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The Washington DUI attorneys at Law Firm of David N. Jolly offer the most thorough criminal defense in Whatcom County, Snohomish County, Skagit County, and Island County.
A DUI may suspend your license, require an ignition interlock, include Jail and more. It's serious, call us now.
Facing criminal charges are scary and potentially life altering. Our Bellingham criminal defense attorneys understand this and are there to protect you if the need arises. Appearing in a Whatcom County Court alone is never advised as a serious criminal offense such as DUI, Reckless Driving, Assault, Theft and other serious driving crimes may result in harsh and immediate penalties. Your freedom, your driving privileges, your finances and reputation may all be on the line. A conviction of a crime may also place serious limits to your life, your family and your ability to travel. Our Law Firm is here to remind you that being charged with a crime does not equal a conviction. You are presumed innocent and it is this presumption that we believe is critical at the beginning and through a criminal case. There is always hope and this must be maintained. However, to maintain your freedom and to fight and protect yourself you must secure the right legal services. When you hire a Bellingham criminal defense lawyer, you must be confident that you are being represented by a law firm that will do anything it takes within the legal system to achieve a favorable outcome. Our Whatcom County criminal attorneys have the hands-on experience needed to fight for our clients in court.
As an experienced criminal defense law firm we understand that a quality defense case takes hard work, time, knowledge and a personal commitment to excellence. We will fight tirelessly for you and use every resource we have to obtain the best results, not the easiest results. Our criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors and public defenders and we have done the hard yards so that we are equipped to help our clients. We have collectively tried more than 100 trials and over 1,000 Department of Licensing Hearings. We understand what it takes to beat the system and what must be done to generate reasonable offers or win at trial. We care about your results and because of this we have earned our reputation as successful, knowledgeable and no-nonsense Bellingham criminal attorneys. This reputation is a great advantage to our clients as the prosecutors we face understand that our criminal attorneys have the knowledge, aggression and perseverance to win cases. As a result we receive reasonable offers that other Whatcom County criminal defense attorneys may not. With criminal charges it is imperative to act quickly and the earlier we get involved in your defense, the better.
David Jolly has been practicing DUI law in Washington for more than 20 years and the law firm has significantly more than 60 years of combined DUI experience. 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. He never lost a DUI trial as a prosecutor. After his nearly four years as a prosecuting attorney he left the prosecutor's office and began representing private clients. He now calls Bellingham, Washington home and his main law office is located in downtown Bellingham, directly across the street from the Whatcom County District Court and only 2 blocks from Bellingham Municipal Court.
I cannot recommend David and his staff enough. He has represented me on a DUI and a speeding ticket. I felt ashamed when I was arrested for DUI but David and Janean never judged me and from the very first meeting, were caring and thoughtful. The results were excellent too, as the DUI was reduced to a far less serious offense with no jail and no license suspension. If you want to be taken care of look no further. If you want a lawyer who is knowledgeable and honest, look no further. If you simply want a sleazy sales pitch, look elsewhere.
-Rob, former client
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You don't need to spend time attending court, we handle everything for you, from start to finish. We make it easy so why waste your valuable time in court, let us fight your tickets for you!
As you may know, the days of ripping up your out of state traffic tickets are over. Individual states now share information through the Interstate Compact. Therefore tickets received out of state can harm your driving record as much as those received in your own state or province. We represent a large number of clients who have received citations while in Washington State on business or vacation and who can't return to court to fight the tickets. This is particularly true of Canadian citizens. If you find yourself in this situation, give us a call. We act locally on your behalf to help you get your tickets thrown out. We can attend Bellingham Court and represent you in your absence. You no longer have to travel miles to appear in court and you don't have to get stuck paying off your ticket. Call our Bellingham traffic ticket attorneys today.
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The Law Firm has been actively practicing criminal law in Whatcom County for many years. In 2014 the Firm moved its main office to Bellingham because the County had become its busiest jurisdiction. Whatcom County criminal cases have many unique features that inexperienced counsel will be unaware of, and this is our greatest strength. We are in Bellingham criminal courts all the time and understand what each Judge will demand during a case and at the conclusion of each case. Understanding how a case will work in advance helps our clients and is one or our biggest strengths.
