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If the charge filed against you is a CRIMINAL TRAFFIC violation or a MISDEMEANOR, you MUST appear in Court on the date and time specified on the traffic citation or complaint.

CIVIL TRAFFIC cases can be resolved prior to the appearance date on your complaint by one of the three  following options:


Plea Responsible and pay the fine. A court appearance is not required. For bond schedule/fine amounts, click HERE. Payment can be made as follows:

  1. By mail with a check or money order payable to: Lake Havasu Consolidated Courts 2001 College Drive, Suite 148 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
  2. Pay online by clicking HERE
  3. By phone (928) 453-0705
  4. By mailing credit card authorization form, or faxing to 928-680-0193. Click HERE to download credit card authorization form.


Plea Not Responsible and request a Civil Traffic Hearing. You can request a hearing using the following methods:

  • Click HERE to submit an online form
  • You can download the form and submit by mail. The form is available HERE
  • You can also scan and email the form to

You will be notified by mail of your new court date. You may also appear in person at the court to request a hearing.


Attend a defensive driving class at least 7 days prior to the appearance date on your citation. You may only complete defensive driving for dismissal of one moving violation every twelve months. Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders are not eligible for defensive driving. The court will only accept classes which are certified by the Arizona Supreme Court . To find an approved class, call 1-888-334-5565 or visit the website at

If you complete defensive driving:

  • You will not pay the fine to the court for one traffic violation.
  • You will not have to go to court for that violation.
  • The violation will be dismissed.
  • There will be no points assessed to your record.

**If you have been cited with A.R.S. 28-645A3A (RED LIGHT VIOLATION) or A.R.S. 28-647 (DISOBEY FLASHING SIGNAL), or are under the age of 18 and are found Responsible for a moving violation, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department will require you to attend a Traffic Survival School pursuant to the requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes. If you are eligible for defensive driving and complete a class at least 7 days prior to your court date, your violation will be dismissed and you will not be required to attend a Traffic Survival School by the Motor Vehicle Division**