Jury Duty

courtIf you have received a summons to appear for jury duty on a specific day, please call (928) 432-4090 and leave a message indicating that you have received the summons.


If you are not able to participate in jury duty, please mail or fax a written request with supporting documentation (i.e., doctor note, airline reservations, etc.) stating you wish to be excused and the reason for your request to:

GVC Municipal Court
702 S. 8th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
Fax: 928-432-4090

You will be notified by the Court if your request to be excused has been accepted. If you do not hear from the Court about being excused, you are expected to show for jury duty.

Trial Information

To see if there really is a trial on the day you have been picked for jury duty, please call our jury line at (928) 432-4090.

Non-Jury Trial

If you have asked for a non-jury trial and you have questions regarding this trial you may contact the Municipal Court Clerk at (928) 432-4090.

Representing Yourself
If you are representing yourself and have not retained an attorney please inform the court of any address changes, phone number changes or other information that may be necessary to keep you informed of your trial's status.

Represented by an Attorney
If you are being represented by an attorney or a public defender you must contact them for the information regarding your trial. If you are represented by a private attorney you must keep in contact with them for the status of your trial.

Preparing for Court

What to Bring to Court:

  • Proper identification (driver's license, Arizona ID, passport).
  • Your copy of the citation.
  • Appearance letter and/or court documents.
  • Any receipts regarding your case (i.e., bond receipts, cash bail receipts, etc.).
  • Any documents which prove compliance with the judge's orders and/or sentencing.
  • Method of payment (cash, money order, checkbook, cashier's check).
  • Do not use nicknames or an alias. Use the same spelling as listed on documents related to the case and ensure spelling on the documents is correct. If they are not, please advise the court.
  • Provide the court with your current address.
  • Appropriate dress is required. No obscene slogans on clothing, hats, or cell phones. Shirt and shoes are required.


If you fail to appear in court as ordered, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest and you can be jailed and/or fined. For more information, comments, or questions contact us at (928) 432-4090.

Record Searches

If you need a record search, Municipal Court will be happy to assist you, and the search will only cover citations which have been issued in Municipal Court through the Thatcher Police Department.

A Record Search Form is available upon request.

Note: Record searches can take up to 10 days to complete.


A subpoena is a court order that requires a person to appear in court to give testimony or to present documents and related articles to be produced as evidence at a hearing. A process server or officer will serve a witness personally with a subpoena. The Town Attorney may also ask a witness to appear voluntarily without serving a subpoena.

If you have received a subpoena, follow the instructions on it. Failing to follow a subpoena is considered contempt of court and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.


If you fail to appear on your court date or comply with the court's orders, the municipal court judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. If you are stopped by an officer for any reason, the officer will arrest you and take you into custody.

If you have an outstanding warrant in the Thatcher Municipal Court, you may appear on any Wednesday between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to speak to the judge. Once you meet with the judge, he will quash the warrant and work to resolve your case.

For more information, comments, or questions contact us at (928) 432-4090.

Victim Services

The Thatcher Victim Services Division was established to assist victims and witnesses of crime during their involvement with the criminal justice system.

We hope to also help you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial impact of the crime.

It is the goal of our program to ensure that your rights are met and that your concerns and needs are addressed.

What We Provide:

  • Criminal justice support and advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Preparation for court testimony
  • Assistance with written / oral impact statements and property return
  • Employer and/or creditor intervention
  • Assistance with harassment or intimidation
  • Homicide support group

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