In the event you do not appear for this trial, the trial may be held in your
absence, any bonds posted can be forfeited and a warrant may be issued for
your arrest. It is your responsibility and you are hereby instructed
to remain in contact with your attorney and/or the court to determine if
there are any changes in your trial date. Pursuant to Rule 16.1 all motions
shall be made no later than 20 days prior to the initial trial date.
If you were cited for a civil traffic violation and you do not appear for
this hearing, you will be held responsible for the violation, and a sanction
will be imposed. The motor vehicle department will be notified of the
judgment. If the sanction is not paid, your license will be suspended.
Civil Traffic Hearings:
You must appear at the time stated on your hearing notice. If you fail
to appear, a judgment by default may be entered against you, and your
Arizona Driver's License may be suspended without further notice. You
have the right to hire an attorney to represent you. The court cannot
provide a public defender to represent you. Your attorney must file a
Notice of Appearance at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Any
request for a different hearing date (continuance) must be in writing and
filed with the Court at least 10 days before the hearing date.
Continuances are not granted automatically. If your request is not
granted, you must appear on the hearing date stated on your hearing notice.
Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or
interpreter needs must be in writing and filed with the court at least five
working days before the hearing.
Drivers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal
guardian. A parent or guardian may sit with the juvenile privately at
the defense table, advise the child, prepare notes or write out questions
for the juvenile to ask. Parents or guardians are not permitted to
argue the case to the judge, testify (unless a valid witness) or ask
questions of other witnesses.
Defensive Driving School Option:
If eligible, you may attend Defensive Driving School and upon completion,
secure a dismissal of this case. By choosing to bring your case to
hearing, you will give up your option to attend Defensive Driving School.
EXHIBITS (Photos, e-mail, video, text messages or audio) must be transformed
to a proper form i.e. CD, DVD, hardcopy etc. to allow the Court to retain
the exhibit. Any exhibits in the form of written diagrams or photos
shall be rendered or submitted on 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper.