Bellingham dui attorney | david n. jolly

  • Award Winning Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • We Offer Free and Immediate Consultations
  • More than 50 years combined legal experience
  • Author of 25 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

Bellingham DUI Defense Attorney David N. Jolly


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 50 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. 

Bellingham DUI Law Firm

DUI Resources and helpful information




Criminal Court City of Bellingham

If you have been arrested in the City of Bellingham it is likely you will need to appear in court within 24 hours of release. It is imperative you confirm the date and time of your court date appear timely and prepared and speak to a local DUI lawyer.




Driver License Suspension DUI Bellingham

Following a DUI arrest your license is immediately in jeopardy.  You only have 7 days to appeal a pending license suspension and the hearing will be scheduled within 30 days. Word of warning, the DOL is tough so consult with an experienced attorney.




Washington State DUI Penalties

DUI penalties are severe and include mandatory jail, fines, license suspension, ignition interlock device, restriction of travel to Canada and probation. Because the penalties are so harsh it is important to consult with and hire a lawyer who understands the system best.




Alcohol Evaluation Whatcom County

An alcohol evaluation and required classes or treatment is not only recommended by mandatory. My opinion is complete the evalution (under the guidance of your attorney) early and do it right.




Ignition Interlock Bellingham Whatcom County

An ignition interlock device is mandatory if you are convicted of driving under the influence in Bellingham. Importantly you will be required to install one immediately after your arrest if you have a prior DUI.




Criminal Probation Bellingham Whatcom County

Probation is taken very seriously in Whatcom County and it is very expensive. If at all possible, it is critical to avoid active probation after the case has concluded. If on probation however, follow their rules for fear of further penalties.


Whatcom County DUI Handbook

 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. 


 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 25 DUI, Criminal & Legal Books
  • Certified Administrator and Instructor for Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • More than 100 Trials
  • More than 2000 DOL Hearings
  • The recipient of dozens of Awards and Legal Certifications
  • Local Pro Tem Judge

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 50 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.


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 24 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.

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.

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 50 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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Law Firm of David N. Jolly

218 West Champion Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225, United States

(360) 734-3847

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