Williams Justice Court Lawyer – Free Initial Consultation
When a person is arrested or cited on Interstate 40 in Coconino County, near Williams, they will need a criminal attorney that is experienced in representing clients in the Williams Justice Court. The Williams Justice Court, within Coconino County, is a limited jurisdiction court that hears traffic, misdemeanor criminal cases and initial appearances on felony charges. Defendants can be charged with violations of the Arizona Criminal Revised Statutes by a Coconino County Sheriff deputy or an Arizona Highway Patrol officer (AZDPS).
Misdemeanor – Common misdemeanor charges in the Williams Justice Court include: underage (minor) consumption, theft, shoplifting, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, false reporting to an officer, DUI-DWI, marijuana or paraphernalia possession. Even a misdemeanor charge can affect educational opportunities and/or your career so the defense of such a crime should be handled seriously.
Misdemeanors are classified, for the purpose of sentence, into the following three categories:
Class 1 misdemeanors – carries a maximum penalty of $2,500.00, six months in jail, and three years’ probation. Driving under the influence has a maximum probation of five years
Class 2 misdemeanors – has a maximum penalty of $750.00, four months in jail, and two years’ probation.
Class 3 misdemeanors – has a maximum penalty of $500.00, 30 days in jail, and one year probation. For all fines an 83% surcharge and additional fees are assessed.
Williams Arizona Justice Court Lawyer – (928)779-3242
Defendants that are charged with a crime in Williams Justice Court will appear before the judge for their initial appearance and a bond setting. If the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor the case will stay in the Williams Justice Court and be prosecuted by the Coconino County Attorney’s office misdemeanor staff. For clients that are charged with more serious felonies the case can move forward through a preliminary hearing or be sent to the Grand Jury to see if there is probable cause that a crime was committed. If the Grand Jury finds that the suspected perpetrator committed the crime, a criminal “indictment” (charging document) is signed and an arrest warrant or summons to appear for arraignment is issued for the person to appear in the Coconino County Superior Court for an arraignment.
If you or a family member has been charged with a crime in Williams Justice Court or Williams City Court contacting an experienced criminal attorney is necessary as the case will move quickly. Criminal defense lawyer David Bednar has helped prior clients with charges such as DUI, DWI, Transportation of Marijuana, transportation for sales, money laundering, and illegal canine search (k-9), in the Williams Justice Court. Contact Coconino County Criminal Attorney David Bednar immediately at (928)779-3242 for a free initial consultation.
Coconino County Criminal Attorney David G. Bednar, provides criminal defense representation for clients throughout Arizona facing drug charges including: Flagstaff Justice Court, Flagstaff Municipal Court, Williams City, Williams Justice Court, Page Justice Court, Sedona Magistrate Court, Holbrook Justice Court, Seligman Justice Court, Prescott Justice Court, Verde Valley Justice Court, Mayer Justice Court, Cottonwood Municipal, Winslow, Kingman, Coconino County Superior Court, Apache County Superior Court, Navajo County Superior Court, Gila County Superior Court, Yavapai County Superior Court EDC, and Northern Arizona University