The Office of the Phoenix City Prosecutor

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MuniCourt.jpgThe City of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office handles the prosecution of misdemeanor crimes committed in Phoenix, such as assault, shoplifting, theft, prostitution, animal cruelty, DUI, and other driving offenses.
The Prosecutor’s Office supports community justice using a variety of innovative problem-solving approaches including compliance assistance and diversion programs. This important work makes Phoenix a safer community by protecting victims and holding offenders accountable while defending justice and civil rights.

The Prosecutor’s Office empowers victims by providing them a voice in court proceedings through compassionate support, resources, and obtaining restitution. We hold accountable those who violate the law. We improve the quality of life in Phoenix by solving community problems for the long term by developing and executing strategies in collaboration with the community, government, and private entities.

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  • The Charging Bureau covers the defendant’s initial court appearance and make the decision on whether to confirm or dismiss charges submitted by local law enforcement. The bureau also provides services and case information to approximately 29,000 victims per year.

  • The Trial Bureau prosecutes cases in courtroom proceedings, reviews defendant’s background to decide plea offers and diversion program eligibility, and coordinates victim and witness services. 
  • The Appeals Bureau prepares about 50 pleadings in state and appellate courts and responds to approximately 325 defense motions per year.
  • The Community Bureau specializes in programs and services focused on a long term, proactive approach to prosecution, education and prevention in collaboration with law enforcement and community and private agencies. The goal is to improve public safety, solve problems and enhance the quality of life for members of the community.

The City of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office also serves community members through specialized programs such as Veterans Court, Behavioral Health Court, and community diversion and skills programs to improve the quality of life of eligible defendants and reduce recidivism through education and rehabilitation as an alternative to jail. Approximately 1,600 defendants successfully complete programs annually for domestic violence, anger management, cognitive skills, alcohol possession diversion, shoplifting/theft diversion, prostitution and solicitation diversion. Home detention and diversion programs improve participant lives while saving taxpayers about $2.5 million per year in jail costs.

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Ready to make a difference with the City of Phoenix?

The City Prosecutor's Office seeks energetic attorneys, legal clerks, paralegals, case workers, and support staff who desire to be part of a team of dedicated professionals working to make Phoenix better. You’ll work with seasoned attorneys and staff to get hands-on training and valuable experience to secure your future.



City Prosecutor’s Office
Phoenix Municipal Courthouse
300 West Washington Street, 8th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 602-262-6461
Fax: 602-262-7052
TTY Relay Number: 602-534-5500

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