Negligent Driving in Kent
You could be charged with negligent driving in the State of Washington if you endanger other people or their property while operating a motor vehicle. There are two degrees of negligent driving, each with repercussions that could have a dramatic effect on your life.
The Kent negligent driving lawyers at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe are ready to help you get a better grasp on the legalities of this offense:
- First Degree Negligent Driving is a criminal offense in Washington, charged to persons who operate a motor vehicle in a negligent manner and exhibit the effects of consuming alcohol or illegal drugs. You can still be charged with this crime even if you are not legally intoxicated or impaired. This means that it must be proven that your behavior or physical makeup showed that you consumed alcohol or drugs. It's also necessary to prove that you were in possession of alcohol or drugs, and recently consumed either.
- Second Degree Negligent Driving is a serious civil infraction, which could your auto insurance rates could skyrocket if not properly addressed. You may also face a fine, but there are no jail sentences for infractions.
If you're facing any negligent driving charge, contact our Kent law office for a consultation. Our Kent negligent driving attorneys will do whatever the law allows to keep your driving record clean, which is important if you already have points against your driving record.Get Help Understanding The Law From Our Kent Negligent Driving Lawyers
Negligent driving may be charged to persons accused of speeding, falling asleep at the wheel, or not paying attention to the road as they drive. It should be noted that reckless driving is considered a more severe crime because the driver shows a wonton disregard for person and property.
If you feel like you were charged with this crime unfairly, or simply want to mitigate the damage in some way, one of our attorneys can help.
Kent motorists are sometimes charged with negligent driving at the sole discretion of a police officer. In these situations, we may pursue the dismissal of your case, if the evidence warrants such an action. For more than 30 years, our team of Kent negligent driving lawyers have defended drivers charged with negligent driving offenses, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.Get Started With A Free Consultation
Talk one of our professional Kent litigators before making any decisions regarding how to proceed with your case. Arm yourself with reliable legal information, and then let one of our Kent negligent driving attorneys make sure your legal rights are protected.
If you retain one of our professional attorneys, they will offer you their honest opinion when answering your legally-based questions.