Lost Traffic Ticket in WashingtonSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Washington Traffic Ticket Information
To get details about your lost WA traffic ticket, you'll need to contact the appropriate municipal court (if ticket was issued by a city or town officer) or district court (if ticket was issued by a deputy sheriff or WA State Patrol trooper).
NOTE: You can look on your county court website to find out if an online ticket search feature is available.
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Call the traffic court that was listed on your WA traffic citation.
If you never looked at your traffic ticket and don't know the court, here's what to do:
- Try to remember where you received your traffic ticket in Washington. You don't need the exact street name; just try to think of either the town or county.
- Once you've pinpointed the general location, call the presiding court. If you were cited by a city or town police officer, call the municipal court; if you were ticketed by a county deputy sheriff or a trooper for the Washington State Patrol, phone the county district court.
After contacting the court and getting details about your lost ticket, you'll be instructed on how to proceed. In Washington, you must enter one of three plea options, as listed on your traffic ticket ticket:
Move fast. You have 15 days to respond to your WA traffic citation. The court will not accept "I lost my traffic ticket." If you fail to respond to your ticket within this time frame, the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) will send you a "Notice of Suspension."
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine.
- Option to plea bargain penalties.
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation).
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates.
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