Jon Michael Zimmerman’s Answers

Jon Michael Zimmerman

Seattle Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. Speeding Ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    Most of the WA state traffic code is in RCW 46, although you might not have been cited under that title. Not every traffic officer uses RADAR, and so you need to be careful about what to look for. The best way to fight the ticket without having to drive 2 hours is to have an attorney who focuses in traffic offenses fight the ticket for you. In most cases where you hire an attorney, you don't have to show up.

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  2. Speeding Ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Jonathan Dichter
    2 lawyer answers

    Not sure what you mean when you say you "should 40." It's unfortunate that you were cited for a speed under the limit of a sign that was in front of you; however, if in the zone in which you were traveling had a lower speed limit, the sign ahead of you does not apply and the officer can cite you for speeding. Also, a rude and condescending officer does not change the issue of speeding, as frustrating as it is. Remember that the officer doesn't know anything about you when he/she's...

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  3. How badly does a trooper have to fill out a ticket before I can get out of the ticket?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3 lawyer answers

    You'll probably still have to fight it in court. You can try to contest by mail, but in my experience most people are not successful in contesting by mail and by doing so, you waive a lot of your rights. It is unusual to not have a last name (unless you are the artist formerly known as Prince) and no license number. Not having a CDL checked is unimportant. Once issued a ticket, however, you still need to follow the directions on the ticket for responding. Since you live in ND, it will...

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  4. What selection should I choose on traffic ticket? Should I mitigate or contest?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Andrew C Huff
    3 lawyer answers

    Contest the infraction so that you give yourself a chance to keep the ticket off your record and from hurting your deferred.

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  5. Speeding ticket 36 in school zone 20 But signs say 20 when children are present no children abstracted view . Code 46.61.440

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lucas Daniel McWethy
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4 lawyer answers

    Speeding in a school zone is a moving violation that affects a driver's insurance and their driving privilege. In addition, judges in Washington State may not reduce the fine of a school zone ticket; however, a skilled and experienced attorney who deals with speeding tickets and other moving violations can help to try to get the case from ever appearing on your driving record.

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  6. I was cited by a traffic camera for allegedly speeding, but I know that my wife and I did not commit the violation.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2 lawyer answers

    Traffic cameras in many areas are in effect 24/7. If speed is the issue you wish to challenge, then contest the ticket. You always have the right to see the city's evidence against you and challenge such evidence in court.

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  7. Copy of a ticket doesn't show the court stamp/file date

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2 lawyer answers

    A stamp is not a requirement; however, there should always be more than one copy of a ticket available. Some tickets are electronic, however, so you could have unlimited copies of those; other tickets are handwritten, and the number of copies is limited.

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  8. I was arrested again for DWLS3 I have a suspended license according to the state ,but license expired . no renewal

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Andrew C Huff
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure what the question is but perjury isn't the issue. You should stop driving until you get your license reinstated. If you have no choice but to drive you are eventually going to end up in jail. Try to take the bus or move to someplace where you don't have to drive. Or, get your license reinstated. The suspension is the biggest problem and appears to be holding you back.

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  9. How can I defend a traffic camera issued ticket for running a red light in Lynnwood, WA

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Francisco J Rodriguez
    2. Schoen R Parnell
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    4 lawyer answers

    Mr. Parnell has some very good points. The ticket will not affect your insurance premiums, but you should not ignore it or you could face some adverse licensing consequences. However, you still have the right to fight the ticket and many people do argue these cases in court. A good defense is one that a judge will buy, and a good defense in one place could be a bad defense in another place, which is why it's difficult for a professional to give you specific information without knowing all...

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  10. WA state speeding/traffic ticket laws and procedure, eligibilty for getting a deferred prosecution

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Jeffrey Alan Lustick
    2 lawyer answers

    Thank you for your terrific question. Yes, he is eligible for a deferred finding if he has not had a prior deferred finding. An intermediate driver's license (IDL) holder faces more severe consequences to the driving privilege if the IDL holder receives two or more infractions during the IDL endorsement period. Therefore, fighting the ticket makes the most sense, although for some individuals a deferred finding is not a bad option, if the court allows it. Caution: a deferred finding...

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