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Experienced Washington speeding ticket attorneys.
Want to fight your Washington traffic ticket? If so, you have come to the right place. Our top priority is to get your speeding or traffic ticket dismissed. If that is not possible, however, we will do everything possible to keep it off your driving record and to keep your insurance rates low. Depending on your age and prior driving record, even one moving violation conviction can have a significant impact on your insurance rates.
The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe is a dedicated team of legal professionals that will fight to get your ticket dismissed. With offices located throughout Western Washington, we successfully resolve hundreds of traffic tickets every year. All of our tickets and moving violations are handled on a low flat fee basis, which is typically between $300 and $400.
The simple truth is that fighting and beating speeding and traffic tickets in this state has become a lot more difficult over years. Over the last ten years the state, the counties, and the cities have made it much more difficult to get ticket dismissed outright.
There is good news, however, as many tickets can still be beaten. But it generally takes an experienced and aggressive Washington State traffic attorney to do so.
We start off every case, however, believing that we will find a way to get your ticket dismissed outright. And, in the majority of cases, we are successful in doing so. Of course, this is no guarantee that we will get your infraction dismissed. But the only fight truly lost is the one not undertaken.
Our Washington State speeding ticket attorneys take pride in making things happen and achieving results. We know that you are putting your trust in us, and we will do everything within our power to legally fight your speeding or traffic infraction and to keep it off your driving record.
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How do we try to beat your ticket and attempt to get it dismissed or reduced to a non-moving violation?
There are many ways to potentially beat your ticket and attempt to get it dismissed or reduced down to a non-moving violation. Our Washington State traffic ticket lawyers literally look for dozens of potential issues in every case. We know the law. We know the procedural rules regarding traffic tickets and infractions in Washington State. And we know the courts.
From procedural issues, such as the proper filing of your ticket and problems with the way it was written, to technical arguments regarding the proper testing, calibration and use of radar and laser speed measuring devices, our Washington State speeding ticket lawyers know what to look for and how to argue on your behalf.
We will use our knowledge of the law to your benefit. When we start reviewing your police reports we always believe that we will find problems, and we usually do. And, in the vast majority of traffic infraction cases, the only evidence against you is the citing officer's report. If we find a fatal flaw in the officer's report, your violation will be dismissed.
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Let us fight your ticket for you. We know that your time is valuable. That is why we work hard on your behalf. In the vast majority of our cases, once you retain our services you need to nothing more. We literally handle everything else. There is no need for you to take time off from work and battle more traffic trying to get to court.
From properly contesting your infraction to filing all of the necessary paperwork with the prosecuting attorney and the court, you have the piece of mind of knowing that we are handling everything. The one exception to this rule is often in accident cases. If for some reason we need additional input from you or others who may have been with you that day, we will let you know. Otherwise, no news is good news.
You’ve been issued a Washington traffic ticket.
When you’ve been issued infraction, 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 ticket, and if anyone is ever successful at such a challenge.
The answer on both counts is, “Yes.” However, our laws are complex and any challenge is probably best achieved by hiring someone who knows the laws, the local courts, and the various judges throughout our state.
Sometimes, that option is simply not possible, so the next step would be to keep your 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.
Don't simply forfeit your legal rights!
Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of simply forfeiting their rights and their hard-earned money. We are a dedicated team of legal professionals with decades of combined experience helping people just like you fight 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.
Our team of attorneys is well versed in the 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 Washington traffic tickets vary from case to case.
No matter what circumstances were involved when you were issued your Washington speeding ticket or traffic infraction, 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 Washington State speeding ticket attorneys understand the procedural rules governing traffic infractions, and we know specifically what to look for in every case. Depending on the specific allegation involved, we look for procedural issues, such as whether the ticket was filed properly, or if it was written in accordance within the required statutory 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 ticket case cannot be overlooked, and they are oftentimes a key element toward building a successful defense.
In the majority of cases we handle, the only evidence against you is in the citing officer’s report. When our Washington speeding ticket attorneys review your 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 officer’s report, your violation will most likely be dismissed. But a lot also depends on the court in which you are required to appear.
Infractions are BIG business now.
Wondering why it's become harder and harder to fight infractions these days? The answer may not be all that complicated. The simple truth is that it's become big business for the state, for the counties, and for the cities who handle them.
