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"
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+
R C. - Seattle, WA Jeannie just worked her courtroom magic and my ticket was dismissed. This is the second time that Jeannie has obtained a dismissal for me for a traffic ticket. BTW-I was tracking my recent hearing on the Seattle Municipal website. Jeannie appeared for six people on the day of my hearing. Five of the cases were DISMISSED and one case continued until later in the year. Pretty great track record!
Thx Jeannie--u rank up there among the most reliable women in my life! ;) G
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!
Chris T. - Lynnwood, WA I was heading south on I-5 Federal Way when I was stopped for doing 78mph in a 60mph zone. Needless to say, it was an expensive ticket. I searched AVVO and read through the reviews. Surprisingly, Jeannie Mucklestone had a ton of good reviews. I selected Jeannie solely on these reviews. I emailed her, then hired her. I am completely satisfied with the results. She was able to get my infraction dismissed!! I did not have to go to court. She kept me informed and was timely in her response. I am so pleased with the outcome...it's as if I never happened. Granted I had to pay, but it sure beats having my insurance increase. I would definitely contact her again, if I ever needed to (hopefully this will not be the case). that. anyhow - jeannie rocks. hire her.
Sheri R. - Kenmore, WA This is the 4th time (yes, teenage drivers) that we've hired Jeannie and she has won every case put before her. The most recent was our 19 year old daughter who was traveling well over the speed limit on I-5 North. Just got the letter from Jeannie today saying her ticket was dismissed. She's a rock star!!!!
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