I called the court clerk today and she said that generally in court submittal errors, such as the address wrong on one line of my citation, don't usually waive a ticket.
She said the cop is not required to provide the cop car vehicle number, and she said that would also fall under a submittal error. She said the best bet would be to prove I wasn't speeding.
I asked about the speed points since m.p. 34 is very general and there are different poits with different speed limits within it, and she said generally that doesn't work as a defense.
She said that I could speak with the prosecutor in court, before the judge arrives, about amending the citation to a nonmoving violation that won't go on my record.
She didn't know if the inattention to driving does or doesn't show up on the driving record, although before a prosecutor receptionist said it didn't.The court clerk also said the judge offers a deferral option, although the prosecutor can offer more options.
Again, though, they are not legal professionals, and she could also be instructed to say that to get people to ask for a deferral.
What non-moving violations do not go on one's driving record and don't increase premiums? The only one's I'm aware of are parking violations. I'm not sure if mechanical violations, such as a taillight being out, would not go on one's record, but I would appreciate a list of possible non-moving violations that don't go on the record so I know what to choose when negotiating.
Here is the first page generic letter from the prosecutor's office of the discovery that I didn't include before:
I consulted with a couple more lawyers and they both confirmed that the inattention to driving is getting reported on driving records as of September 2018.
One person told me that in Kitsap the judge generally does not go for the submittal (i.e. incorrect address or cop not providing cop car) errors and my best bet is to work something out with the prosecutor.
**I would like to know what non-moving violations that do not appear on one's driving record that I could request from the prosecutor. ***
If anyone has taken a look at the radar information from the cop and can find anything done erroneously, please let me know.
If anyone can find a higher speed limit in the speed points that I mentioned for m.p. 34, like as in this link https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/mapsdata/to...03/003X034.pdf please let me know.
Do I address the prosecutor with a special title? Should I not respond at all except to say, "I don't recall," when cross-examined?
My court case is 12/12 in the afternoon, wish me luck and any good talking points or how to properly address the prosecutor (like words to say or how to address him/her) would be appreciated!
Did you see my last comment on page 2, searcher 99?