Scottsdale, Arizona’s city court is located at 3700 N. 75th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Municipal courts, such as this one, handle criminal misdemeanor and traffic cases, so long as the potential sentence does not exceed six months in jail and/or $2,500 in fines. If you were arrested and your case will be handled by the Scottsdale Municipal Court, contact the attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC.
MayesTelles PLLC, a Phoenix-based criminal defense law firm, is located at 3636 North Central Avenue, Suite 1000 in Phoenix, just nine miles west of the Scottsdale Municipal Court. We are prepared to handle cases for defendants at this venue, and even have a former employee of the City of Scottsdale Prosecutor’s Office on staff, David Lish.
SCOTTSDALE MUNICIPAL COURT FAQ
We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions about criminal and traffic cases handled through Scottsdale’s City Court.
What happens if I don’t show up for my court date?
If you fail to show up to court on the required date, the judge will likely issue an order for your arrest.
What can I expect from a hearing?
The first time you show up for court should be your arraignment – this is the formal reading of the charges against you and an explanation of the penalties you could face if convicted of those charges. After this, you will be asked how you plea. If you enter a guilty plea, your case will move to sentencing. If you plead not guilty, your case will move to pre-trial/trial.
What happens during trial at Scottsdale Municipal Court?
Step 1 – the case is called by the judge. This commences your hearing. Both you, as the defendant, and the prosecutor, will be given a chance to address the judge via an opening statement. The state must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you are guilty of the charge(s) against you. The burden of proof is on them.
How do I get in touch with the court?
Although closed on holidays, the court is always open weekdays from 8am to 5pm. You can call the court at 480-312-2442.
Who is the presiding judge?
The Presiding Judge over Scottsdale’s Municipal Court is Joseph Olcavage.
SCOTTSDALE MUNICIPAL COURT SUCCESS STORY
We recently represented an individual who was facing a class 1 misdemeanor of Driving on a Suspended License in Scottsdale Municipal Court. We were able to get the client’s charge dismissed completely. You can view more of our success stories here. If you were arrested or know someone who could use a criminal defense attorney for a case in Scottsdale, contact MayesTelles PLLC 24/7 for a free consultation!