MESA MUNICIPAL COURT

by Jun 6, 2015Articles

The Mesa Municipal Court is close to home for us. Also known as Mesa City Court, this court serves all of the Mesa area. If you were arrested for a DUI or any other misdemeanor offense by a City of Mesa police officer, you’ll be sent here. Now, if you were arrested in Mesa but on an unincorporated part of town such as a county island or highway, that’s a different jurisdiction and you’ll be sent to either North Mesa Justice Court, East Mesa Justice Court, or West Mesa Justice Court. Justice Court cases usually only involve Arizona Department of Public Safety (i.e. highway) or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (i.e. Usury Park), not Mesa police officers.

ADDRESS:

250 E. 1st Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85210

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WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

Mesa Municipal Court is unique because it opens at 7AM and doesn’t close until 6PM. This is because there is no court on Fridays.

HOW CAN I FIND THE STATUS OF MY MESA CITY COURT CASE?

Mesa Municipal Court is a court that conveniently has online access. You can look up the status of your case here.

You can also make an online payment if you have any outstanding fines. You can also pay in person or over the phone. The court accepts cash, check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express or Novus. The court will not take cash over the mail and if you pay by check, the court wants you to include your full name, date of birth, social security number, and your ticket and/or docket number.

The court does not have a library but you can download some simple forms here. If you need a law library, you must go to the Superior Court.

IF I HAVE A PRIVATE ATTORNEY, DO I HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY COURT DATE?

Although some courts conveniently allow private attorneys to attend on behalf of their clients, Mesa is not one of them. This court will require you to be present at every hearing unless waived in advance. Most misdemeanor cases, especially DUI cases, will last three to six months before there’s a resolution in your case. The court will usually set at least one hearing per month. This is so your attorney has enough time to research all potential issues, negotiate your case, and prepare for trial. You will need to make plans to miss work or school at least once a month until your case is resolved.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Always dress appropriately in court. Don’t wear shorts, flip flops, or other informal attire. Dress conservatively. I recommend at least business casual but more formal attire never hurts. Remember this is your chance to make an impression for your case. Make it a good one.

HOW’S THE PARKING?

Parking and accessibility in this court are great. You can park out front of the court for free but spaces are limited. But the good news is there’s a parking garage just behind the courtroom that’s covered, free, and has plenty of spaces. I’ve never seen the garage full but if it ever was, there’s also a lot between the parking garage and Pete’s Fish and Chips.

HOW FAMILIAR IS THE HEATH LAW FIRM WITH MESA CITY COURT?

This is our home town. We’re located just a couple miles south at 1640 South Stapley Drive. In other words, we’re here all the time and familiar with this court, the judges, and the prosecutors. That’s important to consider when selecting an attorney that can guide you through the process. You’ll want the best results for your case and it helps to have an advocate by your side that’s familiar with the ins and outs of the Mesa Municipal Court.

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