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"
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July 1, 2006
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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!
Sarah P. - Mercer Island, WA After receiving a speeding ticket on Hwy12 near White Pass I asked around about a lawyer who could help me. Jeannie's name came up a few times. Her fee was much more than my ticket but I felt it was well worth it considering the amount of money I will save keeping my insurance rates lower and the peace of mind of a clean driving record. I especially liked that I didn't have to take off a day of work to drive to Chehalis for the hearing! Jeannie did all that for me. I will hire her again if the unfortunate need arises again!
Jeannie, 13 for 13 is amazing. I would not have insurance or would not be able to drive if not for your great work. In fact, my insurance rates just went down in January. Thanks Again. Phil V.
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!
Jeannie - Words are hard to find for the appreciation that I feel; so let me just say THANK YOU! You are already aware from your testimonials that you help a lot of people out. Not only did you save my insurance rates from not going up for many years, but you saved my CDL. I do believe that some people are unaware that their actions in their personal car can effect their CDL. The highest praise that one can receive is from another person in their same field, and it was another attorney that recommended you. You are the one who kept me from having a break in my CDL; so I could keep driving professionally part time [and yes I did look up the consequences if this case had not been dismissed]. It was just wonderful to hear from people that I work with now & at my previous job how you WON their cases too. As you know, my driving record has been clean for many decades, and you have kept it that way. Your immediate response after the hearing was a great relief! Your whole staff is fantastic too! Thanks Gary
Lanny R. - Kirkland, WA Jeannie P. Mucklestone is fantastic! She had 2 tickets that my son received - 1 for speeding; 1 for an illegal turn on red - successfully dismissed! We simply gave her the info she needed, paid her fee and she did the rest! Two days after each court date we received a letter from her informing us that the ticket was dismissed. Got a ticket? Call Jeannie!!!
Jeannie P. Mucklestone, P.S., Inc.
PO Box 565
Medina, WA 98039
9 Lake Bellevue Drive
Bellevue, WA 98005
P: (206) 623-3343
H: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM