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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: My drivers license is suspended in wa state due to an accident i am unable to pay the financial responsability.

I have moved to arizonia and need to get my drivers license however i am suspended in wa state because i am unable to pay the collections agency the 1000.00 a month i am on ssi i had prior arranements with the insurance company to pay 30.00 a month they told me it was 15,000 now they say its over... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 28, 2020

File bankruptcy, get a discharge, and then you can get your license back.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: would i get pulled over just for driving during the 30 day quarantine Arizona is having now?
Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Apr 1, 2020

No! You still have constitutional rights that protect you and your families. When it comes to being pulled over, the police must have a valid reason to pull you over. They cannot use the stay at home order as justification to pull anyone over and question them.

On the incredibly off chance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: I have a citation for no registration, no seatbelt driving on a suspended license and headlight out. They are all over

Over 15 years I received them mostly all in one day from each jurisdiction, Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa. I even served time in jail for about a week. How can I get them reduced or dismiss

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Apr 1, 2020

In Arizona, we do not have a law that allows for expungements. However, we do have a law that allows for "Set Asides". This essentially is the AZ equivalent of an expungement or sealing records.

In your situation, it seems as if these offenses occurred 15 years ago and you were...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: What are the risk I'm heading into after getting T-boned?

This happened in Arizona.

I rented a "sports" car for my vacation car for a week around 7AM. By 9AM I was on an intersection wanting to make a left turn. I had the green arrow in the traffic light so as I was about to turn, about 40-50 yards out a car hits the peddle and comes... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 21, 2020

An Arizona attorney could advise best on this, as it would involve state-specific elements of insurance law for motor vehicle accidents. But your question remains open for four weeks. You probably have by now, but if you have not, I'd recommend consulting with an Arizona attorney because you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: How to resolve an open reckless driving from 13 years ago in NM if you are living in Phoenix AZ?
K. Bryan Goodman
K. Bryan Goodman answered on Sep 17, 2019

Hello. You will need to contact an attorney in the city/town/county were the conduct occurred. Attorneys can only represent people in a State where they are licensed to practice law so it is unlikely you will be able to hire a local Phoenix attorney that is also licensed in New Mexico. You may be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: Can my citation be dismissed?

I received a citation today in el mirage. The officer did not fill in the date of the incident. The space is blank. The only date on the citation is the court date. Can this be dismissed?

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 7, 2019

Sometimes facial errors are enough to have a ticket thrown out; the clerks may not be about to enter the ticket information into the court system without a date. BUT, the cop can always fill it in on his copy and file it that way. The cop's copy is the ticket, all you have is a carbon copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: How can I get my license back I was pulled over vehicle taken about two years ago changed my life since job family

I need to get LIC back to go to work even if payment plan small I have proof I moved was stranded in California never received noticed didn't know warrant existed help

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 13, 2019

The answer is fairly simple however the process can be complicated. Essentially, you have to contact the MVD and have them provide you a copy of your driving record. You can typically do this online or in person. Then, on the report you will be able to see which court, if any, have a hold on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: Az new bill driving on suspened revoked does not result in impoundment of vehicle what if your driving with no license

The person was driving w/ no license a vehicle belonging to another person who was not present when pulled over for a wrongful turn.

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Jun 6, 2019

They eliminated suspended license as justification for impounding a vehicle but a REVOKED license will still get the vehicle impounded. Since no license is equivalent to revoked, law enforcement will likely impound the vehicle. The registered owner can petition for an early release of the vehicle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
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

I want to pay my fines in Arizona so I can get my license in another state but I am unable to do so do to a FTA they want me to appear on the matter but I live 1500 mi away what should I do ?

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jan 2, 2019

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

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Q: Why does the law state that you cannot take defensive driving if you hold A CDL in the state of Arizona
Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Nov 20, 2018

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... Read more »

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Q: Confused - is it okay to use your cellphone when driving - I see yes, but then I see some cities ban it?
Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Oct 19, 2018

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... Read more »

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

I was handed the defensivd driver paper to take the course. On the ticket there is no complaint #. All the sites i went on need it.. I had no driver license. An i want to get this taken care of..

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Oct 16, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: If I bailed out yesterday for a misdemeanor and was supposed to go within 10 business days

I go tommorw and it's a fauiler to appear and driving under suspended license

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Sep 14, 2018

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: I received a citation for open containers. Passenger container but my vehicle.. how can I keep this off my

driving record When I go to court. Can I get this hide from my driving record.

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jul 13, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
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?

the car is insured but he did not have the insurance paper with him, he has a court date

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jul 13, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: Is there any way to get a ticket in AZ from 2013dismissed, so long after, depending on circumstances?

The details were: failure to signal 90' before stopping to turn, no proof of insurance, driver's license not on person, and one other minor thing.

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 22, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: I know I was illegally pulled over because of racial profiling. How do I fight back?
Kai Michael Henderson
Kai Michael Henderson answered on Jun 17, 2018

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: How does this affect Lyft drivers with a lit Lyft Amp light while driving, or at a complete stop.
Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 13, 2018

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: With ars 28.701a. What pleas can be taken
Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 13, 2018

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: I got into my first accident but will attend driving school for it, do I need to attend the court date given?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 28, 2017

You may. Check with both the court and DA's office, notw who you spoke with, date time, etc.

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