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What is the penalty within WA state to a new address

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What is the penalty for moving within WA state to a new address but not updating the address on the driver's license?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.
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>My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal lawyer.
There is no penalty for failing to update the address on your driver's license. However the state will send any necessary notifications involving suspensions, revocations, unpaid fines, renewals, and so forth to your last known address.
If you don't bother to change your address, you would not be able to use your failure to receive notice as a defense to any problem along the lines of the above that may arise.
You can see that in the WA state statute here:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?Cite=46.20.205

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