Bothell, WA asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington

Q: For a traffic ticket received in Snohomish County by a WA State Trooper, who is the Plaintiff and who is the prosecutor?

I received a ticket for failure to dim my brights, and I intend to contest it. I'm drafting a letter to request discovery, and am wondering if the plaintif is Sate of WA or Snohomish County? I'm also wondering how I find out who the prosecutor is that I need to serve? Thank you in advance!

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Jahnis John Abelite
Jahnis John Abelite
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Arlington, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Unless you are issued a traffic infraction or citation by a city policeman or a federal officer, e.g., national park ranger, the plaintiff is the State of Washington and not the county. You must respond within 15 days of the date you received the infraction or traffic ticket. You address your request for discovery to the court clerk and send a copy to the prosecutor's office (you will not be told his or her specific name) with proof of delivery, e.g., first class certified mail or priority mail with return receipt. Good Luck!

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

A: The prosecutor's office should be the county prosecutor in which the ticket is filed. The simplest way to confirm that is call the court (number should be on your ticket) and ask the clerk for the contact information for the prosecutor.

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