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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.

How does the hearing start?

First, the court is called to order. This means all conversations must stop, hats are removed, cell phones are off, and full attention and respect is shown to the court. The court “calls” a given case and the main witnesses for the state and the defendant come forward and sit at the tables provided. The Judge reads the complaint out loud, identifies evidence and witnesses, and asks if the defendant is ready to proceed, if so, the proceedings begin.


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