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Rule 3. Commencing a Violation in Court

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Court Procedure for Civil Traffic and Civil Boating Violations

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Court Procedure for Civil Traffic and Civil Boating Violations (Refs & Annos)
17C A.R.S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ.Proc.Rules, Rule 3
Rule 3. Commencing a Violation in Court
(a) Commencing a Civil Traffic or Civil Boating Case. A civil traffic or civil boating case is commenced by filing with the court an Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint in accordance with Article 4, Chapter 5, Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes (entitled “Procedures for Civil Traffic Violations”) or by filing a long-form complaint pursuant to Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 2.3.
(b) Commencing a Parking or Standing Case. A parking or standing case is commenced by filing with the court an Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint, or a notice of violation for a local ordinance, charter, or regulation in accordance with Article 4, Chapter 5, Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes entitled “procedures for civil traffic violations.” Vehicle parking and standing offenses do not require that the initial notification or a subsequent summons and complaint be personally served. If it becomes necessary to issue a summons and complaint because there is not a satisfactory response to the initial notice of a parking or standing violation, a summons and complaint may be sent by regular mail to the address provided to the Department of Motor Vehicles by the individual made responsible for the alleged violation. Service of a summons and complaint is complete on mailing.

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Amended Oct. 11, 2002, effective Dec. 1, 2002; Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
17C A. R. S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 3, AZ ST CIV TRAF Rule 3
Current with amendments received through 02/1/19
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