When a person is arrested or cited on Interstate 40 (for minor traffic offenses like following too closely or illegal lane change) in Yavapai County they will need an attorney that is experienced in handling cases in the Seligman Justice Court. Seligman Justice Court is located adjacent to Interstate 40 and Historic Route 66, in Seligman, Arizona. The Seligman Justice Court handles cases involving minor civil traffic offenses, criminal misdemeanors, and initial appearances on felony charges. Defendants can be charged with violations of the Arizona Criminal Revised Statutes by a Yavapai County Sheriff deputy or an Arizona Highway Patrol officer (AZDPS).
Misdemeanor: Charges include but not limited to:
- Personal use of marijuana
- Drug paraphernalia
- Driving Under the Influence DUI (impaired to the slightest degree) Extreme DUI or Aggravated DUI
- Domestic violence
Felony : Charges include but not limited to:
- Marijuana Personal Use – paraphernalia
- Possession for Sale (Narcotics, Marijuana, Coke, Meth)
- Transportation of Marijuania for Sale (interstate 40)
- Money Laundering
- Drug Offenses (Marijuana, Paraphernalia, Meth, Narcotics, Prescriptions)
Defendants that are charged with a crime in Seligman Justice Court will appear before the judge, Janice Kulp, for their inital appearance and a bond setting. If the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor the case will stay in the Seligman Justice Court and be prosecuted by the Yavapai County Attorney’s office misdemeanor staff. For clients that are charged with felonies their case will be transferred to Early Disposition Court (EDC) in either the Yavapai County Superior Court in Camp Verde or the Yavapai County Superior Court in Prescott. If you or a family member has been charged with a crime in Seligman Justice Court contact the Yavapai County criminal defense lawyer David Bednar who has helped prior clients with charges such as DUI, DWI, Transportation of Marijuana, possession for sales, possession of dangerous drugs, and the reliability of k-9.