Criminal Defense: Negligent Driving

Negligent Driving in the first degree occurs if a person drives a vehicle in a way that is negligent and endangers or is likely to endanger a person or property and the driver exhibits the effects of having consumed alcohol or an illegal drug. Sometimes a DUI charge will be amended or reduced to a Negligent Driving charge. Negligent Driving in the second degree happens when one operates a vehicle in a way that is negligent and endangers, or is likely to endanger persons or property, but that does not amount to circumstances a first degree charge.

An experienced criminal defense lawyer can assist you with any criminal charges.

Having a criminal defense attorney represent you is important, as they can fully understand the elements of the charge, the burden of proof for the prosecutor, whether to have an judge or jury trial, how to present a trial, and alternatives to trial. A criminal defense attorney cannot guarantee results, but can properly walk you through this complicated process.

Please contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to discuss you possible criminal misdemeanor charges. You can contact us at 425-255-4542 or visit our other criminal defense articles on our web page. Our firm is available to assist you in your legal needs.