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Linda Callahan’s Legal Guides

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  • Contested Hearing FAQs

    You received an infraction and decided to contest the violation.But what happens now? Will the officer show up? Will you have a chance to tell the judge your side of the story?This guide is designed to answer many basic questions about what to expect at a contested hearing. I mai...

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  • New WA Infraction: Negligent Driving 2d Vulnerable User Victim

    A new infraction will be in effect starting July 1, 2012.The infraction is Negligent Driving in the Second Degree, Vulnerable User Victim.Unlike other traffic infractions, the penalties for this new infraction go beyond simply financial fines, and may include a license suspension...

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  • Camera Tickets: Red Light and Speeding

    Camera infractions are increasingly used by cities in Washington State.Camera infractions can come in two forms - red light camera infractions and speeding camera infractions.The later are usually found at school zones.In the case of red light cameras, a camera is attached to a s...

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  • I was Arrested for DUI. Should I Request a DOL Hearing?

    Yes! In most cases you should. If you don't request a hearing your license or privilege will be suspended or revoked 60 days from the date of your arrest. How long will my license be suspended or revoked?You are OK to drive (unless your license is suspended or revoked for anot...

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  • Driver's License Suspension for Financial Responsibility

    Why is DOL threatening to suspend my license? If a vehicle that is involved in a collision in Washington involving damages of at least $700 for which the driver or the owner may be liable is discovered to be uninsured, the driver AND registered owner of the vehicle face lice...

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  • Driver's License Suspension for Fraud FAQ

    Why is DOL threatening to suspend my license? If DOL suspects that fraud has occurred, it will bring an administrative action to suspend the drivers license of the person or people involved. You have the right to request a hearing to contest the suspension. How lon...

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  • Driver's License Cancellation due to Vision Test Fail FAQ

    What happens if I failed the DOL vision test? What will happen to your drivers license when you fail the vision test depends on your eyesight. If your vision is between 20/50 and 20/100 corrected (with the help of your glasses or contacts), you will have to endure the inconve...

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  • Driver's License Medical Cancellation FAQ

    Why is DOL threatenting to cancel my licens? DOL may have received a tip that you have a medical condition that could interfere with your driving or may have become concerned about a condition when you came in to renew your license. The agency will try to determine whether yo...

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  • Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) Guide

    How long will I lose my license?The length of a HTO revocation is subject to a seven-year minimum (unless you successfully obtain early reinstatement after waiting four years) and DOL might invoke an even longer revocation. What violations count toward HTO status?Only certain...

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  • CDL Positive Drug or Alcohol Test Hearing

    How long will my CDL be disqualified?Employers of commercial drivers are required to have in place a testing program for drugs and alcohol that complies with federal law. Providing a positive alcohol or drug test as a part of such a testing program may result in a lengthy period ...

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