Tickets, tickets, tickets – Seattle Municipal Court (‘SMC’) again wants its stipend of money. Hence, the time has come to pay all those parking, red-light camera and other miscellaneous traffic tickets that have being doled out in-and-around the City of Seattle. Late fees are again going to be charged by SMC. The pandemic induced moratorium on late fees is coming to an end. January 30, 2023 marks the date these fees will start accruing.
What does it all mean?? Those with traffic tickets in Seattle will have until 1/30/2023 to either pay their overdue ticket, sign up for a payment plan, get on a community service plan or schedule a hearing to dispute their ticket. If one elects to put their proverbial head in the sand, they will have their ticket(s) sent to collections. Late fees can be up to $52 for traffic violations and $25 for parking and camera violations. So all have been warned. Get those tickets paid or suffer the consequences.
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 even a felony should hire a qualified Seattle Traffic or Criminal Lawyer as soon as possible. Charges can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with an infraction or a crime in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle Traffic/Criminal Lawyer. SQ Attorneys can be reached at (425) 359-3791 and/or (206) 441-0900.