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Magistrate Court


ADMINISTRATION: DAVID WIDMAIER, MAGISTRATE

COURT HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (except holidays)

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
1360 N. Niels Hansen Lane
Lakeside, AZ 85929

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 860
Lakeside, Arizona 85929

TELEPHONE NUMBER
(928) 368-
6200

FAX NUMBER
(928) 368-8674

HIGHWAY DIRECTIONS
The Court is located at the Pinetop-Lakeside Civic Center. The Civic Center is two blocks West of State Highway 260 (also known as White Mountain Blvd.) which is the main street through Town.
Pinetop-Lakeside is 11 miles south-east of Show Low on State Highway 260.

COURT LOCATION
In Lakeside, near the Circle K convenience store, watch for the Civic Center or Police signs on the highway. Follow the signs two blocks west to the Civic Center which occupies what was formerly a four acre school campus. Street address is 1360 N. Niels Hansen Lane, Room One, Lakeside, AZ 85929.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Court handles all civil traffic offenses, ordinance violations and some juvenile offenses within the corporate Town limits of Pinetop-Lakeside. The Court issues Orders of Protection (victims of domestic violence) and Injunctions Against Harassment. You may see the Judge any Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., no appointment required.

PROCEDURES

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A TICKET FOR A CRIMINAL (i.e., ordinance or municipal code) OFFENSE
You MUST appear in court or by mail on the date and time indicated on the ticket. Failure to do so may result in a WARRANT for your arrest.

IF YOU RECEIVED A TICKET FOR A CIVIL TRAFFIC OFFENSE
Y ou may be eligible for Defensive Driving class and have a civil traffic charge dismissed. You may also handle the matter by mail. You should have received an envelope and information card with your ticket. Please use it!

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
You must appear in Court on the date and time indicated on your ticket and be ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. However, juveniles in civil traffic cases, may appear by mail or attend Defensive Driving class in the same manner as adult. To enroll in Defensive Driving class, call (800) 293-0112 or (602) 222-3360 before the date on your ticket. Do not call the court.

 
 





OPTION ONE
Attend a Defensive Driving Program. If you qualify, the following information applies to only one eligible charge. When you complete the course, you have no fine to pay, you do not have to appear in Court and no points will be placed on your driving record. To enroll call 1-888-334-5575; www.supreme.state.az.us/driveschoolinfo.

OPTION TWO
Admit the offense(s) on the ticket in three different ways; (a) Follow the INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING THE FINE BY MAIL; (b) pay the fine at the service counter of the Court between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or (c) appear before the Judge on your court date. The Judge will see you any Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

OPTION THREE
Deny the offense on the ticket and request a hearing date in person or by mail. To deny the offense by mail, follow the instructions TO DENY THE OFFENSE AND REQUEST A HEARING to follow.

NOTICE
If you fail to complete one of the three options above on or before the court date shown on a civil traffic ticket, the court will enter a default judgment against you. A civil sanction will be imposed, and your driver's license may remain suspended until the civil sanction and late fees are paid to the court. If you are charged with a criminal offense, and fail to appear, your license will be suspended and you may be arrested.

CAN'T PAY THE FINE IN FULL?
A payment schedule may be arranged any Tuesday at the Court office, or you may make your request in writing, by following the directions in Item G. A fee of $30.00 is assessed for arranging a payment schedule.

PENALTY SCHEDULE
Violations marked with a single asterisk (*) are eligible for Defensive Driving Class. For violations not listed here, appear in court in person on Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m. to see a Judge.

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
28-448A.......................................................................................................... $296.00
28-641 TO 28-651........................................................................................ $333.00
28-645A3A..................................................................................................... $333.00*++

28-701, 28-701A, 28-702.01C, 28-701AB
SPEED no collision, see chart below
................................................................................28-701A...........................28-701B
01-10 miles per hour over speed limit......... $253.00*.......................... $348,00*
11-15 miles per hour over speed limit......... $291.00*.......................... $392.00*
16-20 miles per hour over speed limit......... $311.00*.......................... $492.00*
21-25 miles per hour over speed limit......... $342.00*.......................... $566.00*
29-30 miles per hour over speed limit......... $383.00*.......................... $635.00*
31-35 miles per hour over speed limit......... $433.00*.......................... $717.00*
39+ miles per hour over speed limit............. $494.00*.......................... $840.00*
28-701A FAILURE TO AVOID COLLISION (NO INJURIES)...................... $449.00*
28-701A FAILURE TO AVOID COLLISION (WITH INJURIES).................. $745.00*
28-701.02A2.................................................................................................... $500.00*
28-701.02A3.................................................................................................... $500.00*
28-702.01A...................................................................................................... $241.00*
28-702.04B...................................................................................................... $285.00*
28-704A............................................................................................................ $296.00*
28-704C............................................................................................................ $367.00*
28-721A to 28-731......................................................................................... $367.00*
28-751.1 TO 28-754C.................................................................................... $275 .00*
28-771A to28-774, 28-776........................................................................... $325.00*
28-775.............................................................................................................. $325.00
28-775A........................................................................................................... $325.00*
28-792A to 28-797G...................................................................................... $306.00
28-813B to 28-817C...................................................................................... $285.00
28-855B to 28-856.3..................................................................................... $366.00*
28-855B to 28-856.3 (collision).................................................................. $449.00*
28-857A1 to 28-857A2 (first offense only).............................................. $419.00
28-871A to 28-874C...................................................................................... $255.00
28-884A........................................................................................................... $347.00
28-891A........................................................................................................... $316.00*
28-892 to 28-964B........................................................................................ $306.00
28-904A........................................................................................................... $306.00*
28-907A........................................................................................................... $206.00
28-909A1 to 28-909 B.................................................................................. $102.00
28-921A1A to 28-965................................................................................... $306.00
28-981.1 to 28-981.2.................................................................................... $377.00
28-983B&C..................................................................................................... $357.00
28-1091A to 28-1097C................................................................................. $357.00
28-1098A to 28-1098B................................................................................. $357.00
28-1595A......................................................................................................... $334.00
28-2058A2B to 28-2060A&B....................................................................... $316.00
28-2153A to 28-2153B2............................................................................... $316.00
28-2158C......................................................................................................... $275.00+
28-2322........................................................................................................... $786.00
28-2354A1 to B3........................................................................................... $316.00
28-2531B1 to 28-2531B2............................................................................ $786.00
28-2532A........................................................................................................ $673.00**
28-2533A........................................................................................................ $723.00
28-3151A to 28-3157B............................................................................... $408.00
28-3169A........................................................................................................ $275.00++
28-3473A & 28-3473.................................................................................. See Judge
28-3474 and 28-3475.................................................................................. $316.00
28-3478.1....................................................................................................... $387.00
28-3478.2 to 28-3478.5............................................................................... $585.00
28-3480.......................................................................................................... $387.00
28-4135A, 28-4135B and 28-4135C..................................................... $1,096.00****
28-4139A....................................................................................................... $694.00*****
28-7056A....................................................................................................... $449.00

TOWN ORDINANCES
Dog at Large (first offense, civil)............................................................ $183.00
Dog at Large (second offense, class III mis) ...................................... See Judge
Barking Dog (first offense, civil)............................................................. $183.00
Barking Dog (second offense, class III mis.)....................................... See Judge
Dog License required (6.04.170)............................................................ $257.00***
***The court will reduce this fine to $125.00 upon proof the animal has been
properly licensed.


PAYMENTS

To find out more about the methods of payment procedures please click here.

REQUEST A HEARING
To request a hearing please click here.


 
 

 



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