Bagdad is a small town in Yavapai County, Arizona. One of the few remaining company towns in the country, all of the residential and commercial buildings in Bagdad are owned by the international mining company Freeport-McMoRan, which is based in Phoenix. In total, Bagdad had a population of 1,876 during the 2010 census. Nearly all of them work in the Bagdad Copper Mine.
Most of the community is centered on the Bagdad Copper Mine, which sits on the community's western edge and runs around the clock. Copper Plaza is the small commercial outlet in the center of the town, where the town's grocery store and gas station are located. However, Bagdad also has its own high school, complete with extensive recreational facilities, and a small golf course.
The Bagdad Copper Mine has provided the town's residents with a unique degree of affluence. According to CityData, while the median household income in Arizona in 2015 was $51,492, in Bagdad, it was $84,102. However, because Bagdad is a company town, local residents cannot own their own homes, complicating the calculation. With that said, though, very few residents live in poverty – only 2.8% of the population of Bagdad is below the poverty line.
Because Bagdad is such a small town with so few residents, and because it is also a company town that handles most of its internal affairs in its own fashion, reliable crime statistics and numbers regarding the local law enforcement are unavailable. However, the low poverty rate in Bagdad suggests that the crime rate would also be low.
Bagdad Justice Court
The Bagdad Justice Court is the local court that handles many of the smaller civil affairs in the area, as well as most of the criminal cases. Located at 100 Main Street near the high school baseball fields, the Bagdad Justice Court has the ability to hear the following types of cases:
- Small claims and other civil lawsuits for under $10,000;
- Landlord and tenant disputes;
- Traffic offenses;
- Restraining orders and other cases dealing with domestic violence; and
- Local criminal cases, including those for driving under the influence (DUI).
Directions to the Bagdad Justice Court can be found using Google Maps.
There is a large parking area surrounding the Bagdad Justice Court that has proven to be more than adequate for the court's daily needs. In the off-chance that the court is exceptionally busy on the day that you need to make an appearance, you can find additional parking around the high school ballfields that are near the court.
Criminal and DUI-Defense Attorney Shawn Hamp Serves Bagdad
Just because it is a small town does not mean that DUI-defense attorney and criminal defense lawyer Shawn Hamp does not protect clients in Bagdad. Law enforcement everywhere can make a mistake and arrest an innocent person. When that happens, having an effective defense lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
Contact the law office of Shawn Hamp online, or by calling him at (928) 753-6868.