Dismissing the Charge
If you provide proof to the Court showing that the vehicle involved was insured on the date and time the complaint was issued, the charge will be dismissed.
Arizona Revised Statute
Effective September 30, 2009, Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) § 28-4135 requires the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) to administratively suspend the driver’s license and registration of any person convicted of a violation of A.R.S. § 28-4135(A), (B) and (C) upon receipt of the abstract of the record of judgment. There are also monetary penalties associated with violations of the above referenced statute.
Effective September 30, 2009, the statute also allows the court to reduce or waive the penalty imposed for a violation of A.R.S. § 28-4135 B and C if the person provides proof of both of the following items:
- The defendant (driver) not been found responsible of a violation of A.R.S. § 28-4135 within the past 24 months or has not had more than one violation of A.R.S. § 28-4135 within the past 36 months as evidenced by the person's driving record.
- The defendant has purchased a six month policy of insurance that meets the requirements of A.R.S. § 28-4009.
Statute Court Allowances
The statute allows the court to:
- Waive the monetary penalty
- Waive only the driver’s license suspension
- Waive only the registration suspension
- Waive both the driver’s license suspension and registration suspension
- Impose a lower monetary penalty
- Any combination of the items listed here
Upon receipt of the record of judgment, MVD is responsible for entering a suspension of the defendant’s driver license and/or registration/plates in their system. In order to ensure that the defendant is in compliance with the suspension and to receive timely notification from MVD, the defendant must ensure that MVD has their most current address.
The suspension of the defendant’s driver license/registration/plates is not effective until MVD mails the Corrective Action Notice to the address of record. Service of notice is considered complete upon the mailing of the Corrective Action Notice. The Corrective Action Notice will provide information of the effective date for the suspension and reinstatement requirements (e.g., fees, SR22, proof of insurance, etc).
Defendants may be eligible for a MVD issued restricted license if they obtain a SR22, proof of insurance and they comply with the additional criteria established by the MVD.
To determine eligibility and for any other questions regarding suspension, defendants should contact MVD at:
- MVD Website
- Phoenix Phone: 602-255-0072
- Tucson Phone: 520-629-9808
TTD Systems Only
- Phoenix Phone: 602-712-3222
- Elsewhere in Arizona 800-251-5866