NW Washington's Leading DUI Attorney

Jonathan Rands is a highly talented DUI attoney based in Bellingham, WA, who’s been representing and defending his clients’ cases and obtaining the best outcomes since 2002.


His practice focuses solely on DUI defense, whether they are DUI-Drug or DUI-Alcohol based, as well as other alcohol-related crimes, such as Minor DUI, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Felony DUI by way of priors, Vehicular Assult and Vehicular Homicide.

The Latest DUI Blog Posts + Podcasts

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

You Have The Right To A Lawyer - You Just Do Not Have The Right To A Meaningful Discussion!

In Washington the rule of law comes from various places. The constitutions (Federal and State), Case law, Statutes, Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and Court Rules. Court rules are rules that govern the procedures of Courts of all levels, from City Municipal Courts all the Way to the Supreme Court. A court rule is a rule that the Supreme Court has either created or revived and adopted after much consideration. In this instance, the rule that the Supreme Court created, was at issue - Criminal Rule For Courts Of Lower Jurisdiction (CrRLJ) but the same rule is found in Superior Court Rules under the same chapter, 3.1. The rule is as follows: ( 1) When a person is taken into custody that person shall immediately be advised of the right to a lawyer. Such advice shall be made in words easily understood, and it shall be stated expressly that a person who is unable to pay a lawyer is entitled to have one provided without charge. (2) At the earliest opportunity a person in custody who desires a lawyer shall be provided access to a telephone, the telephone number of the public defender or official responsible for assigning a lawyer, and any other means necessary to place the person in communication with a lawyer. See CrRLJ 3 .1.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

DUI Vacation?

Do not let the title of this blog fool you, I am not discussing going on vacation and being arrested for DUI, rather I am talking about whether You can remove a DUI from Your criminal record. Like

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September 10, 2015

Attorney–client privilege: What are your rights?

This week, Bellingham DUI attorney, Jonathan Rands discusses the case of a DUI offender who was arrested and labeled "combative" by officers. Due to safety precautions mandated by the officers, this o…

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September 05, 2015

Will A Second DUI Offense Affect The Outcome Of A Pending Case?

Some people may find themselves in the unfortunate situation of receiving a second DUI offense. In some cases, the second offense is obtained while the first offense is still pending. This week, Belli…

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