Driving on the roads and highways of Washington is a privilege, not a right, and if you are caught driving after your license has been suspended or revoked you may suffer harsh penalties.
Come to Washington criminal lawyer Jason S. Newcombe for aggressive legal defense to help you avoid the negative consequences you face. Our firm has more than 30 years of combined experience, and we can represent you whether you have been charged in Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, Bellevue, Mount Vernon, Tacoma or Olympia.
You will be charged with first, second or third degree driving while license invalidated under Chapter 46.20.342 of the Revised Code of Washington, depending on the reason that your license was originally suspended.
First and second degree DLWS charges apply to habitual offenders as well as to drivers who lost their licenses due to a conviction for hit and run, racing, reckless driving, physical control or DUI and drunk driving. This level of offense is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and an extension of the driver’s license invalidation for up to a year.
Third degree DWLS is a misdemeanor which occurs when the license was suspended for traffic tickets, lack of insurance or similar reasons.
Our Washington criminal lawyers look after your best interests.
When you face the possibility of jail time and losing your license, you need someone who will look out for your best interests. Retaining a Washington criminal lawyer as early as possible is the best thing you can do to maximize your chances of a successful outcome. We have extensive experience representing clients on this type of charge, and with careful preparation and creative advocacy, we may be able to secure a favorable result.
Contact a Washington criminal attorney to discuss your options for fighting charges of driving while license suspended.