I received a ticket in Kennewick, Washington (Benton County) on 08-12-06 for going 52 mph in a 35 mph zone. I would like to know if I would be able to get my ticket deferred.
I previously received a ticket in Cowlitz county in December of 2004 and had it deferred in March of 2005. I had not received a ticket until now so my ticket from Cowlitz County was deferred.
I realize that if I have not had a ticket deferred in the last 7 years, I would qualify. Does this 7 year requirement apply statewide or countywide? In other words, would they check to see if I had a ticket deferred anywhere in the state or would they check only in that particular county, in this case Benton County?
How would the court in Benton County know if I had a ticket deferred in Cowlitz county? Do they keep a statewide database of deferrals even though the ticket does not go on one's record?
Thank you very much.