LAW FIRM OF DAVID N. JOLLY
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A criminal conviction may put your entire future on the line, and you simply cannot leave that up to chance. You must be confident that you are being represented by a Skagit County criminal defense attorney who truly understands this area of the law. If you are convicted, you will be face penalties that range in severity and will result in life-altering consequences. You must not accept a criminal charge lightly. Your future is too important to leave up to the whims of chance; you need to be confident that you are working with a heavyweight willing to go the distance to protect your rights and your future.
At the Law Firm of David N. Jolly, you can rest assured that you will never receive anything less than this. Whether you are looking for innovative defense strategies that can be employed in your case or you are seeking to carry out a motion to vacate a conviction, we are here to offer aid on your behalf. We have worked tirelessly to establish ourselves as sound resources in the field of criminal defense, and both our peers and clients have taken notice.
Reckless Driving is a serious offense and is defined in RCW 46.61.502 as driving a motor vehicle in "willfull or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." There is a 30 day license suspension that comes with a reckless driving conviction. Reckless Driving can be charged independently if the driving of the vehicle is considered dangerous (excessive speed or very erratic driving) and is commonly used as a mechanism to reduce a DUI.
There are two Negligent Driving charges, Negligent Driving in the First and Second Degree. Negligent Driving First Degree is a crime, a misdemeanor, and is seen most commonly as a reduction from the more serious crime of DUI. Negligent Driving First Degree has no mandatory penalties. Negligent Driving Second Degree is an infraction and has a fine of $550. Many client's ask if it is possible to reduce a DUI to Negligent Driving in the First Degree. While it is possible and does happen, it is rare and prosecutors do not like to do so.
Reckless Endangerment can be a good option to use when a DUI is being reduced to another charge and when traveling to Canada is a necessity. Traveling to Canada is prohibited if a DUI is reduced to either Negligent Driving First Degree or Reckless Driving, but is not with a reduction to Reckless Endangerment. However, be warned of the horrible definition of the charge, defined in RCW 9A.36.050: " A person is guilty of reckless endangerment when he or she recklessly engages in conduct not amounting to drive-by shooting but that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person. "
Hit and Run Attended is a very serious gross misdemeanor. Such an offense will greatly harm your insurance, result in a criminal conviction and importantly, suspend your licnese for an entire year. If the charge cannot be dismissed, a resulting amendment to Hit and Run unattended is generally a positive outcome.
Hit and Run unattended is a misdemeanor and is charged if a driver collides with properly and leaves the scene without properly notifying the property owner. If you are charged with this crime an attempt to complete a compromise of misdemeanor is a good way to dismiss this charge. Call us to discuss this option.
Do not underestimate the damage of a conviction of Minor in Possesion and or Consumption of Alcohol. A criminal conviction at a young age may harm chances of college scholarships or entry into the military or even damage advancements in employment. Keep your record as clean as possible and contact our Law Firm to discus.
Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) is a very common crime in Skagit County, perhaps the most common. It is an easy crime to commit as the crime is committed when one relies on information or misinformation from the Department of Licensing. Be wary of DWLS 2 as it suspends your license for one-year and DWLS 1, which has mandatory jail time of up to 180 days. Yes, that is not a typo. Call us for more information.
The two charges of Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer (RCW 9A.76.020) and Resisting Arrest are not criminal convictions you want on your record - no Judge looks kindly on individuals charged with either crime. Truth is, it is easy to be charged with these crimes. Obstructing is when a "person willfully hinders, delays, or obstructs any law enfocement officer..." Believe me, a brief delay in providing information to an officer will result in a criminal charge and it is important to defend yourself in court.
There are many degrees of Theft and for the purpose of this webpage I am talking about the misdemeanor theft charge, Theft in the Third Degree. A theft misdemeanor charge specifically involves theft of property or services which does not exceed seven hundred fifty dollars in value. A theft charge is considered a crime of dishonesty and may harm future employment opportunities. Ask your attorney about a compromise of misdemeanor and if that is possible in your case.
Assault in the 4th Degree is a misdemeanor office and considered a violent crime. If the assault is on a family member or someone you have previously dated or someone who you share a home with (i.e. a roommate) the assault becomes a domestic violence crime. Domestic violence crimes must be avoided at all costs. Domestic violence convictions will take away your gun rights and the appearance of such a crime will have lifelong effects.
Malicious mischief is property damage. Such property damage must be made "knowingly and maliciously" and therein lies the best defense to this crime - the word "malicious." Malicious mischief cannot be done accidentally! If you are charged with malicious mischief ask your attorney about the possibility of a compromise of misdemeanor, which will dismiss your criminal case.
We do see criminal trespass cases frequently in District and Municipal Courts. Most often these cases stem of casinos or shopping areas where the individual has been previously trespassed. If you have received a trespass notice from, for example, a casino, be sure to check the notice as the trespass may include other properties owned and operated by the same casino chain in the Skagit County area.
At our law firm, the legal team has been recognized for their ability to provide unparalleled dedication and commitment to our clients throughout Mount Vernon. And, we have done this for many years. Our goal is to defend our clients' rights, future and freedom. Despite the charges you are currently dealing with, our legal team strongly urges you to call us today for an evaluation of your case. Without the help of a competent criminal defense attorney, you may find yourself facing the harsh ramifications of a crime you did not commit. Working with an inexperienced law firm, on the other hand, is also not the best idea. When making the decision to hire a criminal defense lawyer, you must remember that you are putting your future in another's hands. You are relying on this individual or legal team to provide you with a high level of legal representation. When you choose to work with one of the attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly, we always bring our most aggressive defense to the table. From violent felony offenses to misdemeanor charges, our firm has seen it all and we are prepared to defend your case.
Under Washington's strict criminal law system, it is not uncommon for dozens of arrests to be made each and every day in the Mount Vernon area alone. Therefore, it is imperative that sound legal defense be available for everyone in need, throughout our years of practice, we have made every effort to provide our clients with nothing short of the best legal defense available in Skagit County, Washington. And this is where we come in.
It is critical that anyone facing any kind of criminal charges knows his or her rights. A Mount Vernon criminal defense attorney at our firm knows that every case is different. We listen to each client to determine the best course of action for that particular case, and may be able to get a reduced sentence or even no sentence at all depending on the specific circumstances of the case. When you are facing a DUI, hit and run, assault or a simple suspended license allegation, you cannot afford to be defended by an inexperienced attorney who is unfamiliar with the ways that the law works in Mount Vernon. In these cases, as well as in ones involving restraining orders and probation violations, you need nothing short of stellar legal defense that can employ strategies on your behalf which have proven successful in the past.
Very few people plan to commit crimes, so finding yourself arrested for a crime is often a shocking scenario. And if you have found yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing a Skagit County criminal defense lawyer, an attorney at Law Firm of David N. Jolly may be able to assist you. If you have been arrested for a crime anywhere in Skagit County or Mount Vernon areas, it is imperative that you seek the help of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. There is understandably a great deal of stress and emotion that is involved with criminal court proceedings and it is the duty of your lawyer to help see you through your case and fight for the best outcome possible.
Call us today to speak to a Mount Vernon criminal defense attorney and discuss the circumstances of your arrest. Even if you have simply been accused of committing a serious offense and were subsequently placed under investigation, it is vital that you obtain legal representation early on. Fighting any type of criminal charges may prove to be difficult without the help of a legal professional, so if you hope to avoid the maximum penalties of a conviction, it is advised that you speak to a Skagit County criminal attorney immediately.
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