Fighting A Traffic Offense To Protect Your Driving Privileges
If you have been charged with a serious traffic offense (other than speeding) and are considering fighting your ticket, you may think that it is not worth the expense and effort to pay a lawyer. Consider this: In the state of Washington, you can lose your driver’s license for a single reckless driving charge.
A negligent driving offense on your record results in multiple points against your license. Eluding a police officer or a hit-and-run is charged as a misdemeanor, with a possible jail sentence up to a year. In addition to the criminal and administrative penalties, you will likely face a substantial increase in your auto insurance premium, as well.
Don’t Give Up Your Right To Justice
In Washington, holding a driver’s license is a privilege, not a legal right. When you pay a fine for a traffic citation, however, you are pleading guilty to a criminal act. At The Law Office of David Hatch, Inc., we don’t think anyone should be tagged with a criminal record without equal access to the law. Your driver’s license is at stake. Your money is at stake, and your reputation is at stake.
Our founding attorney, David Hatch, is a former judge with more than 25 years of experience in the field of criminal law in Grays Harbor County and Pacific County. He will immediately review the probable cause for the traffic stop, the circumstances under which the accusation was made and the evidence the police may have for pressing charges. The goal in every traffic violation defense case is to get the charges dropped, if possible, or greatly reduced to a charge that will not result in the most serious penalties.
Call If You Have Been Charged With Any Of These Serious Violations:
- DUI charges, DWI and alcohol- or drug-related offenses
- Reckless driving
- Negligent driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- Eluding a police officer
- Vehicular assault or homicide resulting from an accident
We do not represent clients who wish to fight their speeding ticket unless there are additional criminal charges involved, as well.
Make The Smart Choice To Contact A Seasoned Lawyer
Hiring our attorney is a cost-effective solution for any traffic violation concern. You can rely on our team to explore all options and strive to minimize the impact this charge has on your privileges.
Before you accept a plea or pay a fine, meet with attorney Hatch at our Montesano office. He will give you an honest assessment of your case so you know your best options. Complete our online form, or contact us at 800-219-0512 to make an appointment today.