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The Law Firm of David N. Jolly practices criminal law, with an almost exclusive focus on drunk driving defense.  Skagit County DUI Attorney David N. Jolly has handled more than 5,000 WA DUI cases during his more than fifteen years of practice. He has taken more than 100 cases to a jury trial. That kind of court and trial experience could make a difference in the outcome of your Skagit County DUI case. Attorney David N. Jolly is a member of the State Bar of Washington, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has attended the Washington Public Defender Trial Skills Academy and participated in an Advanced Cross Examination Course at the National Criminal Defense College.

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The Skagit County Burlington DUI Attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly represent and defend those charged with driving under the influence in Burlington and all of Skagit County.  DUI Lawyers are plentiful in the area and many good ones at that, but you owe it to yourself to retain the best attorneys to ensure the most positive outcome in your case. 

Following an arrest for DUI things might indeed seem difficult, however it is important to remember that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty - even in the City of Burlington. An experienced Washington DUI lawyer can help you immediately and can begin a path of success.  If you want your rights preserved and the opportunity to beat the charges it is critical that you immediately contact a qualified DUI defense attorney.

A DUI arrest in Burlington results in Court within days.  Prepare now.

COURT WILL BE IMMEDIATE AFTER YOUR DUI ARREST

According to the very strict Washington DUI laws, if your breath test was 0.08 or over, following an arrest for driving under the influence in Burlington, WA or you refused to provide a breath test, you will  lose your driver's license in 60 days unless you challenge the suspension and request a DOL hearing. The DOL hearing is separate from the DUI case and may occur even before your first court date.

By law you have the right to challenge the Administrative Suspension by requesting a hearing.  To request the hearing you must file the request form within 20 days of your arrest. Failure to make the request on time will result in the automatic suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. Talking with an experienced DUI attorney will help improve your chances of keeping your driving privileges. Contacting Skagit County DUI Attorneys will not only put your mind at ease but also educate you how to defend your license and what steps are necessary to give you a fighting chance.

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For a free consultation and immediate help with your license and your WA DUI, contact Burlington DUI lawyers at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly by calling (360) 336-8722. All inquiries are confidential, free, and will receive a prompt response.

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF DUI CHARGES

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If you have a prior arrest for DUI, you must install an IID within 5 days of court.

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  • Registering a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher within two hours of being stopped for suspicion of drunk driving. There are strict guidelines for the results to be admissible in court.
  • Being under the influence of drugs or liquor. This can be charged without a breath or blood test, and it is based on an officer's observation of perceived impairment.
  • Being under the combined influence of drugs and liquor. Drug DUI cases typically involves a multi-step procedure conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert, with strict guidelines for accuracy.
  • Having 5 nanograms or more of THC (Marijuana) in your system within 2 hours of driving.
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Please give our Burlington DUI attorneys a call immediately following an arrest for DUI.  The crime of drunk driving in Washington is called Driving Under the Influence or DUI. It is a very serious charge that could result in both immediate penalties and long-term consequences. The entire process is unsettling, confusing and emotionally scarring.  You will not face any compassion in the court system and most particularly from the Burlington police officers and prosecutor.

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Appearing in Burlington Municipal Court following an arrest is intimidating and frightening.  Such an appearance does not equate to guilt.  In fact the case has only begun and it is the job of the Burlington prosecutor to prove you are guilty.  Burlington DUI Lawyer David N. Jolly believes that the constitutional right of innocent before proven guilty is the perfect place to start a case.  During a case the law firm’s attorneys will challenge evidence, all evidence, including but definitely not limited to analyzing the maintenance records of breath and blood testing equipment, interrogate the police officer's work and look for errors in the report and breaches in police procedure and policy. The goal is simple and that is to demand the State of Washington or City of Burlington meet its burden of proving guilt. If it cannot prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt on every element of the charge, the result is that charges could be reduced or your case dismissed.

Burlington WA DUI Lawyer David N. Jolly offers a free consultation including a thorough review of your case.  He or one the other attorneys will discuss your legal options, deadlines to be aware of, how to beat your charge, and of course their fees for representation.  To schedule a meeting, call (360) 336-8722 and one of our Skagit County DUI lawyers will talk to you immediately.  Phones are answered day or night.

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When we sit down with you to work on your case, we will draw on a number of resources to give you the absolute best chance of success. We will examine the details of your arrest and the police reports for any inconsistencies or irregularities. If there is a weakness in the prosecution’s case we may be able to secure a plea bargain early in the process, which would mean you don’t even have to go to court. We are also familiar the with strategies of every judge and the personalities of all the arresting officers, with experience stretching across hundreds of cases over decades. 

If you’ve been charged with drunk driving, The Law Firm of David N. Jolly wants to be your  Bellingham DUI lawyer. Washington doesn’t go easy on drunk drivers but we want to see you get an outcome you can live with.​

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  • Over 60 Years of Combined Criminal Law Experience
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  • More than 100 Trials and 1000 DOL Hearings
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Skagit County DUI Lawyer David N. Jolly received an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary and a juris doctorate from Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he participated in the College of Law Client Counseling Competition, represented the school in the National Moot Court Competition and was the Graduating Class Speaker. He started his career as a prosecuting with the State at District Court level and eventually prosecuted DUIs with the City for more than 3 years.  He has also authored 20 DUI and legal books, more than any other Washington lawyer.


When you are researching lawyers to represent you in your Burlington criminal case experience is important but the right type of experience is critical. David Jolly has been appearing in Washington Courts since 1997 and since that date his focus has been on the criminal justice system. A DUI charge is serious and competent counsel is critical to your success.  Look no further, David Jolly has the necessary experience to get the very best result in your criminal case.

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Being convicted of driving under the influence in Washington will result in financial penalties, the loss of your driving privilege, the installation of an ignition interlock device and jail - yes, mandatory jail.  

If this is not your first DUI in Washington the penalties increase rapidly and involve many weeks in jail, not simply a day or two. Additionally, the license suspension is no less than 2 years and an ignition interlock device must be in your vehicle for no less than 5 years (10 years if this is your third DUI in years).  Further, if you want to freely travel to Canada after a DUI arrest you can forget it.

The penalties for Washington DUI change frequently, making it even more important to hire an experienced and qualified Burlington criminal defense attorney like David N. Jolly.