Negligent Driving

DO YOU FACE NEGLIGENT DRIVING CHARGES IN WASHINGTON?

You Should Often Contest Your Negligent Driving Charges

Depending on which degree of Negligent Driving you are charged with, you may either be paying a ticket or facing possible time in jail. Negligent Driving is no laughing matter. That is why we should fight this charge together. Negligent Driving is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. There are no mandatory minimum penalties


Negligent Driving First Degree

Occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is both negligent and endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property, and exhibits the effects of having consumed liquor or marijuana or any drug or exhibits the effects of having inhaled or ingested any chemical, whether or not a legal substance, for its intoxicating or hallucinatory effects.

Negligent Driving Second Degree

A person is guilty of negligent driving in the second degree if, under circumstances not constituting negligent driving in the first degree , he or she operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is both negligent and endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property. This is an infraction with a fine not to exceed $550.

What Are the Penalties For Negligent Driving in Washington ? (See the grid below)

Alcohol/Drug treatment requirements You may be required to attend costly and time consuming treatment classes on a regular basis.
Loss of employment Depending on the line of work you are in, you may face job termination.
Probation Being guilty of negligent driving may be a probation violation in certain instances.
Immigration May be exluded from traveling to Canada

Regardless of the degree charged the goals remains the same. We will help you avoid the conviction for the criminal charge but perhaps more importantly keeping you out of jail.

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