Washington Driving on Suspended License Attorney
Have you been charged with Driving on a Revoked or Suspended License? Your driving record may be in Jeopardy!
In Washington, if you are cited for driving on a revoked or suspended license, you could face a hefty fine and potentially a loss of your license to drive a motor vehicle permanently. Without the ability to drive, you could miss out on potential jobs, and your life could become increasingly more difficult. Having to find a ride everywhere, or having to walk everywhere, can be miserable, especially in the cold Washington winters. This is not a charge you want to face alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Driving on a Revoked or Suspended License Charges and Penalties
What is Driving on a Revoked or Suspended License?
It is unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle in Washington while that person is in a suspended or revoked license status in Washington, or when their license is suspended or revoked in any other state.
If the driver’s license was revoked or suspended for a felony conviction in the commission of which a motor vehicle was used, a minor was the person who committed the offense, hit-and-run accidents, or driving under the influence charges, then the person found guilty of driving on a revoked or suspended license is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
If you are in control of a vehicle when your license has been suspended or revoked, you could face serious fines and even jail time.
What is the Punishment?
The first offense for driving on a revoked or suspended license is a gross misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor in this case is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten days.
The second offense of driving on a revoked or suspended license is imprisonment for not less than ninety days.
The third or subsequent offense of driving on a revoked or suspended license is imprisonment for not less than 180 days.
Your suspension or revocation can be extended up to one year if you are found guilty of driving under a revoked or suspended license. The court can have some discretion in sentencing when it comes to extending the suspension or not, so it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney who will fight for the lowest suspension time possible for you.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a driving on a revoked or suspended license charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
How can Weber Law help?
If you are being prosecuted for driving on a revoked or suspended license in Washington, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Whether it is negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount, making sure the charge does not go on your record, ensuring you do not lose your license permanently, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way.
A defense for driving on a revoked or suspended license could include having an emergency that made it necessary to drive, fleeing an unsafe situation, or taking over for someone who was too incapacitated to drive.
By looking at potential evidence, such as your prior driving and criminal record, the police report, and if the traffic stop was made legally, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law, we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and getting you back behind the wheel. Do not leave your license up to chance. The court room can be an intimidating place, especially when facing it for a second time after a first offense. Let Weber Law help you today!
If you or anyone you know has been cited for driving on a revoked or suspended license in the State of Washington, call Weber Law today for a consultation to find out how we can help you get back out on the road.
WA ST § 46.20.342, Driving while license invalidated – Penalties- extension of invalidation
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