My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington
(Court of Limited Jurisdiction)
Is laminating a trip permit a crime?
I was charged with a criminal violation for RCW 18.104.22.168
I have represented myself before pro se. This court is giving me nothing but headaches, they continually insist I get an attorney. This is always great advice but unfortunately I can not afford any of the ones I have contacted and I make a couple thousand over the limit to be granted a public defender.
I sent motion for discover to the court and received NO discover before my original appearance. I asked for the case to be dismissed and the judge said I send it to the court but not the prosecutors office. I was granted a continuance to request discovery. I received discovery and the officers statement says I filled out the trip permit completely and properly but it was laminated. He also states that I purchased it two months prior, which is true, but this was the first time I had used it.
Long story short months early my tabs had expired. I was trying to sell my vehicle so I purchased a trip permit, this happened to be the first time someone was coming to look at it so I changed oil, washed,took it for a drive to charge battery, etc. I laminated the permit to mount to the exterior of the window because I was afraid it wouldn't be visible though window tint and didn't was to tape it to inside window tint. I read the instructions on the trip permit specifically said to place on inside of window so that's what I did.
At pre trial I motioned for the case to again be dismissed due to lack of evidence a crime was even committed, little less I committed it. I also asked for a motion for summary of judgement. The judge again explained I need an attorney, these motions need to be submitted weeks earlier, again to the prosecutor so he has time to respond. Then he set up my next court date as a motions court date a month away.
I am beyond frustrated. I believe this is a complete waste of time. the judge could have simply asked the prosecutor right their if their was any more evidence and made a ruling. Dismissed or on to trial.
So I guess now I have to do what submit every motion I may come up with to the prosecutor?
Did I violate RCW 22.214.171.124?
Sorry everyone I made it as concise as possible.