480-789-7000 | P.O.Box 17779, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

Criminal Court

If you are involved in Criminal Court proceedings, you need to be aware of your rights and responsibilities. Please read this page carefully.

Public Case and Calendar Access
  • You have a right to an attorney. However, the Fort McDowell Tribal Court does not have public defenders. If you want an attorney you must hire the attorney and pay him/her out of your own pocket. ***This does not apply to enrolled members of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation***
  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • You have right to a jury trial (adults only).
  • You have the right to cross examine witnesses and to present evidence on your own behalf.
  • You have a right to an appeal – see Rules of the Appellate procedure.

Depending on your case, you may be required to post bond or you may be released on your own recognizance. Our standard release conditions include:

  • You must remain law abiding.
  • You must return to court for any future hearings.
  • You cannot leave the state of Arizona without permission of the court.
  • not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs, or possess drug paraphernalia.

Additional conditions may be ordered such as:

  • Being placed on house arrest.
  • You may be ordered to stay away from the scene of the crime.
  • You may be ordered to not have contact with victims, if any.
  • You may be ordered not to drive without a valid license.
  • You may be required to wear a GPS/alcohol monitoring device.

To view upcoming court dates for Civil/Juvenile & Civil Traffic/Criminal, please view our online calendar:

View Court Calendar
All restitution payments can be made in person or by mail; the court only accepts a bank cashier’s check or money orders as forms of payment.
The FMYN Domestic Violence Action Team (DVAT) was founded in 1997, and includes members from various departments who come together to address domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and stalking in our community. If you are in an abusive or violent situation, seek help immediately.

Visit www.fmyn-dvat.org to check out the things you need to know about domestic violence, and be sure to read about safety planning and victims’ rights.

FMYN-Wellness-Court The Fort McDowell Adult Wellness Court Program is an intensive court supervised substance abuse treatment program. It provides individualized therapeutic programs to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by emphasizing personal responsibility and accountability.

It provides mental, physical, emotional and spiritual healing for community offenders who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.

Contact the Court

If you have any questions about criminal court matters or proceedings, please contact us to submit your question online, or call 480-789-7604. The court is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and again 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. We are closed on all public holidays.