As in any county, the state police agencies of Washington State Patrol and Skagit County Sheriffs all file into Skagit County District Court. As a result it bears the lion's share of all misdemeanor charges, including a Skagit County DUI.
The Skagit County District Court is presided over by two judges and two court commissioners; these individuals also preside in four other municipal courts within the county.
Jonathan began his career as a public defender in Skagit County. In this courtroom, Jonathan tirelessly and passionately defended the rights the indigent citizens charged with DUI. He also learned the unique habits and investigatory techniques of Washington State law enforcement officers. In this court, Jonathan successfully argued that Washington's seat belt law was unconstitutional, which began a challenge that made its way up to the Washington State Supreme Court.
With a continued focus on DUI defense, Jonathan regularly practices in all courts of Skagit County; there are only a few attorneys as familiar with these courts as Jonathan. Local experience, expertise, and vast DUI knowledge is often the difference between a good result and a great result for your case.
Historically there were other Municipal Courts in Skagit County serving small outlying communities such as Concrete, Hamilton, Lyman, and LaConner. These courts no longer exist and have not for some years. However, each community still maintains a breath testing instrument in the old police locations and the Skagit County District Probation Department travels to Concrete WA to meet citizens on probations or strict DUI conditions of release.
If you or anyone you know has been arrested for a Skagit DUI, contact Jonathan now for a free consultation.
“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