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Will my charge of driving uninsured be dropped if the arresting officer doesn’t show for the court date?

I was in an auto accident driving my boyfriend's uninsured car in the state of Washington. Someone hit me as I was crossing and I had a stop sign. I was charged with failure to yield and driving uninsured. My court date is Christmas Eve so there's a chance the arresting officer may not show. I would like to know if the case will be dismissed/charges dropped if the officer doesn't show.


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    Edmund P. Allen Jr. | Law Office of Edmund P. Allen Jr.
    705 Second Avenue Suite #910
    Seattle, WA 98104
    (206) 262-0903
    If you subpoenaed the officer for the hearing, then it may be dismissed if he does not show. But if other witnesses appear (like the other driver who was involved in the collision) then the prosecutor might be able to prove the case with that witness.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 12/11/2014
    Craig Andersen | Andersen Law PLLC
    10000 NE 7th Ave Suite 330B
    Vancouver, WA 98685
    (360) 397-0111
    Read your citation. You must ask the court to subpoena the officer. If you fail to do that, the court can simply read the officer's narrative and find you committed the infraction. Only if the officer is subpoenaed and fails to appear can you move for dismissal. Act immediately and call the court and find out how to get the subpoena issued!
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 12/11/2014
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