If you find yourself in a situation where you are facing the criminal justice system alone, you have only one place to turn, the Law Firm of David N. Jolly.  Our office is conveniently located in downtown Bellingham between the Whatcom County District Court and the Bellingham Municipal Court.  Our Whatcom County criminal defense attorneys provide personal attention and compassionate service to every client we represent.  We have a reputation as knowledgeable and aggressive lawyers who seek the best outcome for every client we represent.  We have extensive experience in the court room environment and have successful conducted many hundreds of criminal motions and jury trials.  We not only fight for clients but we also work towards compromises that give our clients options.  If you have been arrested for a crime call us immediately as you may be ordered to appear in court within only a few days of the arrest.

A necessary evil of a DUI conviction or, a requirement of the Court at your first appearance should you have a prior DUI arrest, will be the Ignition Interlock Device.  One of the many benefits of avoiding a DUI conviction is having to have installed and maintain the installation of the Ignition Interlock Device (IID). Of more immediate concern is the mandatory installation of the device within 5 days of your first court appearance should you have a prior DUI arrest. If you have a prior arrest for Driving Under the Influence you must go to court prepared. Further, you must take necessary steps to install the IID quickly. Should you not wish to drive in such instances, Whatcom County Probation will demand you give them your license plates until the device is installed.

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Following your arrest for DUI on marijuana it is critical you call a Whatcom County DUI attorney immediately.  If you did not provide a blood sample because the officer failed to ask you or, more likely, you refused the test, you will be provided a court date for either Whatcom County District Court of Bellingham Municipal Court by the officer.  If you provided a blood sample you may not be provided a court date but more than likely you will receive a court date within a few weeks of the arrest.

Whatcom County has several courts which may require your presence immediately following an arrest for driving under the influence.  The largest courts are the Whatcom County District Court and the Bellingham Municipal Court, both located in Bellingham.  However, drunk driving charges are also filed in the Cities of Blaine, Everson-Nooksack, Ferndale, Lynden and Sumas.

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Should you hire one of our Whatcom County criminal defense attorneys you will benefit from the fact that you will be working with a firm that has well over 20 years of criminal defense experience in Western Washington.  We have a wide range of experience in the criminal court environment from DUI cases, Reckless Driving charges, Driving While License Suspended, Hit and Run charges, assault and theft crimes.  We are a team of former prosecuting attorneys and public defenders and have built our practice on hard work, perseverance, and honesty.  We understand that there is no easy case and therefore no easy conviction.  The prosecutor has the burden to prove the charge against you beyond a reasonable doubt and we make the prosecutor work every step of the way.  Remember, you are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  It is this right that affords you protection and it is our job to ensure all of our clients in Bellingham are protected.

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Your driver's license is important to you and your family.  However, an arrest for driving under the influence in Whatcom County puts your privilege to drive at risk. Following your arrest for drunk driving you have 20 days to request a DOL driver's hearing. The officer should have given you the correct form but if not, please contact our office and we will forward one to you.  Approximately two weeks after you mail (certified) the hearing request form to the Department of Licensing you will receive a package containing.  It is important to note that the DOL is not an easy organization to deal with an success only comes with the assistance of an experienced Whatcom County DUI Defense Attorney.

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If you have been charged with a Whatcom County DUI, you must appear at Whatcom County District Court in Bellingham if it is considered a State case or Bellingham Municipal case if it is a City case. Often you must appear in court the very next business day! Please contact our Whatcom County DUI Law Firm at (360) 734-3847 for a free consultation.

If you have been charged with a DUI or any 
criminal offense in Whatcom County you have a great deal at stake.  You have your freedom, your license and perhaps even your job at risk.  You need the best criminal defense attorneys in Bellingham, lawyers who will aggressively pursue the best result possible.  The attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly have years of experience and can help you during this difficult time.  For detailed information on your driving under the influence case in Whatcom County please check out the most detailed DUI website in Washington State or call one of our experienced Whatcom County DUI Defense attorneys for your free consultations.


