About Mayer Justice Court
Mayer, AZ is a very small town located in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains in central Arizona of Yavapai County. It was founded and named by Joseph Mayer and his wife, Sarah, in 1882. The Mayers built a store and also accommodated overnight travelers, later adding a saloon and stage station. The town of Mayer played a major role in the growth of ranching, mining, and the railroad industry. Today, the town is a census-designated place and is known as a ghost town, with a population of less than 1,500. To see pictures of the town, click here.
Common Offenses in Mayer
Criminal or Excessive Speeding
Citations for criminal speeding or excessive speeding are the most common violations we see out of the Mayer Justice Court, and most violations occur on the I-17. In Arizona, any speed over 85 miles per hour can be charged as an excessive speeding violation, and it is very easy to travel at these speeds on this road.
Reckless driving is another very common violation charged out of the Mayer Justice Court. Whether this charge is cited on a person’s ticket depends a lot upon the officer who issues the citation. Some officers will only charge this violation in extreme circumstances and other officers will cite it as a matter of common practice. Generally, whether an officer in this jurisdiction issues a reckless driving charge will depend upon the speed, the mile post, whether there were other people in the vehicle, and any other violations observed during the driving.
Officers patrolling Mayer also sometimes issue the charge of Endangerment when the individual was perceived by the officer to have intended harm. In Arizona, it is a class 1 misdemeanor.
Mayer Justice Court Jurisdiction
The Mayer Justice Court Precinct of Yavapai County includes the towns of Mayer, Bumble Bee, Cleator, Black Canyon City, Crown King, Humboldt, and Dewey. It covers a significant portion of the Interstate 17.
This portion of Arizona is patrolled by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and there is a strong emphasis on enforcement of traffic violations in this area. On the map below, the major danger zones for enhanced traffic enforcement is detailed in red. If you received a ticket outside of this geographic region but were still cited into the Mayer Justice Court, there may be a problem with your jurisdiction. Although this is relatively uncommon, it can happen, and it means that your ticket was filed in the wrong jurisdiction.
About the Judge, Bill Rummer
Judge Bill Rummer was elected Justice of the Peace of the Mayer Justice Court in 2010 and has been on the bench ever since. In our subjective opinion, Judge Rummer is a very reasonable Judge and uses his discretion in situations that warrant action from the bench.
Mayer Justice Court sees a very high number of traffic violations, and Judge Rummer takes these violations seriously. This jurisdiction at times sees devastating accidents, resulting in injuries and deaths. It seems to us that Judge Rummer is using his position as a Judge to encourage and promote safe driving while not being overly punitive in his rulings.
Officers Patrolling Mayer
Officer R. Crowley, Badge Number 06906
Officer Crowley is an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer who writes a very large number of traffic tickets out of this jurisdiction. If speeds approach 100 miles per hour or higher, he will generally cite an individual with both criminal / excessive speeding and reckless driving. This results in clients being charged with both a class 2 misdemeanor and a class 3 misdemeanor facing a total of 11 points. According to many of our clients, interactions with Officer Redig can be very stern and tense and cause a lot of anxiety.
In this citation, Officer R. Crowley used a radar device to estimate this individual’s speed, and issued a citation for reckless driving and criminal speeding. This individual was also arrested and booked into jail.
Officer J. Fedel, Badge Number 10178
Officer Fedel is an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer who writes a very large number of traffic tickets out of this jurisdiction. If speeds approach 100 miles per hour or higher, he will generally cite an individual with both criminal / excessive speeding and reckless driving. This results in clients being charged with both a class 2 misdemeanor and a class 3 misdemeanor facing a total of 11 points. According to many of our clients, interactions with Officer Redig can be very stern and tense and cause a lot of anxiety.
In this citation, Officer Fedel used PACE to estimate this individual’s speed, and issued a citation for criminal speeding as well as a civil charge of unsafe lane change. In order to prosecute an individual by using the PACE method, the state has to prove that the officer’s speedometer was calibrated and that the officer is certified and properly trained to use it.
Officer F. Luttrell, Badge Number 07882
Officer Luttrell is another Department of Public Safety Officer who writes tickets and does traffic patrol out of the Seligman Justice Court area. His style of writing tickets is less thorough than Officer Redig’s, who tends to be very precise. In the following citation, he only wrote this individual for criminal speeding and not reckless driving.
Mayer Justice Court Map & Parking
Hopefully you do not have to travel to Mayer for court. Hiring an attorney to represent you is generally the most cost effective way to avoid physically having to travel to this jurisdiction. The Court is located in the heart of Mayer, which is several hours away from any major cities.
Hiring a Mayer Defense Lawyer
Our office represents a very large number of people charged with offenses in Mayer. On a great majority of our cases, we are able to prevent our clients from having any criminal record and resolve their case without them ever having to return to Arizona. We provide representation on a flat fee basis, offer affordable payment plans and deliver a proper defense with a team dedicated to solving traffic related cases.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation case evaluation. Send us your citation and your information below and we will review your matter as soon as possible.
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MAYER JUSTICE COURT
P.O. Box 245
Mayer, AZ 86333
YAVAPAI COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
255 East Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Fax: (928) 771-3110