My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington
I'm 23 and this is the 2nd speeding ticket of my life. My first one was when I was 17 I think (going 82mph in a 70mph zone).
I was driving home to Seattle and was caught going 105mph in a 70, apparently by plane, in Ellensburg, WA. I was actually going 105mph, so this isn't a case where the cops got it wrong. Please save any negative commentary....I know what I did was stupid.
What are my options? The fine is $298, but I'm more concerned about insurance rates going up. I'm willing to drive the 2 hours to get to court if that will help me in any way. Should I check "pay the fine", "mitigation hearing", or "contested hearing"?
Is there any way I can get out of this? Thanks in advance for your responses.