Negligent Driving in Redmond
Negligent driving in Washington State is a crime defined as endangering other people or their property while operating a motor vehicle. Negligent driving is broken down into two "degrees", each with its own potentially life-altering penalties.
The Redmond negligent driving lawyers at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe offer the following information to help you better understand this offense:
- First Degree Negligent Driving is charged to motorists who operate a motorized vehicle negligently, and show the effects of consuming alcohol or drugs. You can be charged with this crime regardless of whether you are legally intoxicated or impaired, which means that the prosecutor must show your behavior indicated that you consumed alcohol or drugs. It must also be proven that you were in possession of drugs or alcohol, and recently consumed one of the two.
- Second Degree Negligent Driving is a civil infraction. While not a criminal offense, it is the most serious civil infraction that can be committed. If you are found guilty, your auto insurance rates will likely skyrocket, and you may also be fined.
If you're facing either negligent driving charge, contact our Redmond law office for a free consultation. Our Redmond negligent driving attorneys will fight to keep your driving record clean, and if you already have points against your driving record this is extremely important.Our Redmond Negligent Driving Lawyers Will Help You Understand This Law
Negligent driving is often charged to motorists who are caught speeding, fall asleep behind the wheel, or simply fail to pay attention to the road or its conditions. Reckless driving is a more severe crime in Washington State, where the driver shows a wonton disregard for other motorists and their property.
If you feel like you were charged with negligent driving unfairly, or want to mitigate the damage of a guilty verdict, one of our professional lawyers can help.
Redmond motorists are often charged with this crime at the sole discretion of a police officer whose judgment may deserve some scrutiny. Your attorney may be able pursue the dismissal of your case, but much will depend upon the police reports. For more than 30 years collectively, our team of Redmond negligent driving lawyers have defended drivers charged with all sorts of traffic infractions and drunk driving crimes, and we are ready to put our knowledge of the law to work for you.Get Started With A Free Consultation From One Of Our Redmond Lawyers
Talk one of our professional Redmond lawyers and arm yourself with reliable legal information. Your consultation is free, and it will start the process of allowing our Redmond negligent driving attorneys to make sure your legal rights are acknowledged.
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