Lynnwood Reckless Driving Attorney
Don't Let a Reckless Driving Charge Ruin Your Driving Record and Suspend
Reckless Driving is defined by RCW 46.61.500 as "any person who drives
any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or
property." As you can see, the problem with the legal definition
of Reckless Driving is that it is very broad. If an officer has charged
you with Reckless Driving the officer also had the choice to issue one
or several traffic infractions instead. For example, if an officer has
charged you with Reckless Driving for speeding, the officer could have
just written you a speeding ticket instead. There is a great deal of discretion
when it comes to Washington Reckless Driving charges. For this reason,
if you are charged with Reckless Driving in Snohomish County, or elsewhere
throughout the state, it is imperative that you contact a skilled Lynnwood
Reckless Driving Defense Attorney immediately.
Consequences of Being Charged With or Convicted of Reckless Driving
Reckless Driving is a gross misdemeanor crime and carries a maximum penalty
of one year in jail and a $5000 fine. Furthermore a conviction of Reckless
Driving carries a mandatory driver's license suspension of 30 days.
To make matters worse, once your 30 day license suspension is up, you
will be required to maintain SR-22 (high risk) insurance for 3 years.
This can be embarrassing and very costly.
If you are charged with Reckless Driving you will be required to appear
in court on a regular criminal calendar. If you retain a defense attorney
your attorney will be able to waive your first appearance, known as an
arraignment. All is not lost if you are facing a Reckless Driving charge.
I routinely defend these charges on a daily basis. Given the overly-broad
definition of the crime we are often very successful at getting these
types of charges reduced to infractions or thrown out. We can also improve
your chances by having you do a traffic class to show the court that you
are willing to learn from the experience.
If you have questions about how to protect your legal rights, contact me,
Lynnwood criminal defense attorney
Lance Fryrear for the answers you need.
Need an attorney for your criminal case in Lynnwood, WA? I am an experienced
criminal defense lawyer serving King County, Snohomish County and many
of the surrounding areas. I can answer your questions following a reckless
driving charge. For a free initial consultation, call me today. I know
it can be upsetting to face criminal charges and I will do everything
I can to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected and upheld.
Fighting For Your Rights in Lynnwood, Washington
I have over ten years of experience representing clients in Washington
and have obtained excellent
results. I will aggressively investigate your case and prepare the best legal
defense I can. Part of my experience in the legal field has been as a
Prosecutor where I handled over 20,000 cases, which gives me an edge in
the fight to keep you out of jail. During your initial consultation, you
will learn what you can do to improve your chances in court, how to miss
less work by getting your first court date waived and what to do to avoid
jail while waiting for your trial. In order to obtain the best outcome
for your defense: don't wait, call me today.
If you have been arrested or charged with reckless driving,
contact a Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer
to discuss your case.