Jonathan D. Rands

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Bellingham, WA

Jonathan Rands, Attorney at Law
 | 1200 Old Fairhaven Pkwy, Suite 303
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-746-2038
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

The complicated criminal and civil procedures involved in DUI cases require a special knowledge of hearing procedures, aggressive representation, and experience. Bellingham, Washington, attorney Jonathan Rands possesses this essential combination of traits for successful representation of his clients.

Mr. Rands has dedicated his legal practice solely to DUI defense. He works exclusively in defense of citizens arrested for DUI and is qualified under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards to administer roadside sobriety tests. It is the knowledge of these tests that often proves critical in defending citizens charged with DUI.

In addition to defending his clients in court, Mr. Rands has been called upon to lecture before Washington state attorneys and judges on the process of defending and handling DUI cases. Mr. Rands regularly assists and instructs other Washington attorneys with respect to DUI immigration consequences specifically regarding travel to Canada.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%)

Criminal Defense (10%)


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2013

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About Jonathan Rands

Admitted: 2002, Washington

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Qualified To Administer Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST), 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington, 2002
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000 - Present
  • Member, Whatcom County Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Member, Washington DUI Listserve, 2005 - Present
  • Board Of Govenors, District 2, Washington Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), 2005 - Present
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2006 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Voluntarily Performs At Least 40 Hours Per Year

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • DUI Issues, The Legal Docket on KGMI AM 790 Sunday at 10am., Guest Speaker, 2010
  • Canada and DUI Convictions, KLAA AM 830 Radio Special Guest Of Riding Dirty, 2010
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Judicial DUI Forum, 2009
  • RCW 46.20.308 Minor Changes, With a Major Impact, DUI Update-WACDL Monthly Email Newsletter, 2009
  • Canadian Immigration Consequences Of DUIs And Other Convictions, Defending DUIs, 2008
  • Car Searches, Suppressing Evidence, 2008
  • Canadian Immigration Consequences Of DUI And Other Criminal Convictions, Washington Criminal Defense, 2008
  • Driver's License Death Spiral, Whatcom / Skagit County Bar News, 2007
  • 08 Is A Half Truth, Whatcom/Skagit County Bar News, Northern Lights News, 2007
  • Department Of Licensing Hearings, Mastering Misdemeanors, 2006
  • Contributing Writer, DUI Defense, Third Edition of Defending DUIs in Washington, a textbook for DUI lawyers

Representative Clients:

  • State Of Washington v. My Client (To Protect His Identity), April 12, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Simon Fraser University, B.A. in Criminology, 1997

Industry Groups

  • BUI
  • DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • Minor DUI
  • MIP
  • Negligent Driving
  • Reckless Driving & All Other Alcohol Related Crimes
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
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Office Location for Jonathan D. Rands

1200 Old Fairhaven Pkwy
Suite 303
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360-746-2038


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Last Updated: 9/29/2016

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