Hassayampa Justice Court
Like other justice courts in Arizona, Hassayampa is a limited jurisdiction court. The court handles minor offenses and traffic violations that occurred within the boundaries of the Hassayampa Justice Precinct (a map of the precinct is below). The boundaries are I-60 to the north, Bell Road to the south, Lake Pleasant Road to the east and Eagle Eye Road to the west.
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
- Judge: Miles Keegan
- Phone: (602) 372-2000
- Fax: (602) 372-2523
- 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
Payment Link for Court: Link
The Hassayampa Justice Court is located at 14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374, located at the corner of University Street and Dobson Road. The building doesn’t look like a typical court from the outside because it was actually a converted bank. You will even see the areas that used to be teller windows when you drive into the parking lot. It is easily accessible by either the 101 or the 202 Freeways.
Hassayampa Justice Precinct
Every court has a specific jurisdiction that it oversees. The Hassayampa Justice Court can only hear cases that occurred within its boundaries. A map of the court’s boundaries is below:
If a case is brought in the Hassayampa Justice Court but the crime did not occur within the boundaries identified above, then the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case and the charges must be dismissed. Unfortunately, the charges can be refiled if the statute of limitations for the crime has not yet run out. However, it must be filed in the appropriate court that has jurisdiction over the case. Call the Salwin Law Group for a free evaluation of your case.
What is a Justice Court?
Arizona has limited jurisdiction courts that are referred to as a “justice court.” Limited jurisdiction means that the court can only deal with misdemeanors crimes. If a case is charged as a felony, it must be handled by the Superior Court.
Justice courts also hear every type of civil and criminal traffic violation, as well as civil lawsuits (private lawsuits between individuals) where the amount in dispute is less than $10,000.
One of the interesting aspects of a justice court is that the judge is called a justice of the peace. Justices of the peace are elected positions and they are voted into their office for a four-year term. Shockingly, justice of the peace do not have to be lawyers to be elected. Many justices of the peace in Arizona are not, in fact lawyers, but they have the same powers as any other judge for a limited jurisdiction court in Arizona.
Justice of the Peace
The justice of the peace for Hassayampa Justice Court is Miles Keegan. Judge Keegan was elected the Justice of the Peace in 2014 and has served as judge since then. He strongly favors prosecution, which makes it very important that you have representation with you if you have been charged in the Hassayampa Justice Court.
Judge Keegan served as the Constable for Hassayampa Precinct and served in the U.S. Army for nine years. He is not a licensed attorney and has not received the legal training that the prosecution is required to receive before becoming a prosecutor. Contact the Salwin Law Group to obtain a free evaluation of your case.
How Did My Case End up in the Hassayampa Justice Court?
If you have a case that is assigned to the Hassayampa Justice Court, it means that you have likely been charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense, as opposed to a felony offense. Felony offenses are required to be charged in one of the superior courts in Arizona.
Whether you are sent to a justice court or one of the city courts also depends on which police agency arrested you. If you were arrested by a city police, then you will be charged in city court. However, if you were arrested by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, then you will likely be charged in the Hassayampa Justice Court if the crime you allegedly committed was within the Hassayampa Precinct.
How Should I Dress to Attend the Hassayampa Justice Court?
If you are attending court, you should always dress professionally. This includes dress pants, a dress shirt and tie with a suit jacket for men, and a dress or pants with a dress shirt and jacket or cardigan. Things like leggings, shorts, jeans and sunglasses are not appropriate attire.
Keep in mind if you are directed to appear virtually, you are still expected to abide by the same rules regarding courtroom attire and decorum. Make sure that you are in a quiet location and are not driving or walking around during the hearing.
The Hassayampa Justice Court is a very busy court that frequently hears cases involving criminal speeding, CDL and traffic tickets and DUIs.
The Salwin Law Group Handles Cases in Hassayampa Justice Court
Stewart Salwin is a Harvard Law School graduate who was taught by the very best criminal defense attorneys in the country. He began his career as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He takes the knowledge he gained as a prosecutor and uses it to represent his clients throughout Maricopa County. He is familiar with the prosecutors and is skilled at obtaining excellent results for his clients. He has successfully handled thousands of DUI cases, making him an expert. Contact the Salwin Law Group if you have been ordered to appear in the Hassayampa Justice Court. We can give you a free evaluation of your case.
Stewart Salwin has experience handling cases in the Hassayampa Justice Court. He has successfully handled thousands of DUI cases, as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. He will evaluate your case and take the necessary steps to get the best possible outcome. Call him today for a free evaluation.