Alexander Phillip Jensen’s Answers

Alexander Phillip Jensen

Seattle Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. Is the photo enforced ticket that I received going to show up on my drivers license abstract? Will it affect my job hiring?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kate M Forrest
    2. Vitaliy Kertchen
    3. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3 lawyer answers

    Photo tickets are treated like parking tickets. This is because the ticket is sent to the registered owner, rather than being served on the person who actually committed the infraction.

  2. Speeding Ticket in Washington...Claimed I was going faster than I was and would not show me the radar. Should I fight this?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Teresa Lynn Border
    2. Michael E Harbeson
    3. Chong Hae Ye
    4. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    5. Michael J Silveira
    5 lawyer answers

    Given the speed you are accused of you should certainly request a contested hearing and try to get the ticket dismissed or reduced. Since you were on I-90 in Roslyn I am assuming that your hearing will be in either the Upper or Lower division of the Kittitas County District Court, or at least somewhere in that area. Fighting tickets in Kittitas County can be difficult, so you should consult with an experienced attorney about your case. In Washington, the officer is not required to show...

  3. Speeding ticket in the state of Washington; The officer only wrote the last 5 digits of my drivers license number.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Lukoff
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    4. Michael Curtis Greenberg
    4 lawyer answers

    Any ticket is worth fighting, but the Driver's License number issue is probably not going to get your case dismissed. IRLJ 3.1(d) allows Judges to overlook technical defects in the ticket unless the defect is the type that tends to prejudice the defendant. There are a number of other ways to get your ticket dismissed or otherwise prevent the ticket from showing on your driving record with the Department of Licensing. The issues are too numerous to mention, and judges do not always agree on...

  4. I was charged with going 102 mph in a 55mph zone. Is that considered reckless driving? can I go to jail?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3. Andrea R. Rogers
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like, as of right now, all that you received was an infraction for (allegedly) going 102 in a 55 mph zone. If a prosecuting attorney reviews the case for some reason, they would likely charge you with reckless driving. You could go to jail. Mr. Swaby pointed out the maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. Keep in mind that most people do not receive anywhere near the maximum unless they have prior criminal history, but each case is different and you should speak...

  5. Is there any way to get out of a camera light ticket?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    2 lawyer answers

    It is possible to get out of a red light ticket. Traffic attorneys make legal motions to limit the amount of evidence at a hearing. If the attorney is successful then generally the case is dismissed. Red light tickets are like parking tickets in that they do not appear on your record with the department of licensing, so some people simply pay them rather than hiring an attorney. A few attorneys offer their services for equal to or less than the cost of the photo tickets, but most attorneys...

  6. Risk of unpaid speeding ticket in Washington on previous Canadian drivers license

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    2 lawyer answers

    If you fail to pay the traffic infraction, you run the risk of the Department of Licensing suspending your new Washington License. If you are pulled over on a suspended license, then you will be charged criminally (rather than a civil infraction). I advise that you pay the ticket, or consider hiring an attorney who practices in the area of traffic infractions. I have handled hundreds of tickets, and would be willing to consult with your for free if you have any questions. Feel free to...

  7. Speeding Ticket in the state of Washington; the trooper got my vehicle , eye and hair color wrong , worth fighting?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Aaron Lukoff
    3. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3 lawyer answers

    I see that you are posting this from Marysville - In addition to what the other attorneys have said about your ticket already, you could benefit from an amended charge even if there are not any significant legal challenges to raise regarding the ticket and accompanying report. If you hire an attorney to represent you, the prosecuting attorneys in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties often make an offer to resolve the case by changing the charge from a moving violation to a non-moving...

  8. What can i do with an old traffic that went to collection agency? My license got suspended from an unpaid ticket from 2006.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Edmund Oliver JR
    2. William Allen White
    3. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer depends in part on the reason that your ticket is in collections. Different courts in the area will be more or less willing to pull a ticket out of collections depending on the judge, and the specific facts of your case. It is possible to vacate a judgment on a ticket in collections, but it is much easier if the judgment is less than one year old. Your situation is difficult but not impossible. Give me a call and I can give you a free consultation on how to proceed.

  9. Does California offer Deferred Adjudication on a speeding ticket in a CMV? I know I'm not eligible for Traffic School. Thx

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    1 lawyer answer

    There is a Federal Law that prohibits states from "masking" tickets for individuals that possess a Commercial Drivers License. I can't speak to California, but in Washington State there are a number of attorneys that specialize in this area of law. If driving is how you make your living, I would suggest contacting an attorney who regularly handles traffic matters in the jurisdiction where you were ticketed.

  10. My 15 year old daughter was pulled over for coming out of a school zone too early. She was ticketed for 30 mph in a 15 mph.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Alexander Phillip Jensen
    2 lawyer answers

    You admit that your daughter violated the law, and for judges in Washington that is generally enough. I cannot speak for Maine, but I can recommend that you speak to a local attorney who regularly handles traffic infraction matters. A good attorney should explain the options available. Many states have programs to keep one ticket off of a driver's record through a driver's school or deferred finding. If this option is available it may or may not be advisable - again a local attorney...