Any act that violates the Washington Criminal Code, such as the Revised Code of Washington, is a crime in the State of Washington. Such acts are punishable by legal authority and may lead to severe penalties and lifelong consequences. Immediate penalties may include Jail time in Whatcom County Jail, fines, probation, a license suspension and the installation of an ignition interlock. Even further reaching is how a criminal conviction may affect your ability for future employment and even travel. Our Whatcom County criminal defense attorneys understand the significance of a criminal charge and will fight hard to protect you now in court and to protect your future. If you were charged with a criminal offense in Bellingham, you need an attorney with the skill, knowledge, and experience to fight for your rights. Don't rely on a public defender to protect your future and your freedom, call our Bellingham criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation and information on how we can help protect your important rights.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly understand the stress and emotional strain associated with probation review hearings. Regardless of the violation you are alleged to have committed or the allegation of you failing to comply with the ordered conditions, you need to take your future seriously. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly understand your situation and are devoted to giving you the legal defense that you truly deserve and need. You can trust that we will do everything in our power to help you. Do not hesitate to contact one of our Probation Review Lawyers to learn more about how we can help you in your probation review.
If you have been arrested or have received a criminal citation, court will is mandatory. Call us today to discuss.
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David Jolly was a prosecuting attorney in Snohomish County for more than 3 years before turning his attention to defending those accused of criminal activity. Since 1998 he has actively practiced in Snohomish County and since 2004 has had an office in the Everett area. His nearly two decades of local experience benefits his clients.
Our Washington State criminal defense attorneys and staff have more than 60 years of combined legal experience representing those charged with driving under the influence, traffic infractions and criminal misdemeanors. 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 Law Firm gave them the very best chance at getting superior results in court. Whether the case be a serious criminal matter or a simple speeding ticket, we work hard to obtain the very best result possible. Having helped thousands of clients over the years, we know exactly what steps to take to mount a compelling defense on your behalf. We provide personal attention to you throughout your case and treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. We urge you to take the necessary actions to protect your future by meeting us to discuss your case and how best to protect you in court.
When deciding whether to fight your traffic ticket, you need to think about the consequences of simply giving up and paying your ticket. Will this traffic ticket increase your chances of losing your license? Will your insurance rates increase? As most people know, insurance companies increase your insurance rates based on your driving record. Since traffic tickets can remain on your driving record for a long period of time, multiple traffic tickets can lead to substantial rate hikes in your insurance premiums.
The Bellingham traffic ticket attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly are focused on getting our clients the best deal possible, including getting dismissals. We are all litigators and spend most of our time in court so we truly understand the process and most importantly, how to win cases. Initially, we will do our best to get your ticket dismissed, if this is not possible in your situation we will start our aggressive negotiation to amend your moving violation to a non-moving moving violation that does not harm your insurance. In either case this will help keep your driving record clean and will save you from costly insurance rate hikes.
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A number of criminal convictions will suspend a license, from DUI, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving and DWLS.
Skagit County has a unique set of criminal court rules that may affect an individual charged with a crime. The Firm has been actively practicing in Skagit County for more than a decade and for many years the Firm had an office in Anacortes to help service our Skagit County criminal defense clients. In the more than a decade of Skagit County experience we have gained a thorough understanding of the criminal system, the local prosecuting attorneys, the local courts and the local Judges. Our Skagit County criminal defense attorneys understand the process and this knowledge, in turn, helps all of our clients.
The Skagit County criminal defense lawyers and staff at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly have more than 30 years of experience in criminal law. David Jolly is a former prosecuting attorney and understands what it takes to properly defend and fight a criminal case. If you hire the Law Firm of David N. Jolly, you know that you are getting many years of experience, knowledge, and training on your side. Our criminal defense attorneys in Skagit County, including Mount Vernon, Burlington and Anacortes, conduct their own investigation for every client. We seek to uncover favorable evidence that will help your case. Our Skagit County criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to vigorously fighting for you and ensuring that your rights are upheld.
A traffic ticket won't hurt you until you get one! If you don't want your insurance going through the roof, call us.
