Traffic Infractions – Speeding Tickets

Confusing traffic signs might contribute to the incidence of traffic infractions.People often ask if I can “beat” the ticket. I can often find errors or omissions in the officer’s statement about his use of speed measuring devices (pace, laser or radar). Washington case law, particularly Seattle v Peterson, 39 Wn. App. 534 (1985) and Spokane v Knight, 96 Wash. 403 (1917), require proof that the speed measuring device was functioning properly at the time of its use. These allow me to challenge the foundation for the statement of speed and often result in dismissal of a speeding infraction.


Infractions are noncriminal violations of law. They are civil cases usually punished by a monetary fine. They can have other consequences such as to your driver’s license or insurance costs. Infractions are numerous and varied. Examples include:

  • Traffic Infractions, such as Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal or Failing to Secure a Load
  • Parking Violations
  • Load Violations
  • Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Parks and Recreation Infractions
  • Boating Infractions

Infractions on Washington State land are initiated in District and Municipal Courts, called Limited Jurisdiction Courts.

Negligent Driving in the Second Degree

A Negligent Driving infraction is frequently charged when there is an accident or driving the officer believes is aggressive. It is defined as driving in a manner that is both negligent and endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property. RCW 46.61.525. There are defenses that may be raised based upon the usually limited evidence presented in negligent driving infraction hearings.

Why Hire Me As Your Criminal Defense Attorney?

I take the time to review the evidence and familiarize myself with the particular court in order to increase successful outcomes. I appreciate the trust you place in me to fight to protect your driving record. I understand that loss of driving privileges and higher insurance rates are my clients’ concerns. Hire me as your traffic attorney. We will challenge your speeding tickets, traffic infractions and traffic tickets together.

Traffic Courts Served

Feldman Law practices law before traffic courts in Washington State counties and cities, including:

  • Pierce County, WA

    Tacoma, Fircrest, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Auburn, Pacific, Buckley, Roy, Graham, Spanaway, Eatonville

  • King County, WA

    Auburn, Pacific, Kent, Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah

  • Thurston County, WA

    Olympia, Lacey, Yelm

  • Kitsap County, WA

    Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo

  • Grays Harbor County, WA

    Aberdeen, Montesano