Flagstaff is a city in north-central Arizona, and both the largest community and the county seat of Coconino County, Arizona. With a population of 65,870 during the 2010 census, Flagstaff is the hub of the region and boasts numerous attractions that bring in thousands of tourists every year: it is the only sizeable community near the Grand Canyon, sits on historic Route 66, and is near both the Meteor Crater Landmark and the Lowell Observatory.
In addition to having numerous tourist destinations, though, Flagstaff is also a bustling area for local residents as well. Especially when compared to other communities in the central Arizona region, Flagstaff has lots of things to do, from shopping to recreation and sports to a significant nightlife.
This atmosphere has made Flagstaff a young and trendy place to live. According to CityData, residents in Flagstaff were far younger than a typical Arizona native: While the median age in the state was 37.4 years old in 2014, it was only 23.9 in the city of Flagstaff. Additionally, the median household income in Flagstaff – an effective indicator of the degree of affluence enjoyed by the local residents – was $51,616, almost perfectly in line with the state median.
Unfortunately, Flagstaff has long been plagued with a high crime rate. However, recent efforts have shown results, helped along by a change in the makeup of the community. While the crime rate in Flagstaff used to be nearly twice the national average in the mid-2000s, it has since declined to only slightly above the national average in recent years.
Flagstaff Justice Court
Crimes that happen in Flagstaff are heard by the Flagstaff Justice Court. This court
200 North San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
The Flagstaff Justice Court has the power to hear a variety of cases, including the following.
- Small claims cases and civil lawsuits that involve less than $10,000
- Traffic offenses
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Criminal cases, both felony and misdemeanor, including for driving under the influence (DUI)
- Restraining order issues
- Domestic violence claims
Parking at the Flagstaff Justice Court
There is a small parking lot inside the block that houses the courthouse, but it is for employees of the court, only. All of the streets that run around the Flagstaff Justice Court, though, have spots for parallel parking. These spots tend to be more than enough for the court's daily needs, though you may want to schedule a few extra minutes before your court appearance in the chance that you have to walk a city block or two.
DUI Defense and Criminal Defense Attorney Shawn Hamp Serves Flagstaff
If you've been arrested and charged with DUI or another crime in Flagstaff, having an effective attorney at your side throughout the process can make a huge difference in the outcome. Attorney Shawn Hamp defends those who have been accused and fights for their rights and interests both in and out of court.
Contact Shawn Hamp online or call his law office at (866) 490-HAMP for the legal help you need.