As far as most attorneys are concerned, you are correct. But I would go one step further and say that even the RCWs are constitutionally defective, for the following reasons:
For you to be charged criminally, you must be charged with a violation of the RCW's.
The WAC's sometimes have small monetary penalties associated with them, but it is not a criminal charge. You can not be arrested for violating them.
Simply put, RCW's are laws and WAC's are rules.
1. The Revised Code of Washington Makes No Claim To Be Law
2. The Revised Code of Washington Specifically Disclaims Authority of Law
"...Nothing herein shall be construed as changing the meaning of any such laws." RCW 1.04.0213. The Washington State Supreme Court Has Said It Is Not The Law
“In this respect, the 1951 legislature was following its own unconstitutional device for amending a section of an act in disregard of the specific constitutional mandate. The act before us does not purport to amend a section of an act, but only a section of a compilation entitled "Revised Code of Washington," which is not the law. Such an act purporting to amend only a section of the prima facie compilation leaves the law unchanged." PAROSA v. TACOMA, 57 Wn.2d 409, 415, (1960) (emphasis added)4. It Claims Authority Only By The Unratified 1889 Constitution
5. This “Code of Washington” Is Unlawfully Revised By The Executive Branch
6. The Revised Code of Washington is Copyrighted And Therefore Private
7. The Revised Code of Washington Has No Enacting Clauses
8. The Revised Code of Washington Lacks Proper Titles
Please read this 46-page brief I wrote concerning the illegality of the Revised Code of Washington for a more detailed analysis.
PS. This doesn't mean that you won't be arrested for violating them. It just means they are constitutionally void.