A traffic ticket in Whatcom County can not only ruin your day but can increase your insurance. Call us to fight your ticket and keep your driving record clean.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE VERY END
Probation is a necessary evil following the disposition of a criminal case and in some instances, following a criminal charge at arraignment. Knowing location courts and their individual requirements can save jail and unnecessary expenses.
A DUI (driving under the influence) arrest may be the single most stressful event you have ever experienced. The criminal court system is frightening and intimidating environment for just about anyone - especially for those who have never been in trouble with the law before. In an instance, a person's future can change. If your arrest occured in the Bellingham area, the best thing you can do protect your future would be to hire a DUI lawyer. Whatcom County attorney David Jolly is that lawyer to call!
At the Law Firm of David N. Jolly, we are committed to achieving the best outcome possible for each one of our clients. We represent clients from as for north as Whatcom County all the way south to Snohomish County. DUI defense attorney David Jolly is ready to talk to you if you have been arrested or are under investigation for any type of DUI arrest, whether it be a DUI involving alcohol or a DUI involving drugs.
By consulting with and eventually retaining a DUI lawyer Whatcom County, Snohomish County or Skagit County prosecutors are immediately put on notice that your case will involve much more work on their behalf. Their case will now be scrutinized and investigated and not assumed to be straight forward and an easy conviction. The more you make a prosecutor work, but better the chance that you’ll receive a more favorable outcome. We can meticulously examine every part of your arrest, from the initial police stop to the field sobriety tests to the DOL hearing and the final trial. After our investigation, an aggressive defense strategy will be mounted and taken to court if your charges have not been reduced or dropped before then.
The extent of the penalties for drunk driving in Washington depend on whether you were charged with DUI with a BAC above 0.15 (or a “refusal”) or less than 0.15. Regardless of the apparent severity of your Whatcom County DUI charge, you could be required to pay steep fines and court costs, receive a license suspension, complete an alcohol drug evaluation, enroll in an alcohol education program, attend a DUI victim panel, install an ignition interlock device for a minimum period of one year, obtain SR 22 insurance and serve a jail sentence. You will also be placed on probation for as much as five (5) years. However, these penalties are only if you are convicted or driving under the influence and it is our objective to ensure this does not happen. It is important to remember you have options when facing a serious charge such as driving under the influence. Please call our office to talk about your case and the viable options you have when facing a DUI.
If you were convicted of a DUI or were placed on Deferred Prosecution, the length of probation is five years! At any point in time during probation, if the court believes you failed to comply with any part of your probation such as a new criminal charge or failure to pay fines or complete treatment, you will likely be summoned to the court for what is known as a probation review hearing. You must take probation reviews very seriously.
If you have received a summons for a probation review it is highly advisable that you immediately secure the necessary level of legal representation to help you navigate through this intimidating time. During a probation review, it is likely that they will either be ensuring that you have not violated any terms or conditions imposed by the sentencing Judge or, admitting that you have. Either way, your future will hang in the balance and your freedom placed in jeopardy. For this reason, if you are facing a probation review hearing, you should not hesitate to contact criminal defense attorney David Jolly as soon as possible. If you have been convicted of a crime it is probable that you will be placed on probation. The primary goal at that point is to ensure probation goes smoothly and that there is no need for any probation reviews. However, if you do violate probation you absolutely need a probation review attorney to help you avoid jail.
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KNOWLEDGE & THOROUGH LEGAL UNDERSTANDING
Very few law firms have the same experience defending driving under the influence cases. David Jolly has authored and has had published 14 books on the subject of DUI. Talk to one of the most educated, experienced and successful DUI defense lawyers today.
If you have been charged with a DUI or any other misdemeanor crime, please or call us directly at our Bellingham or Mount Vernon offices at (360) 336-8722, (360) 734-3847 or (425) 493-1115 or email us from our contact page. You will be able to speak to someone at our office 24/7. If you have to leave a message, you will be contacted within the hour or email us directly. David Jolly is the author of 20 DUI and Traffic legal books, the most books published by any Washington State attorney.
David Jolly also has the experience needed to handle any misdemeanor case with the composure and skill necessary in difficult courts. He has handled more than 15,000 criminal cases and more than 10,000 traffic infraction cases as both a defense attorney and prosecutor. When you need your court case handled, you want it in the hands of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. In such a case, look no further.
