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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.

Denying Responsibility and Requesting a Hearing

If you chose to deny responsibility for the civil traffic violation you can request a hearing.  To request a hearing be aware that:

  • You may request a hearing by mail or by appearing on your scheduled court date.
  • If you request a hearing you give up any option of attending a defensive driving school diversion program.
  • You may voluntarily post a deposit in the amount of the civil penalty to ensure your license is not suspended should you fail to appear for the hearing. Do not send cash through the mail.

The officer who issued the citation will be subpoenaed to appear at the hearing.


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