Lynnwood Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Reckless Driving Cases
The term “reckless driving” includes a number of driving maneuvers considered a crime in the state of Washington. You can be charged with reckless driving for a variety of reasons including street racing, driving above the speed limit, embracing another person, weaving in and out of traffic, or driving after consuming alcoholic beverages. A reckless driving conviction has severe penalties including jail time, a mandatory license suspension, and a requirement for high risk insurance. If you have been charged with this crime you should not face it alone. Michael P. Sheehy, a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney, will help you or someone you care about avoid the harsh punishments associated with a reckless driving conviction.
Defense Attorney Sheehy personally handles each case and ensures his clients are able to deal directly with him. Together with the help of an equally dedicated support staff, he has successfully represented clients in need of an Everett reckless driving lawyer. We will get the results you deserve whether you are charged with reckless driving for street racing (often involving juvenile crimes), excessive speeding or lane changes, speeding in a school zone, spinning or burning tires, a DUI accident, or any other act considered “driving with the disregard for the safety of others.”
There is no definitive test of what constitutes reckless driving. The Revised Code of Washington 46.61.500 states that anyone driving in a reckless manner which places people or property in harm’s way can be charged with criminal reckless driving. What one person considers reckless another may consider negligent driving or an infraction. It’s the difference between a criminal record and a traffic ticket. If you have been charged with reckless driving in Lynnwood, Everett, Bothell, Marysville, Edmonds, Mill Creek or anywhere near Snohomish County, getting the help of a competent attorney can greatly improve the outcome of your case.
Reckless Driving Penalties in Lynnwood and Everett
The penalties and punishments for reckless driving include expensive fines, a license suspension, and jail time. This is a gross misdemeanor and punishable by a mandatory 30 day license suspension, up to $5000 in fines and fees, three years of high risk insurance, and up to 1 year in jail. Make sure you have the help of a defense lawyer who knows what you have at stake.
Contact us to speak with an Everett reckless driving lawyer at our office about these serious charges today!