Traffic Lawyers – Distracted Driving

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Over the next two weeks law enforcement officers are going to spend extra time focused on looking for distracted drivers. The emphasis patrols started the week of July 28th and will run through the first week of August. This emphasis is part of the uniquely named Driving Under the Influence of Electronics law, passed in 2017. In this emphasis patrol police will operate in trios, a spotter and two officers initiating the traffic stop. This no doubt allows officers to be a bit sneakier about how they detect drivers using their electronic devices. As we all know by now Washington State law prohibits holding a cellphone in traffic. Both texting and video watching are forbidden. One may briefly touch their phone to use certain apps, like Google Maps and the like. A first offense will result in a $136 fine. A second offense within 5 years will result in a $234 fine.

If you or a loved one is cited for a traffic infraction or a criminal charge don’t hesitate to hire a qualified Seattle Traffic Lawyer. The Seattle Traffic Attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle traffic attorneys that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those cited or charged 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.

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