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Lynnwood Traffic Camera Tickets

June 28th, 2016 No comments

The City of Lynnwood pioneered the use of red light intersection and school zone speeding traffic cameras about 10 years ago. So far its one of the very few cities in Snohomish County to use them.

Red light cameras operate in several major Lynnwood intersections. School zone speeding cameras operate during the school day. The Lynnwood Police Department claims these cameras have reduced intersection collisions and school zone pedestrian injuries. But they admit that they have no hard data to support this claim.

If ticketed through a traffic camera, the car owner (not the car driver) receives a ticket in the mail several weeks later. The penalty is currently $134.00. The ticketed car owner can review the camera video before deciding whether to fight or pay it. However, traffic camera tickets do not go on the car owner’s Washington driving record so auto insurance rates are not affected.

For more information, call Lynnwood / Shoreline traffic ticket lawyer Paul Hanson. And whenever you (or someone you know) want to fight any traffic ticket issued in Snohomish and King Counties. Attorney Paul Hanson has over 33 years experience in traffic ticket clients. Just call (425) 778-7339 for a free first consultation (office visit or phone call).

Drivers Beware: Cops now go undercover to catch distracted drivers in Washington State

June 23rd, 2016 No comments

The person standing on the street corner, wearing regular clothing, might just cost you a $136 ticket. Local law enforcement are now going undercover to catch drivers talking on their cell phones. The undercover officer is in plain clothes, and after spotting you talking on your phone while driving, will radio to the patrol car to pull you over and ticket you. Deputies say they can ticket up to 50 drivers an hour this way.

From 2014 to 2015 there was a 30% increase in deaths from distracted driving. That accounts for about 40 more people killed in that time. Deputies hope this emphasis patrol will cause people to change their driving behavior and save lives.

The sheriff’s office has produced a video showing how easy it is for them to find and ticket distracted drivers.

 

Call Lynnwood / Shoreline traffic ticket Attorney Paul Hanson at (425) 778-7339 for more information on distracted driving tickets.

2016 Law Day in Snohomish County District Court (South Division)

June 9th, 2016 No comments

Attorney Paul Hanson was pleased to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the Judges at the Snohomish County District Court (South Division) in Lynnwood, WA for his volunteer attorney services at the court’s annual LAW DAY events.

Attorney Hanson organized LAW DAY student run mock criminal trials for over 875 fifth graders from the local Edmonds School District elementary schools. This was his 30th year of performing this LAW DAY volunteer service. He enjoys it as much as the 5th graders!

Law Day 2016

Photo by: Dan Bates / Everett Herald