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We are very happy to announce another valuable book to our library, "Traffic Stops in Washington." This 300 page book details the laws involving the traffic stop, a critical step in the DUI process. David has written more than 20 legal books including new Whatcom DUI books annually.

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David Jolly has been appearing in local Washington Courts since 1997.  His roots in the local community are deep having been a Prosecuting Attorney at both State and Municipal levels from 1998 to 2001. Since 2001 he has been actively defending those accused of Driving Under the Influence throughout Western Washington. He has represented thousands of individuals in dozens of different courts in front of hundreds of different Judges and Prosecuting Attorneys.  The experience of appearing in different courts and prosecutors is important as it has allowed David exposure to different legal theories practices and has enabled him to use different approaches to cases depending on the available legal defenses and court practices. An important component to successful Bellingham DUI Defense attorney is trial experience.  David has take more than 100 criminal cases to trial. While recognizing that trial is a last resort and achieving alternate options is usually preferred, in cases that do proceed to trial David's client have the knowledge that he has the experience and track record needed to succeed. 

If you have been cited with a Whatcom County DUI, it is your right to hire an experienced DUI lawyer to represent your case. We have over 60 years of combined legal expertise and is ready to serve you. We represent cases involving speeding tickets, DUIs and other traffic citations. To find out what our team of 
Bellingham DUI lawyers can do for you, contact us about a free consultation.

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Your defense to a DUI in Bellingham begins the moment you are released from custody.  Lack of preparation may result in the installation of an ignition interlock device at your first court appearance, supervised probation during your case, or even the Judge setting Bail and taking you into custody.  An experienced Whatcom County DUI Defense attorney can not only assist with the improvement of your case and hopefully the avoidance of a driving under the influence conviction, but can also protect you during the case and beyond.

There are many new laws mandated by the State legislature that may harm you at your first court date. You need protection immediately and would be wise to seek counsel as soon as possible. However, we also understand that access to the necessary funds may prove prohibitive and this is why we offer very low retainers and generous payment plans.  Please call our office immediately to discuss your case and our payment plans. You need protection in court now and we do not want money to stand in your way of hiring the best Bellingham DUI defense lawyer.


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218 W. Champion Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 734-3847 | (425) 493-1115


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The Law Firm of David N. Jolly is proud of our hard earned reputation. It is our belief that no other criminal defense attorney in Whatcom County is more qualified to represent those charged with driving under the influence. Here are some of David's qualifications.

  • Former Municipal and State Prosecuting Attorney
  • Award Winning Author of 20 DUI, Criminal & Legal Books
  • Certified Administrator and Instructor for Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Owner of the only privately administered BAC machine in Whatcom County
  • More than 100 Trials
  • More than 1000 DOL Hearings
  • The recipient of dozens of Awards and Legal Certifications

It is important to recognize that you need not venture into the system alone. The Law Firm of David N. Jolly is a Bellingham criminal defense law firm devoted exclusively to defending people just like you. With a focus exclusively on Criminal and DUI defense, David Jolly leads a team of highly skilled Bellingham DUI attorneys with more than 60 years of experience in and around Whatcom County and Washington State. If you have been arrested and need experienced and proven defense, contact us as we are your Bellingham DUI Attorneys.

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  • Bail may be required if you are in custody at Whatcom County Jail - contact a Bellingham Bail Bondsman
  • Most Whatcom County DUI arrests will result in an immediate Court date - check your paperwork as court is mandatory
  • There is a new BAC Machine - the Draeger Alcotest - it's all new and ripe for challenges
  • Ignition Interlock Ordered by Judge at Arraignment if 2nd + DUI
  • Ignition Interlock Devices now require a camera
  • An Ignition Interlock is required for 60 days if a passenger is under 16
  • You don't need an Ignition Interlock Device if you do not drive, except for the final 4 months
  • A TAD Bracelet (like a SCRAM bracelet) may be required at your first court date if you have prior DUI arrests
  • Licensing - be sure and request a DOL Hearing within 20 days of your DUI arrest
  • License Suspension - if you lose your driving privilege you can still drive with an Ignition Interlock License
  • To Reinstate your Driver's License after a suspension due to a DUI arrest, visit a Bellingham DOL office in person, pay the resintatement fee and file SR 22 Insurance
  • Marijuana DUI 'per se' laws now in effect and it is illegal to drive with 5 nanograms of THC
  • The Marijuana DUI Handbook - written by Bellingham DUI Lawyer David Jolly - is the first book of its kind in the USA
  • CPS will be contacted if a passenger is under 13
  • Bellingham Municipal Court loves Supervised Probation - prepare early
  • Alcohol Drug Evaluations are Required - Get one Early but consult with a criminal attorney in Bellingham first!
  • Prepare Now for the Alcohol Drug Evaluation - Know the Questions and Abstain from alcohol and drugs
  • You will need to complete a DUI Victim Panel
  • Deferred Prosecution will dismiss your Bellingham DUI, will result in No Jail and Save your License
  • Deferred Prosecution will save your license only if you did not refuse the BAC and only if you file an Intent to Seek Deferred Prosecution with the DOL
  • DUI and Reckless Driving will suspend your driver's license but Negligent Driving First Degree will not
  • A DUI conviction will restrict your travel to Canada
  • You cannot "vacate" (expunge) a DUI conviction in Washington but you can vacate a Reckless Driving or Negligent Driving 1st Degree conviction
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If you have been arrested for DUI in Bellingham or anywhere in Whatcom County, you have just entered into a system full of confusion and contradiction. Without professional and knowledgeable guidance, you may end up with more jail, higher fines, or even a conviction for driving under the influence.  Many of these severe criminal penalties may have been avoided with the help of an experienced Bellingham attorney.  If this is the first time you have been arrested the entire court system and the Department of Licensing labyrinth is not familiar to you and will become complicated and frustrating in a hurry. If you find yourself in this predicament please call the Law Firm of David N. Jolly for immediate help. David Jolly is an award winning criminal defense attorney, and he and his staff have more than 60 years of legal experience. Consultations are always complimentary, we are available at all hours, our legal fees are reasonable and lengthy payment plans are available.

