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David Nelson Jolly

David Nelson Jolly

Law Firm of David N. Jolly
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • Washington
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Summary

I have been practicing law in Western Washington since 1997. Since my first day of practice my area of emphasis has been DUI law. My first few years of practice were as a Prosecuting Attorney then in 2001 I moved to private practice representing those accused of the crime. Since 2004 I have only practiced this DUI and Criminal Defense. My knowledge in this area is immense and has been helped by my work in completing a total of 20 DUI books including, "The DUI Handbook for the Accused" in 2007. I have two more books being printed in 2009, "The DUI Handbook for Lawyers" and "Driving Under the Influence-A Brief History" and the "Whatcom County DUI Handbook" and "Skagit County DUI Handbook" among others. I believe in thorough and aggressive representation of my clients. I also believe that our representation goes beyond just the court appearances and DOL hearings. We help to facilitate alcohol evaluations, treatment or alcohol classes (whichever is deemed necessary), the DUI Victim's Panel, and any else that may be required. It is my staff's objective to make this process as smooth as it can possibly be. Experience. Knowledge. Aggressive Representation. These are the cornerstones of my practice.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We charge a flat fee and do offer payment plans. Our fees are very reasonable considering our area of expertise and experience.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner | Attorney
Law Firm of David N. Jolly
- Current
Attorney
Marsh Mundorf Pratt Sullivan & McKenzie
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Prosecuting Attorney
City of Lynnwood
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Prosecuting Attorney
Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney
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Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Valedictorian
University of Calgary
B.A. / Management
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Awards
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Winner - First Place Book
Reader View Literacy Awards
Winner of the Reader View Literacy Awards in 2009, "DUI/DWI: The History of Driving Under the Influence" was the first book about DUI to ever be written.
Professional Associations
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) Member
Member
- Current
DUI College of Defense - Harvard Law School
Member
- Current
South Everett / Mukilteo Rotary Club Member
Board Member
- Current
Washington State Bar # 27512
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
The DUI Handbook For the Accused
Outskirts Press
Certifications
Field Sobriety Testing - Certification
NHTSA
Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor
LaPier & Associates
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm of David N. Jolly
Website
Whatcom DUI Attorneys
Blog
Skagit County Criminal Defense
Blog
Whatcom County Criminal Defense
Blog
Bellingham DUI Defense
Legal Answers
25 Questions Answered

Q. If your dui deferred prosecution is revoked, is it possible to get EHM or work release instead of incarceration?
A: Work Release is always a possibility in lieu of Jail - assuming you are employed, your jurisdiction permits it, and you have no prior violent criminal convictions. Talk to your attorney or consult with an experienced local DUI lawyer. http://www.whatcomdui.net
Q. Why is a dui from 13 years ago effect a current dui
A: Technically a prior DUI 13 years ago should not affect a new charge - however - it does. Prosecutors believe there is a pattern (which is a real stretch) and Judges think you didn't learn from the last experience. The Legislature now believes you should be punished at your first court date and makes it mandatory to install an ignition interlock. Clearly you need to talk to an attorney as any prior offense makes the new DUI very serious in the eyes of many. http://www.dui-bellingham.com/
Q. How to defend against a dui when the drug is ambien a sleep aid
A: Ugghh, Ambien is a horrible drug. Ultimately it comes down to evidence, whether the blood draw was done properly, the amount of ambien in your system, performance of SFSTs, and whether there was a DRE. Learn more here: http://www.amazon.com/Drug-DUI-Handbook-David-Jolly/dp/1432777645/ref=la_B00J6Z76NO_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405641626&sr=1-3 http://bellingham-dui.com
Q. Who approves you to leave the state for a job when you have two D.W.I.s
A: The Interstate Compact governs this law and ultimately, the Probation Department approves whether you can leave or not - which would probably demand you transfer probation to another State. http://everett-dui.co/
Q. Can courts in washington state choose which treatment agency they will accept Drug and alcohol assessments from?
A: Simple answer is no - the Courts cannot chose which specific agency. However, they will demand that the agency be certified in the State of Washington. Importantly though, if the Court does not agree with the agency's findings, they can demand another evaluation (but they cannot tell you which agency to use). http://www.everettduiattorney.co/
Q. Do I still have a chance of delaying my license suspension, if I didn't act within the 20 days following my arrest?
A: The DOL is tough to deal with at the best of times. Obviously your question is old, but if you do not request a hearing within 20 days and the DOL received paperwork from the reporting officer, you have almost no chance at keeping your license. Sorry. http://www.skagitduiattorneys.com/
Q. If I had a tongue piercing in while blowing into the machine do they automatically have to throw out my case?
A: If you had a tongue piercing in your tongue when you blew into the BAC machine - you should have your BAC results tossed (suppressed). However, if the officer disagrees, then that is a different matter. Importantly, even if the BAC results are suppressed, that does not mean the case is thrown out. Prosecutors can try and convict you if they believe you were impaired by alcohol, regardless of breath test results. http://www.skagitcriminaldefense.com/
Q. I was in an auto accident alone, and was unconcious when my blood was drawn. 2 weeks later the police are asking for my
A: This is an old question so I hope you have received legal counsel - but give law enforcement nothing. NOTHING. Unless they have a warrant, give them nothing. In case I am not clear, give them nothing. Also, talk to an attorney...immediately. http://whatcomcriminaldefense.com
Q. I am employed as a CDL-A driver and received speeding and DUI ticket then released with my license I in hand.Can still
A: You will lose your CDL for one year (or a lifetime if you have a prior CDL suspension) if you lose the DOL hearing or are convicted of the DUI. Further, you will lose your CDL (for a period of less than one year) if the DUI is amended to Reckless Driving or Negligent Driving First Degree AND the speeding ticket if found committed. You seriously need an attorney, immediately! http://www.washdui.com
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