COURTROOM STANDARDS: Upon entering the courthouse, you are REQUIRED to observe the following standards:
NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND MAY BE ALLOWED IN THE COURT BUILDING PURSUANT TO ARS 13-3102A(10). Violation of this statute is a class one misdemeanor and you will be subjected to criminal prosecution.
No one may enter the courthouse with food, drink or chewing gum. Please dispose of such items prior to entry.
Wear appropriate attire. While clothing need not be formal, no one will be allowed into the courtroom without shoes or shirts. T shirts with offensive slogans or pictures are also not to be worn. If you are a male wearing a hat, please remove it upon entering the court room.
While in the Court room, all cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices are to be shut off.
When you are called to the bench and are addressing the Judge, stand a few feet back – never lean on the bench. DO NOT attempt to speak to the Judge from the audience.
While awaiting your turn to see the Judge, do not chat or whisper to friends. If you need to speak, leave the courtroom for a few minutes. Court proceedings may be in the process of being taped and background conversation can interfere with the audio taping of the record. Avoid shuffling papers or reading a newspaper if it is a distraction to others.
If at all possible, please avoid bringing small children to Court. We recognize that at times this may not be possible, thus if necessary to do so, please monitor their behavior and keep them as quiet as possible. If a child becomes noisy or unruly, you and your child may be asked to leave the courtroom.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL
Eligibility is one year from violation date to violation date. Upon completion of DDS the violation will be dismissed.
If you complete this class, points will not be assessed to your Motor Vehicle Record. You may attend any Arizona Supreme Court certified school in the state of Arizona. The Court DOES accept online/internet classes. In order to determine your eligibility and/or to sign up for DDS, contact any certified Arizona defensive driving school.
To access information regarding Defensive Driving Schools you may call the toll free telephone number or visit the web site as shown below. Toll free phone number 1-888-334-5565 or visit: http://www.azcourtpay.com
You must complete the class at least seven (7) days before your appearance/arraignment court date.
State law does not permit CDL (Commercial Driver License) holders to attend DDS.
CRIMINAL TRAFFIC violations do NOT qualify for Defensive Driving School.