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Juvenile  Court  -  Probation  Services

 
 

Early Reinstatement of Driving Privileges

 
Pursuant to RCW 66.44.365, some juveniles found to have committed certain alcohol and/or drug offenses may be eligible to petition the court to request reinstatement of driving privileges that were revoked pursuant to RCW 46.20.265.
  • Respondent's revocation must be for offenses that are eligible for early reinstatement of driving privileges.
  • Respondent shall notify all local law enforcement agencies and the Juvenile Division of the Prosecuting Attorney of his or her intent to petition the court to reinstate his or her driving privileges.
  • Respondent must file a "Motion Requesting Early Reinstatement of Driving Privileges" with the Juvenile Court.
  • Respondent must provide the Department of Licensing with a certified copy of the "Order Requesting Early Reinstatement of Driving Privileges.
  • At the court hearing, the respondent must provide information to support the request for early driver's license reinstatement.  This information may include school attendance records, report cards, and/or behavior reports.  Written recommendations from employers, family members, and other community members may also be presented.

The above is a general overview of the procedures for early reinstatement of driving privileges.  This overview does not purport to cover all statutes and court rules that may apply to a request for early reinstatement of driving privileges.  It is recommended that one consult with an attorney prior to the request for early reinstatement of driving privileges.

 

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