Notice of violation — May take place of prosecution.
Before any violation of this chapter, other than RCW 69.25.155, is reported by the director to any prosecuting attorney for institution of a criminal proceeding, the person against whom such proceeding is contemplated shall be given reasonable notice of the alleged violation and opportunity to present his or her views orally or in writing with regard to such contemplated proceeding. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as requiring the director to report for criminal prosecution violation of this chapter whenever he or she believes that the public interest will be adequately served and compliance with this chapter obtained by a suitable written notice of warning.
[2003 c 53 § 319; 1975 1st ex.s. c 201 § 17.]
| Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.|