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Reckless driving is a serious criminal offense in Washington State. If convicted, your license will be suspended for at least 30 days. Get help now!

Reckless Driving and Street Racing in Washington State.

A reckless driving conviction can impact you in several different ways. In addition to the possible maximum penalty of 354 days in jail and a $5,000 fine, it also comes with a 30 day license suspension, which will result in you having to get the more expensive SR 22 insurance for 3 years.

If you drive as a part of your job, this can be especially problematic. It is important to protect your interests and contact a Reckless driving attorney with the experience to handle your case.

The technical definition for reckless driving is when you drive with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. In essence, this means driving in an intentional manner which was unsafe and endangered people or property.

Determining whether your driving falls into this category is very subjective and is open to interpretation. At times it might be extremely obvious in anyone’s interpretation that the driving was reckless while other times there is much room for debate. 

Our Washington Reckless driving attorneys know how to properly investigate your case to determine if the investigating officer had a basis to believe that you were driving "with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property".

Based on your driving, some may be charged with racing. While racing has its own statute – it states racing is reckless driving and it is treated as such. Being accused of racing can be confusing to some people. Racing is when there is a comparison of speed between two or more vehicles.

Where people get confused is the fact that you can be charged with racing even if you don’t go above the speed limit! An officer will look at all of the circumstances surrounding the incident to make the determination of whether racing was taking place. For example, if the two cars were stopped at a red light and revving their engines before accelerating.

Whether you are being charged with reckless driving or racing, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our Washington State Reckless Driving lawyers are experienced criminal defense lawyers who will fight to keep your insurance rates low.

Our criminal driving attorneys offer a free initial consultation and are ready to answer your questions and begin preparing your defense.