Island County WA DUI Lawyers
(360) 293-2275 or Email Us
Island County DUI Attorneys handling DUI and drunk driving cases in Oak Harbor, Washington and all of Island County. Oak Harbor DUI Lawyers The Law Firm of David N. Jolly.
Driving under the influence in Washington is charged when a motorist's blood alcohol level is .08% or higher or when the police officer believes the driver is driving while impaired by alcohol or any drug (including marijuana). Either way, an arrest for this offense is very serious and can lead to severe financial, legal and social consequences. You do have hope however, and that hope rests with the help of a qualified DUI criminal defense lawyer.
No matter how bad the situation may appear you still have rights. The Island County WA DUI Lawyers with The Law Firm of David N. Jolly have handled hundreds of trials and hearings. With over 20 years of experience they have the tools and knowledge to get you positive results. If you have been stopped for suspicion of drunk driving in Washington, it is important to contact them immediately in order to protect your rights.
Free Initial WA DUI Consultation
The Oak Harbor DUI Lawyers with The Law Firm of David N. Jolly offer a free initial consultation during which they will review the specifics of your Washington DUI. There is no obligation yet you will learn more about your rights, your defense options, as well as the law firm. To schedule a meeting, call (360) 293-2275 or fill out the request form to the left. All inquiries are kept confidential.
Driver's License Suspension for Washington DUI
Following an arrest for driving under the influence in Island County Washington, you will actually be facing two cases. One is the criminal charge that is resolved in the courts. The other is a civil case brought by the Department of Licensing that seeks to suspend your driving privilege. While these are two very separate cases, the Island County DUI Attorneys at The Law Firm of David N. Jolly can help you with both. In fact, the chances of keeping your driving privileges are better with legal representation.
A license suspension for DUI can exceed a year, even for a first time defendant. In fact, if you refused the breath or blood test and are convicted you are facing a 2-year suspension of your license. The actual duration depends on a number of factors, and having any prior DUI convictions or an elevated Blood Alcohol Content at the time of arrest will increase the suspension period.
You have the right to petition the DOL for an Administrative Hearing and challenge the suspension or revocation. You must, however, make the request within 20 days of your arrest or you will automatically lose your driving privileges.
The Island County DUI Lawyers at The Law Firm of David N. Jolly can schedule a hearing on your behalf and represent you at the complex DOL proceedings. There are virtually no options for appeal, so act now and ask The Law Firm of David N. Jolly for immediate help with your license.
Important Note on Municipal DUI Arrests
Under Washington DUI laws, the Washington State Patrol, county sheriff's departments and local police departments can make an arrest for drunk driving. The unique aspect of this is that, while the majority of DUI arrests are resolved in State Courts, some may be handled in a municipal court.
Not only can the Oak Harbor Washington DUI Lawyers with The Law Firm of David N. Jolly defend you in all court venues, they will gladly help you determine the right court for your specific case. Contact them now for more information.
Penalties for DUI in Washington
Even a first offense for drunk driving in Island County WA can lead to significant fines and court fees, community service, jail, probation, significantly higher auto insurance premiums and loss of driving privileges. A conviction for WA DUI would result in a criminal record, which could lead to loss of your current job and make it difficult to find future employment. You could also be restricted from renting a car or opening a credit account.
The Oak Harbor DUI Attorneys with The Law Firm of David N. Jolly will try to keep your record clean by challenging every point of the state's case. If the prosecution does not prove guilt beyond a doubt, there is a chance of getting your charges reduced or your case dismissed.
About The WA DUI Attorneys at The Law Firm of David N. Jolly
The Island County Washington DUI Lawyers at The Law Firm of David N. Jolly takes pride in building relationships with their clients. In addition to providing exceptional legal services, they care about the outcome of your case and want to serve you by providing experienced drunk driving defense. You will have access to the attorneys at The Law Firm of David N. Jolly throughout your case, and you will be kept informed of your legal options and have the impact of all decisions clearly outlined.
About The Law Firm of David N. Jolly
David Jolly has been practicing DUI law in Washington for fifteen years. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law and was the graduating Valedictorian. While in law school he represented the school in national moot court competitions and founded the law school's largest student organization. His professional career started as a prosecuting attorney in Snohomish County, where he learned the basics of DUI practice and all of the tricks of the trade practiced by police officers and troopers.
Washington DUI Attorney David Jolly is a member of the American Bar Association, the Washington Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the Snohomish County Bar Association, the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the DUI College of Defense - Harvard Law School. He is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for DUI Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Call Now For a Free Washington DUI Consultation
For a free, no obligation review of your WA DUI, contact the Island County DUI Attorneys at The Law Firm of David N. Jolly by calling (360) 293-2275 or email us directly. All inquiries are confidential and time is very critical, so call now.
We also serve all areas of Snohomish County
including Arlington, Bothell,
Lake Stevens, Lynnwood,
Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo,
and Skagit County
including Anacortes, Burlington and Mt.
Vernon, and King
County including Seattle, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Lake Forest Park, SeaTac, Shoreline, and Woodinville,
and Island County
and Whatcom County
with aggressive DUI defense representation.