Poverty Penalties and Poverty Traps

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Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-812 Garnishment for nonpayment of fines, surcharges, fees, assessments, restitution or incarceration costs

A. After a hearing on an order to show cause pursuant to § 13-810, subsection A or B or after a hearing on a petition to revoke probation pursuant to

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§ 13-804, subsection E or the rules of criminal procedure, the court may issue a writ of criminal garnishment for any fine, fee, restitution or incarceration costs.B. The court may order garnishment for monies that are owed to a victim or the court, the clerk of the court or the prosecuting attorney pursuant to a court order to pay any fine, fee, restitution or incarceration costs. A writ of criminal garnishment applies to any of the following: 1. The defendant's earnings as defined in § 12-1598. 2. Indebtedness that is owed to a defendant by a garnishee for amounts that are not earnings. 3. Monies that are held by a garnishee on behalf of a defendant. 4. The defendant's personal property that is in the possession of a garnishee. 5. If the garnishee is a corporation, shares or securities of a corporation or a proprietary interest in a corporation that belongs to a defendant. 6. The defendant's earnings or monies that are held by the state department of corrections while the defendant is in the custody of the department.

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