Re: Washington State: First Speeding Ticket - How to Get It Off My Record
Finally, if you don't want to use your deferral and this is somewhere in Snohomish or King County, prosecutors will most likely agree to an amended charge for the same price- something like a cell phone violation or inattentive driving. Both are "non-reportable" and will not affect your insurance rates.
And about keeping this off your record... even if you do beat it, you'll still have a record. The record will reflect that it's been dismissed, but unfortunately once an officer has issued a ticket a record is made and kept for 7 years. (Imagine being booked at a police station, arraigned, and then the charge dismissed; in this case, you still have record of the arrest, but it will show that the charges were dismissed.) The only way to have no record of the ticket is to have not received the ticket in the first place. However, insurance cannot raise rates on Not Committed or Dismissed infractions.
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