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Lake Havasu City Arizona Criminal Law

Posted by Shawn Hamp | Apr 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Shawn Hamp's practice covers all cities in Mohave County and Northwestern Arizona including Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  Lake Havasu City is located in Northwestern Arizona along the Colorado River in the Tri-State area.  It is located south of Interstate 40 bordering California along AZ state route 95.  Criminal cases in Lake Haves City are heard in the following venues:

Lake Havasu City Justice Court:  The Lake Havasu City Justice Court is located at 2001 College Drive in Lake Havasu City, AZ  86403 and is housed in the Lake Havasu Consolidated Court.  It is a court of limited jurisdiction which handles civil traffic, small claims cases, orders of protection, and all misdemeanor cases.  Felony proceedings can be initiated in the justice court and scheduled for preliminary hearing prior to being transferred to the Superior Court.  Misdemeanor cases generally consist of infractions or violations that occur outside the city limits in the unincorporated areas of Mohave County (Desert Hills, Havasu Heights, Lake Havasu State Park).  Criminal cases are prosecuted by the Mohave County Attorney's Office.

Lake Havasu City Municipal Court:  The Lake Havasu City Municipal Court is located at 2001 College Drive in Lake Havasu City, AZ  86403 and is housed in the Lake Havasu Consolidated Court.  It is a court of limited jurisdiction which handles civil traffic, orders of protection, and misdemeanor cases.  The court does not handle felony cases.  Misdemeanor cases (DUI, Domestic Violence, Petty Theft) are limited to infractions or violations that occur within the city limits of Lake Havasu City.  Criminal cases are prosecuted by the Lake Havasu City Attorney's Office.

Mohave County Superior Court: The Mohave County Superior Court has locations throughout Mohave County and including Bullhead City, however, all felony criminal cases are heard at the Mohave County Court House in Kingman, Arizona at 401 E. Spring St.  The Mohave County Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction which handles all civil and criminal matters, including felony offenses committed in Mohave County.  Criminal cases are usually prosecuted by the Mohave County Attorney's Office.

U.S. District Court of Arizona:  The U.S. District Court of Arizona has several locations in Arizona.  Federal cases that occur in Lake Havasu City are usually heard in the circuit court at the Mohave County Superior Court (Courtroom E) 401 Spring St. Kingman, AZ.   The circuit court usually hears offenses that consist of misdemeanor infractions (OUI, operating a boat while under the influence) that occur on Federal Land including the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge.  Criminal cases are prosecuted by the United State's Attorney's Office, District of Arizona.

Shawn Hamp is licensed to practice in all state courts of Arizona and the United States District Court of Arizona.  If you have a criminal infraction that occurred in Lake Havasu City or its outlining areas please contact our offices today.

The Law Office of Shawn B. Hamp is focused to defending DUI, Drug & criminal charges in Arizona, within Northwestern Arizona and Mohave County including the cities of Kingman, Bullhead City, and Lake Havasu City Arizona.

This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstances.

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Shawn Hamp

President and lead counsel for the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, P.C. (An Arizona Professional Corporation), Shawn Hamp has practiced law for more than 15 years with an emphasis in criminal law. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Hamp has been lead counsel in hundreds of criminal trials and court...


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