Deferring Your Traffic Infraction



To be eligible for deferral:
-Have a valid driver's license
-Not be a holder of a CDL license (Comercial Driver's License)
-Cannot have entered into a statutory deferred in the state of Washington for a moving violation in
the last seven (7) years or a non-moving violation in the last seven (7) years.

If you are eligible for deferral, you may defer your infraction. If you are not charged with any similar
violations within the one-year deferred period, your infraction will be dismissed.

The cost to defer a traffic infraction is $150.00 (excluding Negligent Driving 2nd Degree RCW 46.61.525)
for the first violation and $50.00 for each additional violation thereafter. The total assessment must be
paid in full
before the deferred can be entered.
*The cost to defer Negligent Driving 2nd Degree RCW 46.64.525 is $350.00.

Certain charges cannot be deferred:
-Construction Zone
-Overtaking School bus

-School Zone
-School Zone Crosswalk
-Fail to Yield Stationary Emergency Vehicle
-Littering Abandon Vehicle
-Discard Potentially Dangerous Liter
-Negligent Driving 2nd Degree-vulnerable user victim (RCW 46.61.526)

*Drivers with a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) may not defer any ticket.

With proper proof submitted to the court, certain charges may be deferred:
-Operate motor vehicle without insurance (RCW 46.30.020)
          -must provide proof of minimum six (6) month policy
-No valid operator's license (RCW 46.20.015 and 46.20.017)
-Fail to renew expired registration <2 mo (RCW 46.16A.030.5.L)
-Fail to renew expired registration >2 mo (RCW 46.16A.030.5.O)

Defer Request Form