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FAQ - Criminal Charges or Complaints in Court

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 happens if I do not appear for my court date?

When a person fails to appear for a scheduled court date, a warrant is issued. The defendant, the person charged, may be arrested and may be required to post a bond and another court date will be set. If a defendant knows ahead of time that he or she cannot attend court at the scheduled time, the defendant may request a continuance. The defendant must appear unless the continuance is granted by a judicial officer. The defendant may contact his or her attorney, if one has been appointed or retained, or appear as soon as possible in court to ask the judge to quash (cancel) the warrant and to reset the court date. The judge decides whether to require bond.