Seattle Criminal Traffic Attorney(206) 895-6728
Seattle and its surrounding areas are full of good people and their families, simply trying to get to work, school, and appointments. Everybody needs to get where they’re going, and sometimes time is tight.
If you or someone you know is in a difficult position because of a Seattle criminal traffic offense, call The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield, PLLC at (206) 895-6728 and schedule a free consultation with a skilled traffic attorney.
Criminal Traffic Offenses
Besides infractions like speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign, there are also various criminal traffic offenses that carry more severe penalties such as substantial fines, suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, and even imprisonment.
Some of the most common criminal traffic offenses include:
Hit and Run
This criminal traffic offense occurs when a driver collides with another vehicle or individual and then flees the scene. Depending on the situation and any resulting injuries, it may be treated as a simple or gross misdemeanor and can lead to imprisonment, fines, and loss of driving privileges.
If a driver operates a motor vehicle carelessly and endangers others or property, they may be charged with reckless driving. This offense is considered a gross misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, and a mandatory 30-day suspension of the driver’s license.
Driving with a Suspended License
If a driver is caught operating a vehicle while their driving privileges are already suspended due to previous driving offenses or a prior DUI conviction, they may face penalties such as mandatory imprisonment, thousands of dollars in fines, and extended periods of license suspension. Moreover, there is a risk of being classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender, which carries even harsher consequences.
Contact a Seattle Criminal Attorney at The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield, PLLC
Where your traffic offense is more than just a ticket, you need a Seattle criminal traffic attorney.