They make millions and millions of dollars every year on infractions. This has lead to a number of things. First, ten years ago, you almost never saw a prosecutor in the courtroom handling a traffic calendar. It was unheard of to see prosecutors fighting these tickets on behalf of their county or city.
Now, however, it is becoming increasingly common. Why? It's all about the money. With money continuing to tighten in Olympia, cities and counties are looking to squeeze every dollar out of their citizens that they can. As a result more prosecutors are showing up and trying to correct the deficiencies in the reports of their officers.
As a result, more infractions are being reduced to non-moving violations rather than being argued and potentially lost. The net result, however, is obvious. The city or the county still gets money every time someone pays a non-moving violation. And, the state always gets a share of the pie too.
We know how to carefully review any infraction report. If there is a deficiency, we will find it. We still fight and win many infractions. If we believe, however, that we may lose your infraction at a contested hearing it often makes sense to accept the prosecutor's offer to have it reduced down to a non-moving violation.
This way your insurance does not take a hit. And, most future employers are also not concerned with non-moving committed violations.
Understanding the nature of your infraction.
Many people are confused about the specific nature of their Washington traffic 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. All traffic infractions are a civil offense for which the penalty is a fine, but no jail time is ever required because it's not a crime.
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.
We 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 traffic infraction, then 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 traffic 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 ever must be addressed, taken seriously, and resolved no matter what the circumstances. Having an attorney act as your legal advocate is usually your best option.
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 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.
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Let us handle your case from start to finish.
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 cases there is nothing more that you need do than retain our services and 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 your Washington speeding ticket on your behalf, and work toward resolving your Washington traffic ticket case.
We will not only work diligently to get your 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 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 an infraction, 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. Don’t make the same mistake. You have very specific legal rights when it comes to traffic infractions. Let us exercise them for you. It's your legal right!
If you have any questions involving your traffic infraction, don’t 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.
Beating infractions has become increasingly difficult over the years, and any honest infractions lawyer should be telling you the same thing. However, we build every case with the idea that we can find a way to get your ticket dismissed.
We promise to work hard to examine every aspect of your particular case, and aggressively build a defense based on the specific facts of your case and the law. There are never any guarantees, but we are often successful in getting cases dismissed outright, and we will do everything legally in our power to do the same for you.
All of our cases are handled on a low, flat-fee basis that is typically between $300 and $400. When you consider what a typical ticket could end up costing you in the long run, our one-time fee is a true bargain.
This is especially true if you’ve 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.
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Let us fight your infraction for you.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe have been successfully fighting infractions for over a decade now. We proudly serve the Greater Puget Sound Region and all State and Municipal Courts in King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, and Thurston County.
Let us handle everything so you can get on with your life. Once you retain our services, you can scratch your ticket off your list. We will ensure that your ticket is properly challenged and handled in court. The one exception to this general rule is if your case involves and accident. If your case involved an accident, it may be necessary for you to appear in court to assist us with your case.
Otherwise, however, you can just get us between you and the state and we will handle everything from A to Z.
What exactly is a Washington State Traffic ticket?
We are often asked about the specific definition of a traffic ticket. Here's what you need to understand. In the not so distant past, many traffic and minor conduct-related matters were simply charged as crimes. Over the years, however, our legislature in Olympia saw fit to decriminalized many of these offenses.
In the vast majority of cases, these types of decriminalized matters are related to driving, vehicles, traffic, parks, wildlife, and fisheries offenses. Following the reclassification of these offenses, they are now legally known as infractions and are civil cases.
The critical distinction between infractions and crimes is that infractions do not subject an alleged violator to any potential jail time. Instead, the maximum penalty is a fine. In most instances, however, it is important to know that a failure to properly respond and deal with a traffic infraction can lead to a criminal charge down the road.
For example, if you have been issued a speeding ticket and choose to completely ignore it, then the matter will be defaulted and the infraction will be deemed to have been committed. If you do not promptly pay the fine, the matter will eventually be sent to collections.
The Washington State Department of Licensing will also be notified. Once the WA Department of Licensing is notified, they will suspend your Washington State driver's license if you continue to do nothing to resolve the matter.
If you are then later stopped for another traffic infraction, you can be arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended in the Third Degree (DWLS 3rd Degree), which is a criminal misdemeanor.
If you are later convicted of DWLS 3rd Degree, you could be sentenced up to 90 days in jail. You are also subject to a $1,000 fine. It is therefore critical to deal with all driving-related infractions in a prompt and responsible manner.