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Jon Michael Zimmerman

Seattle Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. How long do i have to divorce

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    Divorce laws vary from state to state, and while there is no per se time limit in which one can petition for a divorce, there are waiting requirements before a divorce can be granted, and the division of community property and debt can vary depending on factors such as the location of the divorce, the property, and the debt, as well as each couple's particular situation. It is best to consult with an attorney who lives in the state where you are contemplating a divorce. Should you seek a...

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  2. Improper impound

    Answered over 6 years ago.

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

    I pretty much agree with Mr. Nguyen, but will add that if signage was poor, you might have a claim against the individual and business that authorized the impound, and possibly the impound company. Washington does have legal requirements for sign postings in private lots open to the public. However, these are often uphill battles and difficult ones to win, even if you're technically correct. In the future, any time your car dies you should notify the business, entity, or person that...

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  3. Speeding Ticket, Modified Exhaust and No Insurance, details in ticket wrong does that make it Void?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Jason Matthew Mayberry
    2 lawyer answers

    In Washington this error is not necessarily enough to dismiss a ticket, although it really depends on how well you can argue to convince a judge and how well you know the law. Generally speaking, an incorrect model or style does not convince most judges, but there may be other errors when, taken as a whole, will help you beat the ticket. As it sounds like you have 3 infractions, you might consider hiring an attorney to fight them because an attorney might be able to get all or some of...

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  4. Under WA law what are the meanings for criminal traffic and an infraction

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    Different lawyers will tell you different things, although you should talk with an attorney about specific situations. Laws can be simply divided into criminal laws and civil laws. There is nothing about 'fraction' or 'nonfraction' in Washington law. A fraction is mathematically related. Generally, 'criminal traffic' in WA means a traffic offense that carries criminal consequences, such as jail or prison time. In Superior Court, many traffic offenses are felonies, which means the...

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  5. 2nd degree negligent driving result in a suspended license in WA state

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Mark C Blair
    3. Jennifer McKinney Cooper
    4. Jon Mitchell Jackson
    4 lawyer answers

    A driver's license suspension is not an action taken by the police; rather, the action is taken by the Department of Licensing (DOL). DOL can suspend licenses for different reasons (e.g., habitual traffic offenders, intermediate driver violations, too many infractions, and for certain traffic offenses). If you don't challenge a pending suspension in a certain amount of time after you've been given notice of the suspension, DOL can suspend your license. It's also possible, and not...

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  6. Speeding ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

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

    Several issues should be considered. For example, a person challenging a speeding ticket needs to consider the forum, burden of proof, and jurisdictional issues, as well as how speed was determined. Those are just a few of the dozens of issues to consider, which range from the procedural to the substantive, and important issues vary from case to case. Although many speeding tickets are similar, each case is unique and it is important for a person who has a speeding ticket to consult an...

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  7. Speeding ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    2 lawyer answers

    Under Washington law, a person is eligible for one deferred finding on a moving violation and one deferred finding on a nonmoving violation every 7 years; however, a deferred finding is discretionary with the court (in other words, a judge can decide he or she does not want to do deferred findings at all, or only do them on certain types of cases and not on others). Traffic school is sometimes a condition on keeping a deferred finding, but traffic school is not all that common in places...

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  8. Negligent Driving ticket received a month later.

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Gregory Scott Hoover
    3. J.D. Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    1. Generally speaking, the officer has 5 days, excluding weekends and holidays, to file the ticket with the court; however, the officer has much more time to issue a ticket after the actual date the collision occurred. It is not uncommon for officers to write tickets several weeks after an accident and issue it at that later date, which is allowed under Washington law. A Neg-2 is a civil infraction - it's not a crime like a neg-1, but a neg-2 can carry some rather severe penalties,...

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  9. DWLS 3rd degree (RCW 46.20.342(c(iv)(b)))

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
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    A bail forfeiture is civil in nature, and it is not a conviction or a guilty plea; thus, there are advantages to bail forfeitures. I do not think others should look at you as guilty, as a bail forfeiture is not a conviction, but unfortunately a lot of people do not understand what a bail forfeiture means. However, if you really want to avoid a bail forfeiture, there other possibilities where you could still get the charge dropped. Feel free to call me or another attorney who handles...

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  10. Speeding Ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Alec Scott Rose
    3. Okorie Okorocha
    3 lawyer answers

    There is some dispute on whether this is allowed, but if the alleged infraction occurred on a public roadway (and even private ones in very limited cases), the officer is allowed to issue a notice of infraction (a ticket). However, the police are not supposed to break laws (except in emergency situations) in order to issue tickets, and being on private property without the property owner's permission is arguably trespassing by the officer.

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