Defending Individuals Accused Of Reckless Driving
Under Washington’s reckless driving law, reckless driving is defined as driving a vehicle “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” It is a gross misdemeanor crime that can land a driver in jail for up to one year, suspend his or her license and cost nearly $5,000 in fines alone. No matter what the cause of your reckless driving charges, do not take them lightly.
Instead, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. I am Vancouver, Washington, attorney Jack Peterson. My in-depth knowledge of criminal court and Department of Licensing hearings allows me to provide effective defense against your charges and your license suspension following an alleged reckless driving violation.
Most people who face reckless driving charges are facing the criminal justice system for the first time. I can help you understand your charges and the defenses available to you. Call now to set up a free and confidential initial consultation: 360-859-5297.
Reducing Clark County Reckless Driving Violations
Prosecutors must prove reckless driving beyond a reasonable doubt. In many cases, they do not have enough evidence to do this and it is possible to dismiss the charges altogether. In other cases, we can try to negotiate the charges down to a civil traffic infraction and avoid putting a crime on your record.
As a former prosecutor, I understand how the prosecution works and will use that knowledge in negotiations with them. I am also an experienced trial lawyer who can fight for your rights, freedom and future in court.
Have You Been Charged With Reckless Driving?
A reckless driving charge is not a normal traffic offense. It carries serious penalties that could significantly impact your life. Do not take chances with an inexperienced attorney. Contact me today, Vancouver, Washington, lawyer Jack Peterson, by calling 360-859-5297. Initial consultations are free and confidential.