If you have been cited with a traffic infraction in Whatcom County please give our office a call immediately so that we can start working at getting your ticket dismissed. Save your insurance and save money. David Jolly has authored The Traffic Ticket Handbook and our office boasts a very success rate in defeating traffic tickets in court.
When the red and blue flash of a police car’s lights pull up behind you, your first thought is most likely shock and disbelief. If this has happened to you the first call you should make is to a Bellingham traffic ticket lawyer. After receiving the traffic or speeding ticket, anger is probably the next emotion that consumes you, along with dread of dealing with the traffic ticket. Whatcom County speeding tickets, traffic tickets and red light tickets all include large fines and the potential to ruin your driving record. Even if you decide to mitigate your infraction, tickets in Whatcom County are incredibly expensive and will leave you hundreds of dollars out of pocket, never mind the damage to your insurance. For drivers who believe they have unjustly received a Whatcom County speeding or red light ticket, the best option is to fight the traffic ticket. Fighting a traffic ticket in Bellingham can be done in a number of ways.
The easiest way to begin the process of fighting a red light ticket or speeding ticket is to mark the “contested hearing” box and mail (or personally deliver) the infraction notice (ticket) to the court in person. If you were cited by a Bellingham police officer you will mail the ticket to the Bellingham Municipal Court. If your Whatcom County area ticket was given to you by a Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputy or Washington State Patrol Trooper you will deliver the ticket to the court noted on the ticket, namely Whatcom County District Court). You will then receive a notice in the mail, called a Summons that will indicate a court date to contest your ticket. Either way, our Whatcom County traffic ticket lawyers can help.
Fighting a traffic ticket in Whatcom County court tends to put the driver at a disadvantage unless you prepare your defense with an experience and knowledgeable Whatcom County traffic ticket lawyer. Hiring such an attorney gives you a great chance of defeating your ticket and saving your insurance. It also means you will not have to appear in court.
The Law Firm of David N. Jolly has its origins in Snohomish County. David Jolly was a municipal court prosecuting attorney for more than 3 years in the City of Lynnwood and in 2004 the Firm opened its doors in Mukilteo. For the last several years the Law Firm has had its primary office in Everett. DUI attorneys are plentiful but the Law Firm of David N. Jolly has been a constant for many years in Snohomish County. Criminal defense is the primary focus of the Firm and if you or a family member is facing a criminal charge please contact our office for a free consultation.
Following your arrest for a crime, the sooner you involve an Everett criminal defense attorney, the sooner you will be able to defend and protect yourself. Do not permit the State with their power to investigate and prosecute take advantage of you. Once you retain one of our Everett lawyers, you will have a knowledgeable advocate who will be able to speak on your behalf to ensure that your rights are not violated and no information provided can be used as evidence against you.
As an experienced criminal defense law firm serving the residents of Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and all of Snohomish County, we understand that you will want to say or do anything to prove that you are innocent. It all starts with an experienced Everett criminal defense lawyer by your side. To learn more about criminal defense strategies and how to retain the services of our firm, contact us to schedule your initial confidential consultation with a Snohomish County criminal defense attorney.
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Understanding the local legal community including the prosecuting attorneys, Judges and Courts is one of the most important factors when preparing a case. Our attorneys are based in downtown Bellingham and know the Whatcom County legal community better than most.
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The summer of 2016 has arrived and with it, the speeding ticket season. Americans love their cars and enjoy road tripping. Local jurisdictions and law enforcement understand that enforcing traffic infractions is an easy way to add valuable finances to public works projects. However, drivers equally understand that such infractions will detrimentally affect auto insurance. It is therefore very important you fight these tickets to keep your insurance costs low. First, check the "contested hearing" box on the ticket. Second, submit the ticket within 15 days. Third, talk to us and see how we can help!
At the Law Firm of David Jolly we also make sure nothing falls through the cracks. You won’t get that feeling of being rushed for time with a Law Firm of David N. Jolly criminal defense attorney. Whatcom County has very complex proceedings for criminal cases and we know you want everything done right the first time. From license suspension cases in Snohomish County Court to an Everett DUI, we fight hard to get the very best for every client.
