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"
I received your notice indicating that you and your team had successfully challenged my infraction in court. You made what could have been a painful and expensive experience a complete non-issue where I was able to conduct my life without any form of interruption. I will continue - without hesitation - to recommend you as the only champion of drivers at odds with the courts in Washington State. Best regards Jon
Andrew B. - Bellevue, WA I am close friends with a DA in Issaquah, after getting a ticket that would affect a prior deferment and my insurance rates I decided to ask for legal help. After talking to my friend who works as a DA she said that by far the best lawyer to represent me for traffic in the area is Jeannie P Mucklestone. Later that week I contacted her and told her staff the story and they thought it was ironic because my friend, the DA, has often times been on the opposite side of the court room from Ms. Mucklestone and although they are not friends outside the courtroom they have earned a lot of respect for each other. Well Jeanie Mucklestone's staff were prompt and efficient and I got out of the ticket no problem and was very pleased at their ability to effectively and efficiently handle my situation.
Steve D. - Fall City Jeannie Mucklestone is nothing short of a miracle worker. She and her office took care of everything clearing 2 15+ speeding tickets in two different jouristictions. Both without me present and both dismissed by state. Saved my CDL. Highly reccomend her.
Dan I. - Sammamish, WA After significant due diligence and confirmation through other attorney references in other unrelated practices and by speaking with a childhood friend of Jeannie, I can say without reservation that Jeannie Mucklestone is a best in class attorney and problem solver for our traffic related issues. In mid 2011, a family member received two citations with 2 speeding violations and two other violations in less than 4 days apart in the Issaquah/Sammamish areas. We were fairly convinced these two citations with multiple violations would be very difficult to overcome even with the very best of legal representation. We were not only pleasantly surprised but in fact professionally impressed with the very positive outcome but also the top to bottom professionalism provided by Jeannie and her colleagues. Both citations were dismissed in their entirety and no one from our family had to attend any court proceedings. More to the point, Jeannie personally took her time outside of court room proceeding hours to point by point walk us through her process in managing our legal case and Jeannie won our case in its entirety .... brillliant performance and execution on her part. I personally work with land use, business, real estate, construction and litigation attorneys in my business practice and Jeannie is a best in class, demonstrated rock star in her legal practice and my family and I endorse her wholeheartedly without reproach. Feel free to contact Jeannie to arrange to speak with me personally if you need further verification. You need look no further as Jeannie is an exceptional talent.
Your prompt, courteous attention to our case and crisp explanations to our questions made working with you a pleasure. I would highly recommend your services to friends and family. -M.
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!
Jeannie P. Mucklestone, P.S., Inc.
PO Box 565
Medina, WA 98039
9 Lake Bellevue Drive
Bellevue, WA 98005
P: (206) 623-3343
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