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Q: If I am convicted of DUI, do I have any serious concerns about coming back to court or is that the last court appearance?
A: A conviction for driving under the influence is to be avoided at all costs but the reality is that some people do get convicted of DUI. Following your final court appearance the individual will be placed on some form of probation. During probation it is imperative to follow the conditions of release as any violation will potentially result in further penalties. The most significant problems will occur if the individual is convicted of a new (related - alcohol based) crime or cited with a driver license or insurance violation. Such probation violations will result in 30 days of mandatory confinement!
Welcome to my website. I am David Jolly, a Washington State DUI attorney. I pride myself in getting the very best result possible for each and every client. My staff and I have more than 60 years of combined legal experience in Washington State courts and I have personally handled thousands of cases to successful outcomes. To enhance my knowledge and understanding of the law, I have authored and had published 20 DUI and Traffic books. Our Law Firm has three offices in Western Washington, in Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Bellingham and we represent clients throughout Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties. We offer complimentary consultations and a free downloadable DUI book. In addition to our DUI focus, we also represent those charged with criminal misdemeanors and felonies, and traffic tickets. Call us today for a free consultation.
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Let's talk Jail in Whatcom County! If you have jail out of Whatcom County, you will go to Whatcom County Jail. If you have jail in Bellingham, you will be transported to the Yakima Jail. To avoid Jail, Whatcom County has an alternatives office and Bellingham has the Friendship Diversion Program.
Probation in a criminal case is likely so prepare early to avoid active probation.
An ignition interlock device may be ordered immediately after an arrest for DUI.
Following your DUI arrest you may have many questions and many more concerns. Certain counties in Western Washington, such as Whatcom, Skagit and Island require the person charged with DUI to appear in court immediately following the arrest. Many more cities, such as Bellingham, Everett, Marysville, Lynnwood, Bothell, and Mount Vernon, to name only a few, demand the defendant appear in court only days after the arrest. If you find yourself in this situation you must consult with a DUI attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and build a defense. The Washington State DUI lawyers at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly are available day and night to take your call and will respond to messages and emails on the same day.
The State of Washington is renowned for being tough on drunk drivers. The penalties in this state are some of the strictest in the entire country. Washington State enacted the first marijuana DUI law that specifically made it illegal to drive with 5 or more nanograms in the body. The State legislature is now talking about lowering the blood alcohol concentration level from 0.080 to 0.050. As you would expect, law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys and Judges are taking DUIs more seriously than ever and acting in accordance with the wishes of State of Washington politicians. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence it is more important than ever to retain a qualified and experienced Washington DUI attorney.
DUIs are taken very seriously by law enforcement in Snohomish County. Some of the most experienced and well trained prosecuting attorneys are located in Snohomish County and as a result every DUI charge is a battle. If you have been arrested for DUI in Snohomish County and the arresting officer was a Trooper or Sheriff you can expect a summons notifying you of a court date in approximately one month. If you were arrested by a local city officer in Everett, Lynnwood or Marysville, you can expect to appear in court immediately. Our Everett law office is conveniently located near the Snohomish County District Court and Everett Municipal Court. If you are charged with DUI, we are the Snohomish County DUI attorneys to call. Call our Everett DUI attorneys today for a free consultation.
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If you are arrested for DUI in Skagit County you can expect to appear in court the very next business day. In Skagit County this first court appearance is called a preliminary hearing. Two weeks later your arraignment will occur and you will be expected to appear at that date also. This is true of every court in Skagit County including Skagit County District Court, Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington and Sedro Woolley municipal courts. Facing a charge for driving under the influence in Skagit County is not something you should do alone. The prosecuting attorneys have strict instructions to convict and punish, regardless of your previously clean history. The harsh reality is that you need a defense attorney to protect you and your rights in court. You have no time to waste, contact one of the Skagit County DUI attorneys at our office for a free consultation.
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The criminal defense attorneys and staff at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly have more than 60 years of DUI and Traffic Ticket legal experience. Over the years our clients have shared with us why they decided to retain our services. The reasons given were that our clients truly believed that hiring our DUI Law Firm gave them the very best chance at getting their DUI or Traffic Ticket dismissed in Bellingham or Mount Vernon. Further, we offer the best service of any local Law Firm and make it a priority to put our clients and their needs first. Finally, our practice focuses on criminal defense so our level of knowledge is superior to general practitioners.
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Everett, WA 98201
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If you have been cited with a crime, you want to work with the best DUI law attorneys possible. The Law Firm of David N. Jolly boasts some of the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom Counties. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our legal team has what it takes to represent your DUI or criminal case. Contact us and immediately be connected to one of criminal defense lawyers at either our Everett or Bellingham offices.
The outcome of your case could have a huge impact on your future. Being cited with a drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs is a very serious matter. DUI citations could mean having your license suspended or even a jail sentence. Our goal is to fight for your rights and work for the best possible outcome. That is why so many choose our DUI law firm. Bellingham and Everett drivers alike trust our legal team to provide aggressive representation and defend their rights. We try to minimize the penalties assessed so you can maintain your freedom. Our goal is simple, work hard to get the very best outcome in every case, misdemeanor or felony.
We represent people who have been arrested for driving under the influence because we understand that good people sometimes make mistakes. These decisions may lead to a DUI citation and the need for quality representation. The Law Firm of David Jolly has offices in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom County and are available 24/7 to provide complimentary legal advice. Those drivers who find they are facing a DUI charge can receive affordable and superior legal representation from our firm. Never fight a DUI case on your own and do not settle for just any legal counsel. You have the right to an attorney so take advantage of one of Washington’s most successful criminal defense teams.
