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 just wanted to write you a brief email regarding the HIT & RUN/DUI/Negligent driving case that you recently represented me in.
I wanted to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude for the work that you did while representing me. Not only did you help make a very stressful and concerning period of time less stressful and chaotic, you also helped offer me some peace of mind and reassurance throughout the course of the case that every minor detail was being taken care of and handled in the appropriate and necessary way. Perhaps more important, you and your talented and knowledgeable firm of attorneys helped achieve a very favorable outcome in the case that I did not even believe to be a possibility because of your work ethic, commitment to excellence, and dedication to your clients.
I am so fortunate and thankful to have been represented by you, and just wanted to let you know how appreciative I am of all the time and hard work you put in.
Thank you so much for everything, and I know that if I ever know of a friend or family member that finds themselves in a similar set of circumstances to the ones that I was facing, the first person I will refer them to will be you. Thanks again,
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
M S. - Medina, WA Quality legal representation doesn't get any better than Jeannie. She is professional, attentive and handles cases with great care. When it comes to having the best on your side, Jeannie's firm is highly recommended!
Ivan W. - Seattle, WA Jeannie gets my vote. I recently was given a negligent 2 in Jefferson County by the State Patrol. Jeannie got it dismissed. Have used her 3 other times in Des Moines Wa and each time got the charge reduced to a non moving infraction. I still had to pay court costs but did not have anything on my record. So 4 out of 4. Insurance never went up and never lost my license. No one can guarantee they will win, but I think Jeannie is as close to a sure thing as you can get. I would never get anyone else to represent me.
katie s. - Issaquah, WA My son got a speeding ticket in Bellevue (beware, those of you who get off I-90 at Lakemont). He was barely merged on to Lakemont where the speed limit is deceiving at 30 mph, and got caught on radar. Jeannie fought the ticket somehow and the very next day after the court date, sent a letter explaining the ticket was completely dropped and his insurance wouldn't be affected whatsoever. Her track record is amazing, she's professional, and we owe her a great deal of gratitude. Thank you Jeannie!!!!
W B. - Bothell, WA The very best! Jeannie and her staff are marvelous! Next time an officer stops you for enjoying great weather and having a lead foot call Jeannie! Her team is sympathetic, efficient and pleasant to deal with. They are top notch! I've used her service twice and have not been disappointed.
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