Criminal Defense in Whatcom County
Criminal Defense Bellingham Whatcom County WA
Criminal Defense Whatcom County Washington | Law Firm of David N Jolly

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Whatcom Criminal Defense Bellingham Wa

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Whatcom  County  Information  and  Contacts

Most criminal cases will involve the defendant to some degree.  In other words, there will be requirements made of the person facing criminal charges in Whatcom County that usually must be completed prior to a resolution of the case.  In many instances this many include an alcohol drug evaluation, an alcohol information class (ADIS), a Victim Impact Panel, an ignition interlock device, and a myriad of licensing issues.  It's important to complete as many of these mandatory requirements prior to the completion of your case because it may result in a favorable sentencing from the Judge and the reduction of probation and associated fees.  However, in order to complete these typical requirements it is important to be proactive and start the process as soon as possible.  The following information is provided to help you contact the necessary organizations in order to start the difficult process required by the court or the Department of Licensing.  Remember, it is critical you stay on top of the many demands placed on you - particularly if you were charged with a DUI in Whatcom County.  We also strongly advise you stay in constant contact with your Whatcom County DUI defense attorney during the process.

Whatcom Probation


Whatcom County Probation Office

311 Grand Avenue Suite 406

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: (360) 676-6708

Fax: (360)738-2452

Whatcom County Jail


311 Grand Avenue

Bellingham WA 98225

Phone:   (360) 676-6848


Jail Roster (Find out if someone is there)

Visiting Hours

Whatcom DOL Offices


Whatcom County Auditor 

311 Grand Avenue, Ste 103

Bellingham, WA 

Phone: (360) 676-9883


Bellingham Auto Licensing

804 Lakeway Drive

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 733-0148


Northwest Licensing

2502 Cedarwood Avenue

Bellingham, WA 

Phone: (360) 756-9821


Sunset Cost Cutter Licensing

1275 E Sunset Drive

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 676-9883


Blaine Cost Cutter Licensing

1733 "H" St #100

Blaine, WA

Phone: (360) 332-7089


Valley Drug Licensing

208 E Main Street

Everson, WA

Phone: (360) 966-3481


Ferndale Cost Cutter

1750 La Bounty Drive

Ferndale, WA

Phone: (360) 380-6887


Lynden Food Pavilion

8130 Guide Meridian

Lynden, WA

Phone: (360) 354-8080

Whatcom Victim Panel


Whatcom County Courthouse­

311 Grand Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Arrive: 6:30 pm

Start time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Cost: $50

Information: (360) 676-6724 ext. 30699

Alcoholics Anonymous


Whatcom County AA Meetings 


Bail Bondsmen in Whatcom County


Contact one of these agencies to immediately bail your loved one out of Whatcom County Jail.


A Ace Bail Bonds

227 Prospect Street

Bellingham, WA


A Affordable Bail Bonds

Phone: (360) 336-5200


A Express Bail Bonds

Phone: (360) 671-7887


All City Bail Bonds

203 Grand Street

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 734-1111


An-Exit Bail Bonds

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 738-1300


Angie's Bail Bonds

306 Flora Street

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 671-0222


A-Signature Bail Bonds

1301 Fraser St # A3

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 714-1110


Barry’s Bail Bonds

227 Prospect Street

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 734-6000


Lucky Bail Bonds

98 Central Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Phone: (360) 746-3297

Ignition Interlocks


Draeger Safety Diagnostics Inc.

Phone: 1-800-977-0091


Mobile Music Unlimited

1801 Cornwall Ave

Bellingham, WA


Smart Start Inc.

Phone: 1-800-880-3394 


Dr. John's Auto Clinic

1420 Kentucky Street

Bellingham, WA


#1A LifeSafer of Washington Inc. Phone: 1-800-325-2657 

710 Sunset Pond Lane Suite 10 Bldg B Bellingham, WA

Phone: (888) 855-0630



Treatment Centers




Assessment and Treatment Associates

21907 – 64th Avenue W. Suite 310

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Phone: (425) 289-1600


Contact Counseling

1118 Finnegan Way, Suite 103

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: (360) 671­3277

Guide to Criminal Defense in Whatcom County

Alcohol & Drug Evaluation

(360) 293-2275

by David N. Jolly

Whatcom County DUI Defense Lawyer

DUI Books

  Your License and the Department of Licensing


The most severe of all misdemeanor traffic crimes is Driving Under the Influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both.  Our Whatcom County traffic lawyers have experience defending DUIs and David Jolly was also a prosecuting attorney for several years.  We have the experience to both fight on your behalf in court and defend you at the Department of Licensing Hearing.  However, a good solid defense is more than that.  We will provide you with information to help you navigate a very difficult and confusing system.  It is important to make a complicated environment as simple and straight forward as possible.  We will guide you every step of the way from the mandatory alcohol drug evaluation, the alcohol drug information school (ADIS), the DUI Victim Panel and even, if necessary, we will help you obtain an ignition interlock license, ignition interlock device and SR 22 insurance.  Let our experience help you and it starts with a free consultation by calling our office at (360) 293-2275.

Recently I had a DUI in Whatcom County.  I called many Bellingham lawyers but decided that David Jolly was the best choice. He was very kind and compassionate but honest, which I liked. I was also impressed by his knowledge and the fact that he has written so many books. It was a difficult time but he got my DUI reduced and saved my license. 

- Kevin, Bellingham, WA

Law Firm of David N. Jolly

218 W. Champion Street

Bellingham, WA, United States 98225

(360) 293-2275

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If you have been convicted of DUI Whatcom County you must install an ignition interlock device on your car for 1 year (first offense), 5 years (2nd offense) or 10 years (3 offense).

 Licensing Options

Following an arrest for DUI in Whatcom County you must request a DOL hearing within 20 days to keep your license.  

If you lose your license after the DOL Hearing, a conviction of DUI, or amendment to Reckless Driving in Whatcom County, you may continue to drive if you obtain an Ignition Interlock License.

Our Whatcom County traffic lawyers at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly have more than 20 years of court room experience.  Their collective experience dealing with prosecutors and the Department of Licensing can help you if you have been charged with a driving crime in Bellingham.

Criminal Defense 

  • A DUI conviction in Whatcom County will suspend your license for at least 90 days
  • Reckless Driving in Whatcom County will suspend your license for 30 days
  • Hit and Run attended will suspend your license for 1 year
  • DWLS 2 will suspend your license for 1 year
  • DWLS 1 will suspend your license for 1+ years 
  • Get a Free Whatcom County DUI Book

  Guide to your License

If you drive after your license suspension without reinstating your license you have committed a crime! Such an offense may re-suspend your license and send you to Jail. Call our traffic ticket lawyers to discuss.

Bail Bonds - Get out of Jail!

Court in Whatcom County and Bellingham is intimidating.  Unless you understand the system you have no hope. Take control, call our criminal lawyers in Bellingham now!

An arrest for DUI will have an immediate impact on those in Whatcom County. Your license is also subject to suspension by the DOL.  You must appeal within 20 days!

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