Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2020-75; all court participants and visitors must wear their own mask, or other face-covering when entering the courthouse. Visitors who report to the courthouse without a face-covering will be denied entry. In addition, a COVID-19 screening protocol has been implemented, which may include body temperature screening. Persons who refuse to cooperate with, or do not pass established screening protocols, or refuse to wear a mask or face covering shall be excluded from entering the courthouse.
Pinal County Attorney’s Office Criminal Division has four distinct bureaus: Major Crimes Bureau, Trial Bureau, Drug Bureau, and Juvenile, Appellate and Justice Court Bureau.
In our bureaus, there are roughly 35 attorneys who handle our cases and another 35 support staff that provide assistance. Additionally, we have nine investigators who assist in case and trial preparation by locating and serving witnesses and conducting standard and forensic interviews.
In 2018, our trial bureau prosecuted and closed over 1000 cases. This group prosecutes burglaries, felony assaults, and vehicular offenses and other non-violent criminal violations.
Over half of all charged felonies involve the possession, sale, manufacturing, or transportation of drugs. To combat this rampant issues we have a dedicated drug bureau.
Most citizens will hopefully never have involvement in the criminal justice process as a victim, witness or defendant.
Nevertheless, information is provided here to give citizens interested in or needing general knowledge about how our system works and what to expect in the prosecution process.