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  • Do i have to plead guilty in court .

    i got into an accident. where i found out my driving license was supended. i was told that i can plead no contest instead of guilty in court can i do that?

    Michael’s Answer

    Pleading no contest is not an option in Wa. You should contact an attorney who can help you get your license reinstated and work on getting the criminal charge reduced to a traffic infraction.

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  • Does irlj 2.2(d) of washington court rules apply to photo tickets issued in a school zone

    vehicle in operation by someone that is not the registered owner

    Michael’s Answer

    yes it applies.

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  • I sent my traffic citation to the Municipal Department to request a contested hearing and it seems that it never arrived.

    After waiting approx. 3 weeks for a response after sending my citation in to request a contested hearing, I decided to contact the Municipal Dept. to find out what was the delay. I was informed they never received the citation and to write a lette...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney familiar with infraction practice in that court. The attorney would be able to set up a show cause hearing so that the circumstances can be explained with a request that the matter be reset for a contested hearing. I would strongly recommend you hire an attorney to accomplish this.

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  • I received a neglegent driving in the 1st degree in Yakima WA what would be my best defense?

    I was driving home from a freinds late last night. after pulling into my parking spot parking and taking the keys out of the ignition, a police officer came into my duplex and turned his lights on and approached my vehicle. I had already opened th...

    Michael’s Answer

    Doesn't sound like negligent driving to me. You should hire an attorney and fight that charge, at a minimum it should be reduced to a traffic infraction.

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  • Bench warrant

    I was found guilty possession of marijuana a misdemeanor. i was ordered to pay a fine and attend a ADIS class. i didnt attend the class in time and was sent a court date that missed. If i pay the fine and get a court date to get it quashed am i al...

    Michael’s Answer

    It doesn't sound like you were placed on active probation, so there shouldn't be any restrictions on your travel from that end. If I were in your position I would pay the fine and file proof of attending the ADIS class immediately. A lawyer could cetainly help you quash the warrant and explain the situation to the court on your behalf, but you could also accomplish this yourself by calling the court and following instructions on warrant quash procedures. Once the warrant has been quashed and the terms of your sentence have been satisfied there should be nothing preventing you from leaving the country.

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  • I have informal probation I just got a ticket walking ped sign ignore will it affect my probation

    Probation

    Michael’s Answer

    No affect unless the terms of your probation specifically stated you were not recieve any civil infractions, which is unlikely. The terms of your probation probably prohibited you from having any new criminal law violations and it sounds like the ticket you recieved is merely a civil infraction, not criminal.

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