[How can one be guilty of #FailureToAppear when there never was a liability to "appear"? What "court order" released one from where one was not held? LOL] RCW 9A.76.190 Failure to appear or surrender—Affirmative defense—Penalty. (1)(a) A person is guilty of failure to appear or surrender if he or she is released by court order or admitted to bail, has received written notice of the requirement of a subsequent personal appearance before any court of this state or of the requirement to report to a correctional facility for service of sentence, and fails to appear or fails to surrender for service of sentence as required; (2) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this section that **uncontrollable circumstances** prevented the person from appearing or surrendering, that the person did not contribute to the creation of such circumstances by negligently disregarding the requirement to appear or surrender, and that the person appeared or surrendered as soon as such circumstances ceased to exist. The "uncontrollable circumstance" is that one isn't liable unless one gave expressed written consent to be bound by official oath to the statutes/codes/ordinances etc.! #traffic #transportation #TrafficBlockin

Posted by MalikaDulce at 2020-09-22 04:32:48 UTC