Saturday, September 21, 2019

Initial Appearance -Maricopa County Jail

Initial Appearance Court

Within 24 hours from the time of arrest, it is a statutory requirement for an inmate to be seen by a judge. In Maricopa County, arrestees are transported to the 4th Avenue Jail for booking into the Maricopa County Jail system. Initial Appearance Court (IA) is conducted every three (3) hours on a 24 hour/7 days per week schedule. Each court docket typically consists of forty (40) people, but may be increased to ensure that all arrested people are seen by Initial Appearance Court within the 24 hour statutory requirement. All felony arrests, new charges, or people arrested on outstanding warrants in Maricopa County must be seen by an Initial Appearance Court. Misdemeanor arrests as well as people arrested on warrants issued by the twenty-six (26) justice courts and fifteen (15) city courts also must appear for their Initial Appearance within 24 hours. Initial Appearance Court also hears out-of-county and out-of-state warrants, civil, probate, and family court matters. In 2016 a total of 80,003 initial appearance hearings were held in IA Court, which is a 9.3% increase ove 2015. Initial Appearance court is staffed with six (6) commissioners, four (4) part-time Commissioner Pro Tems, eleven (11) Judicial Clerks and one (1) Judicial Assistant. Call Phoenix Bail Bonds at (602) 267-9057. The original Phoenix Bail Bonds company

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