Re: Negligent Driving in School Zone, Washington State
I cannot tell you whether to contest or mitigate -- that's up to you. I would advise, however, that you return the ticket marked "contested" and do a Discovery Request (I emailed the form to you). When you receive that, review it for inconsistencies. If you don't find any, you can change your plea to "mitigation" -- even at your contested hearing.
When you review the officer's sworn statement, remember the prosecutor MUST prove the elements in RCW 46.61.525:
Quoting RCW 46.61.525
You might also want to call the Clerk of the Court to find out if they allow deferrals for neg-2. Some courts do, others don't.
Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?