Pay the Citation
Each civil offense is accompanied by a fine or sanction amount, which must be paid in full on or before the assigned court date. You can refer to the bond card that may have been given to you by the citing officer. Refer to the bond schedule if you did not receive one.
Obtain Proof of Corrections: Mechanical, Registration, License, and Insurance Violations
If you were cited with a charge and the accompanying fine can be reduced, suspended, or dismissed with proper proof of correction, it will necessary for you to mail or bring in the proof along with any reduced fine that will be imposed.
If you provide proof to the Court showing that the vehicle involved was insured on the date and time the complaint was issued, the charge will be dismissed.
Effective September 30, 2009, Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) § 28-4135 requires the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) to administratively suspend the driver’s license and registration of any person convicted of a violation of A.R.S. § 28-4135(A), (B) and (C) upon receipt of the abstract of the record of judgment. The monetary penalties associated with violations of the above referenced statute remain the same and are:
- $500 + surcharges and court fees, for a first offense = ($935.00)
- $750+ surcharges and court fees, for a second offense = ($1,413.00)
- $1000 + surcharges and court fees, for a third offense = ($1,873.00)
Effective September 30, 2009, the statute also allows the court to reduce or waive the penalty imposed fora violation of A.R.S. § 28-4135 B&C if the person provides proof of both the following items:
The statute allows the court to:
• waive the monetary penalty
• waive only the driver’s license suspension
• waive only the registration suspension
• waive both the driver’s license suspension and registration suspension
• impose a lower monetary penalty, or
• any combination of the items listed here
Upon receipt of the record of judgment, MVD is responsible for entering a suspension of the defendant’s driver license and/or registration/plates in their system. In order to ensure that the defendant is in compliance with the suspension and to receive timely notification from MVD, the defendant must ensure that MVD has their most current address.
The suspension of the defendant’s driver license/registration/plates is not effective until MVD mails the Corrective Action Notice to the address of record. Service of notice is considered complete upon the mailing of the Corrective Action Notice. The Corrective Action Notice will provide information of the effective date for the suspension and reinstatement requirements (e.g., fees, SR22, proof of insurance, etc).
Defendants may be eligible for a MVD issued restricted license if they obtain a SR22, proof of insurance and they comply with the additional criteria established by the MVD.
To determine eligibility and for any other questions regarding suspension, defendants should contact MVD at: http://www.azdot.gov/MVD/index.asp
Phoenix (602) 255-0072 Tucson (520) 629-9808
TTD Systems Only
Phoenix (602) 712-3222 Elsewhere in Arizona 1-800-251-5866
Driver's License Violations
If the charge is for failure to provide or carry a valid driver's license, the fine can be suspended by providing a valid driver's license. Refer to the bond schedule for more information.
Proof of correction of an equipment or mechanical violation may reduce the fine if receipts of repair or purchase are provided to the court.
Children Are Priceless Passengers (CAPP) Program
The CAPP program is a partnership between Sun Health Del E. Webb Hospital, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, police departments, and municipal/justice courts designed to educate families about:
Types of restraints for children
Installation of child safety seats
Class is taught by certified child passenger safety technicians. The classes are open to the public and cited drivers with the opportunity to receive a child safety seat upon completion of class. Proof of successful completion of the CAPP program will result in suspension of any fines resulting from a citation for not using a child safety seat. Also refer to the bond schedule for more information.
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