Blaine is a small border town whose motto is "Where America Begins." A DUI arrest and conviction in Blaine will mean that you are barred from entering Canada for at least ten years.
Blaine, like other cities within Whatcom County, has a municipal court where all DUI charges are filed if you were arrested by a Blaine police officer. Blaine Municipal Court has one sitting judge, one prosecutor, and a probation officer who is very involved in court procedures; these positions are contracted from Whatcom County District Court. Familiarity with these individuals is mandatory for a successful DUI defense.
Blaine police officers take the crime of DUI seriously. Significant time and energy are spent training the Blaine police to detect potential DUI drivers. As a result, Blaine police are aggressive in their investigation of DUI and use a Standardized Field Sobriety Test before you are offered a breath test to determine a DUI.
If you face a Blaine DUI, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable in the specialized tests employed and utilized by the arresting officers. As a qualified administrator of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Jonathan is equipped to demystify these tests and help you avoid a DUI conviction and mandatory penalties. Due to Jonathan's practice within Whatcom County District Court and Blaine Municipal Court, Jonathan very familiar with individuals who prosecute Blaine DUI cases, as well as the elected judge and the court commissioner.
Contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation with Jonathan to plan your DUI defense.