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Question: I received a traffic ticket for speeding. When I arrived in court they advised that I had to return later because the officer had not filed the ticket. How long does he have before I can have the ticket dismissed?

Answer: Under A.R.S. § 28-1592, if the ticket is a civil offense, it must be filed within 60 days of the violation. So, the officer will cite the person into court within 30 days of the violation. But, if the cite hasn't been received yet it does not automatically mean it is dropped. You may want to check back the Monday following the 60th day to be sure. If it was criminal speeding then the misdemeanor criteria of one year applies, see A.R.S. § 13-107.

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