E-Hearing (Electronic Hearing)
Special Notice: During the COVID-19 Emergency Administrative Order 2020-02 special rules apply to the Electronic Hearing Process for civil infractions and parking tickets.
- If you DO NOT have a court date, submitting your hearing request electronically (E-Hearing) satisfies the requirement to respond within 15 days of the violation. If more than 15 days have passed, contact the court.
- You may request a Mitigation or Contested Hearing, definitions below.
- If you already have a court date, your statement and any evidentiary documentation, must be received two days prior to your scheduled hearing date.
- There shall be no appeal from a decision on written statement IRLJ 3.5(a)(4).
- If you want to preserve the right to appeal a decision on Contested Hearing you will need to schedule a hearing for a date and time you can appear in person.
- if you want to subpoena the officer you will need to schedule a hearing for a date and time when you can appear in person. Contact the court for assistance with the subpoena filing and service requirements.
- Contact information Ph: (509) 498-9231; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- An E-Hearing Request must be submitted for each ticket.
- Decision on Written Statement are governed Washington State Court Rule IRLJ 2.6 (c)
Mitigation means you admit to committing the violation(s) but would like a reduction in the fine amount. During this process you may comment on your side of the story. You understand that "traffic" tickets will go on your driving record. Non-traffic infractions and parking tickets do not go on your driving record. There is no appeal allowed on Decision on Written Statement.
Contested means you believe you did not commit the infraction and would like to dispute the charge(s). The judge will review the officer's sworn statement along with any attached report(s) and your sworn statement and any paper documentation submitted in advance to the email@example.com . The judge's decision will be based on the preponderance of the evidence. The judges decision is final. There is no appeal allowed on Decision of Written Statement.