Reckless & Negligent Driving Defense

Reckless & negligent driving can carry serious consequences in Washington State — Evergreen Criminal Defense will work to reduce or eliminate the charges you face.

Although reckless driving and negligent driving are similar charges, the penalties can vary greatly. Attorney Phil Weinberg of Evergreen Criminal Defense is experienced and effective in representing those charged with reckless or negligent driving. Dismissals, reductions and amendments are a few of the options to explore when building a defense to protect your driving privileges and insurance premiums.

If you’ve been charged with reckless driving or negligent driving – you need an accomplished criminal and traffic defense attorney to represent you in the courtroom. With 30 years of experience and thousands of cases with consistently positive results, Evergreen Criminal Defense is ready to take immediate action on your behalf.

If you’re facing reckless or negligent driving charges, Call Evergreen Criminal Defense at (425) 355-5300 for a free consultation and case evaluation.

About Reckless & Negligent Driving in Washington

Reckless Driving

RCW 46.61.500 states that “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving”.

In Washington, reckless driving is more serious than a traffic ticket. It’s a gross misdemeanor that can result in fines, driver’s license suspension, increased insurance premiums and (in some cases) jail time. Evergreen Criminal Defense Attorney Phil Weinberg has a record of success in getting reckless driving charges reduced or dismissed for his clients. Call (425) 355-5300 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.

Negligent Driving

In Washington, driving in a way that is both negligent and endangers (or could endanger) a person or property is considered negligent driving.

The laws surrounding negligent driving can be complicated and difficult to understand. There are two types of charges; first degree (Neg 1) and second degree (Neg 2).

Neg 1 is the more serious of the two charges because alleges that a person exhibited the effects of having consumed alcohol or any drug (illegal or not). It is considered a misdemeanor and there are no mandatory minimum penalties for this charge. In some cases, a prosecutor may agree to reduce a DUI charge to Neg 1.

Neg 2 is a lesser charge – a simple civil traffic infraction with a fine of $250.

Phil Weinberg of Evergreen Criminal Defense has over 30 years of experience successfully defending those charged with negligent driving in the first and second degree. Call (425) 355-5300 for a free consultation and evaluation of your Negligent Driving case.

Experienced Representation for Your Reckless or Negligent Driving Case

With over 30 years of experience in Washington courts defending those accused of reckless or negligent driving, I will work carefully and tactfully to eliminate or reduce the consequences you face. Dismissal is always my primary goal in every case, but there are many other options to explore when building a strong defense for your case. A careful negotiation to reduce or amend charges can lower fines significantly as well as protect your driver’s license and insurance premiums.

Charged with Reckless or Negligent Driving? Call Evergreen Criminal Defense.

As the owner and attorney of Evergreen Criminal Defense, I have helped many drivers in King and Snohomish counties deal with serious criminal traffic violations like reckless and negligent driving. If you’re facing these charges in Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Seattle, Redmond, Kent, Federal Way, Woodinville, Monroe, Bothell, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Marysville or Arlington; Call Me, Attorney Phil Weinberg, at (425) 355-5300 Today for a thorough initial consultation and case evaluation at no cost.