Seattle, WA asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Washington

Q: On 3/3/16 I got a dui, did everything for it. Just recently I got a speeding ticket and the court I got my dui in sent

Me a show cause hearing. What does this mean?

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Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: It is probably a type of probation violation hearing. Different courts use different terminology, but I would guess that's what that is. Typical DUI probation is 5 years, and depending on the judge they sometimes consider traffic infractions to be probation violations.

You can call the clerk's office and they can explain what the hearing is, or call a local lawyer and ask them to look in to it for you.

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: When you were sentenced on the DUI charge the Judge told you not to do certain things, mainly no criminal offense, no driving without a valid license or suspended and to have insurance. However, any traffic offense could be viewed as a violation of the DUI case so you need to hire an attorney to help you though the court system.

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