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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05, Mar 2015 - Maricopa, AZ Jodi Arias escapes death penalty after Arizona jury deadlocks
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A jury in Arizona failed to reach a verdict on Thursday in the sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias, sparing the former waitress from the death penalty for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008. Arias, 34, was found guilty of the murder in 2013 but jurors at that trial deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty. A new jury of eight women and four men was ...
05, Mar 2015 - Maricopa, AZ Hung jury in Jodi Arias sentencing retrial
Convicted murdered Jodi Arias will not receive the death sentence after an Arizona jury failed to reach a decision Thursday.  "In my assessment, we are hung and additional time will not change this,"   Maricopa County Judge Sherry Stephens said . The announcement came after jurors deliberated for 26 hours over five days.  Arias was  first convicted  of the first-degree murder of former boyfriend ...
05, Mar 2015 - Phoenix, AZ Arpaio faces contempt hearing in profiling case
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona sheriff faces a civil contempt hearing in federal court in April for his office's repeated violations of orders issued in a racial-profiling case. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in 2013 ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office had systematically singled out Latinos in regular traffic and special immigration patrols. Snow scheduled the April 21-24 ...
05, Mar 2015 - Mohave, AZ Prison break accomplice back in Arizona for sentencing
The accomplice in an Arizona prison break is back in the state to be sentenced on escape and robbery charges.
05, Mar 2015 - Death penalty off the table for Jodi Arias after second jury deadlocked
An Arizona jury was once again unable to reach a unanimous decision on whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, a judge announced Thursday.
05, Mar 2015 - SolarCity Files Lawsuit Against Arizona Utility Salt River Project for Violations of Antitrust Law
PHOENIX -- SolarCity Corporation filed a lawsuit late yesterday in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, asking the court to stop Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP)'s anti-competitive ...
05, Mar 2015 - Maricopa, AZ Mistrial in Jodi Arias sentencing after jury deadlocks again
Convicted killer Jodi Arias dodged a possible death sentence Thursday when a second Arizona jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on her punishment. Now, a judge only has...
05, Mar 2015 - Public Land debates addressed in bill
New Mexico is one of six western states — the others being Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada and Idaho — calling for the transfer of federal public lands to state control. The bill introduced to the New Mexico Legislature this year is asking for an interim study commission to simply investigate the issue further. Mark Allison, executive director of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, spoke with ...
05, Mar 2015 - Glendale, AZ Timeline of Jhessye Shockley's disappearance
Jhessye Shockley, a 5-year-old girl from Glendale, Arizona, went missing on Oct. 11, 2011, and has not been found. Her mother, Jerice Hunter, is currently on trial for her murder.
05, Mar 2015 - Phoenix, AZ Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Facing More Legal Troubles
A federal judge in Arizona is planning a series of hearings to find out if Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be held in contempt of court for violating the court's orders. It's the latest twist in a lawsuit that found the sheriff's exuberant crackdown on illegal immigration racially profiled Latino drivers.
05, Mar 2015 - Maricopa, AZ Jury deliberations end for day in Jodi Arias case
© Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo Jodi Arias adjusts her glasses during her sentencing retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court, on Feb. 18, 2015, in Phoenix.
05, Mar 2015 - Ducey announces former team owner as Arizona parks director
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday named a former Wisconsin parks official and soccer team owner as the new executive director of the Arizona state park system. Sue Black previously was the owner of the Milwaukee Wave, a professional indoor soccer team, and served as chief of operations for Arizona State Parks and director of Wisconsin State Parks. In her new role, Black will oversee a ...
05, Mar 2015 - Maricopa, AZ D.A.: Arias Will Face 25 Years or Life In Prison
Maricopa County, District Attorney Bill Montgomery tells the media that, following Arizona law, Jodi Arias will get either 25 years in prison, or life, depending on what the judge decides.
05, Mar 2015 - Phoenix, AZ Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt hearing in profiling case
An Arizona sheriff known for clashing with the federal government and cracking down on illegal immigration will face a civil contempt-of-court hearing because his office repeatedly violated orders issued in a racial-profiling case, a U.S. judge said Thursday.
05, Mar 2015 - US murderer escapes death as jury hung
A US jury failed again Thursday to agree on whether to sentence Jodi Arias to death for the grisly killing of her boyfriend in 2008, effectively sparing her the death penalty. Judge Sherry Stephens declared a second mistrial in Phoenix, Arizona, the latest development in a case which has gripped America. The judge set a sentencing date of April 13, when Arias can be sentenced to life in prison ...
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