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 FY2012 data contained in the Supreme Court Report.
The Apache Junction Justice Court had a total case filing of
cases. There are 80 Justice Courts in the State of Arizona and the AJ Justice Court ranked 16th for total case filings in all Arizona Justice Courts.
Of the 15,237 cases filed in the Apache Junction Justice Court for FY2012 there is the following case breakdown:
Total criminal traffic cases – 1,293 filings (DUI-449, Serious traffic-68, other traffic-776)
Total civil traffic cases– 7,203 filings
Total Misdemeanor cases – 1,865 filings
Total Civil cases – 4,780 filings (small claims-307, forcible detainer-968, other civil-3505)
Orders of Protection & Injunctions Against Harassment – 604
The Apache Junction Justice Court generated court revenues in the amount of $2,035,589. 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 = $2,035,589
Revenues were received from the following:
Fines, Sanctions, and Forfeitures = $709,048
Surcharges = $504,569
Fees = $821,972
The Apache Junction Justice Court has a total of 11 staff members that take in and process the 15,237 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 16th 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”.