Types of Specialized Courts

Initial Appearance Court

This court serves

  • Individuals arrested in Maricopa County
  • People arrested on misdemeanor charges by Maricopa County Sherriff Office or Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Those with warrants from the 26 justice courts in Maricopa County
  • Cases involving out-of-county and out-of-state warrants, civil, probate, and family court matters

Early Disposition Court

This court serves

  • Defendants facing drug charges and lower felony charges
  • Cases requiring expedited resolutions and early treatment