My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington. 17 year old son was speeding (not sure speed but admits he was over the 30mph posted). Police was oncoming, Uturned and pulled him over. Asked son how fast he was going - son was nervous (first ticket) and answered ĎI donít know, 40? 50?í Son has clean driving record and license 1 year and 1 day. No speed indicated on ticket policeman did not indicate radar or what his actual speed was, which leads me to believe he didnít radar. Gave him $553 2nd degree negligent driving ticket with no other info on ticket regarding offense.
Can he ask for deferral in WA? Or mitigate to a speeding ticket to lessen the insurance blow that will happen?
Can he take an Alive at 25 class and have it deferred or lowered to lesser offense? I see Snohomish county offers this, but nothing under Lynnwood Municipal Court shows up in online search as an option for this?
Do we call prosecutor to ask?
Is he better to check mitigate because there is no speed listed? Are they supposed to list speed? If they donít have tangible evidence do they give this ticket instead?
Lastly, is it best for us to retain an attorney? How much does this generally cost? Weíre not opposed to kid being held responsible but this seems ridiculous if no speed documented on a first infraction.