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AGO Opinions with Topic: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED OR SUSPENDED PRIOR TO REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE
AGO 1955 No. 118 >  July 20, 1955
MOTOR VEHICLE CODE - VENUE IN JUSTICE COURT - PRIOR CONVICTIONS IN CHARGES UNDER DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE STATUTE - CONCURRENT JURISDICTION WITH SUPERIOR COURT IN VIOLATIONS UNDER ACT - DUTY OF PROSECUTING OFFICIAL RELATIVE TO ACCUSED'S RECORD - DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED OR SUSPENDED PRIOR TO REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE - JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
MOTOR VEHICLE CODE ‑- VENUE IN JUSTICE COURT ‑- PRIOR CONVICTIONS IN CHARGES UNDER DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE STATUTE ‑- CONCURRENT JURISDICTION WITH SUPERIOR COURT IN VIOLATIONS UNDER ACT ‑- DUTY OF...

1. Venue in justice courts for all violations under the motor vehicle code (Title 46 RCW) shall be in one of the two nearest justice courts in incorporated cities and towns nearest to the point the violation allegedly occurred. 2, 3 & 4. Prior convictions in the state of Washington within a period of five years for driving under the influence, whether under the present act or the former act, must be alleged in the complaint or information where the increased penalties provided by the new act are to be invoked.

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