Alexandria, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington

Q: I got a ticket for not having my insurance on me, I just wanted to know if the fee can be dismissed and do i get a point

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

A: Well Washington doesn't work on a point system, so you don't have to worry about that (although it is a similar system, where too many moving violations in certain time period can result in a suspension of your license).

But if you were insured at the time and have proof, that ticket is going to be dismissed in almost every court. The statute allows for a small fee ($25), but the $553 will go away, yes. If you call the clerk's office of the court they will tell you how to take care of it, and you may not have to go to court.

If you weren't insured at the time, but are now, the cost of the ticket can be cut roughly in half.

https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.30.020

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