Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court

The Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court handles DUIs and misdemeanor traffic violations that occurred within the boundaries of the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Precinct (a map of the precinct is below). The Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court handles offenses that occur from Glendale Avenue to the North, McKellips Road to the South, 87th Way to the East and Central Avenue to the West.

Basic Information

Court Address

620 Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Court Information

  • Judge: Leonore Driggs
  • Phone: (602) 372-6300
  • Fax: (602) 372-6412
  • Email Form: Form

Parking and Security Information

  • Paid parking in front of the court and a paid parking garage
  • Visitors are required to pass through metal detectors
  • Items brought into the courthouse go through xray machines

Payment Link for Court:  Link

Location of the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court

The Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court is located at 620 West Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003. The map below shows the location of the court. 

Map of the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court

Arcadia Biltmore Justice Precinct

Every court has a geographic area over which the court has power, called a jurisdiction. In order for the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court to have power over an offense, the crime must occur within the jurisdiction of the court. Below you will find a map of the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court’s jurisdiction.

Precinct Map of the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court

If you committed an offense that was not within the boundaries of Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court’s jurisdiction, the court does not have authority to hear the case and the charges must be dismissed. That does not mean you cannot be charged again in the proper jurisdiction. As long as the time limit for the crime has not run out, it can still be re-filed in the appropriate court. If you believe you have been charged for a crime in the wrong court, you need to contact a lawyer, such as the Salwin Law Group, to assist you in getting the charges dismissed.

What is a Justice Court?

A justice court is a limited jurisdiction court, which means that the court can only hear misdemeanor offenses. If you have been charged with a felony, it is out of the jurisdiction of the justice court and must be handled by the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Justice Courts can handle any type of crime that is a misdemeanor, as well as criminal traffic violations. Justice courts also handle civil lawsuits (private lawsuits between individuals) where the amount in dispute is less than $10,000.

An interesting fact about Justice Courts is that the judge is called a justice of the peace.  Justices of the peace are elected officials and voted into their office for four-year terms. An important thing to know is that justices of the peace are not required to be licensed attorneys. In fact, many justices of the peace in Arizona are not lawyers. That means that the prosecutor, the individual that is fighting to get the largest penalty against you, is more trained than the judge hearing your case. That is why it is so important that you always speak with an attorney that has experience in the court that you are charged.

Arcadia Biltmore Justice of the Peace

The justice of the peace for Arcadia Biltmore is Leonore Driggs. Judge Driggs was elected the Justice of the Peace in 2016 and has served since that time. Judge Driggs is a former teacher who graduated from Arizona State University Summa Cum Laude.

Picture of Justice of the Peace Leonore Driggs

The Salwin Law Group has experience with Judge Driggs and we find her to be a fair judge who is thoughtful and open to hearing our arguments on behalf of our clients. While she is a fair judge, you should always speak with a lawyer prior to any hearing to make sure you obtain the best possible outcome. If you go to court unprepared, you will likely be unable to dissuade the judge from giving you the set punishment/fine. Give us a call right away for a free evaluation of your case.

How Did My Case End up in the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court?

If you have been ordered to appear at the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court, that means that you have likely been charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. The other type of offense you could have been charged with is a felony offense. If you have been charged with a felony offense, you would be ordered to appear at one of the superior courts in Arizona.

How Should I Dress to Attend the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court?

If you have been ordered to appear in court, you should dress as if you are attending a job interview. For men, this means a buttoned-down collared shirt with a tie and dress pants, a suit jacket if you have one. Women should wear a dress or skirt/pants with a dress shirt and a suit jacket or cardigan. You should avoid leggings, shorts and jeans.

Remember that even if you are appearing virtually, you are still expected to abide by the same rules as if you were appearing in person. This means that you should dress as outlined above and you should remain in a quiet location for the duration of the hearing. Do not drive or walk around.

Common Offenses

Common offenses that we see charged in the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court involve DUIs and misdemeanor traffic crimes. The court also hears other misdemeanor offenses as well.

The Salwin Law Group Handles Cases in the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court

The Salwin Law Group is experienced in handling any type of charge brought against you in the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court. Stewart Salwin is a former prosecutor who is skilled at getting charges dismissed or reduced. He uses his experience as a former prosecutor to identify issues before they even arise. Call the Salwin Law Group for a free consultation right away. Let us help protect your future.