DUI or DWI is not the only alcohol-related crime in Washington. Negligent Driving in the First Degree is a simple misdemeanor, carrying up to a maximum penalty of 90 days jail and a $1,000 fine. Negligent Driving means that you operated a vehicle in a negligent manner while showing signs of intoxication. There is no per se legal limit, like a .08 BAC for a DUI.
Negligent driving is a reduced charge from a DUI. While most people are charged with a DUI, a skilled defense attorney will know how to examine the case to fight for reduced charges. Tom Carley has defended hundreds of DUI charges. Because everyone’s case is different, Tom Carley knows how to craft a unique solution in each matter to get the best resolution possible. It pays to have experience on your side.