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There are several signs, according to numerous studies, that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of marijuana. They are:

  • Smell of marijuana in car
  • Driving excessively slowly
  • Erratic driving behaviors
  • Slurred speech
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Impaired motor skills

If you have been arrested for DUI in Whatcom County you will likely be facing a court date immediately.  Do not go to Court unprepared! Get informed by downloading the complimentary information handouts to the left.  Also, don't forget to download a free copy of the Whatcom County DUI Handbook by clicking the button at the top of the page. The Book provides detailed information on the Whatcom County DUI process, the DOL hearing and license information and all the requirements the Court may make you follow.  Obviously it is also important that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney in Whatcom County.

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The criminal justice system is not always as fair and equal as it's made to appear on television.  Unless you have an experienced Bellingham criminal defense attorney by your side you have difficulty escaping a legal system that is designed to punish.  If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Whatcom County, or any of the Municipal Courts including Bellingham Municipal Court, Blaine Municipal Courtor Lynden Municipal Court you have every right to feel nervous as the results from the charge may include jail, fines, probation, loss of your driving privilege and even the loss of employment.  You have too much at stake and without an aggressive defense the Prosecuting Attorney will have their way with you.   In times such as this you need a Whatcom County criminal defense lawyer who is able to step into the courtroom and demand the justice that you deserve.

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If you are facing criminal charges for driving under the influence of marijuana, it is imperative you contact a skilled and experienced Whatcom County marijuana DUI attorney.  Attorney David N. Jolly is the author of the award winning Drug DUI Handbook and the Marijuana DUI Handbook. No other Whatcom County DUI defense attorney, or any attorney in the State of Washington has authored a book specifically on drug DUIs and therefore no other attorney is as well qualified to defend you in court. Mr. Jolly and the other lawyers at the Firm understand what specific defense strategies work in defending these drug DUI cases. You can trust that Mr. Jolly and the other
Bellingham traffic ticket lawyers at the Firm will do everything possible to fight your charges and challenge every piece of evidence of your DUI case. We offer generous payment plans and surprisingly affordable attorney fees.  Call us today to talk about your case, for free.

If you want a Whatcom County marijuana DUI attorney  who really understand this area of the law, contact the Law Firm of David N. Jolly today at (360) 734-3847 today for knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive marijuana DUI defense.

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Whatcom County District Court and Bellingham Municipal Courts have many similarities with the way they handle criminal cases and several differences. The similarities include the requirement to appear in court within hours or days of your arrest, the use of the same Probation Department and the same Jail, should Jail be later ordered by the Court. The differences include the way the prosecutors deal with cases and the individual Judges demeanor and general practice.  Knowing these differences are important to get the best outcome while also protecting yourself from enhanced criminal penalties. The most important similarity is you need a criminal defense attorney at every Whatcom County court appearance.

Our Bellingham DUI Law Firm stays on the cutting edge of all of the Washington State DUI updates and local court rule changes.  Understanding these rules, procedures and the local prosecutors and law enforcement gives our clients an edge in court.  We also regularly attend the DUI conferences in Washington and the annual National DUI Conference.  The criminal defense area is continually evolving due to technology updates and political pressure so it is important for us to stay ahead of other lawyers in Bellingham who practice DUI defense.

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If you have been arrested for a crime in the Bellingham area you may find law enforcement trying to contact you.  They are not trying to be friendly but are furthering their investigation.  It is critical that you do not speak with them!  Instead, speak to one of our experienced Bellingham DUI defense lawyers – call our office at (360) 734-3847. 

Contact one of our Whatcom County criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible for a complimentary consultation.  We will listen to your story and formulate a strategy that you can benefit from.  We know the system and we understand the law.  We also know that we can help you.  We understand that you did not plan to be charged with a crime and therefore did not plan financially to hire a lawyer.  We offer very competitive rates and payment plans.  We try and make it affordable for most to have an attorney with them in court without compromising the quality of criminal defense.  If you want to even the playing field you must consider retaining one of our knowledgeable and aggressive Whatcom County Criminal Defense attorneys to defend your rights in court.

Contact one of our 
Whatcom County DUI Defense Attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly today.

