My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: Washingon
I was recently pulled over and told I my license was suspended. I had unpaid ticket from April that I didn't pay and I didn't receive notices as it seems the DOL does not have my current address. After putting me in the back of his car and searching my car the LEO gave me the info on the previous ticket and made it seem that all I had to do was pay it and my license would be re-instated after several days. But I did have to attend a hearing on the 15th of December. I immediately called the district court where the ticket was issued and paid it.
I wasn't too concerned with everything as the LEO and the court I called made it sound like no big deal. Today I did some research and got freaked out as I see the maximum penalty can be 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. I feel pretty stupid let this happen to begin with but is it likely the penalty will be that severe? If it helps, the court to appear is the city of Lake Forest Park.