Your Rights Concerning an Arizona Civil Traffic or Criminal Traffic Violation

Though the photo radar cameras have been removed from the Arizona freeways, law enforcement is still out in full force to bust speeders. A speeding ticket can leave you facing a costly Arizona civil or criminal traffic violation.

Your rights following a civil traffic violation
If you are facing a civil traffic violation, you have certain rights. You have the right to:

  • A civic traffic hearing before a justice of the peace or a civil traffic hearing officer
  • Be represented by counsel
  • Question and cross-examine witnesses who testify against you
  • Present evidence on your behalf
  • Appeal the outcome of your civic traffic hearing

Your rights following a misdemeanor or criminal traffic violation
In a civil traffic violation, you have the right to:

  • A trial before a justice of the peace, and sometimes, before a jury
  • Be represented by an attorney during the entire process
  • Question and cross-examine witnesses who testify against you
  • Have subpoenas, at no cost to you, issued to compel witnesses to attend your trial
  • Remain silent
  • Be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt
  • Appeal the outcome of your trial

Contact us today to order our free book, Arizona Criminal Law - What You Must Know.

If you have been accused of a civil traffic or criminal traffic violation, contact one of our Arizona criminal defense attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).

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