Regardless of whether you have never been arrested before the scenario is frightening, embarrassing, and one that engenders shame. Even if the officer was wrong, the feelings are the same. While these feeling should not be ignored they should not rule your actions for the next 48 hours. These initial hours after a DUI arrest are critical and many decisions that will impact the success of your defense must be made.
For every DUI arrest, the following series of events are the same for everyone:
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you are able, but it is important to know that many things above will happen before you are able to speak with a lawyer and some of the events above are going to happen with or without a lawyer present, and usually happen before you can consult with a lawyer. Jonathan makes himself available evening, weekends, and even his own personal vacations and scheduled court holidays. Jonathan has access to meet while a person is still in the custody of Whatcom and Skagit jails for immediate help and access.
“Jonathan was recommended by a good friend that had nothing but good things to say. He was right. Jonathan did not disappoint as he was professional and knowledgeable and pretty much held my hand all the way through. If you're looking for a good representation and someone who works for a better outcome for your circumstances he's the one you should be contacting.”Fernando
“I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Jonathan Rands fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome .... I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.”Luz Maria
“Jonathan, thank you for bringing the best possible outcome today in my case. It was a humbling and very sobering experience and I am mindful everyday of my personal responsibility and actions and those around me. My career has taken off and I’m glad to have this chapter behind me and will move onward past probation!”Julie
“Mr. Jonathan Rands is outstanding at his job, I had no doubt that he could help me out with my case and he succeeded and then some, I will recommend him to anyone I know or come across if they are in a situation like I was. Very happy with the end result. Thank you Mr. Rands!”Anonymous
“...after 15 minutes talking with [Jonathan] on the phone I immediately felt better about my DUI situation. [H]e handled my case; got me the best outcome in the least amount of time .... I feel very confident saying he is the best in Whatcom County and would highly recommend him to anyone.”Max