Requirements for Submitting a Petition:
Petitions that do not meet the above requirements may be submitted for review for prosecution; however, an explanation of why the requirements have not been met must be stated on the IDENTIFICATION FORM.
Please keep a copy of this Petition.
Return the original IDENTIFICATION FORM and PETITION to:
PHOENIX CITY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
ATTN: CHARGING BUREAU
P O BOX 4500
PHOENIX, AZ 85030-4500
If a charge is approved, you will receive written notice to contact our office for an appointment to appear before a judge to provide the factual basis for the criminal complaint. A prosecutor will then sign the criminal complaint. If the dog owner requests a trial, you will be subpoenaed to appear in court to testify. It may be approximately 3 months from the signing of the complaint to the first trial setting. Please note that the charge may be converted to a civil violation rather than a criminal violation if the dog owner does not have prior convictions for this offense.