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"
Scott L. - Seattle, WA Jeannie Mucklestone is absolutely the best at what she does. She has represented me for a number of infractions and each and every time the outcome was in my favor... It's far less expensive to hire her for a traffic ticket than try and fight it myself, lose, pay a fine and then on top of that pay higher insurance premiums for years to come!
Daniel I. - Seattle, WA I really do not wish to use your service too often but, when needed, I would not trust anyone else. I am fairly skeptical of many things but Jeannie came highly recommended by a friend. My first experience using her services, I had received a speeding infraction a few days after a speed modification was posted close to my home. I sent my info via E-mail and posted payment via Pay-Pal. Couldn't be much easier. I questioned her office a few times and each time Jeannie herself responded clearly and promptly. Best of all, no days out of your own schedule appearing in court. Simply a notice of when hearing is scheduled, and a final letter with, in my case, a positive outcome of hearing. I have used her services again since, also with a positive outcome. Again, I don't wish to use these services often but, when needed, I am glad Jeannie is there to help!
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+
Philippe G. - Seattle, WA Great attorney who helped me get rid of a speeding ticket in Eastern Washington. Excellent communication.
I'd be in jail without her. She is the best Jeff P.
Nicola R. - Seattle, WA Jeannie has dealt with cases for my family for years, and every time it is a very simple and pleasant process. From filling the information with her, and keeping us updated, it's as seamless as can be. My family and I would recommend her 100% of the time for anyone who needs help for any sort of traffic infraction. Simply the best!
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