Yarnell is one of the communities in Yavapai County, Arizona, that has fewer than 1,000 people in it. Located among the hills of central Arizona, Yarnell had a population of 649 during the 2010 census. However, the Yarnell Hill Fire of June 2013, which destroyed 127 buildings in Yarnell and neighboring Peeples Valley and killed 19 firefighters, may have persuaded some residents to move elsewhere.
While the town of Yarnell was one of the many settlements in the area that was founded for the gold rush, the town now relies on tourists who pass through the area on Route 89, which passes directly through the town and serves as Yarnell's main street. Many people are attracted to the area by the local ghost towns of Stanton, Congress, and Octave. Yarnell residents who don't work in tourism are generally ranchers or serve the many retirement communities in the area.
Because of the large amount of retirees in Yarnell (median age is 65.3 years) the town is far older than the rest of Arizona, which is only 37.4 years. Additionally, the affluence that Yarnell residents enjoy is only a fraction of the state's average. According to CityData, the median household income in Yarnell in 2015 was only $28,369, barely over half of the state's median of $51,492.
Unfortunately, because there are so few residents in Yarnell, finding reliable statistics on the community's crime rates is impossible: a year with only one more isolated incident can drastically raise the crime rate because of the low number of people in the town.
Yarnell Justice Court
Whatever crimes or other legal matters do happen in Yarnell will go before the Yarnell Justice Court.
22591 Looka Way
Yarnell, AZ 85632
This courthouse has the power to hear the following types of cases.
- Small claims and civil lawsuits for under $10,000
- Criminal cases, including driving under the influence (DUI) and domestic violence
- Restraining order issues
- Traffic offenses, like speeding and other moving violations
- Disputes between landlords and tenants
Parking for the Yarnell Justice Court
If you need to make a court appearance at the Yarnell Justice Court, parking is available in the spots that surround the courthouse on Looka Way. While these parking spots are generally more than enough to handle the daily needs of the Yarnell Justice Court, if they're full, you may have to parallel park on the side of the road on Route 89, which runs parallel to Looka Way and is only a short walk from the courthouse.
Criminal and DUI-Defense Attorney Serving Yarnell: Shawn Hamp
If you've been arrested and charged with a crime, including DUI, you need legal representation to protect your rights and interests. Otherwise, you could face the serious legal repercussions that come with a criminal conviction.
Call the law office of Shawn Hamp at (866) 490-HAMP or contact him online to get the legal help you need.