Wellton Justice Court
Yuma Criminal Defense Attorneys
Wellton is located around 30 miles east of Yuma. The Wellton Justice Court is one of three limited jurisdiction courts in Yuma County that handles misdemeanor cases, including those for assault and battery, DUI, solicitation and shoplifting. The court only takes misdemeanor cases that are punishable by fines less than $2,500 and/or less than 6 months imprisonment in county jail. It is also possible for the court to issue warrants and to hold preliminary hearings for felony charges, although it is left to the discretion of the Justice of the Peace. During the preliminary hearing, if your Yuma criminal defense lawyer presents a strong argument on your behalf that there is not enough evidence for your case to proceed, the judge has the authority to dismiss the charges against you. Felony crimes are otherwise tried in the Superior Court, which has general jurisdiction.
If you were charged with a drug crime in either court, your case may be relegated to the Yuma County drug court. The Wellton Justice Court is located at:
10620 Dome Street, Wellton, AZ 85356.
Representation You Can Trust
We at Dwane Cates Law Group, P.L.L.C. represent clients who are facing charges in the Wellton Justice Court, Yuma County Superior Court, Arizona drug courts, and all other Arizona courts. Our criminal defense attorneys also have extensive experience in the Arizona Federal Courts. We have more than 80 years of aggregate experience, and countless past clients owe their current freedom to our work. We will work tirelessly on your behalf in order to build a strong defense and protect your rights. We are fully committed to each and every one of our clients, providing them with the information that they want as well as with the criminal defense services they need.
Are you facing criminal charges? Contact a Yuma Criminal Defense Attorney at our firm for aggressive, effective legal counsel.