RCW 46.63.170 (1)(e): A notice of infraction must be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle within fourteen days of the violation, or to the renter of a vehicle within fourteen days of establishing the renter's name and address under subsection...
It's possible. Technicalities are not as valuable as people often hope they will be, but if you can show that notice was improper citing the offense date and the postmark on the citation, a judge may dismiss it. If you really want to fight a ticket, your best bet is to have an attorney do it for you.
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I disagree with my colleague from OH. I have had numerous traffic tickets dismissed because the city or state did not follow the procedural rules, including this rule. The rules are there for a reason. Perhaps the courts I have been in WA take a tougher stance about these kinds of violations. I would call an attorney and tell them the facts on the ticket to see if the statute applies. It will depend on how the days are counted.
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I agree with my colleague from WA - it has been my experience that our courts do pay attention to procedural rules. This is not to say that the Court would automatically dismiss, but it wouldn't hurt to raise the issue.
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