Pursuant to RCW 66.44.365, 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. Revocation begins 45 days after
Department of Licensing receives the Abstract of Court Record.
- The Respondent must be eligible for early
reinstatement of driving privileges. First offense: 90 days from start of
revocation or 90 days after 16th birthday, whichever is longer. Subsequent
offenses: 1 year from start of revocation or 17th birthday, whichever is
- The Respondent shall provide the assigned Probation
Counselor or Probation Intake Unit with a signed Motion Requesting Early
Reinstatement of Driving Privileges, stating the reason(s) why they are
requesting the court reinstate their driving privileges.
- The Probation Department will present an ex parte
Order of Early Reinstatment of Driving Privileges, along with the
Respondent's signed Motion Requesting Early Reinstatement of Driving
Privileges to the assigned Prosecuting Attorney for review, approval and
signature. If approved, both documents will be forwarded to the Judge/Court
Commissioner for signature and returned to the assigned Probation/Intake
- If the
early reinstatement is granted by the court, the Probation Department will
inform the Department of Licensing.
You may contact your assigned
Probation Counselor (if you are on active supervision) or the Juvenile Court
Probation Intake Unit at 360-709-3107 to request a packet that includes the
above motion and order.
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 an order
of early reinstatement of driving privileges.