Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) in Kent

Caught Driving With A Suspended License? Our Kent DWLS Attorneys Can Help

driving ticketIf you're caught driving with a suspended license in Kent, you are committing a crime that could potentially land you in jail. Driving with a suspended license is abbreviated as DWLS, and there are a variety of reasons that could have led to the original suspension.

There are various DWLS crime categories in Washington State, each ranked according to its severity. The designation of your crime is often directly related to your original driver's license suspension.

First Degree DWLS is a gross misdemeanor. If you are a habitual offender who originally lost your license because of a criminal offense like DUI or hit and run, you will likely be charged with this crime. In these cases, you were likely labeled as a habitual traffic offender by the Department of Licensing, which means you are subject to mandatory jail time, if convicted.

Second Degree DWLS is more common than first degree DWLS, and still regarded as a gross misdemeanor. To be charged, you need not be labeled a habitual offender. You may be allowed to drive on a restricted license if convicted of this crime, which is something your lawyer can look into.

Third Degree DWLS is charged to Kent drivers who had their license suspended because of failing to pay a traffic ticket or court-mandated child support. This Kent crime is a misdemeanor offense, and you can usually get your license reinstated after paying your debt.

You need to remember that eligibility for the reissuance of your driver's license does not automatically mean your criminal charges have been dismissed. Our Kent DWLS lawyers have more than 30 years of combined experience, and will do everything legally possible to keep you licensed to drive and stay out of jail. Our Kent DWLS attorneys will also will also act as your personal advocate with the court, while offering you reliable legal counsel when you need it most.

No matter what DWLS charge you're currently facing, it demands your undivided attention. Our Kent driving while license suspended lawyers will help you deal with both the court, and the Department of Licensing as we address your case.

Our Kent DWLS Lawyers Offer A Free Consultation

DWLS cases sometimes involve the possibility of jail time, expensive fines, and the prospect of having your driver's license suspended or revoked. If you can't legally drive, how will you get to work or perform necessary daily tasks?

The Kent DWLS attorneys at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe will help you face these charges so that you can resolve the situation efficiently and move forward with your life. It all starts with a free consultation about your situation, so contact one of our Kent DWLS lawyers and get the professional legal guidance you need to resolve your case.

Client Reviews
  • ★★★★★
    Mr. Newcombe is an amazing lawyer. My DUI case seemed hopeless. But, he was relentless and just kept fighting and fighting. Right when all hope had seemed lost, we brainstormed and came to a conclusion that helped my case tremendously! I couldnt be happier with choosing Jason as my attorney.
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    Jason has successfully contested and won 3 of my family's traffic tickets. His customer service is incredible and he even called me personally to tell me the outcome of the judge's decision. I would highly recommend Jason Newcombe to anyone in need of an attorney.
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    Mr. Newcombe is a fantastic lawyer. When I first called his offices, I didn't know where to turn. I was facing a crazy criminal charge, and he ended up getting it completely dismissed. I cannot thank him and his staff enough. They will fight, not just roll over and try to get you to take a deal. I highly recommend him!
  • ★★★★★
    From start to finish with the DUI process Jason Newcombe's office has been more than helpful, friendly, honest and respectful.From the beginning, Jason was on our side and fighting our battle with us. He flat out laid out our options honestly and gave us his opinion on which was the best way to go, but never made the decision for us. Jason is very professional yet personable. We are completely satisfied with our end result. Couldn't ask for a better lawyer to be on your side.
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    I cannot thank Mr. Newcombe and his staff enough. They are awesome. When I first contacted his offices, I didn't know what to do. I was overwhelmed and confused. He did an amazing job, I highly recommend him! I had two cases, and he got both of them dismissed. If you are in trouble, do yourself a favor, give him a call.