EARLY DISPOSITION COURT
"The fastest way out of an ugly situation"
What is Early Disposition Court (EDC)?
Early Disposition Court, or EDC, is a court hearing designed to bring criminal cases to resolution with the fewest possible court appearances. The goal is to make the criminal justice system more efficient by providing a quick disposition to the case while still protecting the rights of all parties involved. In Maricopa County, cases filed in EDC involve victimless charges of possession of illegal drugs for personal use and/or paraphernalia. With these cases many defendants are ordered to participate in substance abuse treatment programs in lieu of prosecution.