Jonathan is located in Bellingham, WA and is well known throughout Washington State, particularly in the Northwestern Counties (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, & Island) and the various district and municipal courts in these counties where he regularly practices. Jonathan has a reputation among his current/ and former clients as well as his colleagues around the state for his knowledge, professionalism, and his creative and persistent defense of citizens accused of DUI. Jonathan has earned an impeccable reputation one case at time. After having handled well over 1500 DUI cases and their companion DOL administrative actions Jonathan is considered to be a premier DUI defense attorney. Jonathan is focused on each client’s unique DUI defense by knowledgeable and aggressive representation that leads to resolving DUI charges most favorably. Jonathan understands and respects the fact that each and every client is a unique individual with specialized needs, concerns. Jonathan is passionate in his belief that everyone is entitled to the best DUI defense. Jonathan is qualified to administer roadside sobriety tests (SFSTs) that are routinely used by law enforcement officers. Jonathan regularly enlists the services of an expert for every defense when necessary. These ”tests” were created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police and are heavily relied upon by officers, prosecutors, judges and juries. A comprehensive understanding of these “tests” is one of the most important part of your defense. Armed with his vast experience, knowledge, and courtroom skills, Jonathan has tried over 100 DUI cases to juries and continues to do so. Jonathan posses an unsurpassed understanding and insight of the DOL administrative procedures.
Graduate, Seattle University School of Law / Member-Washington State Bar Association / Member, National College for DUI Defense / Member, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice / Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers / Member, Whatcom County Bar Association / Member, Skagit County Bar Association / Elected and served on Board of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2002-2012 /Repeatedly selected as “Rising Star” by a peer vote Law & Politics Magazine / Two time attendee and completion of National College for DUI Defense advanced DUI defense course summer 2005 and 2011. Speaker, numerous legal education seminars to other attorneys regarding DUI issues. Extensive knowledge of Canadian/United States immigration DUI consequences. Featured speaker at numerous DUI defense seminars. Completion of Chromatography Training- Axion Labs, Chicago IL. 2012, essential for understanding and challenging blood analyses. Mr. Rands limits his practice to DUI and other serious alcohol criminal traffic offenses.
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