The Bowie Justice Court is located in Cochise County off Interstate 10. Bowie is near the border with New Mexico.
The Bowie Justice Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. This means that it only handles civil traffic tickets, and misdemeanor criminal charges. Bowie does not deal with felony criminal charges. Civil and misdemeanor tickets issued by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS, or highway patrol), or Arizona Department of Transportation will wind up in Bowie if the violation occurred within Bowie’s jurisdiction.
A protective order can also be obtained at the Bowie Justice Court
Below you can see Bowie’s precinct, or jurisdiction, in yellow.
Bowie Justice Court’s jurisdiction includes a large portion of the I-10 from west of the 191 all the way east to the New Mexico border. This means the port of entry near the border is included in Bowie’s jurisdiction. The I-10 sees a lot of commercial traffic and as a result, Bowie handles a lot of traffic tickets involving commercial drivers. We see a lot of tickets for CDL holders out of this court, including things like failure to stop at a port of entry, overweight and no record of duty status. Civil speeding tickets and criminal speeding tickets are also common.
In our experience, Bowie Justice Court will require a defendant to appear in person to deal with a warrant. However, if the defendant hires an attorney, the court will not require the defendant to appear in person.
Bowie Justice Court
PO Box 317
201 N. Cenral Ave.
Bowie, AZ 85605
M-FRI, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Justice of the Pease:
The Honorable Ruben Adame
10 yrs Bowie has been holding my license in calif for a insurance that I didn’t have with me,they want 2000$ dollars this is the sickest thing I have dealt with for 10 yrs the whole community is outraged by this morning ts unheard of only in Arizona coming across from other states….the terrorist should get Arizona for this nonesense….
This crooked courthouse and county should be gone,they are the sickest human beings on the face of this earth….they don’t deserve to live and carma is going to be a bitch one day for them….
I don’t know the details of your situation, but if I was speculating, I’m guessing the officer is alleging that you were holding your phone with your hand or some part of your body – that would violate the statute regardless of what application you were using. Now if you were using google maps in a hands-free manner, that is a different conversation and you may have a defensive argument.
I was driving through Bowie on I-10 for work, using google map. I received a summons for using a wireless device while driving. The law in Arizona says that is not an infraction. People can drive and use google maps. I was stopped/seized in violation of my fourth amendment rights. I still got a court date even though I communicated the issue to the court.