A: Your lawyer should be able to investigate the case and request a copy of the police report. The lawyer should also run your name on the JIS system to see if a court case has been filed. You should have requested a DOL DUI hearing from the Washington DOL within seven days of your arrest. You should telephone the Washington DOL at 360 902 3900 and then select option 6 after providing the last four numbers of your SSA number and your birth date as an eight digit number, and have them tell you the status of your driving privilege in Washington State even though you are an Oregon licensed driver. All of this investigative activity should yield some clarity as to where your matter stands. You may need
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A: Your best course of action is to call the DOL on Monday at 360 902 3900, option 6, and have them explain to you how this situation came about. They are the best source of information for you on this matter. Maybe someone impersonated your husband and maybe stole his identity. Once you get the facts from DOL, you may have to contact the state where the suspension or revocation occurred to see what information you can get from them. Then you can decide what the best course of action will be to resolve this situation. Good Luck!
A: That depends. That the rental car company insurance will pay for the damage is not the point. You received the ticket because of your driving and the vehicle damage issue is not relevant. If you decide to defend the ticket yourself and you lose because the court rules against you, it will go on your driving and insurance records and could very likely affect your insurance record and may cause an increase in your insurance rates. You should contact an experienced traffic ticket defense lawyer so that you have the ability to minimize any impact on your license and insurance. Good Luck!