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Over the past several years the Washington State Legislature has changed the driving under the influence laws extensively.  The politics involved in Driving Under the Influence laws have resulted in many more penalties that Judges and Prosecutors can impose on unsuspecting defendants.  Some of these additions have included the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle should you arrested for a second (or greater) DUI, the addition of pretrial probation monitoring (being on probation before you are even convicted of a crime, pretrial alcohol monitoring while the case is pending, higher bail amounts imposed at first court appearances and the addition of the marijuana DUI law.

In addition to these many changes in the law local prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement are better trained to deal with DUI cases.  Whatcom County and Bellingham prosecuting attorneys are far better equipped to handle the rigors of prosecuting a DUI case. This confirms the need for proper criminal defense representation.  Years ago the average DUI lawyer could appear in court and simply request a better offer and frequently such an offer would be easily obtained.  This is now far from reality.  Thankfully the attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly are well trained in defending all criminal cases.  This knowledge of law the law and science allow the Firm to obtain superior results for their clients.  If you have been arrested call the Whatcom County DUI defense attorneys at the Firm now. Defending good people in difficult times is what they do.  Call their DUI lawyers in Whatcom County today.

Washington State now allows the legal recreational consumption of marijuana.  For many, this was good news.  However, such legalization came with a catch.  The catch is simple, for those who drive with any marijuana in their system, the law will not be kind. For an individual over the age of 21 years, driving with 5 nanograms of THC is now illegal.  Not only is it illegal, it is a driving under the influence charge.  Similarly, anyone under the age of 21 years who has any marijuana in their system and drives a motor vehicle, is guilty of a minor DUI.  If you are facing a marijuana DUI charge you should immediately speak with a Whatcom County Marijuana DUI Lawyer. Fortunately in Whatcom County there is a criminal defense attorney who has knowledge far greater than most DUI attorneys in the field of driving under the influence of marijuana defense. David Jolly published the first Marijuana DUI Book in the Country in 2014. Use his knowlege to help defend you if charged with Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Whatcom County. Call today for a complementary consultation.

Our Whatcom County DUI Defense lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience defending those accused of DUI in Whatcom County courts. We get results for our Whatcom County clients and help them through every step of the very tricky Bellingham criminal defense process. It is this experienced, dedication to our DUI clients and their needs, and attention to detail that makes us the best choice when considering a Whatcom County Defense DUI attorney.

Our Bellingham office services all of our Bellingham and Whatcom County clients.  Our DUI and criminal defense focus keeps us close to both the Bellingham Municipal Court and Whatcom County District Court.  Because we only practice criminal and DUI defense we have a level of knowledge and experience that cannot be matched by other Whatcom County DUI Defense lawyers.  There is probably no area of this law that we haven't either written about or more important, practiced.  Our familiarity with DUI law keeps us up to date with the many changes in the laws including the most recent additions requiring mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device following an arrest for driving under the influence if you have a prior charge.  Such knowledge is critical to our clients when they are facing court immediately following an arrest and have their freedom on the line.  Call our local Whatcom County DUI defense attorneys for a free consultation following your arrest in Bellingham.


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In both Whatcom County District Court and Bellingham Municipal Court your court date is immediate. Check your court date, it could be today!

One of the biggest concerns you undoubtedly have following an arrest is how much will this all cost.  Obviously one of the largest expenses will be hiring a Whatcom County DUI attorneys.  We understand that you have not prepared for such an event and have therefore been sensitive to our pricing.  We offer different attorney fees depending on who you decide to hire and spread out our payments over several months with a low retainer.  You will find that our fees for representation in your Whatcom County DUI case are competitively priced and our DUI law firm is actually more affordable than many of our competitors.  Further, our level of knowledge and experience is significantly more than most other Whatcom County criminal attorneys so the value for money is substantial.  Please call our Bellingham office and talk directly to one of our Whatcom County DUI lawyers at (360) 734-3847 to discuss our fees and payment plans.

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  • We have helped thousands of individuals arrested for DUI
  • We are an award winning DUI defense firm
  • We have DUI attorneys who are former public defenders and prosecutors
  • David has authored 20 DUI and Traffic legal books
  • David is one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • David is one of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Criminal lawyers in Washington
  • We will treat you with dignity, courtesy and respect throughout your entire DUI case.