answered on Feb 25, 2023
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?
I have to pay. Judge Pro Temp Attorney & WSP Trooper statement was missing Day, Citation# Name etc... elements they both violated WA Statues What can I do Now who can I report this too
answered on Feb 6, 2023
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.... Read 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?
answered on Jan 25, 2023
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... Read more »
So I remember getting infractions dropped due to the officer failing to write you up on original reason for the stop . Example cop pulls over says forgot turn signal while switching lanes but doesn't wite you up for that. But proceeded to issue a ticket for something else like failure to... Read more »
answered on Jan 12, 2023
Yes, they must have a reasonable suspicion that a crime or an infraction was committed to pull you over. No, they are not required to cite you for that violation. They may elect to warn you regarding that violation. They may also cite you for a violation discovered during the course of the stop,... Read more »
I was driving on the freeway and my life 360 app tracks my movement and speed and it says I was doing 72 and he said he was doing 70 and if I was only doing 10 over he wouldn’t have pulled me over but in my app it says I was doing only 10 over is that enough to fight it in court? I then asked how... Read more »
answered on Jan 5, 2023
Yes, officers are allow to exceed the posted speed limit, so long as they do it safely. How else would they catch up to someone who was speeding, for example?
The problem with relying on your app is that you do not know how accurate that it is, ad are likely to be able to produce evidence... Read more »
answered on Dec 7, 2022
In accident cases there are two questions, often mutually exclusive. First who is liable for damages, injury and whatnot. Your insurance company attorney will handle that side of things. The other question is if one of the rules of the road was violated during the course of the accident. The... Read more »
In Washington State does a cop have to ticket you or give you a warning for what he originally pulled you over for to give you a ticket or arrest you for something different? What legally is a warning? Can he just tell you that he is giving you a warning or does it have to be a written warning?
answered on Nov 26, 2022
So long as an officer has a reasonable expectation that a traffic violation or crime has been committed, the officer has a valid reason to stop a vehicle. That the officer discovers a second violation, that they may have not had a way of knowing about until the vehicle as stopped, is also... Read more »
If you're on a local (non-arterial) street stopped at a stop sign (on a 2-lane road w/no lane lines) waiting to turn out onto an arterial, is it legal for one of the cars waiting behind you to pull up on your left (placing them in the oncoming lane of traffic) to try and pass you without... Read more »
answered on Aug 19, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From a general traffic safety standpoint, going around you and circumventing the stop sign creates a hazardous condition, however it is addressed by state-specific vehicle and traffic law. You ask about the best... Read more »
In regards to having traffic infractions waived if only income is ss disability
answered on Aug 5, 2022
If the violation is found committed, they will want the entire fine. I have never heard of the fines being waived due to an inability to pay, although judges and prosecutors can be sympathetic. Many court (but not all) will offer a chance to pay fines through community service, such as... Read more »
My wife was turning onto the highway from a side road. The other vehicle had his blinker on to turn on that road and was slowing down and starting to turn. My wife pulled out. The man realized he was at the wrong road, turned off his blinker, and turn back into the road, striking my wife. The state... Read more »
answered on Aug 1, 2022
First of all, it is very likely that the other driver gave a very different story. It therefore becomes a question of "They said" vs "They said." It sounds like your wife was either at a stop sign or otherwise had to yield, so the office wrote her for that violation without... Read more »
I was stopped past midnight for speeding in the highway, was very polite to the officer as he was to me, he only wanted to see my I.D. and nothing else, no ticket was given to me on the spot, and no paperwork to sign etc, asked for my address however, and said I would be getting a ticket via mail.... Read more »
answered on Jul 23, 2022
No, the law was changes some years ago because people were refusing to sign and then getting the ticketed kicked out for no signature. Now it must simply be "served," including by mail. One reason to keep your address with DOL current.
If you don't get it in the next couple... Read more »
No license. No mention of no light over license plate on ticket. This light in no way is a public danger issue. and I believe the law changed to prevent the police from using a license light not working as an excuse to issue a $553.00 no license ticket. What is her defense?. She does not have a... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2022
It is legal for an officer to pull over a vehicle when they are unable to read the license plate. The vehicle may be stolen. The vehicle may be unregistered. The registered owner of the vehicle may have warrants. The theory also holds for those cool-looking dark grey plate covers that people... Read more »
I received a letter from our HOA stating they are changing their enforcement policy on Trailers and RVs to include requiring a permit from them with parking time limits, etc. Not having a permit or exceeding those limits will result in a fine. This includes on the public streets. The HOA does not... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2022
My recommendation is that you hire a real estate of HOA attorney to provide you a legal opinion on this issue---assuming the legal opinion is in your favor, then I would provide a copy of the legal opinion to the HOA and its Board.
I took my eyes of the road and rearended the auto in front of me. I was barely moving, minimal damage. (I had no insurance at this time) I took out my registration, drivers license and business card to give to the driver. She would not roll down her window. She did nod to say she was ok. She... Read more »
answered on Oct 24, 2021
Did you call in and report the accident between when you left the scene and when the officer called you in the evening? If not, why not? By not doing so, you committed hit and run. The policy behind the law is if someone in one vehicle is injured, someone in the other vehicle should summon help.... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2021
Make sure you respond (or hire a lawyer) right away. The ticket probably tells you that you have 14 days to respond, and if you miss that deadline it will be found committed by default.
46.25.060 because if suspension or revocation of your driving privilege in another state.. which makes no sense he lives in Washington and. Has not been anywhere but Washington and he didn't give anyone wrong info so we are so confused makes no sence
answered on Jun 5, 2021
Your best course of action is to call the DOL on Monday at 360 902 3900, option 6, and have them explain to you how this situation came about. They are the best source of information for you on this matter. Maybe someone impersonated your husband and maybe stole his identity. Once you get the facts... Read more »
answered on May 19, 2021
Having a right to travel does not mean that you have a right to drive a car. You can travel by walking, by riding a horse, or by many other methods that do not involve cars. Driving a car is a privilege, and all states regulate that privilege.
I'm just wondering if I should obtain a legal services
answered on Mar 29, 2021
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you mean in the sense of being sued as the driver, the insurance policy of the car would generally cover the driver, as a GENERAL premise nationwide, if the policy recognizes the driver as an authorized operator... Read more »
I'm just wondering if I should obtain a legal services
answered on Mar 9, 2021
More information would be needed to fully answer this.
The most critical question here is: were you at fault for the accident, or was someone else?
Other critical questions include:
- does the at-fault party have insurance
- do you have liability insurance... Read more »
I recently got a ticket for going "too fast for road conditions" and sliding over an embankment. The rental company's insurance got billed instead of my own, so I'm not sure if it would even affect my insurance rates, and that's the only reason I would consider hiring one... Read more »
answered on Feb 9, 2021
That depends. That the rental car company insurance will pay for the damage is not the point. You received the ticket because of your driving and the vehicle damage issue is not relevant. If you decide to defend the ticket yourself and you lose because the court rules against you, it will go on... Read more »
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