Will President Trump's Crackdown on Immigrants Lead to More Arrests During Traffic Stops?
With President Trump's decision to attempt to deport individuals in the United States who are here illegally, and perhaps even some noncitizens who are here legally, immigrant drivers have serious reason for fear and concern. read more
In looking to raise revenue for everything from court computer systems to street maintenance, it's become a common pastime for governmental bodies to increase the cost to the public of getting a speeding or other type of traffic ticket. In addition to the fine, drivers are looking at increases in insurance premiums and negative consequences to their driving privilege. read more
From Seattle to Spokane, a speeding ticket is one of the most common reasons citizens have an interaction with a court. Failing to properly deal with a speeding ticket can result in increased insurance premiums, a loss of employment, and even a loss of one's privilege to drive. read more
Ten years ago, the State of Washington enacted laws that created a new traffic infraction for a driver who holds a cell phone to his/her ear while driving, as well as a new traffic infraction for a driver who sends, reads, or writes a text message. Two times over the last decade slight changes were made to the laws, though the changes have mostly affected commercial driver license (CDL) holders. read more