Criminal defense attorney David Jolly is a strong advocate for anyone who has been accused of misdemeanor criminal offenses in Washington. The Law Firm of David N. Jolly represents clients in Snohomish County, Skagit County, Island County, and Whatcom County. Each client, regardless of the charges he or she faces, receives the benefit of the law firm's criminal defense attorneys knowledge of Washington laws, attention to detail, and fearless attitude.
As a dedicated Whatcom County criminal defense lawyer, David Jolly and his team of attorneys understand that every situation is different, even if the alleged charges are the same. Only by carefully listening to the details of each case and understanding the situation from the client's perspective can an attorney provide the best possible representation. David Jolly builds the foundation for a strong defense by tailoring his approach to a client's unique situations and best interests.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a criminal charge, contact the Law Firm of David N. Jolly today. The law firm's criminal attorneys make every effort to defend you against criminal charges, including pursuing pretrial motions, gathering time-sensitive testimony, and other factors that can help you receive the best possible outcome. Call (425) 493-1115 or (360) 293-2275 to discuss the facts of your case with an experienced Bellingham criminal defense lawyer.
Only an experienced Washington State criminal defense attorney can properly protect you in court. Being charged with a criminal offense is a frightening proposition. In doing so you will be confronted by an aggressive law enforcement officer or prosecuting attorney. You feel like you can defend oneself in court. You may want to try to cooperate or may wish to strongly deny all allegations against you. The most important thing you can do, however, is remain silent and exercise your right to an attorney. Pick up the phone and call an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly and find out what can be done to fight your charges or allegations - the right way. Even the innocent are at risk in the face of overzealous law enforcement personnel who are all too ready to put another "criminal" behind bars.
Criminal charges are serious issues that have severe consequences. If you have been charged with a crime, it is critical that you retain the help and guidance of a Skagit County criminal defense lawyer who will help you avoid significant jail time, heavy fines and other serious and perhaps not so obvious penalties. It is likely that you have never been faced with a situation like this before and you will need someone to help guide you through the judicial process. The Snohomish County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Firm of David Jolly know how to properly defend you. After all, David Jolly was the Lynnwood prosecuting attorney for many years and understands how to keep you out of jail. If you have been charged with any crime, or a traffic infraction, call our Washington State traffic lawyers at the Firm today for a free consultation
In criminal courts the prosecuting attorney will try to convict you and impose a lengthy jail sentence. The Judge, whose reputation precedes him, may agree with the prosecutor. This is no time to put anything less than your best effort forward. When faced with a situation where the stakes are this high, you need a defense attorney who thoroughly understands both sides of the process. Because of our experience in Snohomish County, Skagit County and Whatcom County courts, we know how to anticipate the prosecuting attorney's next move, understand the strategies that the government may use to try to secure a conviction or pressure a defendant into accepting a plea bargain. Our criminal defense attorneys and Snohomish County, Skagit County and Whatcom County criminal defense lawyers use these tools to more successfully negotiate with the prosecuting attorney and protect our clients' interests in criminal court.
Please call us as soon as you can following your arrest for a free consultation with an experienced Washington State Criminal Defense attorney.
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The Law Firm of David N. Jolly is proud of its attachment to Skagit County. In 2005 the Firm opened its first office in Anacortes and since then has contributed to the local community and has represented those accused of criminal activity. Call today if you have a case in Skagit County.
While it is true that every criminal charge is serious, the most serious of all misdemeanors is the DUI. David N. Jolly has few peers in defending clients charged with driving under the influence. His primary focus is DUI defense, and he understands how to defend our clients better than most Washington state DUI lawyers.
Any delays could harm your case and put your freedom at risk. Call our criminal defense lawyers immediately for a free consultation and evaluation of your criminal case in Whatcom, Snohomish or Skagit County. Our practice includes those charged with DUI, Theft, Reckless Driving, Malicious Mischief, Reckless Endangerment, Assault, Negligent Driving First Degree, Misdemeanors, and Probation Violations.
The attorneys and staff at the Law Firm of David Jolly have more than 60 years of criminal law experience. This experience includes prosecuting for the State of Washington and the City of Lynnwood. We therefore have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively defend those charged with theft and to keep those charged out of jail. Please call us as soon as you can to schedule a complimentary consultation at either our Bellingham or Everett office.