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Traffic Infraction Defense

BY NICK GEORGE

Traffic infractions should be taken seriously. Unresolved, they can adversely impact you in many ways. I am devoted to achieving the best possible result for you. However, I would ask you to abide by certain ground rules. They are as follows:

A. Scope of Representation

• I do not represent defendants appealing committed findings on tickets.
• I do not defend parking tickets or camera tickets.
• I do not represent you for automobile property damages/personal injury claims.

B. If You Hire Nick George, This is What is Expected of You.

• Sign and return Flat Fee Agreement as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in responding to traffic tickets.
• Pay my fees promptly. Prompt payment helps my fees stay relatively low. If you are having problems, please contact my office so we can help you.
• Let us know of any address or phone number changes.
• Answer any questions I have asked truthfully and completely. Please respond in writing.
• Take care of insurance, licensing, and defective equipment problems promptly.
• If you believe there are facts I need to have for our hearing, please put them in writing or supply me with photographs that will support your case.
• Treat all court personnel with respect, judges and clerks alike.

C. My Mission Statement

The overriding goal of every traffic ticket I defend and represent, is to obtain the best possible result so that the charge(s) involved impact your driving record and, in turn, your insurance and/or employment situation in the least adverse way possible. Obviously, the first goal is to dismiss every charge. Based upon the volume and length of my experience, I can tell you that is going to happen 100% of the time.

If dismissal is not going to occur, there are several options available to minimize the impact on your driving record, insurance rates, employment, and more. My goal is to get the best results possible under the circumstances.

I understand that, depending on the fact and circumstances of the traffic ticket (e.g., the charges involved, the specificity and other witnesses, your admissions, the judge, the court, your driving history, the prosecuting attorney, etc.) these charges may be found to be committed under relatively low standards of proof, despite my best efforts. I DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY SPECIFIC OUTCOME AND I DO NOT GUARANTEE DISMISSAL OF THE CHARGES INVOLVED. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY THE COURT FOR ANY COURT-ORDERED FINES OR COSTS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH ANY COURT-ORDERED CONDITIONS AND/OR COMPLETING ANY NEGOTIATED DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES.

D. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

What are my chances of getting this ticket dismissed?
Every case is unique. Results depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to:
Facts the officer wrote in case
If there are defects in the ticket
Judge deciding your case
Admissions you made to the officer
Whether the public records, if any, are properly on file with the court
What are the legal elements involved in the charges against you
The identity of the prosecutor

All of these facts are what I have to evaluate in handling your case. However, these are known right at the very moment of the hearing, and not before that time.

Do I need to appear at my Court hearing?

Contested hearings are civil matters. If you are represented by an attorney, the general rule is that you do not need to appear. However, if there are facts you need to dispute or let the court know about, then you will have to appear because you cannot simply submit a written statement when you are represented by an attorney. The charges involved are also important factors in this issue. Unless you receive a subpoena from the court, or if we write you that you need to appear, then you need not appear. However, if you want to see what happens, you certainly should come to court.

I have gotten my ticket dismissed before, so this one will get dismissed, won’t it?

Every ticket is unique and depends on infinite factors. Like the disclaimer in financial ads that past performance is no guarantee of future success. You should also be aware that Washington maintains an unofficial record on you, which is available only to courts, police, and prosecutors. It is called “DCH” and it lists every traffic citation and/or criminal charge for which you received a ticket or notice. If you have an extensive DCH but your ADR is clean because you have had a number of tickets dismissed, this fact is certain not to escape the notice of prosecutors. Over the past twenty years the trend has reversed. Then, most courts did not have prosecutors at contested hearings. Now, many courts do have prosecutors at contested hearings.

Do I need to make an appointment to hire Nick George?

No. You may contact the office by clicking the Contact Us button below.

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