Lake Havasu City is the largest city in Mohave County, Arizona, with a population of 52,527 during the 2010 census. Despite the size of the city, Lake Havasu City is a relatively isolated urban area in the western Arizona region, with very few other sizeable towns nearby.
This isolation has made Lake Havasu City an independent area that relies on its own economy and residents for nightlife and society. Havasu Lake, however, is a known attraction that brings tourists in from the surrounding area, especially young adults from colleges during spring break and older retirees from colder areas looking to stay somewhere warm during the winter. Lake Havasu City is also the home of one of the most interesting and historical attractions in the western United States: London Bridge. The stones and other materials that make up Lake Havasu City's London Bridge originally spanned the Thames River in London, England, from 1831 until 1967, when they were bought by Robert P. McCulloch, the founder of Lake Havasu City, and moved to Arizona. The stones were reconstructed to span the Colorado River to connect an island in the River to the mainland, south of Lake Havasu City.
According to CityData, Lake Havasu City's status as a retirement community has impacted several aspects of its culture. Not only does the City have a median age of 53.4, well above Arizona's median of 37.4, it also had a median household income of $45,541, below the state's median of $51,492 during 2015. However, this culture is also likely a factor in the City's low crime rate, which is well below the national average, despite Lake Havasu City's police force being much smaller than the state's average.
Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court
Crimes that do happen in Lake Havasu City tend to go before the Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court.
2001 College Drive
Lake Havasu, AZ 86403
The Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court is the only court in the state that combines the jurisdictions and facilities of a justice court and a municipal court into one building. As a result, the Consolidated Court can hear the following types of cases.
- Disputes between landlords and tenants
- Both misdemeanor criminal cases, as well as the initial phases of felony criminal case, including for driving under the influence (DUI)
- Violations of city or county ordinances
- Harassment injunctions, including domestic violence and restraining order cases
- Traffic violations
- Civil cases for under $10,000 and small claims cases
Parking at the Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court
The Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court is surrounded by a surface parking lot that has proven to be enough for the court's daily needs.
Shawn Hamp: Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Lake Havasu City
If you've been charged with a crime, including for DUI, in Lake Havasu City, you need legal representation to avoid the serious legal consequences of a conviction. Contact criminal defense and DUI-defense attorney Shawn Hamp by calling his law office at (866) 490-HAMP or contact him online.