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Requesting a Hearing
Please read ARS § 13-911 in its entirety. These Info Sheets are intended to help those who are seeking to file a petition or have had a ruling on a petition to seal a criminal case record under ARS § 13-911. Nothing in these Info Sheets supersedes what is provided in statute and does not restrict local rules and practice of a particular court in processing petitions.
Requesting a Hearing

The court is not required to hold a hearing before ruling on the petition unless one is requested by the petitioner, prosecutor or victim, or on the court’s own motion.

If the court determines that a petition does not meet the statutory requirements or does not contain sufficient information, the court may dismiss the petition without first holding a hearing.

Keep in mind that a hearing cannot be requested under ARS § 13-911(D) after the court rules on the petition—the request must be made beforehand.