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Municipal Court

The mission of the Florence Municipal Court is to serve and contribute to the Community by impartially administering judicial and administrative services that efficiently process all cases brought before the Court within the jurisdiction of the Town of Florence. The Florence Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of the Town of Florence Government and is also a part of the State of Arizona Judicial System.

Florence Municipal Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all misdemeanor criminal, civil traffic and/or all other violations of the code and other ordinances of the Municipality. If you received a criminal misdemeanor citation or a summons into Court, you must appear in Court on the date and time specified. Sometimes you will receive a form to have your prints and photos taken prior to your Court date. Contact your local Police Department for times they have available for this process.

Civil Traffic Violations

 

Options for Resolving Civil Traffic Violations

 

OPTION# 1: Successfully complete a defensive driving class. Once you complete the class, the charge will be dismissed and no points will be placed on your driving record. (You are eligible to attend every 2 years from the date of the last citation). YOU MUST COMPLETE DDS AT LEAST (7) DAYS BEFORE THE APPEARANCE DATE WRITTEN ON THE TICKET. IF YOU HAVE A COMMERCIAL LICENSE,YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND BY STATUTE.

 

OPTION #2: Plea responsible, pay the fine. By doing this you waive your right to a hearing. If you choose this option prior to your court date, you will not be required to appear in court.

 

OPTION #3: Plea not responsible and request a hearing. The court will subpoena the officer who cited you and you both will appear before a judge or hearing officer at a later date. By choosing this option, you waive your right to attend a defensive driving class if you are found responsible at the hearing.

Insurance Violations

A.R.S. §§ 28-4135 (A), (B), (C)

If you had a valid policy on the date of violation, you may mail a photocopy of the insurance card for a dismissal of the charge. If you did not have a valid policy on the date of violation the Court may waive or reduce the penalty if you can show proof of:

 

BOTH:

A: A pre-paid 6 month policy

B: A 36-MONTH DRIVING RECORD from MVD showing no previous violations of ARS § 28-4135 within the last 24 months or one violations of ARS § 28-4135 within the last 36 months.

If you do not have a valid pre-paid 6 month policy or if you have one or more violations of ARS § 28-4135 within the last 24 months or more than one violation within the last 36 months the fine is $967 for a first violation and your driver license, registration, and license plate of the motor vehicle involved will be suspended for at least 3 months.

HOW MUCH IS MY FINE?

Click on the link below to access the most common civil traffic offenses. If you do not see your statute code on the list, please call the Court for assistance.

Fine Amount

Call 1-888-334-5565 or www.azdrive.com. It is your responsibility to make sure the Court receives a copy of your completion certificate. If you are unable to attend a class prior to your court date and still wish to have that option, you must appear on your court date for a Judge to grant an extension.
Payments may be made at Town Hall. We accept Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Cash, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

COURT ETIQUETTE:
No person shall appear in Court barefoot, shirtless, wearing a tank top, wearing sunglasses, or dress in any manner reflecting poorly upon the dignity of the Court and its decorum. The Bailiffs of the Court are to remove any person violating this rule. Children may be present in the courtroom, however if they disturb the proceedings, you may be requested to remove them. Town Hall conducts business throughout the building and excessive noise in the lobby interferes with their ability to provide service to others. Please be courteous.

 

Cellular phones, pagers and all other electronic communication or recording devices not specifically authorized by a judge, must be turned off prior to entering the Courtroom. No food or drink is permitted.

 

COURT SECURITY:
All persons wishing to enter the Courtroom must go through the security screening process. The security screening includes a search of all bags, purses and bulky items. You will be asked to empty your pockets into the provided bins. Security will also check for metals with a hand wand. Any time you exit the Courtroom and re-enter you will have to go through the screening process. Do not attempt to bring in any prohibited items. Leave these items at home or in your car.

 

The following items but not limited to, are prohibited in the Municipal Court.
Weapons of any type or size are prohibited in the Courtroom except by Law Enforcement Officers.
Tools or sharp instruments
Chemical sprays
Cameras
Recording devices

 

FLORENCE MUNICIPAL COURT THANKS YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Location

Contact Us

Address:
775 N Main Street
PO Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone: 520-868-7514
Fax: 520-868-7564
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Payment

Payments may be made at Town Hall.  We accept Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Cash, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express.