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  1. Criminal Law Issues: Does a Marijuana Possession Conviction Jeopardize Travel in Europe

    When I was a college student studying abroad in Italy 25 years ago, I was briefly detained while entering the country via train with about two grams of cannabis following a weekend trip to Amsterdam....
  2. Speeding Tickets: Re: Seeking Advice on a Speeding Ticket in Wa

    I wonder if there is a possible legal challenge based on an ethical conflict of interest.

    In WA, the annual budgets for municipal courts (unlike those for other courts) typically consist of...
  3. Speeding Tickets: Re: Seeking Advice on a Speeding Ticket in Wa

    So, I had my day in court -- and it wasn't good.

    Here's the rundown:

    I was among about 50 or so defendants on the Mercer Island Municipal court calendar. Aside from a pro-tem judge, there...
  4. Speeding Tickets: Re: Seeking Advice on a Speeding Ticket in Wa

    Thanks for the follow-up.

    Hopefully, I'll get a chance to suss out the cases before mine and decide whether I'll contest or take any potential offers.
    Appreciate the advice from all.

    lewk

    -...
  5. Speeding Tickets: Re: Seeking Advice on a Speeding Ticket in Wa

    Can anyone offer advice about the fact that the infraction I was provided stated my violation involved "Speeding 10 MPH OVER LIMIT (40 or U," but that the actual posted speed at the location I was...
  6. Speeding Tickets: Re: Seeking Advice on a Speeding Ticket in Wa

    Good observations, thanks. I will look over the IRLJ to see where the SMD-testing applies. As for the typed signature, I'm not as familiar with the GR, but will check it out. Do you know if the GR...
  7. Speeding Tickets: Finding Technical Problems With a Speeding Ticket

    My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington

    On Sept. 12, I received a speeding ticket in Mercer Island, WA, for going 10 MPH over the limit. The officer was pulled over on...
  8. Unregistered Vehicles: Ticketed for "Improper Display" of License Tabs After Registration Renewed

    My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: Washington.

    So, I've been reading through the various threads on expired tabs/improper license display, but wasn't able to see...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket With No Police Report

    No. What I got from the court in response to my discovery request was a copy of the speeding infraction with no additional sworn statement from the officer. other than the docket entries, that's it....
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket With No Police Report

    Thanks.

    Just one concern: When I requested discovery, I made the request to the district court, which in turn (according to the docket entry) forwarded my request to the prosecutor's office. I...
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    Speeding Tickets: Speeding Ticket With No Police Report

    My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington

    I got hit for a speeding ticket last month by a Washington State trooper on I-5 in Pierce County (FYI, I had a ticket last...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    So I had my day in court, and thanks to the advice on the forum, I got the ticket dismissed! :D

    The dismissal came on Colemac's advise for a preliminary motion to dismiss pursuant to IRLJ 2.1b4. ...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    oops. sorry about that. i missed that in the previous post.
    thanks.
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    What would the "title" of this motion be? Motion for dismissal, speedy trial, etc?
    Thanks.
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    What does filing such a waiver entail? Is there a form the court provides that I fill out (e.g. the discovery motion), or is this something I have to produce on my own? Any suggestions of a model I...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Wa State Speeding Ticket 46.61.400

    First thing you should do is request discovery, to get the officer's sworn statement, which is the basis of the case against you along with the infraction.

    Once you get it, check the Infraction...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    Here's an update since my original post.

    I took the advice of some of the posters here, and asked the court to cancel my subpoenas, and return to challenge the written statement and NOI from the...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    Thanks. I checked out the Rules of Evidence link you provided, and believe that the user's manual is admissable as "relevant evidence" under Rule ER 401. I also believe that the manual is admissable...
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    Speeding Tickets: Using The Tipmra Defense

    Anyone ever tried it?
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    Thanks again.

    I was thinking that if the officer testifies to the SMD diagnostic tests he claims to have performed to before and after he used the laser that day, then that provides the foundation...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    Thanks very much. Appreciate all of your thoughts.

    Now I wish I didn't subpoena the officer or the SMD expert.

    I do have a couple of follow-up questions I didn't quite understand from your...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    One other bit of information. I just checked with the manufacturer of the speed measuring device that the trooper used when issuing me my ticket.

    The manufacturer stated that the Prolaser III was...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    Thanks for the response, Colmac.

    The case, indeed, is being referred to Burien, so it looks like the IRLJ motion won't work, as you've explained.

    As for the other issues, if you read over the...
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    Speeding Tickets: Re: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    Barry,

    Thanks for the response. I received much of the information through a separate public disclosure request I filed. The only thing I received from the court was the officer's sworn statement,...
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    Speeding Tickets: Speeding Ticket in Washington

    My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: WA.

    I was cited for going 75 mph in a 60 mph zone. Here are the relevant details.
    While traveling a state highway, I crested a hill and...
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