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"
Thank you so much for the FANTASTIC job you did with representing me! I will recommend you highly to anyone needing such assistance. Thank you again - Joshua
Andrew T. - Seattle, WA Sometimes we make bad choices, as in my Case. With the amount of alcohol in my system I clearly should not have been driving at the time I was pulled over. I am an adult, I admit my faults. If you are unfortunate enough to make the same mistake I made, the best decision you can make is to hire Jeannie P Mucklestone ASAP. I was informed along the way exactly what to expect. After several court appearances my case was eventually dropped to a Reckless Driving offense, partly, I'm sure because it was a first offense and I have no record of anything, but mostly because of the firms relationships with the Courts. She and her staff have an excellent reputation and I believe it helps when confronting a Judge. I do not expect to repeat my bad choice. But I would highly recommend her if you find yourself in my position, and I would not hesitate to use her for any further traffic infraction
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.
Jeannie, I appreciate your professional efforts and the outcome of my dismissed legal matters. I will be happy to refer you to anyone that is in need for an excellent attorney. Thank you again Helen
D'Arcy S. - Mercer Island, WA Have used Jeannie twice for traffic infractions. Great representation and excellent outcomes both times. It was easy to engage her services, she did a good job explaining the process and setting my expectations, and she provided timely communication. You get what you pay for and I've paid for it twice. When I next need the services of a traffic lawyer, I'll be hiring Ms. Mucklestone again. Read her reviews here and on http://Avvo.com. Everyone I know recommends Jeannie, which is how I found her in the first place.
Jeannie Mucklestone consistently delivers professional results Teri
Jeannie P. Mucklestone, P.S., Inc.
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Medina, WA 98039
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