that he raped a woman in Tempe on Nov. 21.
18, Apr 2014 - Gilbert, AZ Raw video: Marissa Devault's tearful apology in hammer killing trial
Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer made a tearful plea for mercy Thursday, telling the jury deciding her fate that she is sorry for her actions and wishes she could go back and undo the pain she caused. [Click here for hammer-killing trial stories] Marissa Devault, 36, broke down in tears ...
18, Apr 2014 - Mohave, AZ Arizona man gets 626-year sentence for molesting boy
KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A 54-year-old Golden Valley man has been sentenced to 626 years in prison on convictions for child molestation and other crimes.
18, Apr 2014 - Federal appeals court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules are allowed to take effect.
18, Apr 2014 - Judge: Proof evident that Sharper raped woman in Arizona
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18, Apr 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules are allowed to take effect.
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