Generally, a good cause exception shall be utilized in the event that you had a fingerprint clearance card suspended or denied by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (“DPS”). However, you have to ensure that you are eligible to apply as evidenced by a letter from DPS. Two reference forms are required by the Board, subject to additional requirements if need be. The Board’s first look at your application is an Arizona Good Cause Exception Expedited Review.
Initial Review of Good Cause Application
Consequently, the Arizona Board of Fingerprinting conducts an initial assessment (an Arizona Good Cause Exception Expedited Review) of complete applications more commonly known as an expedited review. Your application will be scrutinized during the expedited review. You have to keep in mind that there is no special request needed for an expedited review. This proceeding is conducted without the presence of the applicant; this is an independent examination of the documents and criminal records submitted by the applicant. Thus, the Board comes up with one of two determinations when reviewing documents:
1. If qualified: Without having to appear in a hearing, the applicant may be able to receive a card directly from the Board. The card will be received in your residential address in a couple of week’s time. Note: the applicant shall submit needed application and supporting documents within the period provided for by law.
2. If Disqualified: The applicant must appear for a good cause exception hearing. This type of assessment is not tantamount to denial. Applicants still have the right to present their case through oral testimony and present additional pieces of evidence. Note: Parenthetically, within forty five (45) days after the expedited review, the Board shall come up with a hearing in the event that the applicant does not qualify.
Expedited Review Time-Frame
The expedited review shall be assessed twenty (20) days from the time the Board receives the application together with the criminal history information coming from the DPS. Thus, in the determination of a person’s eligibility to receive a good cause exception under an expedited review, the board shall take in to consideration whether the applicant is charged with a crime or has been convicted of any of the offenses listed in section 41-1758.03 (b) or section 41-1758.07 (b) and that the person has been rehabilitated or not a recidivist. Frequently, an expedited review is a remedy that pays close attention to assessment without the need for a hearing. The board can readily hear the case and outright approve or disapprove the said application.
If you’re interested in setting up a consultation with Chelle Law or learning more about an Arizona Good Cause Exception Expedited Review can provide to Arizona residents in need of a fingerprint clearance card reach out to us today.