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No, but you must pay your civil traffic citation on or before your scheduled date/time to appear.
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Juveniles who receive civil traffic citations must appear in court at the scheduled time and date with a parent or legal guardian. The hearing is not a trial, but an opportunity for the judge to explain the options available to the juvenile and his or her guardian.
If you are unable to resolve your case on or before the court date given to you by the officer, you may request a continuance by completing a motion to continue or appearing at the Flagstaff Municipal Court. See our Civil Traffic Cases webpage for more information.
You must contact the Court on or before your court date to inform them of your intentions to attend Defensive Driving School and to receive an extension. You must register and complete the class at least 7 days prior to the court appearance date on the complaint or extension notice. It can take several days for processing of registrations and completions to be completed, so please allow sufficient time for this processing to occur. Failure to complete the defensive driving class at least seven days prior to your court appearance date may result in the entry of a default judgment and/or your driver license suspension with additional monetary penalties being imposed. See our Defensive Driving School webpage for more information.
The court gives one 45-day extension to complete Defensive Driving School. The driving school requires you to complete the class 7 days prior to the 45-day extension.
Proof of insurance or registration should be provided on or before your court date, however the court will give one 30-day extension if you are not able to provide the documents at that time.
These extension are not automatic, you must contact the court on or before your original court date for permission.
No, the court does not issue warrants on civil traffic citations. However, the court may have suspended your driver's license and/or placed a hold on your vehicle registration. You must pay the ticket in full before your license can be reinstated or the registration hold removed.
You may write a letter to the judge explaining why you are requesting that the default judgment be set aside. The judge may make a ruling based on your letter or set your case for a hearing.