The Court handles all civil traffic offenses, city ordinance violations, criminal traffic and some juvenile offenses within the corporate Town limits of Huachuca City. The Court issues Orders of Protection (victims of domestic violence) and Injunctions Against Harassment.
If you are under the age of 18, you must appear in court on the date and time indicated on your ticket and by accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Interpreters are available for Huachuca City Magistrate Court or visit Arizona Supreme Court’s Spanish Translated Page.
Civil Traffic Offenses
You 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 information card with your ticket.
- Option 1 – 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 1-888-334-5565 or visit http://www.azcourts.gov/driveschoolinfo/home.aspx.
- Option 2 – Admit the offense(s) on the ticket in three different ways:
- (a) Follow the INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING THE FINE
- (b) Pay the fine at the service counter of the Court between 9:00am and 4:00pm Wednesday through Friday or Tuesday between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
- (c) Appear before the Judge on your court date
- Option 3 – To deny the offense by mail, follow the instructions on the information card.
Failure to Comply
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 judgement against you. A civil sanction will be imposed, and the citation will be sent to collections and additional fees may be added.
Criminal Traffic Offense
You must appear in court on the date and time indicated. Failure to do so may result in a warrant for your arrest. If you are charged with a criminal offense and fail to appear, you may be arrested.
If you are required to pay fines, penalties, fees or other financial obligations as a result of a judgement of this court and you are unable to pay, bring this information to the attention of the court staff or the judge because payments over time or other alternatives may be available. Do not ignore your responsibility to pay, as this may result in additional penalties and costs to you.
Arizona Protective Order Initiation & Notification Tool
AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection. Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection at an Arizona court. An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection. Your information will be saved in AZPOINT for up to 90 days. At any time during this 90-day period, you may take the next step of filing your petition at an Arizona court. Until you file your petition at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if necessary. You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant. For more information, click here to go to AZPOINT.