If you are facing DUI charges in Snohomish County, it's imperative that you speak with an experienced Snohomish County DUI Defense attorney as soon as you can. DUI charges are very serious, and you may even have to appear in court within a couple of days of your arrest. A DUI conviction can result in a number of penalties that could take a serious toll on many aspects of your life. Importantly, your driver’s license will be suspended, which may impact your ability to work. An experienced and knowledgeable Snohomish County DUI Defense lawyer can ensure your rights are protected and aggressively fight your charges to help you avoid a license suspension and other serious penalties, including jail.
You will be required to install an ignition interlock if convicted of DUI
Snohomish County DUI lawyer David N. Jolly and his team of experienced DUI lawyers and staff have more than 60 years of experience in criminal law, and has defended countless clients facing DUI charges. Mr. Jolly has experience handling DUI cases involving underage DUI, marijuana DUIs, out-of-state DUI, DUI accidents, and license suspensions. David was also the Lynnwood DUI prosecutor for more than three years.
Our office is located in the heart of Snohomish County, Everett, and all of our attorneys are well trained and dedicated to DUI defense. We are one of the most experienced DUI defense firms in Snohomish County and are former prosecuting attorneys and public defenders with a wealth of criminal law experience. We also understand that no-one plans to be arrested for driving under the influence and as such, it is often difficult to afford a good criminal defense lawyer. Knowing this we have some of the lowest retainers in the County and spread payments out over many months. Bottom line is you can afford our legal representation.
Representing clients in Snohomish County criminal cases and achieving the very best results is our primary motive and objective. However, it is not our only job. We believe that every client should be treated with the utmost respect. Therefore we treat every client with the respect they deserve. It is this dedication to service that separates us from other attorneys. We are the full service Snohomish County DUI attorneys and our court room reputation has been earned the old fashioned way, through years of hard work.
Our Everett DUI attorneys keep up with the many complicated changes in Washington DUI law. For instance, the most recent change that may affect an DUI defendant is the requirement that a driver have installed an ignition interlock device within 48 hours of the first court appearance for a second or great offense. This new law is mandatory and requires immediate action, therefore the requirement of a Snohomish County DUI lawyer is even more critical.
Snohomish County courts are some of the toughest in Washington
Penalties for DUI include Jail, License Suspensions and Ignition Interlock
Supervised probation in Snohomish County is expensive, avoid it
If you have been arrested for DUI in Snohomish County you must immediately seek advice from an experienced Snohomish County DUI Attorney. We are those attorneys! With more than 60 years of DUI practice and having authored 20 DUI books, we have the experience and knowledge you need on your side. We also offer a wide range of DUI fees to accommodate virtually all budgets. We are also conveniently located in the heart of the Snohomish County legal community. The Snohomish County DUI Handbook is now published and FREE. Call us for a FREE consultation.
2731 Wetmore Avenue, #401
Everett, WA 98201
Your driver's license is undoubtedly very valuable to you. Most of us rely on our driver's license for work, for family reasons and it is necessary to drive for almost every facet of our lives. Living without the ability to drive would be unimaginable for the majority of us. After an arrest for DUI Snohomish County law enforcement send the report they have compiled for your case to the Department of Licensing and this immediately puts your ability to drive at risk. It is therefore important to send in the driver's hearing request form to the DOL within 20 days of your arrest for DUI in Snohomish County to preserve your license. Talk to one or our Snohomish County DUI attorneys regarding the license hearing process and download for free our license charts.
If you have a prior arrest for driving under the influence you will be required to install an ignition interlock within 5 days of your first court date. However, things may even get worse as the Snohomish County prosecutor will likely ask that Bail be set and you be placed in custody. Again, preparation is key and this starts with an experienced Snohomish County DUI defense attorney.
If you have been convicted of DUI in Snohomish County the DOL will send you notice that you are required to install and drive with an Ignition Interlock License for a period no less than one year. Additionally, if you lose your privilege to drive you cannot drive unless you apply for (and receive) an ignition interlock license. Such a license requires the installation of an ignition interlock device, SR 22 insurance and an application fee of $100. The ignition interlock device will also be required if you have been arrested for a DUI in Snohomish County and you have a prior arrest for the same charge. In such instances we highly recommend you have a Snohomish County DUI defense lawyer with you at all times, starting with the arraignment.
If you have a prior DUI arrest, you will be required to post bail at arraignment
Deferred Prosecution in Snohomish County will save your driver's license (if you provided a breath test), allow you to avoid jail and most importantly, dismiss your entire case. However, you must sit down and learn about the program from an experienced DUI attorney. Snohomish County has many complicated rules that must be adhered to prior to approval.
Your driver's license is at risk and you only have 20 days to save it
DUI Victim Impact Panels are two hours in length and involve presentations by individuals who have been affected by drunk driving. These individuals are often family members of an individual who was killed or seriously injured by a drunk driver. As always it is recommended that you attend one of these sessions prior to the conclusion of your case.
The alcohol evaluation will be required by the Court and demanded by the Department of Licensing to reinstate your driver's license should you received a license suspension. The key is to be well informed, prepared and proactive. After you have completed the alcohol drug evaluation the treatment center will provide a diagnosis. The diagnosis will determine if the participant has an alcohol drug problem, the potential for a problem or no alcohol drug problem at all. It thereafter incumbent on the individual to complete the recommended course of action whether it be one 8-hour class or months of treatment.
We are horrified to hear that one of Snohomish County's greatest servants, Belinda Galde, is one of the five victims of the Cascade Mall tragedy in Burlington, Skagit County. Belinda and her mother, Beatrice Dotson, were brutally killed in another gun related incident. The Snohomish County District Court issued a statement about Belinda, stating: "she was an amazingly kind and caring individual who was much adored by her friends, her co-workers and the thousands of probationers who she helped find a better way to live." We cannot agree more. What a wonderful person, lost way too soon. We are so sad and pray for Belinda and her mother's family, and all the families of the victims.
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A good DUI Defense in Snohomish County starts during the investigation phase. We highly recommend you be very polite, say very little, refused to do the standardized field sobriety tests and then when requested to provide a breath or blood sample speak to an experienced DUI Lawyer. Snohomish County fights every DUI case with vigor and offering reduced sentences is becoming more rare. You however, can do something to improve your chances of doing well. Following your arrest and release it is important to contact a highly qualified local Snohomish County DUI Lawyer. The Law Firm of David N. Jolly has been defending Snohomish County DUI cases for years and offer complimentary consultations in every driving under the influence case.
The Snohomish County DUI Attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly have more than 60 years of criminal defense experience and have helped thousands of people. David N Jolly is an award winning author who has published more than 20 books on the subject of driving under the influence and is a leader in his field. They will help you throughout your case and pride themselves in superior service and exceptional results. They have been serving Snohomish County since 1997 and their reputation has been earned by hard work, ethical performance and the highest level of integrity. Most importantly, they care about the results of each case and their individual clients. For more information on your case and how the Law Firm of David N. Jolly can help defend your case, call their Snohomish County DUI Attorneys today at (425) 493-1115.