Defendent FAQ

I am not represented by an attorney. I have been charged with a misdemeanor. What happens now?

Defendants who do not have a defense attorney may obtain a copy of their police report and any other relevant disclosure through the City Prosecutor's Office. They must appear in person to make their request. Represented defendants may also obtain police reports through the City Prosecutor's Office, but may prefer to go through their attorney. Obtaining Police Reports Disclosure page

I had a court date and missed it. Do I have a warrant?

You can call our main telephone number at 791-4104 and ask if you were issued a warrant. Be prepared to provide your docket or citation number.

I have a warrant. What do I need to do?

You can appear in Warrant Court. Check the City Court website to verify current days/hours for Warrant Court

Appearing on Active Warrants page

I did not sign up for Diversion but I received a Notice of Termination for non-compliance. Do I have to appear in court?

You must show up on the court date which is assigned by the court on the termination paperwork. If you fail to appear, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

Can I get an attorney?

Yes, you may always hire your own attorney.

Will the court appoint an attorney for me?

The court will only appoint an attorney for you if the State seeks jail and the court determines that you qualify financially

Can I talk to the assigned prosecutor about my case?

Yes. The assigned prosecutor may discuss your case with you as long as you are not represented by an attorney.

However, if you are represented by an attorney, the assigned prosecutor can only speak to your attorney.

You can call our main telephone number at 791-4104 and request to speak with the assigned attorney.

Be prepared to provide your docket or citation number. You may have to leave a message for the prosecutor.

Contact Us

Contact Information

City Prosecutor's Office
103 East Alameda, Suite 501
Tucson, Arizona 85701

(520) 791-4104
Victim Assistance: (520) 791-5483
Defense Motions:
8:00am - 5:00pm