Driving With a Suspended License

Overview of Driving With a Suspended License Charges and Allegations in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and the Rest of Snohomish County, Washington, as well as Skagit County and King County

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Driving With a Suspended License - First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has a great history in successfully representing those charged with Driving with a Suspended License, including achieving dismissals, reductions in charges, and avoidance of mandatory jail times for repeat offenders. If you have been charged with a suspended license crime, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today at (360) 659-4950 for a free, no-pressure consultation.

If you have a suspended license and are pulled over by a police officer, most likely you will be cited with some form of DWLS. DWLS in the third degree is a misdemeanor. Second and First degree are both gross misdemeanors.

There are three degrees of DLWS, First through Third.

Generally, DWLS 3rd is committed when a driver does not have a valid license, but could have gotten a license from the DOL. Typically, this happens when a person fails to pay a traffic ticket or fine, and their license is suspended. A person could then cancel the suspension (assuming no other causes of suspension) by paying off the fine.

Generally, DWLS 2nd is committed when a driver does not have a license, and was not eligible to then get a license. This usually happens when a person's license is currently suspended due to a DUI or Reckless Driving conviction. Conviction of DWLS 2nd results in addition year suspension of the driver’s license.

If a driver meets definition of a “habitual traffic offender” (three or more convictions of serious driving crimes) and is caught driving with a suspended/revoked license, that driver has committed DWLS 1st. Conviction will result in another year’s license suspension, plus a mandatory minimum jail term of ten days. The second conviction results in a mandatory minimum of ninety days in jail, and the third (and subsequent) conviction means a mandatory 180 days in jail. Significant fines are imposed at all levels, for all convictions.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC represents those charged with Driving with a Suspended License charges arising out of Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, and the rest of Snohomish County, Washington.

These charges are typically filed in Cascade District Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, Everett District Court, Everett Municipal Court, Evergreen District Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, Marysville Municipal Court, and South District Court, all located in Snohomish County, Washington.

If you, or someone you care about, have or has been charged with Driving with a Suspended License, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC at (360) 659-4950 for a FREE CONSULTATION today.


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