Tempe Municipal Court

Tempe Municipal Court

Tempe Municipal Court handles cases initiated by the Tempe Police Department. Tempe is a busy court, especially with ASU nearby. We see a lot of traffic cases in this court, with excessive speed, driving on a suspended license, and racing, also known as exhibition of speed, being popular violations. You can look up your Tempe court case online here. Tempe … Read More

Failure to Comply with Police Officer

Failure to Comply with police officer

A.R.S. § 28-622 is the statute that covers what it means, legally speaking, to fail to comply with a police officer: A. A person shall not wilfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a police officer invested by law with authority to direct, control or regulate traffic. B. A person who violates this section is … Read More

49 CFR 392.82 Using a hand held mobile device

hand held mobile device

This particular law is federal in origin, and most states have adopted the language of this law and incorporated it into their administrative code. The federal statute reads: (1) No driver shall use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving a CMV [commercial motor vehicle]. (2) No motor carrier shall allow or require its drivers to use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving a CMV [commercial motor vehicle].   This violation is treated … Read More

49 CFR 392.80 – No Texting While Driving a CMV

texting while driving

This particular law is federal in origin, and most states have adopted the language of this law and incorporated it into their administrative code. The federal statute reads: (a)Prohibition. No driver shall engage in texting while driving. (b)Motor carriers. No motor carrier shall allow or require its drivers to engage in texting while driving. (c)Definition. For the purpose of this section only, driving means operating a commercial motor vehicle, with the motor running, including while temporarily … Read More