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Form 7. Defendant's Request for a Documentary Hearing

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Court Procedure for Civil Traffic, Boating, Marijuana, and Parking and Standing ViolationsEffective: January 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Court Procedure for Civil Traffic, Boating, Marijuana, and Parking and Standing Violations (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
17C A.R.S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ.Proc.Rules, Form 7
Form 7. Defendant's Request for a Documentary Hearing
Case No.
Defendant's name:
State in detail why attending a civil traffic/ civil boating/ civil marijuana/ parking or standing hearing would be a substantial hardship. A substantial hardship is more than mere inconvenience. Examples of substantial hardship may include residing a considerable distance from the court or having a medical or physical condition that significantly impairs your ability to participate in a hearing.
If the court grants my request and conducts a documentary hearing, I waive the following rights: to personally appear to present evidence; to review evidence before the hearing (Rule 13(b)); to compel production of any citing officer notes (Rule 13(c)); to testimony under oath (Rule 16(a)); to cross examine the State's witnesses (Rule 16(c)); to present rebuttal evidence Rule 19(d)); to present a closing argument Rule 19(e)); and to immediate delivery of written notice of appeal after the imposition of any civil sanction or penalty (Rule 25(a)).
I acknowledge that if the court does not receive my declaration of the facts by the hearing date, a default judgment may be entered against me, a civil sanction or penalty may be imposed, the Department of Transportation may refuse to renew the registration of a vehicle of which I am the registered owner, and my case may be sent to collections.
Defendant's signature


Added Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Amended Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016; amended on an emergency basis Aug. 25, 2021, effective Sept. 29, 2021, adopted on a permanent basis and further amended Dec. 8, 2021, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
17C A. R. S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ. Proc. Rules, Form 7, AZ ST CIV TRAF Form 7
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through September 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through September 15, 2023.
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