Are you charged with a criminal traffic offense in Washington State?
A charge of Negligent Driving 1st Degree is a criminal traffic offense and NOT a traffic infraction. Unlike a traffic ticket a conviction of reckless driving does go onto your Washington State Patrol criminal record. The potential penalties for a conviction of Reckless Driving are:
1. $5,000 fines
2. Up to 90 days in Jail
3. Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) if alcohol was a factor in the case
4. Increased auto insurance rates
If you are convicted of Negligent driving it is important to note that it is a criminal conviction that will go on your criminal record. John T Law, PLLC has successfully represented hundreds of people charged with criminal traffic offenses.