Prosecutors in Washington State are cracking down on criminal traffic offenses due to a massive surge in traffic fatalities. Last year alone, fatalities were up 10.5% from 2020. Traffic fatality numbers were at their highest levels since 2005. Many blame this surge on the roadways getting filled up again after a precipitous decline in traffic due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Some are even calling this spike in fatalities a national crisis. Have driving behaviors become less safe? Are people being more risky? These are two very good questions. The reality is that regardless of the answers, law enforcement is focused on looking out for people driving negligently, recklessly or even impaired, and when stopped, these drivers are being cited and charged with traffic crimes, i.e. negligent driving, reckless driving, DUI, and even hit and run. In short, driver beware.
Needless to say, if you or a loved one is in a bind as a result of a traffic offense, immediately contact a Seattle Traffic Lawyer. A Seattle Traffic lawyer is not going to judge you, and understands that everyone makes mistakes. Hiring a Seattle Traffic Lawyer to help can – at a minimum – reduce penalties, and can help direct people on how to best deal with their criminal charge, and many times even get them dismissed. So it should go without saying that someone cited for a misdemeanor or felony should hire a qualified Seattle Traffic Lawyer as soon as possible. A traffic offense can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with a criminal traffic offense in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle Traffic Lawyer. The Seattle Traffic attorney team at SQ Attorneys is here to help – (206) 441-0900 or (425) 359-3791.