Article 1 Clerk of the Supreme Court 12-201 – 12-203
Article 2 Court Commissioner 12-211 – 12-213
Article 3 Court Reporter 12-221 – 12-225
Article 4 Bailiff 12-231
Article 5 Interpreter 12-241 – 12-242
Article 6 Adult Probation Officer 12-251 – 12-256
Article 6.1 Adult Surveillance Officers 12-259 – 12-259.01
Article 7 State Aid for Probation Services 12-261 – 12-269
Article 8 Clerk of Superior Court 12-281 – 12-290
Article 10 Family Law Referee 12-298
Article 11 Community Punishment Program 12-299 – 12-299.05
Article 12 Court Security Officers 12-299.10

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 12 > Chapter 2

  • Advisory committee: means a local community punishment advisory committee appointed by the presiding judge of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 12-299
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Antenna: means communications equipment that transmits or receives electromagnetic radio frequency signals and that is used in providing wireless services. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicable codes: means uniform building, fire, electrical, plumbing or mechanical codes that are adopted by a recognized national code organization or local amendments to those codes that are enacted to address threats of destruction of property or injury to persons and to an extent that is not inconsistent with this article. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Applicant: means any person that submits an application and that is a wireless provider. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Application: means a request that is submitted by an applicant to an authority for a permit to collocate small wireless facilities or to approve the installation, modification or replacement of a utility pole or wireless support structure. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Application process and procedures: means the criteria and guidelines developed by the supreme court for establishing community punishment plans, granting monies for programs authorized by this article and monitoring and reviewing programs funded under this article. See Arizona Laws 12-299
  • Aquaculture: means the controlled propagation, growth and harvest of aquatic animals or plants, including fish, amphibians, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, algae and vascular plants. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Authority: means any city, town, special district or political subdivision of this state that is authorized to make legislative, quasi-judicial or administrative decisions concerning an application. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Authority utility pole: means a utility pole that is owned or operated by an authority and that is in a right-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Code: means a published compilation of rules or regulations prepared by a technical trade association and includes any building code, electrical wiring code, health or sanitation code, fire prevention code, wildland-urban interface code, inflammable liquids code, code for slaughtering, processing and selling meat and meat products or for production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products, or other code that embraces rules and regulations pertinent to a subject that is a proper subject of municipal legislation. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • collocation: means to install, mount, maintain, modify, operate or replace wireless facilities on, within or adjacent to a wireless support structure or utility pole. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Commercial mobile radio service: means two-way voice commercial mobile radio service as defined by the federal communications commission in 47 United States Code section 157. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Communications service: means cable service as defined in 47 United States Code section 522(6), information service as defined in 47 United States Code section 153(24), telecommunications service as defined in 47 United States Code section 153(53) or wireless service. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Community punishment: means programs for persons placed on supervised probation or intensive probation which are established pursuant to this article and provide for increased conditions of probation and community based programs and services that emphasize supervision, surveillance, control, public protection, community work service, restitution and victims' rights and that provide opportunities for rehabilitation and treatment. See Arizona Laws 12-299
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • council: means the cotton research and protection council. See Arizona Laws 3-1081
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Credit bureau: An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. (Also commonly referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.) Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equine: means horses, mules, burros and asses. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Fee: means a onetime charge. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fire and life safety inspection: means an inspection of a regulated person or facility conducted to ensure fire safety compliance. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Food and swimming pool inspection: means an inspection of a regulated person or facility conducted to ensure the safety of food services, swimming pools and other bathing places. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • highway: means all roads, streets and alleys and all other dedicated public rights-of-way and public utility easements of this state or a political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Law: means any federal, state or local law, statute, common law, code, rule, regulation, order or ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • License: includes the whole or part of any municipal permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Licensing: includes the municipal process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Livestock: means cattle, equine, sheep, goats and swine, except feral pigs. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Monopole: means a wireless support structure that is not more than forty inches in diameter at the ground level and that has all of the wireless facilities mounted on the pole or contained inside of the pole. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Municipality: means a city or town organized in accordance with law, including a home rule or charter city. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Permit: means written permission required by an authority to install, mount, maintain, modify, operate or replace a utility pole or monopole, to collocate a small wireless facility on a utility pole or wireless support structure or to collocate wireless facilities on a monopole. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, trust or other entity or organization, including an authority. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision or a public or private organization of any character. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Political subdivision: means a city, town or county, or a special district of a city, town or county. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Poultry: means any domesticated bird, whether live or dead, and includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas, ratites and squabs. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Private easement: means an easement or other real property right that is only for the benefit of the grantor and grantee and the grantor's or grantee's successors and assigns. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Public record: includes a statute, rule or regulation of the United States, this state or the municipality that is desired to be adopted by reference. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Published: means printed, lithographed, multigraphed, mimeographed or otherwise reproduced, including electronic reproduction online. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Range: means every character of lands, enclosed or unenclosed, outside of cities and towns, upon which livestock is permitted by custom, license or permit to roam and feed. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Rate: means a recurring charge. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Ratite: means ostriches, emus, rheas and cassowaries. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Renovation: means the repair, remodeling, alteration or expansion of existing buildings or structures to make them habitable or suitable for program operations. See Arizona Laws 12-299
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Request for corrections: means a request for technical or clarifying corrections from an applicant who has submitted an administratively complete application for a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Right-of-way: means the area on, below or above a public roadway, highway, street, sidewalk, alley or utility easement. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Small wireless facility: means a wireless facility that meets both of the following qualifications:

    (a) All antennas are located inside an enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of the antenna's exposed elements could fit within an imaginary enclosure of not more than six cubic feet in volume. See Arizona Laws 9-591

  • Special taxing district: means a special district formed pursuant to title 48, chapter 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 or 22. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • subscription: includes a mark, if a person cannot write, with the person's name written near it and witnessed by a person who writes the person's own name as witness. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression that is only advisory and that informs the general public of a municipality's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the ordinances or codes, including, if appropriate, the municipality's current practice, procedure or method of action based on that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Telecommunications: means the transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Telecommunications corporation: means any public service corporation to the extent that it provides telecommunications services in this state. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Telecommunications services: means the offering of telecommunications for a fee directly to the public, or to such users as to be effectively available directly to the public, regardless of the facilities used. See Arizona Laws 9-581
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Utility pole: means a pole or similar structure that is used in whole or in part for communications services, electric distribution, lighting or traffic signals. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Wireless infrastructure provider: means any person that is authorized to provide telecommunications service in this state and that builds or installs wireless communications transmission equipment, wireless facilities, utility poles or monopoles but that is not a wireless services provider. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Wireless provider: means a cable operator, wireless infrastructure provider or wireless services provider. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Wireless services: means any services that are provided to the public and that use licensed or unlicensed spectrum, whether at a fixed location or mobile, using wireless facilities. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Wireless services provider: means a person that provides wireless services. See Arizona Laws 9-591
  • Working day: means a twenty-four hour period excluding weekends and legal holidays. See Arizona Laws 9-831