Spronken v. City Court of the City of Tucson
In Spronken v. City Court of the City of Tucson, 130 Ariz. 62, 63, 633 P.2d 1055 (App. 1981) the Court reviewed whether the city court had jurisdiction over a defendant charged with resisting arrest, assault, and tampering with a motor vehicle.
On cross-appeal, the defendant challenged the city court's failure to provide him with a jury trial on the resisting arrest charge. Id.
The Court held that the city court had jurisdiction over the charges, but concluded that "the superior court did not err in holding that defendant was not entitled to a jury trial on the offense of resisting arrest.
The offense carried a maximum penalty of six months in the county jail or a $ 1,000 fine, or both.
The crime does not involve moral turpitude and is not a crime requiring a jury under the common law." Id. at 63-64, 633 P.2d at 1056-57.