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Rule 2. Definitions; Computing Time; Attorneys

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 2
Rule 2. Definitions; Computing Time; Attorneys
(a) “Civil traffic violation” means any violation designated as such under the provisions of A.R.S. § 28-121 or expressly designated as such by a traffic ordinance of a city or town, or by any other statute, charter, ordinance, rule, or regulation relating to the operation or use of a motor vehicle or other motorized or human powered device, or to the operation of any other vehicle, or to the use of streets and highways by pedestrians, which is punishable by a civil sanction.
(b) “Civil boating violation” means any violation of Articles 1 through 11, Chapter 3, Title 5, Arizona Revised Statutes (entitled “boating and water sports”) or of any other statute, charter, ordinance, rule or regulation in relation to the operation or use of motorized watercraft, motorboats, or sailboards, or by operation of any other watercraft, that is punishable by a civil sanction.
(c) “Court” means a justice court or a court established by a city or town. Unless the context otherwise requires, “trial court” also means the justice or municipal court.
(d) “Judge” means a justice of the peace, judge, or magistrate.
(e) “Hearing officer” means a person appointed as such under the provisions of A.R.S. § 28-1553.
(f) “Parking or standing violation” means any violation of Article 13, Chapter 3, Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes (entitled “stopping, standing or parking”), or of any other statute, ordinance, rule or regulation, arising solely from the parking, stopping, or standing of a vehicle.
(g) “Party” means the state or the defendant. A law enforcement officer, police aide, traffic investigator, or parking enforcement volunteer is not a party.
(h) The “uniform traffic ticket and complaint” as referenced in Articles 3 and 4, Chapter 5, Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes, is identified in these rules by the name “Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint,” or by the abbreviation, “ATTC.”
(i) Computing time. In computing time limits, when the last day of any period of time prescribed herein falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or day when the court is closed, the “last day” shall be the next day court is open. The day of the act or event from which the designated time period begins is not to be included. Except as stated by these rules or by order of court in a particular case, filing deadlines are not enlarged when sent by mail.
(j) Attorneys. Unless the context otherwise requires, the requirements of these rules may be performed by an attorney who has filed a proper notice of appearance.

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Amended Oct. 1, 1997, effective Oct. 1, 1997. Adopted in final form effective Jan. 12, 1998; amended Oct. 11, 2002, effective Dec. 1, 2002; Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Amended and effective on an emergency basis Sept. 26, 2008. Adopted on a permanent basis Sept. 3, 2009, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Amended Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
17C A. R. S. Traffic Violation Cases Civ. Proc. Rules, Rule 2, AZ ST CIV TRAF Rule 2
Current with amendments received through 02/1/19
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