“5 Facts about getting a Scottsdale Police Report for DUI or criminal Charges”
“How do I get a copy of my Scottsdale Police Report for my DUI?”
You can obtain a copy of Scottsdale Police report for DUI or Criminal Charges in one of two ways:
1) Mail; or
2) In person.
To obtain a copy, you simply need to complete a Report Request Form which can be found at the Scottsdaleaz.gov website. The form asks for the police report number. If you do not know it, you can still send your request in with as much information as possible, including the date of the arrest, location, and name of the persons involved. If you need additional assistance in completing the form, you can always contact the records department directly at telephone number (480) 312-1999.
For DUI & Criminal Police report requests, you may complete the form that is on line, but currently the Scottsdale Police Department does not accept requests by telephone, electronically, or fax. You will need to mail it or take it in person. The address for which the request can be mailed is:
Scottsdale Police Public Safety Records Dept.
8401 E. Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Public Safety Records Department is located on the East end of the Public Safety Building.
“If I have a Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney, do I need to get a copy of my Police Report?”
No. That is usually one of the first things your Scottsdale DUI attorney or criminal lawyer will do once you have retained them. They will in many cases be able to obtain reports a bit more comprehensive than what you would get on your own, including transcripts of any #911 dispatch calls that may have taken place. .
“How long does it take to get a copy of my Scottsdale Police Report?”
On average, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the circumstances surrounding the criminal or DUI charges. You may request it immediately, and it will be mailed to you as soon as it is available for release to the public.
“How much does it cost to get a copy of my Scottsdale Police Report?”
The minimum cost to obtain a copy of the police report for Scottsdale DUI or criminal charges is $5.00 for up to 30 pages. For all pages over 30, the cost is 25 cents per page in addition to the $5.00 initial charge. They accept cash, check or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “City of Scottsdale”. You payment will need to accompany your written request. If you have retained a criminal defense attorney, they will usually take care of paying this fee on your behalf.
“If my case is still under investigation can I still get my Scottsdale Police Report?”
You may request a copy while your case is still under investigation. However, the Police Report cannot be released until the police investigation is completed. The records department will mail it out to you once it becomes available for release to the public. If you believe your investigation is completed, you should contact the Scottsdale Police records department again to follow-up on your request. If you have retained a criminal lawyer to defend you for pre-charge or “pre-indictment” investigation, they will promptly contact the Scottsdale Police Department to notify them that they are representing you, and to release it to them.
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Note: The Law Office of James Novak is a private practice criminal defense firm and not affiliated with the Police Department. This is for general informational purposes only.
Law Office of James Novak
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Tempe AZ 85282