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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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!
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!
You represented me last year in a DUI case (which you totally won because you are the absolute BEST! :) L.B.
Andrew B. - Bellevue, WA I am close friends with a DA in Issaquah, after getting a ticket that would affect a prior deferment and my insurance rates I decided to ask for legal help. After talking to my friend who works as a DA she said that by far the best lawyer to represent me for traffic in the area is Jeannie P Mucklestone. Later that week I contacted her and told her staff the story and they thought it was ironic because my friend, the DA, has often times been on the opposite side of the court room from Ms. Mucklestone and although they are not friends outside the courtroom they have earned a lot of respect for each other. Well Jeanie Mucklestone's staff were prompt and efficient and I got out of the ticket no problem and was very pleased at their ability to effectively and efficiently handle my situation.
Hi Jeannie, Just wanted to pass along a thank you for the wonderful service again for my youngest daughter! You and your firm have helped our family many times and we are very appreciative of the time and effort. The brand of high level professional service with a personal touch truly feels like the Nordstrom of legal services! Thank you again! Best regards, -John
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