Tony represents people charged with Washington State traffic infractions such as speeding, expired license tabs, and other offenses cited in Kittitas County or Yakima County. One of the questions that frequently arises is whether an offense is considered a moving violation for insurance purposes.
Non-moving violations are usually infractions like parking tickets, camera speed tickets, equipment violations (headlights, tail light infractions, etc.) or insurance/license/registration paperwork violations. A non-moving violation will still appear on your driver's record, and your insurance agency would see it if it is on your record. The big difference in Washington State, compared to other states, is we do NOT use a points system for our violations. If you can get a non-moving violation instead of a moving violation, you are in a better position.
Washington State defines a moving violation in WAC 308-104-160. If the violation is NOT listed in WAC 308-104-160, it is therefore a non-moving violation.
Driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug as defined by RCW 46.61.502;
Tony Swartz is an experienced lawyer in Washington State. He has handled, start to finish, over 10,000 criminal cases. He has also dealt with various types of civil cases, including administrative law hearings, Superior Court cases, District Court cases, and more. He also has advised clients in transactional matters spanning topics such as business law, nonprofit law, and property law.