My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington
Continuing my previous thread which was closed, now that I have a court date and have requested and received discovery materials from the district prosecutor. (I followed Barry's standard advice of going in person with three copies and getting stamps on everything.) My infraction is assigned to the south district, my hearing date is April 5 (in about a week).
The copy of the citation received from the prosecutor does not have a court filing date. I've tried to contact the court clerk, but Snohomish County makes it impossible, as far as I can tell, to actually talk to a human being on the phone. The phone numbers on the Washington State Courts website are all automated lines and no combination of pounds, stars, and zeroes put me through to a human. I'd like to find out the filing date of my infraction (hoping maybe IRLJ 2.2(d) can be used) without going back to the courthouse -- if anyone has information on how to contact a human, that would be much appreciated. I'm also curious if the lack of ability to contact the court could be used to demonstrate prejudice as grounds for dismissal of my infraction? The clerk at the Everett District court actually laughed in my face when I mentioned the difficulty I had in locating a phone number -- "yeah, we don't answer phones here."
Attached are the three pages of discovery I received from the prosecutor. I've read many of Barry's responses to WA infractions and all I can immediately see is perhaps the hearsay argument on the lack of specifying who the tester of the radar device was. Otherwise the report seems thorough and carefully written -- please help me find any holes I might have missed
Finally, does anyone know if deferrals are tracked on a per-county basis, or is it for the whole state? (i.e. can one receive only one deferral every seven years in all of WA, or in each county/jurisdiction?)