"7 Important Facts about Your Tempe DUI Police Report"
Under Arizona State Public Records Law a defendant or accused is entitled to obtain a copy of their police report for criminal or DUI charges upon request. If you are being represented by a criminal defense lawyer or DUI attorney for your charges, they will generally obtain the report on your behalf. If retained, they will provide you with a complete copy of your report.
Below are important facts about obtaining it:
1. How to get a copy of your Tempe Police Report for your DUI or Criminal Charges
A copy of your Tempe Police report for DUI or Criminal Charges can be obtained either by mail; or in person.
To obtain a copy, you simply need to complete a written request form which can be found at the tempe.gov/policerecords/ website. The name of the form is "Request for Police Records" form number "TPD 706 Rev. 11/10."
2. Where to take or mail your request
Tempe Police Department does not accept requests by telephone, electronically, for DUI or Criminal charges. The address to mail your request is:
Tempe Police Department
120 E. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
3. Telephone number for Tempe Police Department Records Unit
The contact number for the Tempe Police Department Records Department is (480) 350-8304.
4. Tempe Police Department Records Unit Lobby Hours
Currently, the lobby hours to walk-in to pick-up the police report are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 am.
5. Time it takes to get a copy of a Tempe Police Report for DUI or criminal charges
The average length of time it takes is 5 to 7 business days if it is available to be released.
6. Costs for copies of Tempe Criminal or DUI Police Reports
The cost for a copy of your report is $5.00 up to 20 pages. For every page over 20 the cost is .25 per page. You can pay by cash check or money order payable to City of Tempe. You should attached or bring your payment in with your completed request form.
7. If your case is under investigation, you may still request your Tempe Police Report
You may request your Tempe Police Report at any time. However, the Police Report will generally not be released until the police investigation is completed. You will then be contacted or it will be mailed when it becomes available.
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