If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal traffic offense it is important to know what legal rights and options you have at your disposal. Contacting a Seattle criminal defense lawyer from our firm today will ensure that you cover all of the important bases to help protect your rights while building a strategy for your defense.
Collecting evidence, documenting the event and obtaining eyewitness accounts should be done as soon after the event as possible and can play a vital part in preparing your case. A criminal traffic offense differs from a traffic infraction in that a conviction in a criminal traffic offense case can lead to jail time among other penalties. There are several types of criminal traffic offenses including:
- Hit and Run: This is a criminal traffic offense whereby the driver causes vehicular assault and subsequently leaves the scene of the event. Jail times, fines and loss of license are all possible consequences if convicted.
- Reckless Driving: In the event that the driver operates a motor vehicle in a negligent manner that poses a danger and a disregard for the safety of others or property, a reckless driving charge may result. If convicted this criminal traffic offense can result in jail times, fines and loss of license and these penalties may be enhanced if the driver is also found to be driving while intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs.
- Driving with a Suspended License: In this instance the driver already has a history that has caused the initial license suspension and the subsequent charge of driving while his or her license is suspended can lead to jail time, fines and an extended period of suspension or a revocation of the license.
When you are facing a criminal traffic offense charge, it is crucial to immediately secure the proven legal counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney from our firm. Our legal experience and knowledge concerning criminal traffic offense law can make a profound difference in the positive outcome of your case.
Charged with a criminal traffic offense in the state of Washington?
At Blair & Kim, PLLC our legal professionals are dedicated to protecting your rights, your freedom and your future. Our top priority is devoting the necessary time and resources to building a strong, aggressive defense of your charges. We will take the time to educate you on the legal system and the details of your case to help you understand the process and to give you the necessary confidence to go forward with your legal challenge. With 34 years combined experience and as a former prosecutor, we have assisted clients in over 15,000 cases, helping them to safeguard their legal rights.