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Rule 10. Entry of Plea; Failure to Appear

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 10
Rule 10. Entry of Plea; Failure to Appear
(a) The defendant may admit responsibility by appearing in person, or by submitting a form or a statement signed by the defendant admitting the allegations of the complaint. The defendant shall, at the same time, tender the civil sanction listed in the court's deposit schedule for the civil traffic violation(s).
(b) The defendant may deny responsibility by appearing in person or by notifying the court in writing. The defendant may, at the same time, tender the civil sanction listed in the court's deposit schedule for civil traffic violations to insure that no driver's license suspension will result from failure to appear. Upon receipt of said notice, the court shall set the matter for hearing and notify the defendant, citing officer, and any counsel of the date, time, and place for the hearing.
(c) A defendant's failure to admit or deny responsibility under Rules 10(a) or 10(b), or to personally appear at the date and time specified in the Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint, or at the date and time specified in a summons, or to appear at any subsequently scheduled court proceeding, or a defendant's failure to file a written statement prior to a documentary hearing under Rule 10.2, shall result in a default pursuant to Rules 21 and 22.

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Added as Rule 11 Nov. 9, 1983, effective Jan. 1, 1984. Redesignated Rule 10 and amended Oct. 11, 2002, effective Dec. 1, 2002. Amended Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008; Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
Former Rule 10, added Nov. 9, 1983, effective Jan. 1, 1984, was deleted Oct. 11, 2002, effective Dec. 1, 2002.
17C A. R. S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 10, AZ ST CIV TRAF Rule 10
Current with amendments received through 08/15/19
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