We build relationships with our clients and strive to offer the best customer service available. We understand your needs and provide solid legal counsel to help you defend your rights. Our clients are important to us; that is why so many choose our DUI defense to represent them. Our experienced defense attorneys are ready to help you with your case. Our criminal defense associates know the law and keep up to date on any changes that may affect your case. We believe in communicating with our clients. We will help you understand the legal process and the traffic laws. Our DUI defense lawyers at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly can make recommendations and help you determine what is best for your situation. Call us now.
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We understand that being arrested for driving under the influence was not planned. We equally understand that hiring an attorney to fight your DUI was not budgeted for. In some instances, namely Whatcom County, Skagit County and Island County you will find yourself in court immediately following your DUI arrest and in need of a lawyer right away. The same is true for many cities including Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes, Everett, Lynnwood, and Marysville, to name only a few. Knowing this we offer different payment plans and fees for all cases. We can keep our fees low by not charging our clients for services they do not need.
Further, we have set our retainers relatively low so to make us more affordable than comparable attorneys. All the while our clients can expect top quality legal representation but for reasonable fees. If you want the best DUI attorney at a price most people can actually afford please contact our office today to speak to one of our experienced Washington State DUI attorneys.
We have made our name and reputation with defending thousands of individuals charged with driving under the influence but by no means is this the only of law that we handle. We accept all Whatcom County traffic infraction matters, including speeding tickets and all moving violations. We provide affordable, legal counsel to the people who need it most. Complimentary consultations are offered so you are able to consult with one of our experienced attorneys to ensure the service we provide is right for you and your case. We also provide something that no other DUI attorney can, a free DUI book, for Snohomish County, Whatcom County and Skagit County.
218 W. Champion Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Previously we have mentioned there are new Judges in Skagit County. Understanding the practices of each Judge is critical to a defendant's success. In Skagit County, this has never been more clear. Our early observations are: the Courts are more strict and preparation is more important than ever. Get protected!
The New Year brings with it new hope, new resolutions and of course, and as always, new updates to Washington State DUI laws. Some of the new DUI laws in Washington have been in effect for nearly a year but the Courts, Prosecutors and Law Enforcement are still adapting to these changes. The following is a reminder of the new Washington DUI Laws enacted in the State during the past several months. As always, if you have been arrested for DUI or related criminal misdemeanor, call our Everett DUI attorneys at (425) 493-1115 or our Bellingham DUI attorneys and Mount Vernon lawyers at (360) 336-8722.
- 24 hours if the person has no prior offenses;
- five days if the person has one prior offense within seven years; and
- ten days if the person has two or three prior offenses within seven years;
After a DUI arrest check your Court Date, talk to a DUI attorney and prepare!
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Finally, when facing a serious charged such as driving under the influence you need to hire the best criminal defense attorney available. Washington State DUI lawyer David N. Jolly is an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who provides his clients with top-notch legal representation designed to make a positive and dramatic difference in the outcome of their case. He has experience navigating the complex court system, and he is knowledgeable about complicated Washington drunk driving laws. By combining this knowledge with his familiarity of recent drunk driving rulings and defense strategies, DUI lawyer David N. Jolly is able to provide each of his clients with a personal, effective, drunk driving defense. For the convenience of his clients the Firm operates a law office in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Mount Vernon, Skagit County and Everett, Snohomish County. All three offices are conveniently located next to their respective courts, whether the charge be a misdemeanor of felony crime.
Contact our Washington State DUI attorneys today for a free consultation. I am a big believer that a consultation is priceless - and that is why there is no cost. We will talk to you about the court process, your license, how to prepare and how to obtain the best result possible.
If you have been charged with DUI in Snohomish County, Skagit County, Island County or Whatcom County, call Bellingham DUI Lawyer David N. Jolly today at (425) 493-1115 or (360) 336-8722 to schedule a free initial case consultation.
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If you have been charged with a DUI in Western Washington, most particularly in Snohomish County, Whatcom County, or Skagit County, please call one of our Washington State DUI attorneys today. We are responsive and dedicated to the best results for our clients and are ready to meet in either our Snohomish County law office in Everett, our Mount Vernon office in Skagit County, or our Whatcom County law office in Bellingham.
The latest little criminal law gem of a ruling from the Washington State Court of Appeals involves the destruction of a 911 tape, after the defense requested this important piece of evidence. The Court stated: "While the facts may invite an inference of bad faith, they do not constitute affirmative evidence of improper motivation required by our case law." Read on ...
Following your arrest for DUI in Whatcom County you will likely be released directly to the Whatcom County Jail. This should be an indication of how seriously law enforcement and prosecutors take any DUI in Bellingham. To add insult to injury, upon release from jail you will receive a summons indicating a court date within a day or two of the arrest. Because you will be required to appear in court and face a Judge almost immediately following your arrest it is imperative you contact a Bellingham DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Our Bellingham DUI law office is located in downtown Bellingham next to Whatcom County District Court and only 2 blocks from Bellingham Municipal Court. For information on your case and help immediately, contact our Whatcom County DUI attorneys.
SKAGIT COUNTY DUI NEWS
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Judges in Whatcom, Snohomish and Skagit County have great discretion to impose all types of very invasive conditions at your first court date. Such conditions include pretrial monitory (probation), electronic home monitoring, an ignition interlock device, a 24/7 sobriety program (SCRAM/TAD), abstinence from alcohol and bail. Once again, another reason you need an experienced DUI defense attorney by your side from the moment you are charged with driving under the influence.
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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Whatcom County: 218 W. Champion St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Skagit County: 415 Pine St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Snohomish County: 2731 Wetmore Avenue, #401, Everett, WA 98201