Rule 8 The clerks of the court are authorized to resolve an infraction through a deferred finding as authorized by RCW 46.63.070(5). The conditions of a deferred finding are that the defendant waives their contested/mitigation hearing, have no deferred findings within the prior seven years, pay an administrative fee of $150.00 within 120 days, and within one year complete defensive driving school and have no other traffic infractions. Successful compliance with the conditions shall result in a dismissal of the of the infraction. Failure of a defendant to comply with any of the terms of deferred finding shall result in a finding of committed and an assessment of the original infraction penalty as well as an assessment of $48.00. Any monies previously paid shall not be credited toward the penalty imposed or the assessment.
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