Bellevue Reckless Driving Attorneys
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Reckless Driving is an extremely serious charge in Washington State.
You need to take your arrest or criminal charge seriously.
Our Bellevue Reckless Driving lawyers can help.
A Reckless Driving conviction can have serious consequences on your life, especially if driving plays a vital part of your day to day life. The maximum consequences are 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine, in addition to a 30 day license suspension and probation. On top of that, because of the suspension, you will be forced to have the more expensive SR22 insurance (high risk insurance) for three years.
The State defines Reckless Driving as driving with the willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property – essentially, driving in a dangerous manner. This criminal charge is similar to the traffic infraction Negligent Driving 2°. The line between the two can be very narrow at times, which is one reason why having an experienced attorney is important. Not all cases are clear cut. The line that separates the two is normally a subjective decision by the officer and we all know officers are not perfect.
If you drive as a part of your job, a reckless conviction can be especially devastating for you. Many employers cannot or will not pay to insure someone with a conviction like this. It is important that you take this type of criminal charge seriously to protect your future. Contact one of our Bellevue Reckless Driving attorneys today for a free consultation to discuss your case.