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Jon Michael Zimmerman

Seattle Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. Tickets???

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Andrew Nguyen
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    3. Travis S Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    5 days, excluding weekends and holidays. Holidays are days that are recognized by the jurisdiction in which the ticket was issued, and generally these holidays are days when the courts are closed. It's best to review the holidays prior to using the 5-day rule as a defense.

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  2. Cell phone and drive

    Answered about 7 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    As of March 2008, it is not illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving in the State of Washington; however, in 2007, the Washington Legislature passed a bill restricting cell phone use with a driver's hand(s) while driving. Governor Christine Gregoire signed this bill into law, but the restriction will not take effect until July 2008. Use of a cell phone while driving by using a hands-free device will still be allowed.

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  3. Should i press charges against the sheriffs office for letting their explorers read my case file?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    Is this a criminal case file? If so, letting a non-commissioned individual (e.g., an explorer) read your case file might violate department policy as well as other records laws. You as a citizen cannot press charges, but you might be able to get a prosecutor or other official to consider pressing charges. You can also consider filing a civil complaint against the Sheriff's Office and if you believe a law has been broken, you can also consider filing a police report (for example, with the...

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  4. RECKLESS DRIVING. i did nothing reckless no criminal history drugs or dui. Should i get a lawyer?how much?what should i ask?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. Brian Michael Sullivan
    2 lawyer answers

    Reckless driving is a gross misdemeanor that is punishable by up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine, and other serious civil penalties, such as license suspension. You ought to get an attorney who is experienced in dealing with traffic offenses to help you with this case. To answer your question, police reports are designed to make the person who is charged look like the worst person in the world. What you point out are factual disputes. Luckily, however, the government's burden of proof...

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  5. What Do I Do When the Court Subpoenas the Officer?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    You are asking a lot of questions (in your link) that are really more appropriately posed to an attorney hired to represent you in a case. It is a detailed and long thread, too long to get into for this post. In brief, a judge will sometimes ask you to provide proof of service of a discovery request. What the judge is asking you to provide the court is a document that says you sent the request and hopefully a document that says the request was received. So I understand why the judge...

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  6. I just got a ticket for expired tabs, will this affect my driving record?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

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

    Yes and no. There are two kinds of civil infractions - traffic and non-traffic. "Traffic" basically means that your violation is part of the motor vehicle code. "Traffic" does not mean moving or non-moving. A speeding ticket is a moving offense; a tabs violation is non-moving. However, both are properly marked "traffic." Why? Because if you read the notice of infraction you were given, you'll read under "traffic" that you can't be arrested for failing to respond (although your...

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  7. Traffic accident - failure to yield r/w.

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    Generally, two years from the incident for a traffic infraction. Your insurance adjuster is not really concerned so much about a potential ticket - the report the adjuster is usually looking for is different than a narrative about the infraction. There should likely be a collision report, but that is not the same thing as a ticket, or notice of infraction, which is often issued weeks or months after the actual collision.

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  8. Traffic violation on probation of reckless homicide.

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    I am not an attorney in Kentucky and every state handles these cases differently. However, a new law violation in many places could result in a probation review hearing, which could in turn result in stiffer penalties than supervised probation. Your son should contact an attorney in Kentucky immediately for assistance in this matter.

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  9. WA state criminal defense, can city or state suspend license for unpaid traffic tickets

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. David Carl Beyersdorf
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. The WA Department of Licensing (DOL) routinely suspends drivers for unpaid traffic tickets. You must not ignore the tickets when you receive them or when they hit your record.

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  10. WA state speeding ticket, filing requirement

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
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    Generally, an officer has 5 days excluding weekends and holidays to file a notice of infraction. As for the speedometer question, the answer is that it depends.

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