Some of these questions take some time to answer in detail, and you are referring to a rather specific set of circumstances. Because you have so many questions, I believe you would be better served by speaking with an attorney who handles speeding tickets.
Statute of limitations, speedy trial, and speed survey issues are probably beyond the scope of a Q&A forum and could be very case specific.
Re your third question, the answer is that it depends on which expert you ask.
A criminal matter cannot be heard in small claims. However, if someone took money or something from you, the person could be held liable in civil court, one type of which is small claims. A person does not need to be prosecuted or convicted in order to be sued in small claims. The plaintiff (the person suing) would need to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the claim against the respondent (the person getting sued) is a valid claim. If the plaintiff does not have sufficient...
Expired tabs is a nonmoving offense that won't affect your insurance, though you should not ignore the tickets or you would face licensing consequences.
Also, an officer can choose to impound (tow) your vehicle if the tabs are expired for more than 45 days. You should get current tabs so that you avoid more tickets. As for fighting the tickets, it's up to you but it is probably a waste of time given the amounts and given that these tickets will not affect your insurance. Good luck.
Generally you are not required to appear on a WA state/municipal infraction, though occasionally an appearance can be helpful. That's a good question for your attorney representing you on the infraction.
In rare circumstances, a person contested an infraction is issued a subpoena for a civil infraction hearing. In these rare cases, the individual is required to appear.
I would be less concerned with the file date than with what the document states. The file date is less important and may not be important at all for IRLJ 6.6 purposes. The purpose of the document, as has been answered by one of my colleagues, is to allow the government to lay foundation for some speed measurement devices in lieu of bringing in a so-called expert on the device in question.
This is a great question.
There is a difference. Think of "not committed" as the civil equivalent of "not guilty" in criminal law. Unlike a case that is thrown out prior to trial, a person who is found not guilty can't be retried on the same charge. In the State of Washington, that's also true of someone who gets a ticket that is found "not committed." The prosecutor cannot appeal to a higher court a finding of not committed.
For a ticket that is dismissed, however, in some cases...
Your husband doesn't have to send proof, he has no obligation to ID the driver (no matter what the form says), and he should not write anyone's name and address down. He also has no personal knowledge that you drove the car, beyond your admission. He didn't see you do it.
This ticket should be dismissed with your husband's signed declaration of responsibility sent to the court.
You might or might not receive a ticket, but regardless, you can also get charged with reckless driving, which is a gross misdemeanor.
Courts do check the DOL database if mail is returned to see if an address is current, and will sometimes resend the ticket to the updated address, but only if the ticket is returned to the court.
It's uncertain as to whether you will be cited. I would NOT call the officer.