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"
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
E W. - Seattle, WA I first had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie back in 2005. I watched as she reduced 3 "impossibly hopeless" speeding tickets to minor non-moving infractions. Her rapport with the court was impressive and I logged in the back of my mind that if I needed the services of a traffic lawyer, she would be my first call. Fast forward to earlier this year, 2010. I was given a serious moving violation for a trivial issue in the city of Redmond and immediately called Jeannie. Her offices kept me up to date on the trial process and they were able to reduce the infraction from one that would have negatively affected my record and insurance to something with no long-term implications. This also saved me from taking numerous days off from work to appear in court; well worth her fees alone. All in all, great experience and I would recommend Jeannie's law services to anyone, anytime in WA. Thanks Jeannie!
Marc S. - Woodinville, WA I cant say enought about Jeanie Mucklestone other than she must walk on water in her off time! She helped me and our family so much be getting my 2nd speeding ticket in a 2 month time dismissed! I was doing 73 mph in a 40mph zone and if she had not worked her magic then my frst ticket that was deferred would have bit me in the butt big time. Have no doubt in calling her and do everything she tells you to do to the T and you should have a positive result. I will tell friends and family all about her and would not hesitate to call her again!!! Thank you again!
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.
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
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
H: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM