Civil Traffic Case UPDATES regarding Coronavirus
The Apache Junction Municipal Court has implemented a temporary 30 day grace period on appearance dates for civil city code and civil traffic cases during the Coronavirus COVID-19 emergency.
PLEASE NOTE: The grace period does not reset your court date, it is in place to allow additional time to address the citation if necessary. Most civil traffic citations do not require an appearance. You may be able to resolve your citation without appearing in court.
No action is required to receive this grace period. Please review the following to determine how this impacts the selection you are making for your citation. (This does not pertain to cases already on an existing payment plan, please see statement regarding payment plans if you are on a current payment plan for your fine)
CITATIONS WITH ONLY CIVIL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS:
Depending on the charge(s) on your citation, you have different options. Further details regarding your options can be found on the Citation Information page of the Municipal Court webpage.
DRIVING SCHOOL: AT THIS TIME DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL IS ONLY BEING OFFERED ON-LINE. There are NO in-person classes being offered. Please visit www.azdrive.com for information on defensive driving school. Thank you.
If you are electing to complete defensive driving school for one moving violation on your citation, you must complete the course no later than 7 days before your court date. If you are unable to complete the course within the time requirement based on your existing court date, you must submit a request for a new court date. A one-time extension will be granted but you must make a request for a new court date in writing or by phone.
By writing: submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicate you are requesting additional time to complete driving school, include your name, date of birth and citation number if available
You will receive a new court date by email with instructions on how to contact an approved defensive driving school
By phone: Please call (480) 982-8250 (can press zero to bypass the pre-recorded information when calling during normal business hours) We have limited staff available to answer phone calls during normal business hours. If we are experiencing a high number of calls, you will have an option to leave a message. Calls will be returned as soon as possible but no later than the end of the next business day. You will also have an option to leave a message if calling outside of the regular business hours.
When leaving a message, please provide detailed information regarding the nature of your call and provide a way to contact you back (telephone number and/or email address).
If you have more than one violation on your citation, this continuance will be for all violations. You must address any additional violations on or before your new court date.
CONTEST THE CITATION (REQUEST A HEARING)
If you would like to have a civil traffic hearing to contest the violation(s) you were cited for, you need to submit your hearing request in writing. Include your name, date of birth and citation number with the request. Hearing dates are normally scheduled to occur between 30 and 45 days from date of request. The court will send the hearing date to you by mail or email.
Request a hearing by writing:
Can submit an email to email@example.com
Can fax request to (480) 982-4496
Can mail request to address on your citation
Please include current contact information (mailing address, email address if applicable and telephone number)
Can also request a hearing in person at the court during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm.
PAY THE FINE
If you choose to plead responsible and pay the fine (fines are published on the Civil Traffic Information Sheet and Fine Schedule available on the CITATION INFORMATION page of the court website) you can pay by mail or online at www.azcourtpay.com. To pay online, you must pay no later than the original APPEAR BY date on your citation. If you choose to plead responsible but are not able to pay the fine in full within the 30 day grace period, you may request a payment plan. You can appear on your APPEAR BY date on the citation or prior to that date during walk-in times, Monday through Thursday 8:30am OR 1:30pm. Please allow five business days after the citation is issued prior to appearing. You will be required to complete a financial application if requesting a payment plan.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE
You may appear in person on the date and time indicated on your citation or prior to that appearance date during walk-in times, Monday through Thursday 8:30am or 1:30pm. Please allow five business days after the citation is issued prior to appearing.
NO INSURANCE VIOLATION
IF YOU HAVE PROOF OF INSURANCE (Insurance was valid at time of traffic stop but not available to present to the officer) You can provide proof of insurance to the court by mail (use address on citation) by email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (480)982-4496. Please provide a telephone number when submitting proof. You may contact the court to ensure the proof was received and the charge was dismissed. Please allow at least two business days to allow time to process your documentation.
Any questions regarding your civil traffic citation can be submitted to the court by phone or email. Please keep in mind, the grace period is not a new court date, you must address your citation within 30 days of your appearance date. Please submit a request for a new court date if you are still unable to resolve your ticket within this grace period.
You can submit requests or questions by email at email@example.com
You can call the court at (480) 982-8250
We have limited staff available to answer phone calls during normal business hours. If we are experiencing a high number of calls, you will have an option to leave a message. Calls will be returned as soon as possible but no later than the end of the next business day. You will also have an option to leave a message if calling outside of the regular business hours. When leaving a message, please provide detailed information regarding the nature of your call and provide a way to contact you back (telephone number and/or email address).