Island County is a unique court system in the upper northwest because the county elected Judge and the Court Commissioner sit in the same courthouse and Preside over Municipal Court (City of Oak Harbor prosecuted cases) as well as District Court (State prosecuted cases) proceedings.
At the State level, the prosecution team handles DUI charges filed into district Court by State Troopers and Deputy Sheriffs. This group of officers are well-trained and are some of the most aggressive enforcers of the state DUI law. SR-20 runs through the heart of Whidbey Island and highly trained officer's are always vigilant for the signs of DUI. The prosecution typically has a zero tolerance for DUI crimes making this one of the most difficult courts in Washington State when it comes to DUI charges. While the Island County Judge is a fair and just Judge, there is no softening of the mandatory penalties that must be imposed if there is a DUI conviction.
If you, a friend, a family member, or a loved one is facing a DUI in the Oak Harbor Municipal, or Island County District Court you must have the most knowledgeable and aggressive DUI defense attorney on your side who is focused exclusively on DUI defense. Jonathan is just that attorney. If you are facing a DUI charge on Whidbey Island, contact Jonathan Rands for a free consultation