Country Meadows Justice Court
The Country Meadows Justice Court handles all misdemeanor offenses that occurred within the boundaries of the court (a map of the precinct is below).
10420 W. Van Buren Street
Avondale, AZ 85323
- Judge: Ann Huberman
- Phone: (602) 372-8000
- Fax: (602) 372-8024
- Email Form: Form
Parking and Security Information
- Parking in front of the court building with parking meters or there are several parking garages in the vicinity
- Visitors are required to pass through metal detectors
- Items brought into the courthouse go through xray machines
Payment Link for Court: Link
The Country Meadows Justice Court is located at 10420 W. Van Buren Street, Avondale, Arizona, 85323. See the map below for the court’s location.
Country Meadows Justice Precinct
The jurisdiction of the Country Meadows Justice Court is the boundaries by which the court has power to hear a case. Below you will find a map of the court’s jurisdiction.
If you committed an offense that was not within the jurisdiction of Country Meadows Justice Court, then the court cannot hear the case and the charges against you must be dismissed. You should know, however, that the charges can be re-filed against you in the proper court, unless the time limit for doing so has passed. If you believe your case is in the wrong court, you need to contact the Salwin Law Group to assist you in getting the charges dismissed.
What is a Justice Court?
A justice court is a court that can handle any type of crime that is a misdemeanor. 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 also handle civil lawsuits (private lawsuits between individuals) where the amount in dispute is less than $10,000.
One thing that is different about justice courts, is that the judges are called Justices of the Peace. Justices of the peace are elected officials and they are voted into their office for four-year terms. Justices of the peace are not required to be licensed attorneys and many of them are not.
That means that the prosecutor, the individual that is fighting to get the largest penalty against you, has more training than the judge hearing your case. Also, many times, without a lawyer, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will not deviate from the punishment listed in the law you violated. Having an attorney that is skilled at negotiation and spotting legal issues is imperative.
Justice of the Peace
The justice of the peace for Country Meadows is Anna Huberman. Judge Huberman is the current Justice of the Peace of the Year. She was elected the Justice of the Peace in 2012 and has served since that time. She was recently re-elected for her third term in 2020.
Prior to becoming a justice of the peace, Judge Huberman was a court interpreter for the Maricopa County Superior Court for 15 years. She is known to be a nice and fair judge, but she is not a licensed attorney. That is why contacting an experienced attorney is so important. The Salwin Law Group is here to help.
How Did My Case End up in the Country Meadows Justice Court?
If you are required to appear at the Country Meadows Justice Court, you have likely been charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. The other type of offense you could have been charged with, a felony offense, are not handled by the Country Meadows Justice Court, but rather the Maricopa County Superior Court.
How Should I Dress to Attend Court?
If you have been ordered to appear in the Country Meadows Justice Court, you should dress appropriately. For men, you should wear a buttoned-down collared shirt with a tie and dress pants, and a suit jacket if you have one. Women should wear a dress or dress pants with a dress shirt and a suit jacket or cardigan. No shorts, leggings or jeans should be worn.
If your hearing is virtually and you do not have to attend in person, you should still dress as set forth above. Be sure to remain in one spot for the entire hearing. Do not drive around while the hearing is taking place. Make sure you are in a quiet spot as well.
Common offenses that we see charged in the Country Meadows Justice Court involve alcohol-related offenses, including minor in possession charges and DUIs. However, the court hears misdemeanor offenses of all types.
The Salwin Law Group represents clients in the Country Meadows Justice Court
Stewart Salwin is a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He takes his knowledge as a former prosecutor and uses it to obtain the best possible result for his clients. He has handled over 70 trials and thousands of DUIs, including many cases in the justice courts throughout Maricopa County. He can spot issues in cases before the prosecutor does, which is why you need him on your side. Call the Salwin Law Group for a free consultation right away. Let us help protect your future.
Stewart Salwin is a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He has successfully handled thousands of DUI cases and will fight for your freedom. Do not go to court alone. Call for a free evaluation of your case.