A. A person who makes a false certification or affirms falsely to any matter or thing required by section 28-4152 to be certified or affirmed is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 28-4153

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Department: means the department of transportation acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Driver: means a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Driver license: means a license that is issued by a state to an individual and that authorizes the individual to drive a motor vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • License: means a license, temporary instruction permit or temporary license issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the licensing of persons to operate motor vehicles. See Arizona Laws 28-4001
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle that is registered or required to be registered under the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 28-4001
  • Owner: means :

    (a) A person who holds the legal title of a vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101

  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Proof of financial responsibility: means proof of ability to respond in damages for liability on account of accidents occurring after the effective date of the proof and arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle, in the amounts required by section 28-4009 or 28-4033. See Arizona Laws 28-4001
  • Registration: means the registration certificate or certificates and license plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of motor vehicles. See Arizona Laws 28-4001
  • State: means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or a province of the Dominion of Canada. See Arizona Laws 28-4001

B. If the department has reasonable grounds to believe the registered owner of a motor vehicle registered in this state has falsely certified or affirmed any matter or thing required by section 28-4152, the department shall:

1. Suspend the registered owner’s motor vehicle registration, license plate and driver license for a period of one year.

2. Send notice to the registered owner that the motor vehicle registration, license plate and driver license will be suspended fifteen days after the date the notice was mailed unless a hearing is requested.

C. The department shall not terminate the suspension until the applicant both:

1. Files with the department proof of financial responsibility pursuant to article 3 of this chapter.

2. Pays ten dollars to the department for the reinstatement of the driver license and twenty-five dollars for the reinstatement of the motor vehicle registration and license plate.