Washington Revised Code Title 46. Motor Vehicles § 46.63.120. Order of court--Civil nature--Waiver, reduction, suspension of penalty--Community restitution

(1) An order entered after the receipt of a response which does not contest the determination, or after it has been established at a hearing that the infraction was committed, or after a hearing for the purpose of explaining mitigating circumstances is civil in nature.

(2) The court may include in the order the imposition of any penalty authorized by the provisions of this chapter for the commission of an infraction.  The court may, in its discretion, waive, reduce, or suspend the monetary penalty prescribed for the infraction.  At the person's request the court may order performance of a number of hours of community restitution in lieu of a monetary penalty, at the rate of the then state minimum wage per hour.


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