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3700 N. 75th Street General Phone: 480-312-2442
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Fax Number: 480-312-2764
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Closed on City Holidays
People can be summoned to the Scottsdale city court to serve as jurors in trials. A date of appearance will be assigned to you by a postcard sent via mail. On that date, prospective jurors must take their summons and go to the Scottsdale city court’s ‘Juror Assembly Room’. Just because you are summoned does not mean that you will be selected for jury duty.
According to the United States Courts, you must meet certain requirements to be legally qualified to serve on a jury including:
- be a United States citizen;
- be 18 years of age or older;
- reside primarily in the judicial district for one year;
- be adequately proficient in English to satisfactorily complete the juror qualification form;
- have no disqualifying mental or physical condition;
- not currently be subject to felony charges punishable by imprisonment for more than one year; and
- not ever having been convicted of a felony (unless civil rights have been legally restored)
Valid reasons to be exempt from serving as a juror in the Arizona Court System are:
- Not understanding English
- Serving on the jury would “substantially and materially affect the public interest”
- Not being able to find care for someone that is currently under your care
- Serving would impose a financial strain that would be detrimental for the person
- Serving would cause illness, disease, or extreme hardship
- Already having served jury duty within two years of last summons
- Already having served on a grand jury in Arizona within the last four years
- Being 75 or older
Scottsdale City Court Dates
If you have received a ticket in the city of Scottsdale, it is likely that you will have to appear in court to determine fines and/or sentencing, depending on the type of ticket that you were given.
You can find when your Scottsdale court date is scheduled for at the bottom of the citation you were given. The information is also available through Scottsdale’s Complaint/Case Search by inputting your Case/Citation/Complaint Number or your first and last name. This can also be used for cases other than traffic as well.
Traffic Violation Tickets in Scottsdale
When you are cited for a traffic violation, the ticket will have an explanation of the reason for the ticket along with a court date. On that date, you will be able to dispute your traffic ticket or simply pay the fine. If you are only paying for the ticket and do not wish to dispute the violation, you can pay the fine before the court date either online, over the phone, or in person.
The Scottsdale City Court allows for payment plans if you cannot afford to pay your fine all at one time. You can reach a payment plan agreement with the court, but $20 will be added to the fine.
Another alternative to paying your Scottsdale traffic ticket is by attending driving school. Driving school is available if you have not taken driving school classes for a violation within a year of the last violation. Although there is an enrollment fee, attending traffic school will help you your ticket will be dismissed and there will be no points added to your record.
It is important to resolve the ticket on or before the due date to avoid further consequences. When you fail to pay or resolve your traffic ticket in time, your license can be suspended and have fines added to your ticket. Driving with a suspended license is a Class One Misdemeanor, as outlined in Arizona Revised Statute 28-3473 and can carry jail time if convicted.
Criminal Tickets in Scottsdale
It is important to note that some traffic tickets can be criminal, such as criminal speeding. Criminal tickets have a different process than regular traffic violations. Criminal tickets can have higher fines attached to them and you run the risk of serving jail time.
Call JacksonWhite Criminal Defense attorneys at <a href=”tel:4804674370″>(480) 467-4370</a> if you have been cited with a criminal traffic ticket and want help avoiding jail time.
If you don’t have a scheduled appointment or hearing time, walk-in hours are available:
- For Civil Courtrooms, unscheduled walk-ins are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM and 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
- For Criminal Courtrooms, unscheduled walk-ins are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM-11:30 AM and 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
If you have an arrest warrant, you can turn yourself in during the Criminal Courtroom walk-in times. Arrest warrants are issued after charges have been filed against you by the police or if you have failed to appear for a court date assigned to you.
You can find out if there has been an arrest warrant filed for you in Scottsdale by searching the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘Techno Cops’. This is an online search engine that has access to all of Arizona’s open warrants. Our legal team offers free consultations regarding any possible criminal charges. Call () to discuss any open or possible arrest warrants filed in Scottsdale.
Upon, being arrested and being cited for a criminal misdemeanor offense, Scottsdale City Court details the options available to you: committing to a diversion program, pleading guilty, or pleading not guilty.
Diversion programs made up of counseling are offered by the state of Arizona and can dismiss charges if completed as outlined by the court. Pleading guilty will allow the judge to determine a ruling that can be made up of fines and/or jail time. Pleading not guilty, on the other hand, will afford you a trial to defend your case.
JacksonWhite Can Represent You in Scottsdale Court
If you are in need of representation in Scottsdale Court, call JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law. Our attorneys are readily available to you in our Scottsdale offices located at 5635 N Scottsdale Rd #170 Scottsdale, AZ 85250, just under three miles from the Scottsdale City Court.
JacksonWhite criminal defense attorneys John Dosdall and Jeremy Geigle have a proven track record all over the valley. Call for your free consultation at <a href=”tel:4804674370″>(480) 467-4370</a> and find out how our legal team can help your case.