There are many different types of traffic tickets. Most drivers are familair with civil tickets for speeding, improper lane change, failing to signal, or rolling through a stop sign. However, there are other violations which can stem from driving, which can be either a civil infraction or even a crime. For example, Negligent Driving - 2nd Degree is a more serious ticket in terms of monetary penalties, but still a civil infraction. On the other hand, some driving behavior can result in the driver being charged with a crime, such as Reckless Driving, which carries mandatory license suspensions, or Reckless Endangerment. There are also crimes which stem from traffic accidents, such as Hit and Run. These crimes carry penalities of license suspensions as well as potential restitution for damages to people or property.
While many adults are comfortable handling civil infractions themselves, an experied attorney may be able to assit you in obtaining your desired resolution. If you have been charged with a crime, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the criminal justice system, giving you the information you need to make an informed decision on how best to resolve your case.
Call (888) 537-5778 or click here to schedule a free consultation with Caitlin Baunsgard. Caitlin is an experienced criminal attorney who can help to get you the best possible resolution to your traffic charge. Caitlin’s prior experience with the Washington State Patrol and as a Special Deputy Prosecutor gives her unique insight from both sides of the law.