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Our law practice has been located in Bellingham for many years and in 2016, we took a further step to cement our presence and service our many clients. Welcome to our new law office, 218 W. Champion Street, Bellingham.

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Our legal services are affordable. We use teamwork to address each DUI case. You get the personal attention you deserve from members of our Bellingham DUI law firm staff. Our goal is to build relationships with the clients we represent and gain their trust. We feel that strong relationships with our clients allow us to better represent them in court. Through teamwork and communication we aim to provide high quality legal representation. That is why so many people call us when they need a reputable DUI lawyer. Our Bellingham DUI lawyers offer affordable legal services to those who have been cited for a DUI or other traffic violations.

Being cited for a DUI is never an easy situation to deal with. You need the right team of Bellingham DUI lawyers to fight for your legal rights. You should consider hiring a lawyer from the acclaimed DUI law firm, the Law Firm of David Jolly. Many Bellingham residents turn to us when they need reliable legal services. We specialize in representing DUI and other traffic cases. Our Whatcom County DUI attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience in handling DUI cases. They are fully prepared to serve you and represent your legal case. If you have received a citation for speeding, reckless driving or a DUI, contact our Bellingham DUI lawyers and learn more about what we can do to help you with your case. We also provide free services and information on our main DUI website and offer, free of charge, the Whatcom County DUI Handbook. 

Unlike many Bellingham lawyers, the Law Firm of David Jolly will tell you exactly how much they will charge for their services. David's fees are competitive, and in many cases lower than other law firms. His pricing is deliberately set so that their clients receive the highest amount of work, service and expertise for the money. Transparency when it comes to fees and services performed is critical to a solid and trustworthy relationship between attorney and client. The Whatcom County Law Firm of David Jolly accepts many forms of payment, and, in most cases, can set up payment plans that work with your budget. Before you hire an attorney, please call the Law Firm of David Jolly to discuss your case. They offer the most experience and the best service for the money.  The bottom line is that we make it possible for most people to afford our services in order to get the most competent criminal defense representation for their Bellingham DUI case.

Your future can be affected by the outcome of your traffic violation or DUI case. A DUI can have drastic consequences. Your driver's license could be suspended, you could be required to pay a fine or spend time in jail depending on the charges against you. To fight for your rights and obtain the best possible outcome for your case, you need representation from a confident team of Bellingham DUI lawyers. Attorneys from the Law Firm of David Jolly are knowledgeable of the Washington DUI and traffic laws and the local Whatcom County court practices. They can represent you in court and fight for the best possible outcome.

  • Award Winning Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • We Offer Free and Immediate Consultations
  • More than 60 years cbmbined legal experience
  • Author of 20 DUI, Criminal & Legal Books
  • ​Former Municipal & State Prosecuting Attorney
  • Affordable Representation for Superior Service
  • Low Retainers & Affordable Monthly Payments
  • Also licensed in Federal Court (Bellingham)
  • ​Judge Pro Tem
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Deferred Prosecution is a wonderful program for the right individual. A Deferred Prosecution will dismiss your DUI, eliminate all Jail, and even save your driver license. However, it can be expensive and involves 2 years of alcohol treatment. Find out more ...

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The great majority of those arrested for driving under the influence never had any intention of breaking the law. They are typically law abiding citizens with no history of criminal activity. Similarly, these same people usually have no idea where to turn when such a terrible situation occurs. Fortunately, Bellingham is the home to many wonderful criminal defense attorneys. Whatcom County is blessed in this regard but one lawyer stands out, David Jolly. With more than than 20 years of legal experience, his thousands of hours of court room experience and his knowledge of the law make him the logical choice when defending yourself in court.

We understand that people make mistakes. Before hiring a lawyer from just any law firm, consider the credentials of our Bellingham DUI lawyers. Our law firm offers top-notch legal representation and guaranteed client satisfaction. We work hard to minimize the penalties and help you maintain your driving record.

Call for a Free Consultation: (360) 734-3847 • (425) 493-1115

David Jolly is the author of 20 DUI & Legal books including the Whatcom County DUI Handbook. The 2019 edition is now available.

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