My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington
I am new to the forum; however, I have read the gudies on the forum regarding the speeding ticket appeal process and notice of discovery procedures for the state that have been posted. I am unclear of a couple of facts specific to my ticket:
1) The hearing is scheduled for Oct 1, 2010 while the notice was post-marked Sept 10, 2010. This is exactly 21 days. The relevant code states that it must be sent within 21 days prior - is this included 21 days (i.e. >=) or within (i.e. > 21 days). Is this in compliance with the timing requirements?
2) I live in Canada and therefore I believe there is minor delay in receiving the notice of hearing for my ticket. I received the ticket via mail today (Sept 15th) and my understanding is that I must have my notice of discovery served with 14 days (Sept 17). This is logistically impossible as I would need to contact the court clerk, find the address to serve and have a registered letter arrive within the next 48 hours? Is this the case or does the mailbox rule apply (i.e. post-marked by this Friday)? Regardless, this timeline seems abit unrealistic.
3) How do I find the address to serve noted above? Should I look up the phone number of the clerk and request contact information for the prosectutor? I cannot see any other way to meet his 14 day requirement.
Thanks for your help! The guide on this forum was great but I just cannot diffeniteively figure out the questions above.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Sorry - forgot to mention the ticket is for Snohomish County.