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Washington State Intermediate License Traffic Ticket Consequences
One of the best days of a teenagerís life is the day they first get their driverís license. It is a symbol of adulthood, freedom, and growing responsibility. It can also be a huge help to a family as now the teenager can drive themselves to school, run errands, and take a more active role in the day-to-life of the family. However, even one Washington traffic ticket can change all of that.
Drivers are eligible to obtain a driverís license at age 16, but until they reach 18 it is considered an ďintermediate license.Ē For six months these driverís cannot have passengers in the car under 20 years of age, unless they are direct


family members. For six subsequent months they can have non-family members in the car, but not more than three who are under 20 years of age. They are also restricted from driving between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless someone in the car is 25 years of age or older.
If the Washington intermediate license holder can go one year without receiving a Washington State speeding ticket or other traffic ticket, the restrictions are lifted. However, there are severe consequences if an intermediate license holder gets cited with a WA traffic ticket, or violates the restrictions placed on the license.
A first offense results in a warning letter. A second infraction causes the driver to lose their license for six months. A third ticket means the license is suspended until the driver turns 18. An accident will also result in losing the license until they are 18 years old if they were cited for the accident, and even NEITHER PARTY receives a Washington ticket.
In cases involving traffic crimes, such as a DUI, the license is also suspended until the driver is 18 years old. None of these facts take into consideration that insurance premiums for teenagers is already high, and that even one traffic infraction conviction will almost certainly lead to exorbitantly higher rates. These serious marks against a young personís driving record could also adversely affect their ability to get a job out of high school and into their adult life.
For these reasons, it makes sense to fight even one Washington intermediate license traffic ticket. A Washington speeding ticket conviction could mean all sorts of problems for a teenager just starting out in life. This is why it makes sense to retain a qualified Washington traffic ticket attorney who will aggressively fight to have your ticket dismissed.
Protecting your Future with a Washington State Intermediate License Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Everyone makes mistakes, and teenagers probably make a few more along the way. One WA traffic ticket may not seem like a big deal, but if it turns into a second ticket a license suspension will be automatic. Our Washington State speeding ticket and traffic ticket attorneys believe that every client is defendable, no matter what their age. Donít let your teenager get trapped within the system when they are just getting started in life, make sure their rights are being protected and that their future remains bright.
We have numerous Western Washington offices that you can contact for a free case evaluation. Every situation is different, but Washington traffic ticket laws are consistent. Our experience makes it possible for us to successfully defend HUNDREDS of WA traffic tickets every year, and we have been practicing law for decades.
People are often surprised that their ticket can be defended. We look at every aspect off a case to uncover technical details that establish a legal defense. Was the ticket written properly by the Officer? Was it filed with the Courts according to regulations? If inconsistencies arise when investigating these issues we will get your ticket dismissed outright.
In cases of Washington intermediate license traffic tickets, often a favorable resolution is keeping the ticket off of a teenagerís driving record. No matter what, we will fight aggressively to protect your childís rights and driving privileges. We understand that a teenagerís losing their license for only six months will create a huge burden on your family, as you scramble to make sure they to school, work, and to any extracurricular activities.
With so much at stake it is vital you contact us immediately for a free case evaluation, even if your child only got a minor Washington speeding ticket. We will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish, and seldom is there anything more you need do than hand over the situation to us. We will do all the legwork and defend your childís right to possess an intermediate driverís license. Contact us via phone or fill out our online form, and we will do everything legally possible to protect your childís future.















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