About Pima County Consolidated Justice Court
The word “Consolidated” in Pima County Consolidated Justice Court refers to the combination of eight precincts in one courthouse. Each precinct is represented by one Justice of the Peace. Because of the Consolidation, a Justice of the Peace may hear and rule on any case from any of the eight precincts.
There are a total of 10 precincts in Pima County, 8 of which are located here at the Pima County Consolidated Justice Court:
- Precinct #1 – Hon. Adam Watters
- Precinct #2 – Hon. Erica Cornejo
- Precinct #4 – Hon. Charlene Pesquiera
- Precinct #5 – Hon. Keith Bee
- Precinct #6 – Hon. Paula Aboud
- Precinct #8 – Hon. Susan Bacal
- Precinct #9 – Hon. Maria Felix
- Precinct #10 – Hon. Vince Roberts
Common Offenses in Pima County
Criminal or Excessive Speeding
Citations for criminal speeding or excessive speeding are the most common violations we see out of the Pima County Consolidated Justice Court, and most violations occur on the I-10 heading East or West. 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 common violation charged out of the Pima County Consolidated 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, traffic, whether there were other people in the vehicle, and any other violations observed during the driving.
Commercial Trucking or CDL Violations
Officers patrolling Pima County also tend to issue trucking violations to commercial drivers regularly. We normally see logbook violations as a result of routine traffic stops and inspections, but also see a large number of seat belt violations. In Arizona, it is a class 1 misdemeanor for a commercial driver to not be wearing their seatbelt. Routine stops and inspections tend to happen on the I-10 near mile post 272.
Pima County Consolidated Justice Court Jurisdiction
The Pima County Consolidated Justice Court Precincts include all of Tuscon and covers a significant portion of the Interstate 10 in Southern Arizona. People travel through the I-10 to reach Tuscon, to travel to and from the NAU Tuscon campus, and most commonly, to go to Phoenix. 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.
About the Judges; Hon. Adam Watters, Hon. Erica Cornejo, Hon. Charlene Pesquiera, Hon. Keith Bee, Hon. Paula Aboud, Hon. Susan Bacal, Hon. Maria Felix, and Hon. Vince Roberts
In our subjective opinion, Judge Sarno is a very reasonable Judge and uses his discretion in situations that warrant action from the bench.
Pima County Consolidated Justice Court sees a very high number of traffic violations, and all the Judges take these violations seriously. In our subjective opinion, Each Judge out of Pima County Consolidated Justice Court is reasonable and uses his or her discretion in situations that warrant action from the bench. This jurisdiction at times sees devastating accidents, resulting in injuries and deaths. It seems to us that these Judges use their position to encourage and promote safe driving while not being overly punitive in their rulings.
Officers Patrolling Pima County
Officer M. Blute, Badge Number 10055
Officer Blute is an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer who writes a large number of traffic tickets out of this jurisdiction. According to many of our clients, interactions with Officer Blute can be very stern and tense and cause a lot of anxiety. He is very thorough and will cite you for any wrongdoing he can find.
In this citation, Officer Blute cited the Client for 4 different violations.
Officer D. Morales, Badge Number 06836
Officer Morales is another Department of Public Safety Officer who writes tickets and does traffic patrol out of the Pima County Consolidated Justice Court area. His style of writing tickets is less thorough than Officer Blute’s, who tends to be very precise. In the following citation, he only wrote this individual for a Log Book Violation.
Pima County Justice Court Map & Parking
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 Western part of Tuscon right off the I-10.
There are several parking garages, parking lots, and parking meters surrounding the courthouse. The closest parking garage is connected to the courthouse. You can enter the garage on Grossetta Street, which is accessible from E. Toole or Alameda. However, parking is not free and the court does not provide validate parking.
Hiring a Pima County Defense Lawyer
Our office represents a very large number of people charged with offenses in Pima County. 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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Pima County Clerk of Court
240 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Pima County Attorney’s Office
32 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Fax: (520) 740-5585