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Within 7 calendar days from the day on which the notice was issued, the person or persons liable for the parking violation shall respond to the notice by 1 of the following methods:
(A) By appearing in person, by representation or by mail to the Apache Junction Municipal Court within the 7 calendar day period, admitting responsibility for the violation and paying the civil sanction prescribed for the violation. The phrase “by representation” noted in this article and in division (B) below means a person who is actively licensed in the State of Arizona as an attorney in good standing with the Arizona State Bar and who has agreed to advocate for the person or persons liable for the parking violation;
(B) By contacting the Apache Junction Municipal Court in person, by representation, by telephone, by mail within the 7 calendar day period and requesting a hearing to contest the alleged violation. The hearing officer at this hearing may accept the defendant’s explanation and dismiss the notice of violation or shall inform the defendant that the civil sanction must be paid or a request must be made for a civil traffic hearing to contest the alleged violation; and/or
(C) A request for a hearing or payment of the civil sanction will be considered received by the city if it is actually delivered to the Apache Junction Municipal Court or postmarked within 7 calendar days after the date the notice of violation was issued. A request for a hearing made by telephone will be considered received the day it is made if it is received by an Apache Junction Municipal Court employee between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. of any day, except on Saturday, Sunday or a city holiday.
(Ord. 1356, passed 4-6-2010)