I got an speeding ticket recently in the King County of Washington State. The ticket says I was driving above the speed limit (violation code 46.61.400) and the officer checked the box "SMD" which suggests he measured my speed with an electronic device.
I'm a very prepared and organized person and I don't believe I committed the infraction and that's why I want to request the discovery to understand why the officer said I was speeding and which evidence is held against me, instead of just showing up at court to contest the ticket.
I would like to file the request for discovery and hire an attorney who can help me build my case and defend me based on the information on it. Thank you.
You can use Avvo's find a lawyer search tool to contact a traffic attorney or respond directly to any of the attorneys who answered your question. Good luck.
Traffic ticket attorneys are generally not very expensive relative to other areas of law. Don't mess around with trying to get discovery yourself, hire the attorney and let them take care of everything.
If you hire an attorney, the first thing they will do is request discovery. Making the request is the easy part, it is the reviewing of discovery and knowing how to use it, that is the hard part. If you are interested in working with an attorney, that should be your first step. If you are trying to do it yourself, take a look at the state infraction rules (IRLJs), the discovery guidelines can be found there. Best of luck, Shane McKinnie.
There is no standard form to request discovery. The IRLJ's (infraction rules) provide a little bit of guidance, but not a whole lot. If you are going to hire an attorney, they will take care of that for you. You can use this website's find an attorney feature to look for an attorney.
If you want to hire a lawyer, just do it. They know how to request discovery and you won't need to do anything. Kudos on being proactive. But to answer your question directly, no there is no standard form.