Reckless and Negligent Driving

Washington state has to strict laws against reckless and negligent driving.

Anyone charged with reckless or negligent driving in Tri-Cities or surrounding areas faces severe penalties and possible loss of driving privileges. Reckless driving is defined as the operation of a vehicle with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property [RCW 46.61.500].”

A first-degree negligent driving charge is a gross misdemeanor and usually means a person has operated a motor vehicle in a manner that is negligent and which endangers the life or property of another, while exhibiting the effects of having consumed liquor or an illegal drug.  By comparison, a second-degree negligent driving charge is a traffic infraction not involving alcohol or other drug use. A second-degree negligent driving conviction will go on your driving record and incur a monetary fine.

Ms. Trombley will work with you to craft a skilled defense in your favor so you can continue to drive and live your life like you normally would, having learned a valuable lesson along the way.