Fredonia is a town in the northwestern corner of Coconino County, in northern Arizona, near the state's border with Utah. During the 2010 census, the town had a population of 1,314, with a significant portion of those residents claiming a Native American heritage. That number, however, does not account for tourists who are passing through the area. Due to Fredonia's proximity to the northern rim of the Grand Canyon and the numerous Native American ruins in the region, thousands of tourists flock through the area every year.
When compared to the rest of Arizona, Fredonia is a relatively normal town in terms of affluence. According to CityData, while Arizona's median household income was $51,492 in 2015, Fredonia's was $49,191. However, when compared to towns of similar size in Arizona, Fredonia's affluence increases sharply because much of the state's income is made in larger cities like Phoenix and Tucson.
This affluence is likely behind the low crime rate in Fredonia. Compared with the rest of the country, Fredonia's crime rate is very low, especially its violent crime rate. In fact, violent crimes like murder, rape, and assault almost never happen in Fredonia.
Nevertheless, Fredonia maintains a large police force for a town of its size, with 2.28 full-time law enforcement employees per 1,000 residents, above the state's average of 1.88.
Fredonia Municipal Court
The Fredonia Municipal Court is the local courthouse for legal affairs in Fredonia.
25 North Main Street
Fredonia, AZ 86022
Fredonia Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. This means it can only hear certain kinds of cases, such as the following.
- Misdemeanor traffic offenses, including driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless driving where no serious injuries occur
- Civil traffic cases
- Town ordinance and town code violations
- Restraining orders
- Domestic violence cases
Importantly, like all municipal courts in Arizona, the Fredonia Municipal Court does not hear civil lawsuits between residents.
Parking at the Fredonia Municipal Court
There is a limited amount of parking in the lots surrounding the Fredonia Municipal Court. However, because the courthouse shares a lot with the neighboring fire department, it is crucial to abide by any parking restrictions and follow the instructions on the parking signs. If you park in the wrong spot, your car could be in the way of exiting fire trucks, delaying their response and getting your car towed. If the lot surrounding the courthouse is full or you are unsure where you can park in the lot, you can also parallel park along the side of North Main Street.
Fredonia DUI-Defense and Criminal Defense Attorney
If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with DUI or another crime in Fredonia, having an effective defense lawyer on your side can help. Reach out to Shawn Hamp, a DUI-defense and criminal defense attorney who serves clients in Fredonia and the rest of northwestern Arizona. Contact him online or call his law office at (866) 490-HAMP.