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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I got a speeding ticket in Ritzville when on my way to Montana with my family. My sister Jackie (who is a death penalty lawyer) recommended Jeannie Mucklestone. I hired Jeannie. Today I received a letter in the mail from Jeannie notifying me that the matter was dismissed upon her motion to suppress. I was thoroughly impressed with Jeannie and her office. Very reasonable fees. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat. Don't do it on your own, it will be more expensive. Good luck. John W. Attorney at Law
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!!!!
Todd L. - Seattle, WA Jeannie took my ticket and made it go away. That was exactly what she said she would do and it cost exactly what she said it would cost. That's good service and I'm happy. Thank you 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
Chris T. - Lynnwood, WA I was heading south on I-5 Federal Way when I was stopped for doing 78mph in a 60mph zone. Needless to say, it was an expensive ticket. I searched AVVO and read through the reviews. Surprisingly, Jeannie Mucklestone had a ton of good reviews. I selected Jeannie solely on these reviews. I emailed her, then hired her. I am completely satisfied with the results. She was able to get my infraction dismissed!! I did not have to go to court. She kept me informed and was timely in her response. I am so pleased with the outcome...it's as if I never happened. Granted I had to pay, but it sure beats having my insurance increase. I would definitely contact her again, if I ever needed to (hopefully this will not be the case). that. anyhow - jeannie rocks. hire her.
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
9 Lake Bellevue Drive
Bellevue, WA 98005
P: (206) 623-3343
H: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM