I was stopped at stop sign. Saw a truck pulling another truck and it caught my attention because there was no reason for the rope to be that close to the other car. Pulled out into the road and immediately slammed on my brakes and reversed the car. No collision, no accident. I was clearly stopped... View More
License was suspended for unpaid traffic tickets that went to collections back in 2013. I started a payment plan with the collection agency and my license was reinstated. I brought my total of $11,000 down to $4,000. Covid hit I couldn't make payments and license was suspended again. Well I... View More
In Washington State, law enforcement officers can issue traffic citations on private property, including a grocery store parking lot, in certain circumstances. This usually includes incidents where traffic laws are violated, such as reckless driving or DUI, and in some cases, accidents that may...View More
Typically no, if the violation deferred was a moving violation. You have a deferral available for both a moving and a separate non-moving violation. However, individual courts may have their own standard for what constitutes a violation, so it is best to check with the court involved.
They said they saw the whole thing (accident) & it wasn't my fault cuz I was in the roundabout first. I didn't get a ticket that day, just a "receipt of information" for insurance. Then after the weekend they said they had dashcam footage that showed it was my fault&... View More
The first thing to keep in mind is you have 33 days from the date of mailing of the ticket to you (look at the postmark on the envelope in which the ticket was mailed) to respond to the court. You will have to contact the WSP to obtain a copy of the dashcam recording so you can review it. But you...View More
Very little in life is guaranteed. But a traffic lawyer who has experience in taking on traffic tickets nearly every single day will probably have a much greater chance of finding an error or mistake that would get the speeding ticket dismissed (FYI it is an RCW. Leave off the .26) And is also...View More
It depends on the facts of your case. You cannot drive in the left lane of traffic of I-5 if you are pulling a trailer, your vehicle combination weighs 10,000 pounds or more, you are impeding traffic or you are not passing slower traffic. The general legal requirement is to drive in the right lane...View More
If a police officer is going to issue a notice of infraction to a person in a motor vehicle for not wearing a seat belt while riding in that vehicle that was stopped, under RCW 7.80.060, the officer can request the person's name, address and date of birth. If the person refuses to provide that...View More
Was told I was going 70 on I-5(don’t think that is true) he wrote it up saying I went 61 “ to cut me a break” then after saying his speech he let me leave. Interaction lasted about 5 mins. I want to contest
Most traffic tickets are electronically filed these days, so there are procedures for the officer filing using a unique registered username and password. On the copy provided to you it will have the officers name and badge number printed.
There are a few officers out there who are not...View More
Sure, you can request the dash video. Generally speaking, WSP and the cities have dash cameras, the sheriff's office does not. There are some exceptions, but just be aware not every police car has a dash cam. The best way to obtain the video is normally through a public records request, which...View More
Police officer pulled us over and gave us 2 tickets, one said going 55 in a 40, and the other said going 65 in a 50. The one that says 65 im a 50 was a ticket for driving without id on hand(forgot it at home) and he also put that as a moving violation but under WA law its a nonmoving. But one... View More
It is really hard to give answers without seeing the actual documents. But the short version is "maybe." You should consult with an experienced traffic lawyer; most offer a free consultation. You are also more likely to have a successful outcome by retaining one to represent you....View More
Did you get a ticket in Italy in 2017 for driving? This sounds like a possible scam. Be very wary of this "agency" research them on the internet before you give them any money. The other question is "do you plan to return to Italy?" The Italian Highway Patrol (or whatever...View More
It's fairly common that officers don't issue the citation at the scene, and then it gets mailed later. That is often because of a technology problem, but can be for other reasons as well. You should probably check with the court for your location to see if anything has been filed. Also...View More
Of course the dealership is not going to admit to a criminal violation, even if they gave you an invalid trip permit. (Trip permit or temp license? What is the actual charge?) Were they also going to send in to DOL for the Title and plates as well, or were you? Do you have any proof that you...View More
The first thing I would need to know before I can answer this question is: When you were in front of the Judge for sentencing were you nice and compliant with the system, Judge, prosecutor and your attorney or were you a pain in the butt?
You have a right to appeal a court's decision. It must be filed within 30 days of your first hearing, in the same courthouse as the first. (The appeal will be heard by the Superior court). The last I heard the filing fee was $250. You can get the paperwork for filing from the court clerk....View More
I was pulled over for destruction of public property. They said the parks will sometimes make a deal instead of pressing charges. What should I do? Also if I work out a deal do this goes on my record for jobs and such?
Sorry to hear. Destruction of property can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony (depending on the level of damage). This definitely could go on your criminal record. It would be a good idea to reach out to a criminal defense attorney to see if they can investigate further...and hopefully work out...View More
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