by: Brett Nagle
Being arrested for DUI/DWI in the city of Marysville, WA can lead to the complication of determining: (1) which law enforcement agency or agencies arrested you; (2) which court they cited you into; (3) what law applies; and, (4) when you need to appear in court. Contacting an experienced Marysville DUI attorney is the best way to answer these questions. In addition to having handled hundreds of cases in the Marysville area, Mr. Nagle also grew up and attended high school at nearby Lakewood High School. Thus, we can offer a local knowledge that will help you navigate your Marysville DUI case.
Several Police agencies service the Marysville, Washington area. First, the Marysville Police Department acts as the local DUI law enforcement agency within city limits. The city of Marysville is notorious for its efforts to annex local communities to increase tax revenues, so the jurisdiction of the Marysville Police Department seems to be constantly growing. The city even annexed Lakewood, WA, where Brett attended high school. As a general proposition, we think of the Marysville area as between the Arlington, WA airport and the trestle leading to Everett, WA. The Marysville Police Department, located at 1635 Grove Street, Marysville, WA 98270. The Marysville, WA Police Department can be reached via telephone at (360)363-8300 for general information. If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI in Marysville, WA (or anywhere else for that matter), you should refrain from discussing the specifics of your case before speaking with a qualified Marysville, WA DUI defense attorney like Mr. Nagle. Examples of reasons to contact the 1635 Grove Street, Marysville, WA 98270 location might be to find out where your vehicle is impounded or when your loved one will be released from jail. This brings me to my next piece of local advice about Marysville, WA.
The Maryville, WA police department also houses the city jail, located at the same 1635 Grove Street location. If you are arrested by Marysville Police Department and booked into jail for a DUI or other Misdemeanor by Marysville Police, you are headed to the Marysville Jail located at 1635 Grove Street, Marysville, WA 98270. The Marysville, WA jail can be reached at (360)363-8303. The Marysville Municipal Court Judge travels to the jail at the Grove Street location daily to decide who gets out and who stays in custody until trial. If you or someone you care about is a guest at the City of Marysville Jail at 1635 Grove Street, Marysville, WA 98270, call Mr. Nagle’s office immediately for help.
Marysville, Washington’s probation department is housed at the court, and can be contacted at 1015 State Avenue, Marysville, WA 98270. You should contact probation with questions about your DUI probation requirements, home detention, ankle bracelet monitoring. Sometimes Marysville judges will require alcohol monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of pre-trial release. Probation serves as a resource for obtaining and maintaining these devices in accordance with Marysville Municipal Court Judges’ orders. You can contact a Marysville Municipal Court Probation Officer at 360-363-8062. I always recommend speaking with an experienced Marysville, WA DUI attorney before contacting probation.
If a Snohomish County Sheriff or Washington State Patrol Trooper arrested you in Marysville, WA, a different court awaits you. Marysville state (and county) cases are handled by the Snohomish County Proseucutors Offfice located at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett, WA 98201. After your arrest, your case will be referred to a DUI prosecutor in Everett for review. As a former Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor, I have made many such DUI charging decisions and am familiar with the DUI charging process. The charging decision typically takes between two and six weeks. Once a charging decision is made, you will receive a summons to come to court for arraignment. In the meantime, it is important to submit your DOL hearing request form within 20 days and hire an attorney.
If a Washington State Patrol Trooper or Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff booked you into jail on a Marysville, WA DUI, you are headed to the Snohomish County Jail, located at 3025 Oakes Avenue, Everett, WA 98201. The Snohomish County Jail in Everett, WA can be reached at 425-388-3395. If you or someone you know has been booked into the Snohomish County jail, you should call immediately. It is often possible to post bond and be released prior to seeing a judge. Otherwise, you could wait a day or two to see a judge who will decide whether you should be held or released on your DUI charge. If you have questions or need assistance in contacting a Snohomish County bail bondsmen, contact Mr. Nagle’s office via phone or email immediately.
State DUIs in Marysville, WA are referred to one of two courts. Which court you are referred into depends upon exactly where you were stopped for DUI/DWI in Marysville, WA. If you were stopped near the north end of the city, you are probably headed to the Cascade Division of Snohomish County District Court in Arlington, WA located at 415 E. Burke Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223. The court’s phone number is 360-435-7700, but staff has stopped answering the phone due to Snohomish County budget cutbacks. Call us if you have questions.
If you were arrested for DUI/DWI near the south end of Marysville, WA, you will probably be referred to the Everett Division of Snohomish County District Court, located on the third floor of the county courthouse at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, MS 508, Everett, WA 98201. The court’s phone number is 425-388-3331, but like in Cascade Division the court staff has stopped answering due to Snohomish County budget constraints.
The boundaries for filing cases into the four divisions of Snohomish County District Court change frequently, so give us a call if you have questions as to where your case is likely to be filed.
Prior offenses and ignition interlock:
If you have been arrested for DUI and your record shows a “prior offense,” judges in Washington must require you to install ignition interlock on any vehicle you drive. A “prior offense” is any charge that was originally charged as DUI, even if that charge was reduced to reckless or negligent driving. This condition will be ordered as a condition of your release at arraignment, which is typically your first appearance in court. Other mandatory conditions of release also apply. Whether or not you have a prior offense, you should consult an attorney prior to arraignment so you can be prepared to address conditions of release.