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Scottsdale City Court

Scottsdale City Court

Scottsdale City Court

3700 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone:
(480) 312-2442

Court Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm

* The first and third Wednesday of each month, Court hours will be
8:30AM until 5:00PM

For all other week days, Court hours are 8:00AM until 5:00PM

Directions from Loop 101
Exit Indian School Road and turn West
Turn South on 75th Street
Drive south three blocks to the Scottsdale Justice Center and park in the lot East of the court

Directions from Loop 202
Exit Scottsdale/Rural Road and turn North
Turn East at Indian School Road
Turn South on 75th Street
Drive south three blocks to the Scottsdale Justice Center and park in the lot East of the court

If you have been cited for a criminal misdemeanor offense, you must appear at the Scottsdale City Court on the assigned court date. Criminal arraignments begin promptly at 8:30am, with a Judge presiding. Criminal violations cannot be paid in advance. The possible penalties for criminal violations are provided by a Judge on the appearance date. Possible penalties include jail, money and probation.

13-707. Misdemeanors; sentencing

A. A sentence of imprisonment for a misdemeanor shall be for a definite term to be served other than a place within custody of the state department of corrections. The court shall fix the term of imprisonment within the following maximum limitations:

  1. For a class 1 misdemeanor, six months.
  2. For a class 2 misdemeanor, four months.
  3. For a class 3 misdemeanor, thirty days.

B. A person who is at least eighteen years of age or who has been tried as an adult and who stands convicted of any misdemeanor or petty offense, other than a traffic offense, and who has been convicted of one or more of the same misdemeanors or petty offenses within two years next preceding the date of the present offense shall be sentenced for the next higher class of offense than that for which the person currently is convicted. Time spent incarcerated within the two years next preceding the date of the offense for which a person is currently being sentenced shall not be included in the two years required to be free of convictions.

C. If a person is convicted of a misdemeanor offense and the offense requires enhanced punishment because it is a second or subsequent offense, the court shall determine the existence of the previous conviction. The court shall allow the allegation of a prior conviction to be made in the same manner as the allegation prescribed by section 28-1387, subsection A.

D. A person who has been convicted in any court outside the jurisdiction of this state of an offense that if committed in this state would be punishable as a misdemeanor or petty offense is subject to this section. A person who has been convicted as an adult of an offense punishable as a misdemeanor or petty offense under the provisions of any prior code in this state is subject to this section.

E. The court may direct that a person who is sentenced pursuant to subsection A of this section shall not be released on any basis until the sentence imposed by the court has been served.

13-802. Fines for misdemeanors

A. A sentence to pay a fine for a class 1 misdemeanor shall be a sentence to pay an amount, fixed by the court, not more than two thousand five hundred dollars.

B. A sentence to pay a fine for a class 2 misdemeanor shall be a sentence to pay an amount, fixed by the court, not more than seven hundred fifty dollars.

C. A sentence to pay a fine for a class 3 misdemeanor shall be a sentence to pay an amount, fixed by the court, not more than five hundred dollars.

D. A sentence to pay a fine for a petty offense shall be a sentence to pay an amount, fixed by the court, of not more than three hundred dollars.

E. A judgment that the defendant shall pay a fine, with or without the alternative of imprisonment, shall constitute a lien in like manner as a judgment for money rendered in a civil action.

F. This section does not apply to an enterprise.

13-902. Periods of probation; monitoring; fees

A. Unless terminated sooner, probation may continue for the following periods:

  1. For a class 2 felony, seven years.
  2. For a class 3 felony, five years.
  3. For a class 4 felony, four years.
  4. For a class 5 or 6 felony, three years.
  5. For a class 1 misdemeanor, three years.
  6. For a class 2 misdemeanor, two years.
  7. For a class 3 misdemeanor, one year.

B. Notwithstanding subsection A of this section, unless terminated sooner, probation may continue for the following periods:

  1. For a violation of section 28-1381 or 28-1382, five years.
  2. For a violation of section 28-1383, ten years.

C. When the court has required, as a condition of probation, that the defendant make restitution for any economic loss related to the defendant’s offense and that condition has not been satisfied, the court at any time before the termination or expiration of probation may extend the period within the following limits:

  1. For a felony, not more than five years.
  2. For a misdemeanor, not more than two years.

D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, justice courts and municipal courts may impose the probation periods specified in subsection A, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 and subsection B, paragraph 1 of this section.

E. After conviction of a felony offense or an attempt to commit any offense that is included in chapter 14 or 35.1 of this title or section 13-2308.01, 13-2923 or 13-3623, if probation is available, probation may continue for a term of not less than the term that is specified in subsection A of this section up to and including life and that the court believes is appropriate for the ends of justice.

F. After conviction of a violation of section 13-3824, subsection A, if a term of probation is imposed and the offense for which the person was required to register was a felony, probation may continue for a term of not less than the term that is specified in subsection A of this section up to and including life and that the court believes is appropriate for the ends of justice.

G. If a person is convicted on or after November 1, 2006 of a dangerous crime against children as defined in section 13-705, a term of probation is imposed, the person is required to register pursuant to section 13-3821 and the person is classified as a level three offender pursuant to sections 13-3825 and 13-3826, the court shall require global position system or electronic monitoring for the duration of the term of probation. The court may impose a fee on the probationer to offset the cost of the monitoring device required by this subsection. The fee shall be deposited in the adult probation services fund pursuant to section 12-267, subsection A, paragraph 3. This subsection does not preclude global position system or electronic monitoring of any other person who is serving a term of probation.

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