CIVIL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
ATTEND DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL
You are eligible for this program if:
Plea of Not Responsible
You may request a civil traffic hearing by mail or by appearing on your scheduled court date. If you request a hearing, you give up the option of attending a defensive driving school. You may post a deposit which is equal to the fine amount. You will receive a new hearing date. If you fail to appear on the new hearing date, your deposit will be forfeited. If you do not post a deposit prior to the hearing date, you must be prepared to pay the fine in full on the hearing date if you are found responsible.
Plea of Responsible
A civil traffic violation does not require a court appearance before the Judge. You may enter a plea of responsible and pay the fine in person or by mail. Follow the instructions on the bond schedule provided to you by the officer. You will be required to pay the bond amount listed on your bond schedule. The Courts accept money orders, certified checks or Visa/MasterCard. Do not send cash through the mail. If your citation is in the Kingman/Cerbat Justice Court, Kingman Municipal Court, Bullhead Justice Court or North Canyon Justice Court precinct you may pay online by clicking here.
Failure to Appear or Pay Will Result in Serious Consequences
Failure to appear will result in an admission of responsibility and judgment will be entered for the State. The court will report the failure to the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles and direct that your license be suspended and remain suspended until the civil penalty is paid in full. A time payment fee, a suspension fee, and collection fees will also be added to the civil penalty.
If you have Criminal Traffic or Misdemeanor violations included on your citation, you must appear before the judge on your scheduled appearance date.