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Washington State Criminal Defense
Serving criminal traffic clients throughout King County
Kent Reckless Driving Attorneys
A conviction can have a huge impact on your insurance premiums.
Being cited for Reckless Driving is NOT a conviction!
We'll fight to keep your insurance rates low.
A Reckless Driving conviction means a mandatory license suspension of at least 30 days.
Reckless Driving and Racing are serious criminal charges in Kent, WA. You will be aggressively prosecuted. Our criminal driving lawyers can help.
A Reckless Driving conviction is a serious offense that can have serious consequences. It can result in a license suspension, up to 364 days in jail, a $5,000 fine, probation, expensive insurance rates, and more. If you have to drive for your job, this will obviously be problematic. Our Kent Reckless Driving and Racing lawyers know what to look for and how to properly analyze your police reports.
In many cases, we also go out to the exact location with our client was pulled over and often arrested. This is especially true in cases where the details of the police reports seem out of sync with the physical geography and what our client is tell us happened.
In Washington State, Reckless driving is generally defined as when a person drives a vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Examples include driving at extreme speeds and racing,
Racing is a big problem in Kent and its surrounding areas and the local jurisdictions take it very seriously. While racing has its own statute, it is deemed to be considered reckless driving. Racing is when people willfully compare or contest relative speeds of one or more vehicles. What is especially important to point out is the fact that one can be charged with racing even if the car never went over the speed limit!
Often, the distinction between a criminal reckless driving charge and receiving a serious traffic infraction citation can be very slight. It is a subjective line that the Officer determines when he witnesses the driving. Officers are human and sometimes they interpret events incorrectly and you may end up being charged with a crime when a lesser offense would have been more appropriate.
Our criminal driving lawyers are here to tell your side of the story. We understand sometimes people make mistakes, whether it is you or someone else. Give us a call for a free consultation so we can discuss what happened and your options.