Anacortes Municipal Court Defense Attorney


We are a team of dedicated Anacortes DUI lawyers and professional legal staff who handle DUI  and drunk driving cases in Skagit County, Washington and all of Anacortes. If you have been arrested please call our office to speak with an Anacortes DUI Attorney.  A Washington DUI could have potentially life changing consequences, and you may be wondering what to do next or how to fight the charge. We have the answers so please call us for a free consultation.


David N. Jolly Criminal Defense Attorney Anacortes WA

It is important to fight the charges against you and keep your record clean, and Skagit County, Washington DUI Lawyer David N. Jolly can help. The attorneys and staff at the Law Firm of David focus on DUI defense and have over 60 years of trial and legal experience.  Hiring a Skagit County criminal defense attorney from the firm could make a positive difference in the outcome of your case. For a free review of your case, call Anacortes DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer David N. Jolly at (360) 336-8722. Emergency calls are answered 24 hours. 


Anacortes Skagit County Criminal Court

Anacortes Municipal court meets on two Thursdays per month. The court has Judges supplied by Skagit County and therefore they are familiar to those attorneys who do a great deal of criminal defense work in the County. I have known these Judges for many years and in fact, three of the four Judges (one is a Commissioner) I knew well before they arrived to the Bench. That being said, these Judges are tough and this is equally matched by the prosecuting attorneys. This is one court where you must have an experienced DUI defense attorney by your side.

License Suspension Skagit County DUI Anacortes

Following your arrest for DUI in Anacortes you have the right to challenge the pending suspension of your license. To do so you must file a Department of Licensing Hearing Request form within seven days of your arrest. The Hearing process is not held in a courtroom though it does include presentation of evidence gathered by police. You stand a better chance of retaining your driving privileges with legal counsel. Time is critical though if you want to keep your license, so contact him now. 

Washington State DUI Penalties Anacortes

Being arrested for DUI in Anacortes poses many legal and financial obstacles. For even a first offense for drunk driving you will be facing jail time, substantial fines, increased auto insurance rates and loss of license. The penalties increase with each additional DUI arrest. Being found guilty of drinking and driving in Washington will result in a criminal record. That could make finding or keeping a job more difficult. Now more than ever it is important to call our office for a free consultation.

Skagit County Criminal Probation Anacortes

Anacortes uses the Skagit County probation department. Supervised probation is expensive and can cause you grief down the road. There are ways to avoid such problems and the way is to know what to do from the beginning. Completing an alcohol drug evaluation, ADIS class and DUI Victim Panel in the early months from the arrest is a good start.

Skagit County Ignition Interlock Device Anacortes

None of us love these devices.  If the year was 1980 we would all marvel at their technology but it is not 1980 anymore. The problems is these devices are flawed and any problems caused by the driver may result in 30 days or more of jail and an additional 6 months with the device.  This is no joke and neither is dealing with these machines.  Follow your attorney's advice but start learning about them early.

Skagit County Bail Bonds Anacortes

A Bail Bondsman will become your best friend if you are taken into custody (jail) following your arrest for DUI or, if you miss a court date and are picked up on a warrant. If that happens, call a bail bondsman as they can help you get out of jail faster and more affordably.  I strongly recommend using local Mt Vernon Bail Bonds companies as they are more familiar with the Skagit County Jail.

Skagit County DUI Handbook Anacortes

David has written more than 25 criminal defense and DUI books during his many years as an attorney. Please download a complimentary copy of the Skagit County DUI Handbook. The book describes in detail what you can expect from the Anacortes DUI process. There is no other book like it and best of all, it is free.


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Contact an Anacortes DUI Lawyer for Help

Selecting an attorney to provide drunk driving defense is a very important decision. Not all attorneys practice criminal law or they have limited experience with Washington DUI. Do not leave your future to chance. Anacortes, Washington DUI Lawyer David Jolly will aggressively defend you against charges of DUI in Washington. He has a reputation for providing superior legal representation and excellent personal service.

David Jolly is one of the more experienced criminal law attorneys in the Anacortes area. He will protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome for you during every phase of your case. That includes representing you during a special hearing with the Department of Licensing in an effort to help save your driving privileges. While building a criminal defense, he will file motions to suppress evidence, challenge the prosecutor’s case, question police procedure and, in a move that distinguishes his efforts from many other law firms, prepare for jury trial starting from day one.

Here is where we render our first warning.  The prosecuting attorney for Anacortes is noted to be very tough and often unwilling to compromise.  Do not expect sympathy and do expect a systematic and steril approach.  If your BAC was over 0.15 or if there was an accident you can expect the City to request you be taken into custody or given very strict conditions of release.  If this is not your first charge of DUI, you can expect conditions to be even worse.  You can further expect the Judge to be inflexible and issue conditions or release that would not be issued in other courts.  This is why you need an experienced Anacortes DUI attorney from the very beginning. As Anacortes DUI attorneys it is our job to examine the police reports, investigate the  field sobriety tests, and of course the validity of the DUI breath test, blood draw, or refusal of either. There are many procedures and policies that must be followed and we understand that the failure to follow such procedures may render results inadmissible at trial, therefore giving your case a better chance of dismissal or an amendment.

In Anacortes DUI cases, the accused will appear in court within days weeks of the arrest.  The only exception to this generalize rule is for drug DUIs or when the court is waiting for the results of a blood draw.  In such cases the person accused of DUI in Anacortes can expect to be notified of an arraignment several weeks following the arrest.  At the arraignment the Judge will advise the defendant of the charge, accept a plea of not guilty and give conditions of release to the person accused of DUI.  Having an experienced Anacortes DUI attorney by yourself is a must in this court.

We understand the importance of a good DUI defense attorney. Anacortes Court is noted for their tough stance on driving under the influence cases and let us not forget, your whole future may be jeopardized if you select an inexperienced attorney or no representation at all. Working with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney may mean all the difference in saving you jail time, penalties, and money. It is important to research attorneys to find the best. We believe we offer the best counsel and service and would look forward to assisting you with your case.

We have many resources on our website for your review. Skagit County DUI defense lawyer David N. Jolly has also published a number of books to help those charged understand the court process and implications of a DUI case or traffic charge. We work to achieve the best possible outcome, which is why we work aggressively on your behalf and communicate with you. Each case is different and has its own set of special circumstances that demand the best and most knowledgeable DUI defense attorney Anacortes has to offer.

Anacortes DUI attorney David Jolly will fight aggressively and persistently for your rights. Contact us today to discuss your case and schedule a free consultation. We believe we have the best DUI lawyers in Skagit County so call us today!​

Anacortes Court Information

Anacortes Municipal Court

1218 24th Street

Anacortes, WA 98221 

(360)  293-1913 

Skagit County Probation

205 W. Kincaid Street

Suite 301

Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 416-1275

Skagit County Jail

201 Suzanne Lane 

Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 

(360) 416-1960

Skagit County Jail Alternatives

600 S 3rd Street

Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 

(360) 416-1940


Our DUI Memberships

National Trial Lawyers DUI Lawyer Anacortes WA
Top Ranking DUI Lawyer Anacortes Skagit County
National College of DUI Defense Anacortes
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Anacortes
Superior DUI Defense Anacortes Skagit County
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Anacortes WA