Alexander Phillip Jensen’s Answers

Alexander Phillip Jensen

Seattle Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. I got my second speeding ticket today after using my deferral only 5 months ago. What are some of my options here?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Chong Hae Ye
    3. Erika Wunderlich
    4. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    4 lawyer answers

    A good attorney will be familiar with the court holding your contested hearing and should be able to give you some general advice such as whether or not a prosecutor will be present. Your overall clean driving record could potentially benefit you, depending on where you received your two tickets. The best option would be to have the new ticket dismissed to prevent it from affecting your old ticket. However, there are other options available that can prevent you from having one or both...

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  2. Do I have to appear in court on a traffic matter if I hired an attorney, and if not. Why not?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Bradley G Barshis
    3. Michael Thomas Sanders
    4. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    5. Thomas Andrew Smith
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    7 lawyer answers

    While it is true that most courts in Washington will allow your attorney to waive your presence, there is at least one judge who will refuse to grant a waiver. If your ticket is in Mason County you will have to appear in court. 99% of the time you don't need to show up, unless 1) you are actually subpoenaed by the prosecutor (which is very rare but has happened to one of my clients before), or 2) your lawyer recommends that you appear to provide testimony (again, very rare, and in my...

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  3. How do I tell if the Officer filed my ticket on time?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Emily Laz
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    4. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    4 lawyer answers

    You can politely ask the court clerk when the ticket was filed. Also, if your ticket is in a King County District Court or the Seattle Municipal Court, there are computers set up in the courthouse that have information about the tickets. Actually, if the ticket is in Seattle Municipal Court you should be able to check online. In Seattle Municipal the date is also stamped on the top of the ticket, but it is in a code and the date uses the Julian calendar so it is hard to read. Feel free...

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  4. Can a photo ticket cause a defferal violation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3 lawyer answers

    Photo enforced speeding tickets are not treated the same as the average speeding ticket. A photo enforced ticket is sent to the registered owner, and not necessarily the person who actually drove the vehicle. Because of this, the photo ticket is essentially treated like a parking ticket, although a very expensive parking ticket. There is still a chance that a court might deem a committed photo ticket as a violation of the deferral conditions. To be safe, you should speak with an attorney...

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  5. How would I write a letter to the courts asking for an extention to pay on my no seatbelt ticket?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew C Huff
    2. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3. Ryan C Witt
    3 lawyer answers

    See my answer on your other post.

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  6. How long does a police officer have to send you a ticket after a traffic infraction?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan C Witt
    2. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Aaron Lukoff
    4 lawyer answers

    In addition to the 5 day filing rule mentioned by the other answer, you also have the right to have a contested hearing withing 120 days of the date of the notice of infraction under IRLJ 2.6. However, if your hearing is scheduled outside of the 120 day period you must object within 10 days or else you waive the objection.

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  7. Is the registered owner required by law to identify the driver of their car in a camera citation situation ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    2. Barbara Ann Bowden
    3. Andrew C Huff
    4. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    4 lawyer answers

    RCW 46.63.075 provides that the registered owner is presumed to be the person in control of the vehicle at the time of the infraction. This same statute also says that the presumption (that the owner was driving) can be overcome if the owner certifies under penalty of perjury that the vehicle was either (1) stolen, or (2) in the care, custody, or control of another person. Nothing in the language of the statute requires you to name the other person, but that isn't to say that a court will...

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  8. Speeding ticket for 5 over. Should I fight it?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    2. Christopher A Swaby
    3. Michael Curtis Greenberg
    3 lawyer answers

    I recommend fighting all speeding tickets due to the potential increase in insurance premiums. A speeding ticket attorney is one of the most affordable attorneys you can hire. The court rules allow the officer to submit a report rather than attend the court hearing, unless you properly subpoena the officer. Many people who represent themselves subpoena the officer and pray that the officer does not show up to court. Speeding ticket attorneys generally do not subpoena the officer....

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  9. May i request amnesty from my traffic tickets ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. Aaron Lukoff
    3. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3 lawyer answers

    I notice that you are in Milton, WA. If any of your tickets are out of the Tacoma Municipal Court, you may be able to perform community service instead of paying the fines. The court clerk will have the paperwork necessary for a hearing. Other than that I agree with other posts - try to set up a payment plan.

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  10. Hello, I received a parking ticket for $450 due to parking in a handicap residential spot.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    2. J. Denise Carter
    3. Daniel Lee O'Neil
    4. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    4 lawyer answers

    Per RCW 46.19.050, (or SMC 11.72.065 if the citation was issued in Seattle) the judge cannot suspend more than half of the fine, so if you mitigate, the lowest fine is $225. You said that the spot was "invalid", and you mentioned that the person who maintained the spot was deceased. Was the handicap parking sign still posted? If so, you have a problem. Also, if you are cited again with this infraction, you will be required to complete 40 hours of community service working for an...