This past weekend … like many weekends to come … there was a statewide ‘slow down, move over’ emphasis patrol being conducted by law enforcement. The emphasis patrol was aimed at highlighting Washington’s “Move Over Law,” which requires drivers to slow down and move over if they see an Emergency or Work Zone on the roadway. An Emergency or Work Zone area is the adjacent lanes of the roadways plus two hundred feet before and after the emergency or work zone vehicle. If there are two lanes going the same direction, drivers should move over completely into the left lane when safe to do so. The fine for failing to slow down or moving over is $214 and cannot be waived or reduced. As a point of reference, during one ‘slow down, move over’ emphasis patrol last year, Washington State Patrol contacted 4,764 “Move Over Law” violators.
f you are a loved is cited for an infraction (whether due to violating Washington’s Move Over law or otherwise), or charged with a crime, it is a very smart idea to immediately hire a qualified Seattle Criminal Defense Lawyer. The Seattle Criminal Defense Attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle Criminal Lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested or charged for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case. So, whether you are cited with an infraction or arrested and/or charged with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or a felony, protect yourself … call SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.