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Youíve Been Issued a Washington Traffic Ticket. What Next?
Whether youíve been issued a Washington traffic ticket, a Washington speeding ticket, or any other variety of Washington ticket, you are undoubtedly concerned about your driving record and the prospect of your insurance rates skyrocketing. You might be wondering if there is any way you can fight your Washington State traffic ticket, and if anyone is ever successful at such a challenge.
The answer on both counts is, ďYes.Ē However, Washington traffic ticket law is complex and any challenge to a Washington ticket requires legal assistance from someone who will aggressively fight for your rights. For instance,


if youíve been issued a Washington speeding ticket, the top priority would be to get the ticket dismissed. Sometimes, that option is simply not possible, so the next step would be to keep your Washington State speeding ticket off of your permanent record. This result would ensure that your insurance rates remain low, and by utilizing one of our Washington State speeding ticket lawyers you would not be forced to appear in court.
If youíve been cited with a Washington ticket, do not simply forfeit your rights and your hard-earned money. We are a dedicated team of legal professionals with decades of combined experience helping people just like you fight Washington tickets of every type. We successfully resolve HUNDREDS of Washington traffic tickets every year, and we focus on fighting Washington speeding tickets throughout Western WA.
Beating a Washington ticket has become increasingly difficult over the years, and any honest WA traffic attorney should be telling you the same thing. However, we build every case with the idea that we can find a way to get your Washington ticket dismissed. We promise to work hard to examine every aspect of your particular case, and aggressively build a defense with our knowledge of WA traffic ticket law. There are never any guarantees, but we are often successful in getting Washington ticket cases dismissed outright, and we will do everything legally in our power to do the same for you.
We handle our WA traffic ticket cases on a low, flat-fee basis that is typically between $300 and $400. When you consider what a typical Washington State speeding ticket could end up costing you in the long run, our one-time fee is a true bargain. This is especially true if youíve received multiple tickets over a given period of time and are facing harsher penalties such as a license suspension, and the prospect of having to obtain expensive, high-risk auto insurance.
Our team of attorneys is well versed in Washington State speeding ticket law, and with every other sort of traffic violation. We will be your personal advocates so you can rest assured that your side of the story will be told by someone who knows the law. With multiple offices serving Western Washington we are standing by to help you preserve your rights, and your future.
Our Methods for Fighting Your Washington Traffic Ticket
No matter what circumstances were involved when you were issued your Washington State traffic ticket, we will diligently review every aspect of the case to find potential issues that might best lead to a dismissal. There are many ways a Washington traffic ticket can be beaten. Our experienced attorneys understand the procedural rules governing traffic infractions, and we know specifically what to look for in every case.
In cases involving Washington Speeding tickets we look for procedural issues, such as whether the ticket was filed properly, or if it was written in accordance with WA State speeding ticket guidelines. Next we review the testing and calibration of any speed measuring device used in the issuance of your Washington speeding ticket. These technical aspects of your Washington ticket case cannot be overlooked, and they are oftentimes a key element toward building a successful defense.
In the majority of cases involving a Washington traffic ticket, or a Washington speeding ticket, the only evidence against you is in the citing officerís report. When we review Washington ticket police reports we always believe that problems will surface, and we are often right. By utilizing our knowledge of Washington traffic ticket laws, if we find a flaw in the officerís report, your violation will most likely be dismissed. But a lot also depends on the court in which you are required to appear.

Understanding the Nature of Your Offense

Many people are confused about the nature of their particular Washington ticket, and whether it constitutes a crime. Basically, there are two types of traffic violations a person can be cited for, a traffic infraction or a traffic crime.  Common traffic infractions include failure to signal, running a red light, or speeding. If you are caught speeding you are issued a Washington speeding ticket, and this holds true with other infractions of this variety. Traffic infractions are a civil offense for which the penalty is a fine, but no jail time is required.
Traffic crimes are more serious and often incur mandatory fines, penalties, and jail time. Common traffic crimes include negligent driving, hit and run, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. All are considered a type of misdemeanor criminal offense and should be taken very seriously.
Our Washington State traffic attorneys are well versed in both areas of traffic law, and we always provide our clients with an aggressive defense, whether they are charged with a traffic crime or a traffic violation.
It is important to realize that if you have been issued a non-criminal Washington ticket, that failure to properly respond and deal with the infraction can lead to a criminal charge at a later date. For instance, if you have been issued a Washington speeding ticket and you choose to ignore it, then the matter defaults and the infraction will be deemed to have been committed. If you do not pay the fine and refuse to resolve the matter, your license will be suspended. Then, if you are stopped for another traffic infraction, you could be arrested and charged with a criminal misdemeanor. Conviction could result in being sentence to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine.
This means that even a common Washington speeding ticket must be addressed and resolved no matter what the circumstances. Having an attorney act as your legal advocate is a wise choice if youíve been issued a Washington ticket of any variety.
You can also have your license suspended if you are ticketed for six moving violations in any 12 month period. The suspension will last for 60 days, and there will be no probation following the suspension.
Sometimes, too many traffic violations can lead to being put on probation for a period of one year. This means that your license is in a conditional status, and if you receive additional Washington State traffic tickets during that year, your license will be suspended. Other situations can arise that will result in a license suspension if you receive too many tickets over a given period of time.
The seriousness of this cannot be overstated. To get your license back after a suspension of any length requires that you provide proof of high-risk auto insurance (SR-22), and you will be required to pay a $75 re-issue fee the next time you apply for your license.
With so much at stake, it is obvious why fighting for your rights after every single traffic infraction is so important.
Let Us Handle Your Washington Ticket, So You Donít Have To
We understand that your time is valuable. So let us handle your Washington traffic ticket for you. We work on your behalf, and in the vast majority of our Washington ticket cases there is nothing more you need do than let us handle the case from start to finish. Why go through the hassle of taking time off of work only to battle more traffic on your way to court? Instead, let us do everything in our power to fight on your behalf, and work toward resolving your Washington traffic ticket case.
We will not only work diligently to get your Washington ticket case dismissed, we will also file the necessary paperwork with the prosecuting attorney and the court. What we offer is peace of mind, knowing that your Washington State traffic ticket is being addressed in a timely manner, so that you can focus on the rest of your daily life.
If you have been issued a Washington speeding ticket, then now is the time to consider fighting for your rights. Many people just like you make the mistake of simply paying their speeding ticket without understanding their options under the law. Donít make the same mistake. Washington State traffic laws exist to protect you, and we are here to make sure that you are being protected by the law.
If you have any questions involving a Washington traffic ticket or Washington speeding ticket then donít hesitate to contact us today. Our Washington State traffic ticket attorneys take pride in making things happen and achieving results. We understand that you are putting your trust in us. We will work hard and do everything within our power to fight your ticket and keep it off your driving record.















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