Jon Michael Zimmerman’s Answers

Jon Michael Zimmerman

Seattle Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. WA state procedures for contesting speeding ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    Contesting a ticket is the best move in taking the first step at keeping your driving record clean and your insurance rates low. However, you must subpoena an officer to compel attendance of the officer at the hearing. Washington infraction cases are civil, so the officer does not need to show up in order for the state to meet its burden and for the court to rule against you, but you do have a right to request the officer's presence, and if you follow the proper procedures and the officer...

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  2. Defective muffler ticket - how does cop determine it is bad muffler? is is based on his hearing or is there some other criteria

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a great question. I'm not an attorney in New York and you should consult an attorney there, as in many states this is a moving violation as it can be considered defective equipment. By "bad" muffler, I'm wondering if you mean modified exhaust. If noise is the issue, then in my view there should be some type of measurement, such as that of a decibel meter. In addition, there should be some personal knowledge of the officer that the muffler was "bad" or modified. Often, it's the...

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  3. Reckless driving ticket

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    You should really consult an attorney in New Mexico about this situation. I am not an attorney in the State of New Mexico, but in the State of Washington, there are many types of 'driving records,' which we call drivers' abstracts, and different types of people and organizations qualify for different types of abstracts. There is a possibility that your and/or your son's insurance carrier will never hear about the reckless driving 'ticket,' because sometimes records provided to the court are...

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  4. Speeding ticket w/ probationary license?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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

    It depends on all of the reasons for the probationary license. You should consult an attorney who understands traffic offenses in order to review all your options.

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  5. How can I have my speeding ticket dismissed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    3. Andrew Buren Metcalf
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire an attorney experienced at fighting tickets in Lynnwood so that you can come up with a defense.

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  6. Expired calibration?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    It doesn't sound like a valid argument because you don't seem to understand the standards used part. You have to understand how these documents work otherwise it's hard to use them effectively. If you have a speeding ticket, consider getting an experienced traffic attorney to help you keep this off your record.

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  7. Traffic Tickets and your rights ? DOL notified me of failing to pay , appear comply with citation.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    If you never received the ticket in the mail, and you received a notification from DOL that you failed to appear, failed to pay, or failed to respond, then you should contact the court in the notice to see how you can set aside the default and get a contested hearing. You should consult a traffic ticket attorney to see if the underlying cause--the type of ticket for which you were cited--is worth fighting. I would not go to the court and this is not a DOL hearing. It is a notice that a...

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  8. Getting pulled over by a cop counts as being arrested?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, if being pulled over for a traffic offense, under Washington law it's an arrest. It's not a custodial arrest, but it is an arrest. As for being told to step out of the vehicle, you should do so since you have no right to refuse. Being asked to step out does not mean that your friend is suspected of a criminal offense, but if your refuses then your friend is likely to face greater problems for the refusal than for the act that led your friend to be pulled over.

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  9. Over 5 years ago. I got tickets for no insurance, do they at some point drop off?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Andrew C Huff
    3. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    3 lawyer answers

    In Washington State tickets don't stay on your record forever. If you were originally cited with a traffic infraction, the infraction drops off your driving record 5 years after the conviction date (3 years for insurance purposes). However, if you ignore a ticket, it can be on there much, much longer. Same with judgments where you owe unpaid fines.

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  10. How do I resolve an FTA from 2008 when original infraction was for speeding?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    You have to resolve this first at the court level, then with DOL. Call my office and we can look up your case and see if it's something with which we might be able to help.

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