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FAQ - Civil Traffic Hearings

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What issues will not be considered in a civil traffic hearing?

Only those issues that pertain to the specific traffic law alleged to have been violated will be considered. Examples of issues that will not be considered include:

  • Who should pay who for damages stemming from an accident that took place, i.e.: who was at “fault” in the accident
  • The “rudeness” of the police officer who issued the traffic ticket
  • Whether a particular violation was done intentionally or by simple oversight
  • Whether the defendant has the money to pay a potential fine that could be imposed
  • Whether anyone was injured or otherwise put at risk by the conduct of the defendant


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