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Seattle and Bellevue Hit and Run Attorney

Are you charged with a criminal traffic offense in Washington State?

A charge of Hit and Run (attended or unattended) is a criminal traffic offense and NOT a traffic infraction. Unlike a traffic ticket a conviction of Hit and Run does go onto your Washington State Patrol criminal record. The potential penalties for a conviction of Reckless Driving are:

1. $5,000 fines

2. Mandatory 1 year license suspension (for hit and run attended)

3. Up to 364 days in Jail

4. Increased auto insurance rates

If you are convicted of Hit and Run - Attended, it is important to note that the 1-year license suspension is mandatory. This means that the judge must impose a license suspension of 1 year if you are found guilty of Hit and Run - Attended. John T Law, PLLC has successfully represented hundreds of people charged with criminal traffic offenses.

Below I have listed the Washington State Law for:

RCW 46.52.010 Duty on striking unattended car or other property  —  Penalty.

RCW 46.52.020 Duty in case of personal injury or death or damage to attended vehicle or other property  —  Penalties.


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