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If you have been charged with a crime in Buffalo, Wyoming (a part of Johnson County), you need a Wyoming criminal defense lawyer familiar with the procedures unique to those courts. Our legal team is ready to represent you in Buffalo's municipal, circuit or district court.
Located at the intersection of I-25 and I-90, Buffalo, Wyoming gets more than its fair share of out-of-town visitors to its courthouses. Often, people driving across the state will find themselves facing DUI / DWUI charges in town. Whether you are a long-time resident or just passing through, you need to know the lawyer you hire is familiar with the court and its staff.
The 4th Judicial District Court at 620 W Fetterman St., Buffalo, WY 82834. The District Court shares the Honorable William Edelman with Sheridan County. The District Court handles felony criminal cases after the matter is bound over by a preliminary hearing. An arraignment will be held for the plea of guilty or not guilty to the charge or charges. If a plea of not guilty is made, the court will set the matter for a motion hearing and/or a trial. The judges may also revisit bond issues if a motion is made by the prosecutor or the criminal defense attorney.
The Johnson County Circuit Court shares its courthouse with the 4th Judicial District Court. The Johnson County Circuit Court is presided over by The Honorable Shelley A Cundiff has been the judge for the 4th Judicial District Circuit Court since November 2012. Magistrate Paul Jarvis also presides over the circuit court until at least January 2017. Like the other 23 circuit courts in Wyoming (one for each county), this court handles criminal matters dealing with family violence, stalking, assault and battery, and DUI or DWUI. This is the court that hears all misdemeanor cases. If you have been charged with a felony, your initial bond hearing and preliminary hearing are also in the Circuit Court.
The Buffalo City Municipal Court, can be found at 46 N Main St, Buffalo, WY, 82834. It is presided over by Municipal Court Judge Mary M. Hupy. Magistrate Paul Jarvis serves as an Alternate Municipal Judge as well. This court handles all ordinance violations for the incorporated city of Buffalo, Wyoming. Some cases within the municipal court system could include penalties of up to 6 months in jail and/or $750 dollars.
Criminal defense attorney Christina L. Williams has been before these court on many occasions. She has a reputation with the judges' staff and with Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Tucker Ruby's office. She knows what it takes to get a fair result in this court. Under her leadership, our criminal defense team will work to fully develop your case, and all its defenses, so you know whether to accept a plea negotiation or take your matter to trial.
Our skilled criminal defense team is ready to represent you in Buffalo, Wyoming. Whether you have already been charged or are being investigated by local police, it is never to early to get our team on your case. Call 307-686-6556 or contact us online to schedule your personalized case review and strategy session.[Last Updated: 7/26/2016]