The Clifton Justice Court is located in Greenlee County, which is kind of in the middle of nowhere in eastern Arizona.
The Clifton Justice Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. This means that it only handles civil traffic tickets, and misdemeanor criminal charges. Clifton does not deal with felony criminal charges. Civil and misdemeanor tickets issued by the Greenlee County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS, or highway patrol), or Arizona Department of Transportation will wind up in Clifton if the violation occurred within Clifton's jurisdiction.
A protective order can also be obtained at the Clifton Justice Court
Clifton Justice Court is located in Eastern Arizona, and encompasses a portion of US-191.
Clifton Justice Court does not include any major highways, so although we see charges like excessive speed in this court, we do not see as many traffic violations from this court as we do others.
In our experience, Clifton Justice Court will NOT permit telephonic appearances for a defendant. This can often place a defendant who lives out of state in a difficult position. This court will also require the presence of a defendant at every hearing, including pretrial conferences, even if the defendant has an attorney. The prosecutor in this court is generally unwilling to negotiate on criminal traffic violations unless there is a factual argument. The net result is it can be difficult for a defendant, particularly one who lives far from the court, to get a good outcome in this court.
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Contact Info & Hours
Clifton Justice Court
253 5th Street
Clifton, AZ 85533
M-FRI, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Location & Parking
There is free parking outside the front of the courthouse.