Digital Licensing on the Horizon?

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Will Washington follow California’s lead in creating a digital driver’s license? Currently California has implemented a pilot program where 1.5 million authorized residents can download a CA DMV (Washington is DOL) Wallet app. There are many locations – such as the Los Angeles International Airport – that now accept mobile/ digital driver’s licenses. Since things are still in the testing phase, government agencies, i.e. law enforcement, are not accepting the mobile licensing application. Thus, it is advised that the test pool still carry their physical license while the test period is in effect.

It will be interesting to see how far digital licensing goes because many car insurance cards are now digital, but folks often can’t download their insurance verification in a timely manner and officers end up citing the person for failing to have insurance, which is an infraction. Although insurance infractions of this type can ultimately be dismissed (on proof to the court the person has insurance coverage), the cited person still ends up having to pay the court a minimum of $25.

If you or a loved one is in a bind as a result of a traffic charge, immediately contact a Seattle Traffic Attorney. A Traffic lawyer is not going to judge you and understands that everyone makes mistakes. Hiring a Seattle Traffic Lawyer to help can – at a minimum – reduce penalties and can help direct people on how to best deal with their traffic charge, and many times even get them dismissed. So, it should go without saying that someone cited for an infraction, misdemeanor or felony should hire a qualified Seattle Traffic Lawyer as soon as possible. Traffic and criminal charges can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone cited or charged for an infraction or crime in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle Traffic Lawyer. SQ Attorneys can be reached at (425) 359-3791 and/or (206) 441-0900.

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