Traffic Infractions

Navigating Traffic Infractions in Washington State: An Attorney's Guide


As an attorney specializing in traffic infractions in Washington State, I understand the frustration and anxiety that can come with receiving a traffic ticket. Whether it's a speeding ticket, a citation for running a red light, or a more serious infraction, it's important to know that you have options and rights. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive guide on how to navigate the process of contesting traffic infractions in Washington State.

Understanding Traffic Infractions

In Washington State, traffic infractions are non-criminal offenses that typically result in a fine but no jail time. Common traffic infractions include speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign or red light, illegal U-turns, and not wearing a seatbelt. While these may seem minor, they can have significant consequences, including fines, increased insurance premiums, and even suspension of your driver's license for multiple infractions.

Contesting a Traffic Infraction

If you believe you've been wrongly cited for a traffic infraction, or if there are mitigating circumstances, you have the right to contest the ticket. Here's how the process typically works:


Fighting a traffic infraction in Washington State can be a complex process, but it's important to remember that you have the right to contest any ticket you believe was issued in error or unjustly. As an experienced traffic attorney, I can guide you through this process, helping you understand your rights, gather evidence, and present a compelling case.

Remember, each traffic ticket can have a significant impact on your driving record and insurance premiums. Therefore, it's often worth the effort to contest a ticket. If you're considering this process, I encourage you to reach out to a legal professional to help guide you through this journey.

Hiring an attorney to fight a traffic infraction can offer several advantages over handling the case yourself:

While hiring an attorney does involve costs, the potential benefits — including the possibility of reduced fines, no points on your record, and saved time — can outweigh the expense. It's important to consult with an attorney to discuss your specific situation and understand how they can assist you.