My question involves traffic court in the State of: Washington (Federal Way Municipal Court, King County)
I received a speeding ticket on 06/29, which I feel was wrongfully issued (51 in a 40 zone...I don't believe I was speeding). I requested a Contested hearing, and today (07/24) received my court date in the mail: 08/11.
I plan to file a Request of Discovery, which I am aware, by law, must be made at least 14 days before the date of hearing. A pink paper was enclosed with my Notice of Hearing, stating the following rights:
"...The right to request from the prosecutor a witness list and a copy of the citing officer's sworn statement if it will be offered into evidence at the hearing. You must make the request in writing at least 30 days before the hearing, and the witness list and citing officer's sworn statement should be given to you at least 7 days before the hearing..."
Is it possible that the Federal Way court has its own laws stating a much earlier required deadline to serve? If so, is it possible for me to re-schedule my hearing to allow time for Discovery (the hearing date is only 17 days from today, and only 21 days from the date on the actual, green, Notice of Hearing paper, meaning the thing didn't even get sent out within the 30 day time period)?
Thank you for any reply, and sorry if I sound like a no0b...I'm really in the dark here about the proper procedures for something like this.