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Rule 10. Entry of Plea; Failure to Appear

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 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 must, at the same time, tender the civil sanction or penalty listed in the court's deposit schedule for the violation(s).
(b) The defendant may deny responsibility by appearing in person or by notifying the court in writing. For civil traffic violations, the defendant may, at the same time, tender the civil sanction or penalty listed in the court's deposit schedule. Upon receipt of said notice, the court must 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, will 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; Aug. 26, 2020, effective Jan. 1, 2021; Aug. 25, 2021, effective Sept. 29, 2021, adopted on a permanent basis effective Jan. 1, 2022.
17C A. R. S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 10, AZ ST CIV TRAF Rule 10
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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