If an applicant for a fingerprint clearance card has an Arizona Fingerprint Board Hearing scheduled under a good cause exception or central registry exception the Office of Administrative Hearings will hear the case. If you have to appear at a hearing, you must arrive at the time, date, and place specified in the notice of hearing. When your hearing begins, you will appear in a room before an administrative law judge. The administrative law judge will swear you in and then ask you questions specific to your case.
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After receiving an application the Board (within 20 days) will complete a review. After the expedited review is completed you the Board will either grant you a fingerprint clearance card or schedule you for a hearing. If you must appear at a hearing, the process may take an additional three to four months. Other factors that may affect the length of processing time include the following, among others:
- Whether your application is complete on submission. An incomplete application package will delay your appeal.
- The amount of time you spend completing your application.
Fingerprint Board Hearing Topics Covered
- Past criminal history or why you are on the Central Registry
- Steps you have taken to rehabilitate or change your behavior
- Why you should receive a fingerprint clearance card
- Review of documents submitted
- Discussion if it is a good cause exception hearing
- Discussion if it is a central registry exception
If you’re interested in setting up a consultation with Chelle Law or learning more about any of the services involving an Arizona Fingerprint Board Hearing reach out to us today.