No matter what the charges may be, if you are facing them, it's important to have experienced legal counsel to obtain the best result possible in your case. Going it alone is not a good idea. The failure to obtain proper legal representation can result in steep fines, loss of driver's license, and jail or prison time. At the law office of Charles H. Williams, Attorney and Counselor at Law, P.S., we provide quality legal representation at an affordable rate to people living in and around Seattle and other parts of western Washington.
To speak with a lawyer contact our firm online or by calling 206-707-8524 or 800-854-3458.
Defense of Other Crimes
We also have the experience, knowledge and ability to protect your rights and your future if you face other traffic charges, including:
Physical control (RCW 46.61.504) - same elements as a DUI except vehicle movement, with the same penalty as DUI. This is not a crime if the vehicle was "safely off the roadway" before police contact.
Misdemeanor DUI, such as
- Non-highway vehicle DUI (RCW 46.09.120(2)) - operating a "non-highway vehicle" like an ORV under the influence. Any affecting drug must be a "controlled substance."
- Minor DUI (RCW 46.61.503) - a person under 21 operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.02 but less than 0.08 within two hours of driving.
- Boating DUI (RCW 79A.60.040) - operating a vessel (watercraft) under the influence.
Reckless driving (various statutes) - a gross misdemeanor that typically includes racing, embracing and/or speeding.
Misdemeanor possession of marihuana (RCW 69.50.4014) - possession of 40 grams or less is not a crime if, e.g., the defendant didn't know the substance was in his or her possession or if the area in which it was found wasn't under his or her dominion and control.
Minor in possession of or consuming alcohol (RCW 66.44.270) - a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor resulting from knowing possession or consumption of alcohol while under 21 years of age. This is not a crime if the alcohol was consumed for medicinal or religious reasons or in the presence of the minor's parent or guardian.
Hit and Run (RCW 46.52.020) - failing to stop and render assistance or provide information after involvement in a vehicular accident is a class B felony if death to another results, a class C felony if injury to another results, a gross misdemeanor if there is damage to another occupied vehicle and a misdemeanor if there is damage to an unattended vehicle or property. This is not a crime if the driver was injured or incapacitated by the accident.
Vehicular assault (RCW 46.61.522) - a class B felony for causing substantial bodily harm to another while operating a vehicle under the influence.
Vehicular homicide (RCW 46.61.520(1)(a) - a class A felony for causing death to another while operating a vehicle under the influence
You can be assured that at the law office of Charles H. Williams, we work to protect your rights and your future. Attorney Charles Williams will put more than 30 years of experience to work for you and fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed entirely.
To speak with a Tacoma reckless driving attorney contact our firm online or by calling 206-707-8524 or 800-854-3458.