The problem you have is that trying to "escape" a threat of charges or problems tells us that you already know you're on shaky ground. Although an attorney can't tell you how to "skirt" the law, what we can tell you is what the law is, and be prepared to help you should you run afoul of it. Mr. Howard is correct - in Seattle - likely either an undercover officer or a turned employee are your biggest worries.
Many local attorneys, such as our office, offer free consutations, and I'd be happy...
Generally speaking, an expired tabs infraction is a traffic infraction - which is civil and should not affect a deferred prosecution. However, you should always consult with an attorney to verify that this is the case.
The basis for the stop was still legitimate, even if he did not issue you an infraction for the illegal turn. He is under no requirement to issue that traffic citation to you.
Many local attorneys will offer free consultations on criminal matters, such as yours, and you should take advantage of this as soon as possible.
If your ticket was for driving with no license on your person, it is likely that the ticket is currently in collections, and may have even currently SUSPENDED your license.
You can check with DOL or the court that issued the ticket to see for sure.
Most attorneys can relatively quickly help you find out where to make that payment as well.
You should not, in any case, represent yourself on a charge like this. Nor should you plead guilty at your arraignment. You should consult an attorney, or at the least apply for a public defender to assist you in protecting your rights and making sure you're protected.
There are usually a variety of ways for an attorney to attack a drug possession charge for you. You should consult with an attorney so that they can discuss the specifics of your case with you.
Many offices offer free consultation.