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Frequently Asked Questions: Municipal Courts - Customer Service

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about customer service at the Chandler Municipal Courts.

What if I can't make it to the court on my court date?
If you have a criminal case and you fail to appear, it may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and incurring additional fees. If you have civil charges and fail to appear, your driving privileges may be suspended and you may incur additional fees. You may either file a written motion to continue a court date or come in during the courts' walk-in hours.
 
Can I change my court date?
Changes of court dates will not be handled over the phone. You may file a written motion to continue a court date or come in during the courts' walk-in hours.
 
When can I see a judge?
Walk-in hours are between 8:30 - 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays.
 
What's an abstract?
An abstract is the paperwork the court provides to the Motor Vehicle Department that lifts the request to suspend the driver’s license. An abstract is produced when all sanctions/fines/fees are paid in full. Abstracts are valid only from the specific court that requested the hold to be placed on the driver’s license. Chandler Municipal Court can only issue an abstract on cases filed in Chandler Municipal Court. You may obtain an abstract from the court to take to MVD for immediate clearance or the court will send a