Traffic Law

Traffic violations aren’t just inconvenient today. They can impact every aspect of your life for months or years after they happen. Traffic tickets often require the payment of fines and tickets and can even include jail time. In addition, some serious violations may remain on your permanent record for years and hurt your ability to drive a car, purchase car insurance, find employment, and more. In these cases, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities. A good attorney will communicate clearly and provide you with all the options that make sense for your situation.

DUI/DWI

Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a serious charge. In Washington, the penalty for a first-time DUI charge can be anywhere from 24 hours to 1 year in jail and a fee of $990.50 to $5,000. You can also lose your license for a year or more. Repeated violations are subject to even higher fines and amounts of jail time.

A good attorney will explain the charges and consequences and help guide you to an ideal resolution, including reducing the sentence to non-criminal charges or getting your case thrown out entirely. Remember: Never try to fight a drunk driving charge on your own.

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Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets are expensive. In addition, too many moving violations may result in having your license suspended or revoked. You may be tempted to simply pay the ticket and move on, but an attorney can provide help in mitigating these consequences.

Driving While License Is Suspended or Revoked

Driving with a suspended license may result in serious jail time. In Washington, a person charged with too many traffic infractions in a certain period may be designated a habitual traffic offender. Violaation of that status could lead to a DWLS1 charge. Driving while your license is suspended in the first degree is a gross misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and may also include a $5,000 fine. Additionally, it carries a mandatory minimum sentence.

Driving with a suspended license is often a result of other charges, such as DUI or other moving violations. An experienced attorney may be able to help you avoid this sentence entirely and keep you on the road.

A Traffic Attorney Who Will Fight for You

Preston White believes all traffic cases can be contested, or mitigated. Preston prepares for each case accordingly. A good defense now, can prevent bigger problems in the future.

Olympia Washington Area Traffic Attorney

Every case deserves trial-ready preparation. Preston White has practiced law and defended his clients in Washington since 2016. He believes in a justice and gives his clients’ cases personal attention to reach the best possible outcome. If you have received a traffic violation or other misdemeanor charge, contact Preston White for a free 30-minute consultation today.