LIRLJ 3.4(d) HEARING ON MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES (d) Request for Penalty Reduction on Written Statement. If a defendant submits a timely request for a hearing to mitigate an infraction, the defendant may elect to seek a reduction of the infraction penalty by written statement pursuant to the provisions of IRLJ 2.4(b)(4), IRLJ 3.5(b), LIRLJ 2.4(b)(5), LIRLJ 3.5(c). (1) A defendant electing to proceed for a penalty reduction by written statement must notify the court in writing within 30 days prior to the date set for the in-court mitigation hearing to request the appropriate paperwork. (2) The completed form to request a reduction by written statement shall be filed with the court no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the date set for the in-court mitigation hearing. (3) A defendant who elects to mitigate an infraction by written statement shall be deemed to have waived an in-court hearing to mitigate the infraction in person. (4) A written statement submitted pursuant to this rule shall be executed in compliance with RCW 9A.72.085. [Adopted effective September 1, 2005; Amended effective September 1, 2007.]
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