CIVIL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
If you are charged with a civil traffic violation, you may do the following:
- Pay the Fine(s) ... You may Pay By Mail or in person on or before the final date listed on your complaint. THE COURT IS OPEN TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS IN PERSON BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM-4:30PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS.
- Contest the Ticket ... You may Request a Hearing by mail or in person to contest the charge(s) on your complaint.
- Attend Defensive Driving School ... See "Defensive Driving Class" section of this pamphlet for eligibility criteria and instructions.
Failure to respond by the appearance date on a Civil Traffic Complaint will result in a default judgment being entered against you. A civil fine amount will be imposed (the amount listed on the fine schedule), plus an additional $120.00 in court fees, pursuant to ARS 12-116, and Town Ordinances 5-6-1 (B)(4) and 5-6-1(A)(1). The Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) will be notified and your license will be suspended until the entire fee is paid to the Court. Failure to respond by the appearance date on a Criminal Traffic Complaint will result in a warrant for your arrest being issued and your license may be suspended.
If you were cited by the Marana Police Department for a civil traffic violation(s) while operating a bicycle, you may be eligible to attend the Pima County Bicycle Diversion Program.
A cyclist is eligible for this diversion program only once each year, calculated from violation date to violation date. You must complete the class prior to your court date. If necessary, contact the Court for an extension to attend the class. You must send a copy of your completion to the court before your court date and the violation will be dismissed.
If you are interested in attending this class, contact EZAZ Traffic School at 520-207-3200 or go to www.ezaztraining.com prior to the court date listed on your ticket.
*NOTE: IF YOU ARE CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL TRAFFIC, CRIMINAL, OR PETTY OFFENSE, YOU MUST APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE AT THE DATE AND TIME LISTED ON YOUR COMPLAINT. FAILURE TO APPEAR WILL RESULT IN A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST BEING ISSUED AND YOUR DRIVING PRIVILEGES MAY BE SUSPENDED.