If you have been charged with Hit and Run in Washington you are being accused of a serious crime. You are subject to up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine and license suspension in addition to higher insurance rates for up to three years.
Hit and Run "Attended" in Washington State (RCW 46.52.020)
This is a crime that involves hitting a vehicle where there is either a driver or an occupant who is not injured and then leaving the scene. If you are a driver who is involved in an accident with an occupied vehicle, you must stop and provide your name, address, insurance company, insurance policy number, vehicle license number, and driver's license. If you leave the scene without providing this information and are later found, a charge of Hit and Run "Attended" will almost certainly be filed. The State has 2 years from the date of the incident to file charges.
The state must prove that you were aware of the accident. It is not necessary that you know or were aware that the other vehicle was occupied, even though this fact is what elevates the charge from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor. If convicted of this section, your license will be revoked for a period of at least one year.
Hit and Run "Unattended" Laws in Washington State (RCW 46.52.010)
Washington law requires a person who has been involved in an accident that damages property (this could be an unoccupied car or some other property) to stop and provide his or her name, address, license, insurance company, and insurance policy number. If a driver is leaves the scene without providing this information, this charge could be filed. Hit and Run Unattended is a simple misdemeanor.
Your driver's license is not revoked upon conviction for Hit and Run Unattended. 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 and Hit and Run is one of the most serious. 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.
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Patsy S. - Sammamish, WA Our family has used Jeanie for many years - always our cases have been dismissed - contest the ticket, send in a check, notify her of the court appearance, and forget about it. A few months later you'll get a form letter from Jeannie telling you it's been dismissed for lack of evidence.
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.
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
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!
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Jeannie P. Mucklestone, P.S., Inc.
PO Box 565
Medina, WA 98039
802 Evergreen Point Road
Medina, WA 98039
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