Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


What is the definition of "conviction"?

The definition of “conviction” includes the following:

  • A final conviction (guilty finding) in a state or municipal court;
  • A failure to appear at a hearing to contest an infraction or criminal citation; or
  • An un-vacated forfeiture of bail paid as a final disposition for an offense.
  • A plea of guilty or a finding of guilt for a chapter 77.15 RCW offense or a rule (WAC) of the Fish and Wildlife Commission or WDFW Director constitutes a conviction regardless of whether the imposition of sentence is deferred or the penalty is suspended.

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9th of July, 2012