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Rule 3. Commencing a Violation in Court

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, 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 or by filing a long form complaint pursuant to Rule 2.3 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
(b) Commencing a Civil Marijuana Case. The State may commence a civil marijuana case pursuant to A.R.S. ยง 36-2853 by filing with the court an Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint or by filing a long form complaint under Rule 2.3 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
(c) 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. 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 Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division 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. Amended on an emergency basis, effective Aug. 26, 2020, amendment adopted on a permanent basis, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Amended Aug. 25, 2021, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
17C A. R. S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 3, AZ ST CIV TRAF Rule 3
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 11/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 11/1/22
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