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Reckless & Negligent Driving Charges

Experienced Kirkland Reckless Driving Lawyer Serving King and Snohomish Counties: (425) 287-5199

If a driver decides to operate a vehicle in an unsafe manner that endangers the safety of others, then he or she can be charged with reckless driving. Although it may seem like a minor offense, reckless driving is a serious charge that can carry strict penalties. Not only could you face jail time and be required to pay fines, but you could also lose your license. Make sure you don't suffer the maximum penalties by working with a skilled Kirkland reckless driving attorney who knows how to fight these charges and can provide you with an effective criminal defense.

Why Choose My Reckless Driving / Hit & Run Firm?

  • Former prosecutor fighting for you
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award for DUI Defense in 2015
  • Perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating for ethics and results
  • Personal one-on-one service from start to finish

I offer the trial-tested advocacy you can depend on, whether your negligent or reckless driving charge involves speeding, racing, driving erratically, or cell phone use behind the wheel. With 1,000s of criminal cases under my belt, I can even defend you against serious hit & run charges. Don't hesitate to learn more today.

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Punishments for Reckless Driving

The penalties are usually assessed at the discretion of the judge. Whether or not you receive jail time or how long your license will be suspended will depend on the circumstances.

Reckless driving penalties include:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • At least 30 days of driver's license suspension
  • Installation of interlock ignition device (for repeat offenders of DUI)

In addition to the legal punishments, you may also face higher insurance premiums or even lose your job. There is a lot at stake, making it essential that you work with a qualified lawyer.

Ready for Trial Every Time

At Knauss Law Firm, I prepare each case as if it will go to trial. I aggressively approach cases this way because I know that it often yields better results for my clients. When I come prepared with solid facts and arguments, this provides with my clients with a more level playing field when negotiating with prosecutors. If I am unable to secure a plea deal that works in your favor, then I am always ready to defend you in court. As a veteran litigator, I am well-versed in cutting-edge trial techniques and courtroom technologies.

To begin discuss your case, just give me a call at (425) 287-5199.

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