Civil Law Division

The Civil Division of the County Attorney’s Office represents the Board of Supervisors and the following County elected officials: Sheriff, Treasurer, School Superintendent, Recorder and Assessor, along with their departments and staff.  The Civil Division also represents the County’s Public Fiduciary, fifteen fire districts, several special districts and Cochise College.

The Civil Division’s responsibilities include:

  • Defending lawsuits against the County, prosecuting lawsuits on the County’s behalf and advising the elected officials and staff.
  • Representing prospective adoptive parents who are seeking to adopt a minor child in an uncontested adoption proceeding.  If you are interested in adopting, please review the Guide to Adoption Proceedings in the files below, then contact our office and we would be happy to assist you.
  • Work closely with Arizona Complete Health, aiding with mental health involuntary commitments.  For more information on mental health proceedings, please review the Guide to Court-Ordered Mental Health Proceedings located in the files below
  • Coordinating public record requests. Your request will be answered in the order in which it was received.

Our office is located at 100 Higgins Hill in Old Bisbee. We can be reached by phone at (520) 432-8750.

Guide to Adoption Proceedings
Guia Para Procedimientos de Adopciones de la Fiscalia del Condado Cochise
Cochise County Legal Stats and Trends - 2019
Guide to Court-Ordered Mental Health Proceedings

Christine J. Roberts, Esq., M.B.A.
Chief Civil Deputy

Criminal Law Division

The Felony Criminal Law Division of the Cochise County Attorney’s Office reviews all submitted felony investigations conducted in Cochise County; files felony complaints; submits felony cases to the Cochise County Grand Jury; and prosecutes indicted felony offenses in the Cochise County Superior Court.

The Criminal Law Division is broken down into the Drug Unit and the General Crimes Unit.  The Drug Unit comprises three felony prosecutors, two legal secretaries and one filing clerk. The General Crimes Unit comprises five felony prosecutors, and two legal secretaries.  The office also employs one administrative manager, one data coordinator, one intake clerk, and one receptionist.

The Criminal Law Division also prosecutes all petitions to revoke probation in those instances where previously adjudicated felons fail to comply with the terms and conditions of probation.

Prosecution Alternative Programs:

  • Adult Diversion - responsible for supervising all adult deferred adjudication cases, including felonies and misdemeanors.
    Money Orders should be addressed and sent to: Cochise County Attorney Adult Diversion Program, P.O. Drawer CA, Bisbee, Arizona 85603
    On-line Adult Diversion Report Form
    Adult Diversion Report Form
    Adult Diversion Application Materials 
    Community Service Timesheet 
  • Bad Check Program - this program has been very successful assisting merchants reduce the number of bad checks they receive. The program has processed numerous bad checks over the years. Contact our office for more information.
  • GRACe Program - this program is an alternative  to traditional prosecution for defendants who are afflicted by a  Mental Health Issue.  Defendants who participate in the GRACe Program will be connected to appropriate services. Once the defendant has successfully completed the their treatment plan (as determined by a medical or mental health professional) their case(s) will be dismissed.

Juvenile Division

The Juvenile Division of the Cochise County Attorney’s Office is responsible for reviewing and prosecuting all juvenile offenses within the jurisdiction of the Cochise County Juvenile Court--including felonies, misdemeanors, incorrigible offenses, and probation revocations.

The Division is located at 100 Colonia de Salud, Suite 104, in the Sierra Vista Regional Service Center, near the juvenile detention center and the Superior Court, and can be contacted by phone at (520) 803-3160.

Misdemeanor Division

The Misdemeanor Division of the Cochise County Attorney’s office is responsible for reviewing and prosecuting misdemeanor offenses in the county’s six Justice Precincts.

  • JP 1 - Bisbee
  • JP 2 - Douglas
  • JP 3 - Benson
  • JP 4 - Willcox
  • JP 5 - Sierra Vista
  • JP 6 - Bowie