Avoiding supervised probation is one of the many goals after a DUI arrest
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Everett, WA 98201
Your driver's license is at risk and you only have 20 days to save it
It does not matter if this is your first DUI or one of many - we can and will successfully represent you. Importantly, if you are a professional driver with a CDL you have even more to lose, so call us right away so we can discuss how we can aggressively and carefully represent your interests. The DOL treats CDLs very differently from personal driver's licenses so please call to discuss. Your future is far too important not to have the best DUI attorney in Everett represent you. By working with an experienced Everett DUI attorney from their firm, you can be confident knowing that you have placed your future into the hands of a seasoned professional.
From helping people who have been charged with a first offense to those with multiple convictions on their criminal record, their firm has a track record of success. We also represent clients at the Department of Licensing hearing and have participated in nearly 1,000 DOL hearings over the years. No matter what your situation is, we are the firm has the know-how to help.
After your arrest you must immediately begin the search for a knowledgeable attorney who you can trust. At the Law Firm of David N. Jolly, the Everett DUI lawyers understand what is at stake with these criminal charges and routinely go above and beyond to protect your legal rights of their clients. You simply have too much on the line to work with anything less than the best.
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Everett Municipal Court will set bail at $50,000 if jailed after a DUI arrest
An integral component of most DUI cases and evidence are the standardized field sobriety tests (FST) that are performed roadside prior to the arrest. These are a preliminary form of testing to determine if the driver is potentially under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There are three forms that have been standardized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that, when used properly together, have a high accuracy rate - according to NHTSA and every prosecuting attorney you will confront. We know the "science" is flawed however. These three tests include the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), One Leg Stand (OLS) and the Walk and Turn (WAT). While commonly used, these tests are not perfect and it is important that it is remembered that an experienced attorney will be able to help challenge this evidence. For example, medical issues can cause a sober person to appear impaired– even if they didn't consume any alcohol. Importantly, there is no other Everett DUI attorney in Snohomish County with more knowledge about field sobriety tests than David Jolly. He is a certified FST instructor and authored the book, The DUI Investigation Handbook, a book bought by many police officers!
DUI Penalties are harsh and Everett DUI prosecutors are demanding
An ignition interlock may be ordered at your first court appearance
If you have been arrested for DUI in Everett you must immediately seek advice from an experienced Everett DUI Attorney. An arrest for DUI will have you possibly facing severe DUI penalties such as jail time, fines, the mandatory installation of the ignition interlock device, alcohol evaluations, alcohol and drug classes, and the DUI Victim's Panel. For this reason alone, it is imperative that you contact an Everett DUI lawyer. However, not all attorneys are created equal and this is definitely not the time to work with an inexperienced attorney. When it's your future on the line you can trust our Everett DUI lawyers to help.
Deferred Prosecution is a wonderful program with significant benefits. The program will dismiss your DUI, result in no jail and will save your license (if you proceed correctly - a refusal of the breath test is a different story, however). The program is not for everyone and the details must be thoroughly vetted with your attorney before proceeding. Importantly, an individual can only do one deferred prosecution in a lifetime.
Located in the heart of Everett, across the street from both the Snohomish County District Court and Everett Municipal Court, we are conveniently located and ready to help! If you have been criminally charged, it is in your best interested to contact an Everett DUI attorney from our firm today to schedule your initial case consultation and to learn more about how the firm can help. If you retain an attorney from the Everett DUI Law Firm of David N. Jolly you should have confidence that you are being represented by the best DUI attorneys in Snohomish County. They will be working with someone who will work tirelessly to uphold your rights and defend your freedom. By keeping you informed about the process, they will help to clear up any confusion you may have and work with you to help you stay involved as your case proceeds. When you have this much on the line, you do not have a moment to lose. Get the involvement of the Everett DUI attorneys from Law Firm of David N. Jolly today and be confident knowing that you are working with a heavyweight who is truly invested in the outcome of your case. Call today - we can help you.
The alcohol drug evaluation is mandatory and we recommend you obtain the evaluation well before the conclusion of your driving under the influence case. However, proceeding with the evaluation should be done with great caution as you will be required to complete whatever is recommended by the agency. Also, do not assume you will do well at the evaluation - therefore we strongly urge you to discuss the process is an Everett lawyer first.
Everett Municipal Court requires an immediate appearance after an arrest
A DUI Victim Panel is a two hour presentation by individuals who have suffered from driving under the influence cases. Typically you will hear from parents or relatives of those who have been injured or even killed by a drunk driver. Occassionally an individual who was arrested for DUI will make a presentation and discuss how the DUI affected his or her life. The victim panel costs $50.00.
An arrest for DUI in Everett brings with it many stresses and expenses. To some, it even brings surprises. One of those many surprises may occur at your first court date, called the arraignment. If you have a prior DUI arrest, regardless of outcome, the court will Order you to install an ignition interlock device within 5 days of your criminal arrest. Should you not have a vehicle, you will then be required to install a TAD bracelet within 5 days (a TAD bracelet is a transdermal alcohol detection unit - and is significantly more expensive than an ignition interlock). Further, if your matter is set for Snohomish County District Court Everett Division, the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney will request that Bail be set. It is very likely one of the district court Judges will impose bail. If so, you will have 24-48 hours to post bail. If the bail is bondable, which it usually is, you may proceed with a bail bondsman and post 10% of the total bail while the bail bonds company takes care of the rest. It should be very clear that dealing with a DUI case in Everett is complicated. Please consult with a local Everett lawyer before court.
At the Law Firm of David N. Jolly, they are led by founding attorney David Jolly who is a former Snohomish prosecuting attorney with over 30 years of combined experience in the system. There are very few Everett DUI lawyers in the area with the same level of understanding of the law as David Jolly and his defense team. They are well-trained in drunk driving defense and understand who to layer a case that can prevail in court. No matter whether they are arguing that the traffic stop was unlawful to challenging DUI evidence presented by breath tests and blood tests, clients have trusted them for years knowing that they are working with professionals who are truly equipped to help protect their rights.
Hiring one of our Everett attorneys does make a difference because we approach each and every client's case with the same attitude - fight hard to get the best deal. I see each client as a person, not a case. I spend quality time with each and every one of my clients to make sure that they understand the charges against them and the penalties they may be facing. Collectively, my clients and I investigate every bit of evidence that may build a strong defense for their charges. I strive to make myself personally available to my clients when possible, but make sure my clients have case information access any hour of the day, through my online client portal. If you are looking for a firm who will talk with you and listen to your needs while fighting hard to keep your freedom, you need to contact my firm as soon as possible.
At the Law Firm of David N. Jolly we understand that being arrested is not only difficult on you but also on your family. When you face DUI charges, you also face the Washington DOL, ignition interlock companies and insurance companies. There is a common misconception that there no legal defense for driving under the influence, but those who believe that are incorrect. However, the key to a solid defense starts with hiring the very best DUI attorney. Everett cases are our specialty and we can help! We can help you fully investigate the particular circumstances surrounding your arrest and develop a strong defense to bring forth for review by a judge and jury. Whether this is your first DUI offense, or not, you need to have an attorney on your side. When you understand the DUI process and the DOL hearing, you stand a better chance at retaining your driving privileges and possibly reducing your charges or dismissing your case.