Arizona Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: What can I do if I have a failure to appear on a driving on suspended in Arizona but no longer live in that state

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Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Hire a lawyer and we can go to court for you and allow you to complete the suspended license case without you having to come back to Arizona. Make sure you let the lawyer know the situation so you don't end up overpaying. Give us a call or email if needed 480-935-6545 or zach@divellaw.com

Q: Why does the law state that you cannot take defensive driving if you hold A CDL in the state of Arizona

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Answered on Nov 20, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Those who hold a CDL are held to a higher standard and thus will not be allowed to attend defensive driving school. It is a law that was passed and is still in effect. Additionally, MVD may take corrective action against you and your CDL for even some of the most minor driving infractions. If your CDL is at risk of being suspended then you should fight your traffic case through court and the suspension through the MVD hearing process.

Q: Confused - is it okay to use your cellphone when driving - I see yes, but then I see some cities ban it?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Correct, Arizona used to completely allow cell phone use while driving. Now, certain cities have created their own laws that prohibit it. A violation will result in a civil fine. In addition, there have also been laws about the age of the driver (under 18) and their ability to use their phone in the car. Be sure to check where you live and common places where you drive for the most update to day laws regarding cell phone use.

Q: Wreck no driver license. Given paper todo ddc. There was no complaint number on ticket.

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Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
There should be some type of case number on your ticket, usually at the very top. If not, you will need to contact the court where the ticket was issued. The court information should also be on the ticket. The court will be able to give you the case number if you well them your name and date of birth. Then you can complete DDS.

Q: If I bailed out yesterday for a misdemeanor and was supposed to go within 10 business days

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
I would like to help you out but it seems your question was cut off. Please contact us directly so we can discuss this more (free). Zach@Divellaw.com or 480-935-6545

Q: I received a citation for open containers. Passenger container but my vehicle.. how can I keep this off my

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Your best option is to hire a lawyer who can help you with the charge and get it reduced or dismissed. There isn't exactly a "hide" option in court. Feel free to contact us before your next court date so we can help you zach@divellaw.com or 480-935-6545.

Q: my brother was driving my car and got a ticket, he did not have the insurance with him so what will happen in the court?

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Answered on Jul 13, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
At the next court date, he will need to bring proof of insurance with him. The court will either drop the charge or reduce the fine. This is a frequent issue and courts are pretty lenient.

Q: Is there any way to get a ticket in AZ from 2013dismissed, so long after, depending on circumstances?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
The quick answer is any ticket can be dismissed with the right circumstances. You should contact an attorney for a consultation to discuss your particular circumstances and likelihood of success. You should also be concerned about the fines that have been collecting since 2013 and I presume your license has also been suspended since then if you didn't resolve this matter back in 2013. We handle these type of matters and can help you.

Q: I know I was illegally pulled over because of racial profiling. How do I fight back?

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Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Kai Michael Henderson's answer
Generally speaking, it is extremely hard to fight racial profiling. Many people facing criminal charges want to use a civil rights violation as leverage against the State in a prosecution. This is unsuccessful in the vast majority of cases.

The best cases have the best evidence. If you recorded the encounter with the police yourself and the officer uttered racist epithets or admitted that he or she pulled you over based on race, you may have a good case. In the criminal, or traffic...

Q: How does this affect Lyft drivers with a lit Lyft Amp light while driving, or at a complete stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Hello, you should consider asking your question again with a few more specific details and then we can provide a more specific answer. Right now it is unclear what is at issue. Thanks

Q: With ars 28.701a. What pleas can be taken

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Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Every case is different and without any more information we cannot tell you what an appropriate plea would be. I recommend you contact myself or another attorney for a free consultation to discuss your particular situation.

Most pleas typically reduce harsher traffic violations to the 28-701A violation since it is basically the lowest violation. If charged with 28-701A you may get a plea for defensive driving school if it is not currently available to you since it can only be taken...

Q: I got into my first accident but will attend driving school for it, do I need to attend the court date given?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 28, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You may. Check with both the court and DA's office, notw who you spoke with, date time, etc.

Q: I received a criminal speeding ticket, but have no prior record/tickets. Is it likely a judge won't convict me?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 20, 2017
Ashelee Weeks' answer
It depends on the facts, namely your speed. You may be able to get Defensive Driving School.

Q: 28-3473 Suspension. Lic. A I have my Lic. Reinstated already.. what should I do with this ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 5, 2017
Ashelee Weeks' answer
Show your reinstated license to the Court.

Q: Hypothetically, could a person offset responsibility in a negligence case if they could prove they acted reasonably?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not at all. First it would be inadmissible second it isn't what the case is about. You have a good argument to make if you couched it in terms of believing it was safe to do what you did. Depends on what --hypothetically--someone has been charged with.If you were hurt you may have a claim--hypothetically. Contact a member of AzTLA for the county where the wreck happened and as them.

Q: who has right of way when there are two lanes turning left onto a freeway on ramp with green arrows

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
A lot depends on who is where at what time. They shouldn't have two streams of traffic headed for the same area without a yields sign. With no sign see if your state has a law as to who yields to whom at an unsigned intersection. Suggest you ask your AAA office if they have a traffic safety person you can ask. Or ask the staties.

Q: How do I obtain a copy of the actual traffic tickets issued to a driver who hit, killed, my sister and did not report.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
Matthew Maerowitz's answer
You can make a public records request. If a crash report was drafted, it is usually available to the public upon request upon paying a small fee. Some jurisdictions allow you to get the crash report online if you know information related to the accident such as the incident number. You can typically find the information for the law enforcement records department online about how to get the report.

I am sorry for your loss.

Q: I got into my first accident and was cited for running a red light. What do I do now?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
See if there was an intersection camera.Act fast,request in person. If the light normally would go yellow you have a problem as you entered the intersection on a yellow. However worth a consult with an attorney. If you were hurt, contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults--as you may have an argument that you had "position" on the other driver.

Q: Does the Assured Clear Distance Ahead law apply to parked vehicles in Maricopa County Arizona?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not as far as I can see. Why try to nail the guy behind you? Go after the guy that rearended him--or better yet if you have collision use that and let them go after both.

Let's face if, if the hit is bad enough, if the other guy was 8 feet away from you you's still have been hit--happened to one of my clients.

Q: I live in Az and was recently stopped illegally. After the stop the officer never cited me for the original made up

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
Matthew Maerowitz's answer
The standard for an officer to initiate a traffic stop is actually Reasonable Suspicion (not Probable Cause). Reasonable suspicion is a lower standard than probable cause. You really should consider hiring an attorney as we are very familiar with writing suppression motions. With reasonable suspicion don't get your hopes up on winning it. In practice, if an officer suspects any traffic violation at all, judges typically uphold the stop as legal.

Probable cause which is a slightly...

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