Re: Plea Bargaining a Ticket in Washington State
You can probably request a deferral by mail or even email (you don't need a "good case", as long as you're eligible for a deferral -- meaning no "deferrals" in the past 7 years and no CDL). Contact the Clerk of the Court and ask.
Otherwise, you must either request a continuance or appear on the date your hearing is scheduled for. Failure to appear will result in 1) a higher fine, 2) a default judgment of "guilty" (which your insurance company will use as a reason to increase your rates), and 3) suspension of your license. Your "job" is NOT an excuse -- believe me on this.
Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?