Intermediate License Traffic Ticket
We cannot stress enough how important it is to fight every single ticket received while on an intermediate license. Just a single ticket has severe consequences. It is unfortunate how many calls we receive from concerned parents who discover the consequences after they have paid the ticket.
The phone call needs to be made before you are found to have committed the traffic violation. If you have an intermediate license and got a ticket, it's truly imperative that you call as soon as possible. Our Snohomish County Intermediate License lawyers are here to fight your ticket and do everything legally possible to keep it off your driving record as a moving violation.
If you get one ticket while on an intermediate license, the passenger and nighttime driving restriction will remain in place until turning 18. Obviously, this is a serious inconvenience for many people. Additionally, the DOL is supposed to send out a warning letter to the parents but, unfortunately, the letter is not always prompt. Often the letter is received when the damage has already been done … the second ticket.
If you get a second ticket while on an intermediate license, you receive a 6 month license suspension, and if you get a third ticket, you lose your license until you are 18! We see teens all the time using their deferral on their first ticket. This is problematic for several reasons. Often, an experienced attorney can get a better result than a deferral.
Also, if you use the deferral, you don’t get the warning letter. So unfortunately, many people will then pay the second ticket not realizing they have just violated the probation of the deferral as well thus resulting in two tickets going on the record and a 6 month suspension.
Bottom line, intermediate licenses are tricky business. Most parents are not familiar with the laws because they did not exist when we were getting our licenses for the first time.Call one of Everett traffic attorneys now to discuss the situation and how we can help.
Our Everett criminal lawyers serve all of Snohomish County. Call now for help and real answers.