How to Pay Traffic Tickets in Washington: Everyone Hates Them, but We’ll Give You 1 Magic Way To Deal With it
Updated 8/23/20 – Published by: Igor Shapiro
If you have a traffic ticket in Washington, the method of paying it varies depending on the jurisdiction that issued it. Still, in most cases, you should be able to do so without having to go to the courthouse. If most of us choose to pay for our tickets online rather than via mail or in person, we can make this assumption. A ticket does not have to be purchased to participate, and that’s why you hired an attorney to help you fight the ticket. Negotiate a better deal, or simply beat the current one.
Remember that if you pay a ticket with a credit card and subsequently elect to reverse your payment, the infraction notification will be processed as if no payment was made. This could result in a default judgment against you, as well as the ticket being sent to collection for all of the offenses on your record. As a result, you will be unable to use your credit or debit card to make any future payments.
Start by looking at the ticket
In other words, if you are looking for a way to pay for your ticket online, start by taking a look at the actual ticket. It most likely provides a website or phone number you may use to pay the ticket without having to waste time at the courthouse or sending money through the mail. But what should you do if you don’t have the necessary ticket? If you can recall the jurisdiction in which the ticket was issued, you may locate it online. Each state maintains a directory of county courts, which is an excellent place to start if you’re looking for information on your ticket or simply trying to find the relevant website to deposit payment to the county court. If you have just relocated and have not yet updated your DMV records with your new location, the notice may never reach your inbox.
Beware of convenience fees
Why you should consider not paying the ticket (yet)
The good news is that paying your ticket will conclude the entire process; you won’t have to worry about whether or not your attorney will be able to get the ticket dismissed or whether or not you’ll be required to attend some sort of online traffic school. However, the long-term ramifications of pleading guilty and handing up money go far beyond the current traffic infraction. If you accumulate a large number of tickets in a short period, your license will be suspended. Furthermore, any tickets recorded on your record may, and most likely will, result in higher insurance premiums. If you don’t pay now, you’ll be paying for a very long time.
“Is fighting easier than paying?”
How to Pay Traffic Tickets – The Right Way
As part of the Law Office of Igor A. Shapiro, we fight back and battle to obtain you the best bargain possible or even beat the ticket in its entirety. We will make it simple to fight back and have your ticket reduced or canceled. Just a few clicks on our website or a quick phone call. Contact us today 425-264-2000