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Kenlynn Alyssa Gallinger

Kenlynn Gallinger’s Answers

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  • Do I have to show ID to a police officer if I was mistakenly pulled?

    An officer pulled me over for having a tail light out, but upon pulling me over he noticed that my tail light was in fact working. He told me that he made the mistake, but still asked for my ID, registration, and insurance. Could I have refused to...

    Kenlynn’s Answer

    Hi. Yes you do need to show your identification. Officers have a right to detain based on a reasonable suspicion and then ask for id. If you do not comply,you could be subject to a charge of failure to cooperate, which is a misdemeanor.

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  • Can a sheriff from mason county stop you and give you a ticket in kitsap county

    we were boating in kitsap county waters and a sheriff boat from mason county boarded us and gave us a saftey inspection and we did not have the registration on board so we got a 257$ ticket. we asked them what their waters were and how far they co...

    Kenlynn’s Answer

    It is possible if they have a inter county pact. But it could also be a jurisdictional issue. Would depend on the specific facts.

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  • Can an off duty police officer issue me a ticket for speeding?

    I was stopped this morning on the way to work by an officer in his take-home police vehicle. He stated that I should not be speeding and that he had noted my license plate. He also stated that they would be paying me a visit. He did not ask to see...

    Kenlynn’s Answer

    Based on the lack of information the officer took from you, maybe not. However, officers, either on duty or not, have the authority to issue tickets for violations committed in their presence, and perhaps he was given you a warning. But, without doing the proper calibration checks on the Speed measuring device used, or following the other proper procedures to support a finding of speeding, it is difficult to find speeding occurred. In Washington State, a visual estimate alone is typically not upheld.

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  • Is a ticket for expired registration/tabs a moving violation in WA state?

    I got a ticket this morning for driving with expired tabs and registration. They had been expired for about two months and I had no idea. This was in an exotic car that I've had in storage for the past few months (since late Nov). I never received...

    Kenlynn’s Answer

    Expired Tabs, either over two months or under two months, do not affect your insurance and are not a moving violation. The court may reduce your fine if you show you took action to register the vehicle.

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