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About James E. Novak

James E. Novak participates in several legal organizations including The Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and others. As well as:

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How to Request Your DUI or Criminal Incident Police Report

To obtain  a copy of your  police report by contact the local Phoenix Police Department – Mail your request and  required  payment for the police report to the following address:

Phoenix Police Department
Attention: Public Records Detail
1717 East Grant Street Suite 100
Phoenix Arizona 85034

Phoenix Police Reports can be  made In person;  by mail,  by fax to  (602) 534-4599; or emailed to

A copy of the request form can be downloaded or printed for completion from the official website of  the City of Phoenix Police: 

  • Official website lists hours of operation currently as 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed for observance of  Phoenix city holidays.
  • Police reports are .19 per page for photocopy and .15 per page for photocopies. A Fee Schedule is posted on the official website for requesting additional such as photographs and #911 transcripts and other incident report items.
  • Phoenix Police Report Requests require a  telephone number or email address where you can be reached  so the records unit may  notify  you  of  the cost of the report.  Fees are  .19  per page for  photo copies, and .15 per page for laser print copies.  The total amount due will be based on  how many pages are  in the report,  plus the cost of mail delivery via U.S. Postal Service.
  • It generally will be ready for release within 10 days to two weeks. After that,  you  can  either submit your request or contact the records unit to see if it is available for release.
  • If the incident is still under investigation, you may still request your report, however, it will not be released until the investigation has been completed. 

Phoenix DUI Lawyer for Defense

If you face active Phoenix DUI or criminal charges, you should contact an experienced DUI lawyer who defends DUI charges in Phoenix AZ to discuss your matter and options for defense. If you hire a private criminal or DUI lawyer, they will usually request the police report for you from the police or prosecution. They generally request all information from the incident. This includes 911 transcripts, surveillance videos, and any other information available. Once you obtain a copy of your report from your attorney or the Phoenix Police Department you should carefully review it. Let your attorney know immediately if there is inaccurate or incorrect information on in the report concerning your personal information or incident.

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.

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Law Office of James Novak
4500 S. Lakeshore Drive
Tempe AZ 85282
(480) 413-1499

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