If you are up against a Peoria DUI, domestic violence, or other criminal charge, consulting with an attorney that practices solely in criminal defense can help you understand you options moving forward. Attorney Steven Scharboneau is an award winning attorney who is takes pride in defending against Peoria criminal charges. Steven is available 24/7 and will speak to you about your case to help you better understand your options free of charge.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and are facing criminal charges in Peoria, you will most likely fight your case in the Peoria Municipal Court. The Peoria Municipal Court is located in a large government complex at 10100 North 83rd Avenue. There are courtrooms on both the first and second floor. If you are facing misdemeanor charges and hire an attorney, your attorney can handle most of your court hearings for you and waive your presence. If you have not hired an attorney, you will be required to appear at your court dates.
Peoria is also encompassed in several of the Maricopa County Justice Courts. If you were stopped on a highway or in a county island, you could be facing charges in one of the justice courts. The justice courts that are in and around the city of Peoria are the Manistee Justice Court, the North Valley Justice Court, and the Arrowhead Justice Court. Know where your case is charged and should be charged (the proper jurisdiction) can be an important part of your defense.
In the event that you have criminal charges pending in the Peoria Municipal Court, it is likely that you were investigated by the Peoria Police Department. If you are facing charges in the surrounding Maricopa County Justice Courts, it is likely that you were investigated by either the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) or the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. That said, it is not unusual during a DUI taskforce for other surrounding agencies to patrol the streets of Peoria.
Facing a Peoria DUI, domestic violence charges or any other criminal charges is not something most people prepare for. The consequences can be devastating. The first step is to consult an experienced Peoria criminal defense lawyer. Steven Scharboneau has handled many cases in Peoria, is available 24/7 and will discuss your case with you free of charge. Please call or text (480) 363-0090 for a free consultation about your case today.