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If the charge filed against you is a criminal traffic violation
misdemeanor, you MUST appear in Court on the date and time specified on the
traffic citation or complaint.
Civil traffic cases can be resolved prior to the appearance date on your
complaint by one of the three following ways:
Options for Resolving Civil Traffic Violations:
Successfully complete a Defensive Driving Class - Once you complete the
class, the charge will be dismissed and no points will be placed on your
Pay the fine - You waive your right to a hearing, you plead responsible and
pay the sanction. By doing this you won't need to appear in court.
Request a hearing - You request a hearing, which is like a trial. You
may bring witnesses and present your case before a judge. If you are
found responsible, you lose the option of going to the Defensive Driving
Class (Option #1).
*For a violation of ARS 28-645A3A or 28-647.1 (Red Light), if you plead or
are found responsible you will be required by MVD to attend Traffic Survival
School. Anyone under the age of 18 will be required to attend for any
moving or red light violation. If you are eligible and complete a
Defensive Driving class, you will not be required to attend the MVD Traffic
Children are Priceless Passengers