Judge Widmaier Photo 2014The Court handles all civil traffic offenses, ordinance violations and some juvenile offenses within the corporate Town limits of Pinetop-Lakeside. The Court issues Orders of Protection (victims of domestic violence) and Injunctions Against Harassment.

You may see the Judge any Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., no appointment required.

David L. Widmaier, Justice of the Peace, Magistrate

As American citizens there are few virtues we hold greater than our belief in a fair and impartial judiciary system. Here at the Pinetop-Lakeside Justice Court, it is our goal to provide local justice in a fair and expedient manner, with courtesy and professionalism.

Proceedures:

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A TICKET FOR A CRIMINAL (i.e., ordinance or municipal code) OFFENSE 
You MUST appear in court or by mail on the date and time indicated on the ticket. Failure to do so may result in a WARRANT for your arrest.

IF YOU RECEIVED A TICKET FOR A CIVIL TRAFFIC OFFENSE 
See Options 1, 2, & 3 below.  If you are eligible for Defensive Driving class, you may be able to have a civil traffic charge dismissed. You may also handle the matter by mail (if you prefer). You should have received an envelope and information card with your ticket. Please use it!

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
You must appear in Court on the date and time indicated on your ticket and be ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. However, juveniles in civil traffic cases may appear by mail, or attend Defensive Driving class in the same manner as an adult (see Options 1, 2, & 3 below). To enroll in Defensive Driving class, call (800) 293-0112 or (602) 222-3360 before the date on your ticket. (Don’t call the court; we can’t register you.)

OPTION ONE

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 1-888-334-5575 or visit  www.supreme.state.az.us/driveschoolinfo.

OPTION TWO

Admit the offense(s) on the ticket in one of three ways;

  1. Follow the INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING THE FINE BY MAIL, or pay online by clicking the button below (Magistrate Court fines only):ncourt-logo
  2. Pay the fine at the service counter of the Court between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  3. Appear before the Judge on your court date. The Judge will see you any Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

OPTION THREE

Deny the offense on the ticket, and request a hearing date in person or by mail. To deny the offense by mail, follow the instructions TO DENY THE OFFENSE AND REQUEST A HEARING on the information card you received with your ticket.

NOTICE: If you fail to complete one of the three options above, on or before the court date shown on your civil traffic ticket, the court will enter a default judgment against you. A civil sanction will be imposed, and your driver’s license may remain suspended until the civil sanction and late fees are paid to the court. If you are charged with a criminal offense, and fail to appear, your license will be suspended and you may be arrested.

 

CAN’T PAY THE FINE IN FULL?

A payment schedule may be arranged any Tuesday at the Court office, or you may make your request in writing, by following the directions in Item G. A fee of $30.00 is assessed for arranging a payment schedule.

PENALTY SCHEDULE

Violations marked with a single asterisk (*) are eligible for Defensive Driving Class. For violations not listed here, appear in court in person on Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m. to see a Judge.

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

28-448A……………………………………………………………………………………………..$304.00

28-641 TO 28-651……………………………………………………………………………….$341.00

28-645A3A…………………………………………………………………………………………$341.00*++

28-701, 28-701A, 28-702.01C, 28-701AB
SPEED no collision, see chart below

28-701A 28-701n
01-10 miles per hour over speed limit $261.00* $356.00
11-15 miles per hour over speed limit $299.00* $400.00
16-20 miles per hour over speed limit $319.00* $500.00
21-25 miles per hour over speed limit $350.00* $574.00
29-30 miles per hour over speed limit $391.00* $643.00
31-35 miles per hour over speed limit $441.00* $725.00
36+ miles per hour over speed limit $502.00* $848.00
28-701A FAILURE TO AVOID COLLISION (NO INJURIES) $457.00*
28-701A FAILURE TO AVOID COLLISION (WITH INJURIES) $753.00*
 28-701.02A2  $508.00*
 28-701.02A3  $508.00*
 28-702.01A  $210.00*
 28-702.04B  $293.00*
 28-704A  $304.00*
 28-704C  $375.00*
 28-721A to 28-731 $375.00
28-751.1 to 28-754C $283.00
 28-771A to28-774, 28-776  $333.00*
 28-775  $333.00
28-775A  $333.00*
 28-792A to 28-797G  $314.00
 28-813B to 28-817C  $293.00
 28-855B to 28-856.3  $374.00*
 28-855B to 28-856.3 (collision)  $457.00*
 28-857A1 to 28-857A2 (first offense only)  $427.00
 28-871A to 28-874C  $263.00
 28-884A  $355.00
 28-891A  $324.00*
 28-892 to 28-964B  $314.00
 28-904A  $314.00*
 28-907A  $214.00
 28-909A1 to 28-909 B  $102.00
 28-921A1A to 28-965  $306.00
 28-981.1 to 28-981.2  $377.00
 28-983B&C  $357.00
 28-1098A to 28-1098B  $357.00
 28-1595A  $334.00
 28-2058A2B to 28-2060A&B  $316.00
 28-2153A to 28-2153B2  $316.00
 28-2158C  $275.00+
 28-2322  $786.00
 28-2354A1 to B3  $316.00
 28-2531B1 to 28-2531B2  $786.00
 28-2532A  $673.00**
 28-2533A  $723.00
 28-3151A to 28-3157B  $408.00
 28-3169A  $275.00++
 28-3473A & 28-3473  See Judge
 28-3474 and 28-3475  $316.00
 28-3478.1  $387.00
 28-3478.2 to 28-3478.5  $585.00
 28-3480  $1096.00****
 28-4139A  $694.00*****
 28-7056A  $449.00

 

TOWN ORDINANCES

Dog at Large (first offense, civil) $183.00
Dog at Large (second offense, class III mis) See Judge
Barking Dog (first offense, civil) $183.00
Barking Dog (second offense, class III mis.) See Judge
Dog License required (6.04.170) $257.00

 

***The court will reduce this fine to $125.00 upon proof the animal has been properly licensed.