A. A civil action brought pursuant to this chapter may be brought in the county in which the property is seized or in any county in which an owner or interest holder could be civilly or criminally complained against for the conduct alleged to give rise to the forfeiture of the property.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-4303

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying culpable mental state. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Interest holder: means a person in whose favor there is a security interest or who is the beneficiary of a perfected encumbrance pertaining to an interest in property. See Arizona Laws 6-237
  • Owner: means a person who is not a secured party within the meaning of section 47-9102 and who has an interest in property, whether legal or equitable. See Arizona Laws 6-237
  • Property: means anything of value, tangible or intangible. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.

B. A claimant or defendant may obtain a change of venue only under the same circumstances under which a defendant may obtain a change of venue in a criminal case.