If you have been charged with driving while your license is suspended you are facing jail time, fines, and the potential of having a criminal conviction on your driving record and increased insurance rates. If you are accused of driving while your license is suspended, it is important that you have an experienced lawyer on your side.There are several degrees of driving while your license is suspended. Here is an overview:
RCW 46.20.342 is the Driving while license suspended statute.
Third Degree is the most common crime of driving while your license is suspended. This is a crime punishable up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. You can be charged with this crime even if you did not know your license was suspended. The prosecutor merely has to prove that you drove your car while your license was suspended in this or any other state. Any person who has a valid Washington driver's license is not guilty of a violation of the DWLS statute.
Second Degree is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. If you are convicted of this crime your license will be revoked for an additional year. If your license is revoked it means you will have to take the driver's test again before you can get your license back.
First Degree is also punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. There is mandatory jail time of 10 days if you are convicted on a first offense and 90 days for a second offense and 180 days for a third offense. This is the most serious driving while suspended offense.
Jeannie and her team of lawyers are responsive to your needs, aggressive to the prosecution, and passionate about successful results. Jeannie has been in practice for 20 years and is dedicated to getting successful results for her clients. Her practice is limited to just driving offenses. Reasonable, flat fees, all credit cards accepted.
When you need the best on your side, choose Jeannie.
If you are looking for a traffic lawyer or DUI lawyer in Seattle, Jeannie is the person you need. Widely respected as a leader in her field. She has 20 years of experience, limits her practice to all driving offenses both criminal and civil. Speeding tickets, Red light tickets, all traffic tickets, DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, Negligent Driving. She is a frequent speaker at legal education seminars, former Pro Tem Judge, has been featured on King 5 news, John Carlson KVI Talk Radio and in Vogue Magazine as a top lawyer for women in Washington. Jeannie travels statewide defending all traffic tickets and criminal driving offenses and has a very high success rate of keeping her clients records clean. If you received a criminal driving offense or a traffic ticket, there are important issues you may need to know.
"Top lawyers for women in Washington"
Front Page "Drivers fighting and winning"
July 1, 2006
"Defending and winning red light tickets"
John Carlson KVI Talk Radio "Defending and winning traffic tickets"
ANDREW C. - Seattle, WA Jeannie's law firm took care of a speeding ticket written by the WSP, north of Everett, on I-5. I was chosen out of a crowd, profiled, then written a ticket, for speeding. I have a CDL, and this is a major infraction for me. Her firm kept me informed of the process and called me immediately when the charges were dismissed. I felt confident throughout the process, but still, it is a crap shoot, so you have to have confidence in your choice of lawyers. Jeannie's firm gave me total confidence in their capabilities and did what they say that could do: protect me from the lawlessness of the WSP and their indiscriminate abuse of power on the highways. I was picked out of a crowd of vehicles and chosen to be the victim by my address on my license. Before the officer even told me of my infraction, he had run my plates and gotten my driving record and knew of my address and driving record and the fact that I had a CDL. Given the distance from the court, it was statistically a better ticket to write. Don't ever let the law push you around. Get an attorney and protect yourself, your insurance and your driving record.
katie s. - Issaquah, WA My son got a speeding ticket in Bellevue (beware, those of you who get off I-90 at Lakemont). He was barely merged on to Lakemont where the speed limit is deceiving at 30 mph, and got caught on radar. Jeannie fought the ticket somehow and the very next day after the court date, sent a letter explaining the ticket was completely dropped and his insurance wouldn't be affected whatsoever. Her track record is amazing, she's professional, and we owe her a great deal of gratitude. Thank you Jeannie!!!!
Doug M. - Seattle, WA Case Dismissed! I met Jeannie literally five minutes before my Contested Hearing after overhearing her converse with the Prosecution. I approached her to inquire about her fee and my case. She reviewed it and quickly returned stating she could get it dismissed. I understand legal issues can be a 50/50 outcome but her demeanor and confident response convinced me. We worked out a deal right there on the spot and thirty minutes later my driving infraction was dismissed.
Redmond, WA I used Jeannie for a speeding ticket many years ago, and had a great experience. Quick, simple, and gone! Unfortunately, I was arrested for DUI last May and needed representation. It was my first time, so I did research and talked with 3 lawyers, Jeannie being one of them. She spent quite a bit of time talking to me and explaining things, she offered a fair rate for her services, and I felt the most comfortable with her. Throughout the process she kept in touch via e-mail and phone, if necessary, and last week we finally resolved the case. I was not convicted of DUI, only of neg driving 1, the DOL case was dismissed, and I couldn't be happier. Jeannie is the type of seasoned professional you want representing you in one of these cases. It's an awful experience, but she made it much more tolerable. A+
John M. - Seattle, WA Outstanding. Highest possible recommendation. Jeannie Mucklestone took care of my speeding ticket efficiently and with a great outcome: dismissed.
Patsy S. - Sammamish, WA Our family has used Jeanie for many years - always our cases have been dismissed - contest the ticket, send in a check, notify her of the court appearance, and forget about it. A few months later you'll get a form letter from Jeannie telling you it's been dismissed for lack of evidence.
Jeannie P. Mucklestone, P.S., Inc.
PO Box 565
Medina, WA 98039
802 Evergreen Point Road
Medina, WA 98039
P: (206) 623-3343
H: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM