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Arizona Superior Court in Pima County


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The Criminal Bench presides over all criminal cases involving allegations of a felony offense and appeals from City Courts and Justice Court.  Examples of felony offenses are criminal damage over $1,000, some driving under the influence charges, theft over $1,000, possession or sale of drugs, aggravated assaults, sexual crimes, and homicide.  In order to provide the best service to the community the Court has specialty courts that help to work with the different needs of those in the criminal justice system. These specialty courts are Drug Court, DTAP (Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison), Mental Health Court and we will soon have a STEPs/SMRT Court. (Supportive Treatment and Intervention Programs/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Response Team)


The Court will appoint attorneys for those criminal defendants who are determined to be indigent. A current screening process determines the defendant's indigency and what, if any, part of the defense is paid for by the defendant.

Listen to Live Criminal Court Proceedings


James E. Marner (Div. 10)

Presiding Judge

(520) 724-9055

Renee Bennett (Div. 14)


(520) 724-3567

Javier Chon-Lopez (Div. 15)


(520) 724-3620

Richard Gordon (Div. 8)


(520) 724-9889

Brenden J. Griffin (Div. 1)


(520) 724-3906

Danelle Liwski (Div. 6)


(520) 724-3686

Scott McDonald (Div. 29)


(520) 724-4764

D. Douglas Metcalf (Div. 16)


(520) 724-3708

Howard Fell (Div. SR)

Judge Pro Tem

(520) 724-4250

Teresa Godoy (Div. VE)

Judge Pro Tem

(520) 724-3242

Renee L. K. Hampson (Div. LF)

Judge Pro Tem

(520) 724-3001

Lee Ann Roads (Div. TO)

Hearing Officer

(520) 724-4370