Friday, March 3, 2006

Changes to Rules of Court

There were changes to two state-wide court rules in February:

IRLJ 6.7, "Identity Challenges and Relief from Judgment" (The old rule was just "Relief from Judgment.") The new provisions set up a procedure for defendants to "move to vacate a judgment that was entered after a failure to respond to a notice of infraction on the basis that he or she was mistakenly identified as the person who allegedly committed the infraction." That is, if your gives your name when she is caught speeding, you can contest it. See the comments to the rule.

("IRLJ" stand for "Infraction Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction" -- the infractions are mostly traffic infractions but also include some other areas, such as boating and conduct in state parks.)

CrR 7.1, Procedures before Sentencing.

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