Justice Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. Justice Courts hear both criminal and civil cases. In Justice Courts civil jurisdiction is limited to $10,000 and small claims up to $2,500 while jurisdiction on criminal cases is limited to petty offenses and misdemeanors punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,500 (not including surcharges) or confinement in the county Jail not exceeding 6 months.
Justice of the Peace Precinct #1
Hon. Gary Griffith
800 W. Main St.
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: (928) 428-1210
For domestic violence matters, Justice Courts may issue orders of protection.