My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington. I live in New York. Two weeks ago, while I was visiting family (& driving my mother's car), I received a speeding ticket in Kennewick, Washington for going 46 in a 35 zone. I do not believe I was going this fast, but I don't recall checking the speedometer. I know I was generally keeping pace with traffic, but the nearest car in front of me was quite a way ahead. Frankly, I was paying attention to finding my way on unfamiliar roads, and watching for cars coming from unmarked side roads, etc. I don't recall seeing any posted speed limits, but where I live in New York, traffic never moves faster than the posted speed limit, so I am not in the habit of worrying about exceeding it. I have to respond to the ticket immediately, but I cannot go back to Washington State before August. Is there any way to have a "hearing by mail" or some other procedure to avoid a personal appearance without paying the ticket and admitting guilt?