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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Philippe G. - Seattle, WA Great attorney who helped me get rid of a speeding ticket in Eastern Washington. Excellent communication.
Gracian C. - Gig Harbor, WA Jeannie Mucklestone is incredible! I personally am on thin ice with my employer as far as citations go and got incredible service from Jeannie. Her response time was awesome especially on a weekend!!! I am so thankful... I WOULD RECOMMEND HER FOR ANYONE DEALING WITH DRIVING VIOLATIONS!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
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,
Sheri R. - Kenmore, WA This is the 4th time (yes, teenage drivers) that we've hired Jeannie and she has won every case put before her. The most recent was our 19 year old daughter who was traveling well over the speed limit on I-5 North. Just got the letter from Jeannie today saying her ticket was dismissed. She's a rock star!!!!
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!
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 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