Tempe Court Information

Tempe is home to nearly 170,000 people - from Arizona State University students who are here for the semester, to lifelong residents who call the East Valley home year-round. Depending on where your arrest occurred, your case may be held at the sole criminal court in this area, Tempe Municipal Court. As an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, Attorney Ryan McPhie is intimately familiar with this court and it's procedures.

Tempe Municipal Court

140 E. Fifth Street, Tempe AZ 85281

Important Information About This Court:

  • This court is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • The court is presided over by Judge Kevin Kane
  • For specific case inquiries, contact the court's Criminal Division at (480) 350-8270
  • Language services are available to non-English speakers
  • This court participates in the Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court program, as well as the East Valley Regional Veteran's Court program

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At McPhie Law, our Gilbert criminal defense attorneys take the time to personally invest effort, energy, and resources to every client we represent. From visiting clients in their home to keeping them informed about any developments in their case, our clients are the reason why we do what we do.


Because we know and understand the common tactics used by prosecutors, we are often able to use our unique insight to help give you the upper-hand. With knowledge of both sides of the fence, we know how to find holes in the prosecution’s case and challenge evidence. Simply put, we have the skills needed to combat the allegations made against you so you can move on with your life.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Former Deputy County
    Attorney (specifically
    trained in felony cases)
  • Formerly assigned as the Senior Prosecutor in the highest volume DUI court in Maricopa County
  • More than 1,000
    criminal cases handled
  • Experienced in all
    levels of court
  • Affordable payment
    plans available
  • Free consultations
    (and in-home
    visits, at request)