A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 14.1
Arizona Revised Statutes
Rules of Criminal Procedure
a. In General.
Except as provided in sections (b), (c), and (d), these time limits shall apply: (1) for defendants in custody, an arraignment shall be held within 10 days after the filing of an indictment, information, or complaint.; (2) for defendants not in custody, an arraignment shall be held within 30 days after the filing of an indictment, information, or complaint.
b. Special Situations.
When an arraignment cannot be held within the time specified in section (a) because the defendant has not yet been arrested or summoned, or is in custody elsewhere, it shall be held as soon as possible thereafter.
c. Exceptions for Limited Jurisdiction Courts.
An arraignment need not be held in cases where:
(1) The defendant's attorney has appeared and entered a plea of not guilty.
(2) The court permits a defendant to enter a plea of not guilty by mail and receive a court date by mail. In those circumstances, delivery of the notice is presumed if deposited in the U.S. mail, addressed to the defendant at the defendant's last known address and the notice is not returned.
d. Exception for Superior Court.
An arraignment at which a plea of not guilty is to be entered shall not be held after the filing of an indictment or information if the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court issues an order stating that Rule 14 shall not apply to those cases in the Superior Court of that county.
e. Combined Proceedings.
When the defendant's first court appearance occurs after the filing of the complaint, the arraignment may be held in conjunction with the initial appearance before the magistrate, if the initial appearance is held in the trial court. If the initial appearance is not held in the trial court, the defendant shall be ordered to appear for arraignment in the trial court within 10 days, and a written notice of the arraignment date shall be delivered to the defendant.