Depending on the type of traffic ticket you received in Washington State, you can generally pay your ticket fines online, by mail, by phone, or in person. You can also fight your ticket or ask the court to reduce your fine. Be sure to respond to your traffic ticket within 15 days, or you could face additional penalties, such as a license suspension.
Traffic fines in Washington vary by court. If you do not pay on time, you will be charged additional late fees. Refer to your traffic ticket to determine your exact ticket amount, deadlines, and penalties. Too many traffic violations on your driving record or commit a major violation, your driver's license can be suspended.
Some major violations include:
- Reckless driving.
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol.
- Not carrying adequate car insurance.