DMV & YOUR LICENSE
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Disclaimer: The criminal driving defense information presented at this site should not be considered formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact a Washington State drunk driving lawyer or attorney for a free initial consultation. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Washington.
My defense law firm serves the following Western Washington communities, among others: Snohomish County, King County, Skagit County, Alderwood, Arlington, Bellingham, Bothell, Brier, Camino Island, Darrington, Edgewood, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Tulalip, Mukilteo, Silvana, Smokey Point, Snohomish, Stanwood, Sultan, Woodway, Anacortes, Bow, Burlington, Clearlake, Concrete, Hamilton, La Conner, Lyman, Marbelmount, Mount Vernon, Sedro Wooley, Bellevue, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Mercer Island, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline, Woodinville.
I also serve the following Zip Codes: 98011, 98012, 98020, 98021, 98026, 98033, 98034, 98036, 98037, 98043, 98046, 98052, 98072, 98082, 98087, 98201, 98203, 98204, 98205, 98206, 98207, 98208, 98213, 98223, 98241, 98251, 98252, 98256, 98258, 98259, 98270, 98271, 98272, 98273, 98274, 98275, 98287, 98290, 98291, 98292, 98293, 98294, 98296
Experienced and Aggressive Criminal Defense
Washington recognizes two types of Hit and Run; Those cases where someone was present and those cases where no one was around. Conviction for Hit & Run Attended will also lead to a license suspension.
If you are driving a motor vehicle and strike another car or damage property, RCW 46.52.020 lays out your requirements. You are required, among other things, to stop immediately and stay at the scene of the accident until all driver information - including name, insurance, address AND render reasonable assistance to the person injured (if any). Failure to perform your duties under RCW 46.52.020 is a gross misdemeanor.
Fighting the Charge
If you find yourself facing a charge like this, talk to an attorney immediately. You may be facing civil liability as well as criminal. There are several potential defense, but we will need to talk about the facts of what happened to see if they apply.
If you get convicted of Hit and Run (attended) then you will lose your license for 1 year. After the first 90 days has run, you can apply for an Occupational Restricted License (ORL), as long as you have no other suspensions on your driving record.
Can I contest or appeal the revocation?
Yes, you may request an administrative review within 15 days from the date on your suspension letter. The suspension letter DOL sends to you includes a form to request a review of the suspension.
How can I get my license back?
When you are eligible to reinstate your driver license, you must:
* file future proof of financial responsibility, also known as an SR-22, for 3 years from the date you are eligible to reinstate your driver license for that incident.
* pay a $75 reissue fee, in addition to any other licensing fees, the next time you apply for a Washington driver license.
Hit and Run (Attended)
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Arlington, WA 98223
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