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Understanding Your Washington Reckless Driving Charge
Many people consider a reckless driving charge as only slightly more serious than your everyday Washington traffic ticket. However, reckless driving is actually a far more serious traffic crime, and if you are convicted you will face dramatic repercussions that can affect every aspect of your life. It is extremely important that you take a WA reckless driving charge seriously, and consider retaining a Washington reckless driving attorney who is well-versed in the law and experienced in dealing with the courts.
Reckless driving is considered a gross



misdemeanor in the state of Washington, and the penalties are severe. If convicted, you face a mandatory 30 day suspension of your license, and you can be punished with 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. The long term consequences are even more staggering. You will be required to carry high-risk (SR-22) auto insurance for three years. This kind of insurance is almost always considerably more expensive than normal car insurance, and can present a financial burden on your entire family. It is also important to consider that employers often take serious criminal driving convictions into account when making hiring decisions.
Obviously, there is too much at stake to take any driving crime charge lightly, and it is imperative that you contact a Washington State reckless driving lawyer as quickly as possible. Building an aggressive defense is necessary to protect your legal rights, and there is a great deal of work that must be done in order to attack the prosecutor’s case.

How Our Washington Reckless Driving Attorneys Can Help You
Many people are surprised to learn that they can be cited for reckless driving in cases where they were speeding “excessively.” As long as the police officer can provide tangible evidence that your speeding endangered someone’s property or their personal safety, a regular Washington speeding ticket can turn into a reckless driving crime.
This would obviously be a subjective argument made by the law enforcement officer. This is why it so important to have an experienced Washington State reckless driving lawyer acting as your personal advocate. Washington reckless driving law requires that the state prove that the driver’s actions constituted a “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Our top priority is to review every angle of the case – from the officer’s report to examining the exact location of the alleged crime.
In many cases, we work to have the WA reckless driving charge reduced to a regular traffic infraction, which automatically eliminates any mandatory punishment. Obviously, the ultimate goal our Washington reckless driving attorneys will seek is to keep a conviction off of your record.
With decades of combined experience, our Washington State reckless driving lawyers are ready to handle your case. Our offices serve the people of Western Washington, and our free evaluation means that you have nothing to lose by contacting us today.
Washington reckless driving laws are complex, but we will work to protect your freedom and your driving privileges. We understand what’s at stake, and our Washington reckless driving lawyers have the experience that is needed to make sure you are building the best defense possible.










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