I am Attorney Joyce Heritage and am committed to providing clients in Kittitas County, Washington, and the surrounding areas with excellence in client service and legal representation. Whether it's a traffic violation, negligent driving, reckless driving, minor in possession (MIP), DUI or another such charge, I work hard to pursue effective and efficient solutions for each of my valued clients.
Recently, I and eleven of my colleagues began the Washington Association of Traffic Attorneys (WATA), which maintains the integrity of traffic defense work and protects the rights of drivers throughout our state. I am also a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) and the Kittitas County Bar Association (KCBA). I attend an annual continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on defending against DUIs put on by the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ). In 2015, I became certified in standardized field sobriety testing through LaPier & Associates, LLC.
I have close to two decades of legal experience in a variety of areas of law and more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. The knowledge I have gained from this experience is an invaluable asset as I can relate to the everyday needs and concerns of my clients.
In addition to my vast experience across a wide range of legal disciplines, I concentrate in traffic and criminal defense throughout much of Washington state, giving me a strong knowledge of the defenses available for all my clients. My knowledge of Washington's traffic laws, as well as my knowledge of local judges, prosecutors and court procedures, enables me to provide the qualified representation that is critical in traffic, minor in possession (MIP), reckless driving, negligent driving, DUI and other criminal cases.
My husband and I have two children and three grandchildren. I enjoy gardening, cooking, needle craft activities and the Seahawks. I happily shares these joys with my grandchildren. My husband and I enjoy traveling, mainly road trips.
Areas of Practice
- Traffic Violations
- Underage DUI/Minor In Possession (MIP)
- CDL Violations
- DOL License Suspension
- Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
- Reckless And Negligent Driving
- Speeding Tickets
- Trucking Log Book Violations
- Washington, 2000
Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
- J.D. - 1999
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
- B.A. - 1996
- Major: General
Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, Washington
- A.A. - 1994
Past Employment Positions
- Bank of America, Commercial Banking, Trusts and Escrow Accounts, Management
Recent Blog Posts
Criminal Procedure and Arraignments in Ellensburg
DUI Arrests and Blood Tests in Ellensburg
DOL Adds New Way to Suspend Licenses
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Cle Elum
Understanding DUI Arrests in Cle Elum and Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)