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Washington State DUI laws are complex and severe. If you have never previously been charged with a crime you will still be facing mandatory jail, a license suspension, the installation of an ignition interlock device, thousands of dollars in fines and the requirement to receive an alcohol and drug evaluation, classes or treatment and a DUI Victim Panel.  Because the sanctions are so harsh you must be aware of them in advance and retain the best legal representation you can.  The Bellingham attorneys and staff at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly have more than 50 years of experience dealing with Washington State DUI laws and can help protect you in court and with the Department of Licensing. They will help you when you need help most, from a Bellingham driving under the influence charge or a Minor DUI in Whatcom County.


If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Bellingham you have some immediate decisions to make.  These decisions are often necessitated by the immediacy of both the arrest and the subsequent court appearance. Often you will appear in Bellingham Municipal Court or Whatcom County District Court within hours of the arrest. That being said, here is what you need to know now! 

  • Do not Panic!
  • Confirm the Time and Location of your Court Appearance.
  • Confirm you have the DOL Driver's Hearing Request Form
  • Prepare for your Court Appearance and be Early
  • Contact an Experience and Local Bellingham DUI Attorney