Dreamy Draw Justice Court
The Dreamy Draw Justice Court is a limited jurisdiction court that handles minor offenses such as misdemeanor crimes and traffic violations that occurred within the boundaries of the court (a map of the precinct is below). The jurisdictional boundaries for Dreamy Draw Justice Court are Union Hills Drive to the North, Glendale Avenue to the South, 48th Street to the East and 6th Avenue to the West.
18380 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
- Judge: Frank Conti, Jr.
- Phone: (602) 372-7000
- Fax: (602) 372-7911
- Email Form: Form
Parking and Security Information
- Park in the front lot of the courthouse
- Parking is free
- Visitors are required to pass through metal detectors
- Items brought into the courthouse go through xray machines
The Dreamy Draw Justice Court is located at 18380 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032, in the North East Regional Court Center. There are three or four other court buildings within the center.
Justice Court Precinct
Every court has a specific jurisdiction that it has the power to oversee. In order for Dreamy Draw Justice Court to have the power to hear a charge, the crime must occur within the boundaries of the court. A map of the court’s boundaries is below:
If you are ordered to appear in the Dreamy Draw Justice Court but the crime did not occur within its boundaries, then the court does not have jurisdiction to hear your case and the charges must be dismissed. The charges may be refiled if the statute of limitations for the crime has not yet run out, but it must be filed in the appropriate court that has jurisdiction over the case. If you have been charged with a crime in the Dreamy Draw Justice Court, contact a lawyer right away. The Salwin Law Group has experience handling cases in the Arizona justice courts and can help. Call today for a free evaluation of your case.
What is a Justice Court?
Arizona has limited jurisdiction courts that are referred to as “justice courts.” A justice court only handles claims involving misdemeanors crimes, and civil cases involving less than a $10,000 dispute. Also, if a case is charged as a felony, the proper jurisdiction is the Maricopa County Superior Court.
One of the important differences between a justice court and ‘regular’ court, is that the judge is called a justice of the peace and is an elected official. In Arizona, justices of the peace are voted into their office for a four-year term and they are not required to be licensed attorneys. In fact, many justices of the peace are not lawyers. They still retain the same powers as any other judge in Arizona in a limited jurisdiction court.
Justice of the Peace
The justice of the peace for Dreamy Draw Justice Court is Frank Conti. Judge Conti was elected the Justice of the Peace in 2008. He has been re-elected several times since then. Judge Conti has been a licensed Arizona attorney in good standing since 1990.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Duquesne University and his master’s in international and public affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his American Jurisprudence Award in constitutional law.
In our experience, Judge Conti is receptive to listening to our legal arguments made on behalf of defendants and he favors rehabilitation over punitive punishment. If you find yourself ordered to appear before Judge Conti, we urge you to call a lawyer, such as the Salwin Law Group, for help. We will provide you with a free evaluation of your case.
How Did My Case End up in the Dreamy Draw Justice Court?
If you have a case that is assigned to the Dreamy Draw Justice Court, mostly likely you have been charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense and not a felony offense, which would require the case to be charged in one of the superior courts in Arizona.
It’s also likely you were arrested by an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. If you were arrested by a city police officer, you would be ordered to attend city court.
How Should I Dress to Attend Court?
The rule of thumb is to dress as though you are attending a job interview. Men should wear dress pants with a button-down collared shirt and tie and suit jacket. Women should wear a dress or dress pants with a dress shirt and suit jacket or cardigan. No leggings, shorts or jeans should be worn.
The same rules apply if you are ordered to appear virtually. Maintain your professional appearance for the duration of your hearing and stay in a quiet location free from distractions.
Common Offenses in the Dreamy Draw Justice Court
We frequently handle cases in the Dreamy Draw Justice Court. The most common offenses that we see charged involve criminal traffic violations, such as DUIs. However, we also see cases involving assault, shoplifting and prostitution. All misdemeanor charges occurring within the court’s precinct will be heard at the court.
The Salwin Law Group Handles Cases in Dreamy Draw Justice Court
The Salwin Law Group has extensive experience handling cases in the Dreamy Draw justice courts for all types of misdemeanor claims. As a former prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer trained by the very best of the best criminal defense attorneys in the country, Stewart Salwin will provide you with the very best defense possible, no matter what the charge is. He has handled over 70 trials and thousands of DUI cases. If you have been charged with a crime, give the Salwin Law Group a call today. Protect your future.
Stewart Salwin is a compassionate criminal defense attorney who will work hard to get the results you deserve. He is a Harvard Law School graduate and a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorneys Office, and he is here to serve you. Call for a free evaluation of your case.