: both justice courts and municipal, or city, courts are courts of limited jurisdiction.
Justice courts are county-specific and can hear traffic cases and certain criminal and civil cases, including domestic violence and harassment cases.
Their civil jurisdiction is limited to cases involving claims of ,000 or less.
They share jurisdiction with justice courts over violations of state law committed within their city limits.
: The Arizona Supreme Court is the highest court in the state.
Its primary judicial duties under Article VI, §5 of the Arizona Constitution are to review appeals and to provide rules of procedure for all the courts in Arizona.
: To access this resource, you must use the computers provided in the library for the general public.
You can search for cases by using Westlaw’s key number digest, available by clicking on "Key Numbers" on the main page.
After accessing the digest, you can search for a key number by using the Search for Key Numbers box or you can browse the key numbers.
Make sure you select Arizona as the appropriate jurisdiction.
Another way to search for cases is by searching for “Arizona state cases” in the search box at the top of the page.
For additional assistance with searching cases, please consult a law librarian.
: The Arizona Judicial Branch website provides an online Arizona Court Rules Forum which contains recent rulings from the Supreme Court relating to the rules, a list of recent amendments to the rules, a list of pending rule change petitions, and a page on which pending rule change petitions may be viewed and new rule petitions and comments may be electronically filed.
Whether in the Phoenix area, or anywhere in Arizona, per A. S §13-1405, a person commits sexual conduct with a minor by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person who is under eighteen (18) years of age.