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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Christina M. - Renton, WA Jeannie's site is easy to use and the process was simple with 100% success for my issue! My husband has used Jeannie a couple of times in the last 8 years with the same success. We recommend and give out her contact information to everyone we know.
Thank you for the fine work you do! You are the best and I will never forget you! Thank you so much. Henry
Dan G. - Seattle, WA Uhhhhh folks, this is as good as it gets. Instant call back (others weren't so fast), fill out some details on a website, and bang: everything is handled. It's so efficient it's scary. I wrote her afterwards just asking for a few hints about how she did it. Seriously, I called her TWO DAYS before my [rescheduled] hearing, and she managed to get the job done with a dismissal -- and instructing me not to attend the hearing. Polite, courteous, extremely efficient, responsive, fantastic and prompt communication, and, best of all, results. Hire her again? In a heartbeat.
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!
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
Robert L. - Puyallup, WA Jeannie has represented members of my family and I on traffic infractions on numerous occasions. In each and every infraction she won for us and the infractions were dismissed. I have employed other attorneys in the past and I have to say that none of these attorneys comes close to her professionalism, knowledge of the law, and track record as an advocate. Jeannie is simply the best!
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