Shaun Babeu was elected Justice of the Peace for the term beginning January 2011. Justice Precinct #7 jurisdiction covers San Tan Valley, Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. Judge Babeu resides in San Tan Valley with his wife Brandy and their two young children.
In an effort to keep the public informed about the court, Justice of the Peace, Shaun P. Babeu released the
following FY2014 data which will be part of the Arizona Supreme Court Report for FY2014.
The Apache Junction Justice Court had a total reported case filing of 18,781
cases and if you add Orders of
Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment that case filing increases to
. There are 80 Justice
Courts in the State of Arizona and the Apache Junction Justice Court ranks among the largest Justice Courts
for total case filings in Arizona.
Of the 19,401 cases filed in the Apache Junction Justice Court for FY2014 there is the following case
Total criminal traffic cases – 1,386 filings (DUI-313, Serious traffic-92, other traffic-981)
Total civil traffic cases– 10,322 filings
Total Felony cases – 85 filings
Total Misdemeanor cases – 3,020 filings
Total Civil cases – 3,968 filings (small claims-268, forcible detainer-1,138, other civil-2,562)
Orders of Protection & Injunctions Against Harassment – 620
The Apache Junction Justice Court generated court revenues in the amount of $2,806,863. Justice of the Peace, Shaun Babeu stated; “While the courts role is to uphold Justice not seek revenues, the AJ Justice Court will continue to hold people accountable to pay on their fines and pay restitution to victims which have been ordered by the Court”.
Total Court Revenue = $2,806,863
Revenues were generated from the following:
Fines, Sanctions, Forfeitures, Surcharges and Fees.
The Apache Junction Justice Court has a total of 11 staff members that take in and process the 19,401 cases
filed last fiscal year. Justice of the Peace, Shaun Babeu recognized their effort with the following statement:
“The Apache Junction Justice Court leads the way for the Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Pinal County for total
case filings, ranking 1st in Pinal County and among the largest Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Arizona. The clerk
staff and supervisors continue to do an amazing job and it is appreciated every day. On behalf of the citizens
of Apache Junction Justice Court #7 Precinct, which I was elected to represent, THANK YOU!! You have
much to be proud of”.