Re: How to Best Ask for Plea Deal in Traffic Citation
About the only argument I can see involves the last sentence. Unfortunately, it also involves the Rules of Evidence, which means that, in order to make this argument, you MUST go to the hearing -- it cannot be done by mail, since IRLJ 3.5 (a) states:
So, if you want to try it, I can elaborate on the argument. If you can't travel to Wenatchee, I'd suggest calling the Clerk of the Court and asking for the phone number of the prosecutor's office. Call them and ask to talk to the prosecutor assigned to your case. As Mr. Knowitall says, "Politely" ask if you can plea bargain this to a cell phone violation or some other non-moving offense that won't be reported to your insurance company.
Quoting IRLJ 3.5 DECISION ON WRITTEN STATEMENTS
Please understand that a lot of prosecutors won't entertain such requests unless you're an attorney. But, some will. It's worth a try.
Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?