With the winter firmly now upon us, drivers best take care to ensure that they drive safely on our roadways or face the prospect of being ticketed by law enforcement. One person did not quite understand that principle when they decided to drive for more than 5 miles with both their vehicle and their windshield covered with thick snow. Law enforcement stopped the driver after receiving numerous complaints that the driver was – not surprisingly – driving erratically. What was the driver’s explanation for leaving their windshield covered in snow? The car’s windshield wipers weren’t working. Not surprisingly, the driver received a whopping $553 ticket for the infraction of Negligent Driving, but could have easily been cited for the crime of Reckless Driving, as they most certainly could have been found to be driving with a willful disregard for the safety of person and/or property.
SQ Attorneys is a Washington State criminal defense law firm comprised of two seasoned criminal traffic lawyers, Greg Schwesinger and Saad Qadri. Although the firm does not support or otherwise condone criminal behavior, the criminal traffic attorneys that make up the SQ team certainly realize that sometimes good people make bad choices or get caught up in a bad situations. Some crimes like DUI – for instance – don’t even include a ‘state of mind’ element – the government has simply legislated that certain behavior – regardless of the person’s intent or knowledge – is illegal. If you or a loved one is cited for a crime, regardless of the type, don’t despair, contact a qualified criminal traffic defense attorney (like the ones that make up the team at SQ Attorneys) to assist you in navigating the criminal justice system. SQ Attorneys can be reached at (425) 359-3791 or (206) 441-0900.