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Contested Hearing by E-mail

Instead of appearing in court on the date and time scheduled on your hearing notice, you can choose to proceed by submitting your statement by e-mail using this page.  You will not be required to appear in court if you complete this form and e-mail it to the court at least five business days before your scheduled court date. 

If your statement is submitted in an untimely manner, you could be listed as a failure to appear, which could result in additional assessments.

Also, if you were charged with No Proof of Insurance under RCW 46.30.020, and have proof that you are or were insured on the date, please include a copy of that proof along with your statement.  The court will review your statement and the police officer's sworn statement and render a decision.  If the infraction is found not committed, the infraction will be dismissed and the case closed.  If the infraction is found to be committed, the full amount of the penalty will be imposed and the finding will be reported to the Department of Licensing.  You agree to pay the court-ordered penalty within 120 days of the court's judgment.  You will be notified by mail of the judge's decision within 90-120 days.

THERE IS NO RIGHT TO APPEAL THE COURT'S DECISOIN OF A CASE CONTESTED BY MAIL/EMAIL.

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