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Jonathan did a superb job representing me. I work out of state on tug boats was worried about court dates coinciding with my time off not a problem Jonathan knows prosecutors and judges which go's a long way in this business. His knowledge of the law for any kind of dui is unmatched I have had Jonathan helping me with legal issues for over 10 years he has helped me get out of a few situations where my life would have been drastically changed for the worst if it wasn't for him I can honestly say my success today what not be what it is THANK YOU so much Jonathan for all your help
Jonathan Rands is one of the best attorneys I've ever had represent me....and I've had many.
If you get a DUI or otherwise you will thank whatever gods you believe in that Jonathan was your choice of lawyers. Not only is he smart and exhaustive and imaginative and discerning, but he really cares.
He takes no shortcuts and is a perfect example of why some people succeed in life while others do not.
He is the reason that excellence is respected. Thank you Jonathan. You changed my life.
I recently hired Jonathan to hand a legal matter for me and was completely pleased with not only the outcome, but the process as well. Jonathan is professional and knowledgeable and his communication was excellent. I was also very impressed by his staff, who also did an excellent job communicating and were very professional.
I hired jonathan over a year ago after reading his reviews on here,I have a very lengthy and storied past including 5 previous dui charges,it had been almost 7 yrs since my last one but needless to say I was worried sick,and for good reason,I was looking at up to a yr in jail,10yrs with a iid,fines and probation,treatment,the whole nine yards.also i must note that this dui was also a refusal.from the first time we met up I knew he was my only hope,however I was heartbroken when I found out how much it would cost to hire him.with help from my family,and begging borrowing and stealing(not really)I was able to retain him.i was almost an hour away from his office so upon our first real sit down he actually bought me lunch at a fancy itallion resteraunt(I was shocked)i can say he was very non Shelant Wich really concerned me,however he has good reason to b as he knows his stuff inside and out,he was always kind,understanding,and helpfull,he worked with me on payments,and has a way of calming your anxiety.after 12 months,a hung jury(at a trial where the prosecutor and arresting officer tried to make me out to b the most intoxicated person to ever walk the planet earth)jonathan had selected the right jury to see through the bs.in the end it was reduced to a wreck less driving and we were able to avoid all the manditory minimums and the judge!yes I still have some concequences,and hoops to jump through,however considering the alternative I am truly grAtefull to mr rands.he was a pleasure to have bye my side,and let me tell u i have been hosed bye every other attorney I've ever done business with,so let me tell u how refreshing it is to know there's a good one out there,with a good heart,he took my freaked out emails,even texts to his personal phone,went above and beyond what any typical attorney would.i would like to call him more a friend than my attorney,he just makes u feel that way.so please trust me when I say,having him bye your side is priceless!
This was my first encounter with law enforcement, and first legal issue I'd ever had. I was only 19 at the time, scared out of my mind thinking i would be in this hole trying to dig myself out for years to come. I didn't know who to go with or what to do. Jonathan was recommended to me, after talking to his secretary, I had already felt comfortable. I knew then that it was going to be the right choice. He is a bit speedy, but it was worth every penny, the outcome was better than I could have imagined. He's a great guy, know EVERYTHING and was great at making sure i was filled in on everything and understood how things worked. Very great full for Jonathan. Hope I never have to see him again.
I originally hired an attorney working under Jonathan's firm who was not responsive and rather incompetent (each time we'd speak, my situation seemed worse and worse). Said attorney left Jonathan's firm while my case was still unsettled, and Jonathan offered to take me on as a client at no additional charge. As soon as Jonathan took over, my situation turned around - in barely a breathe in court, my DUI was reduced to a Negligent driving charge, my fine was reduced to a minimum amount, and I never lost my license. In addition to his professionalism and courteousness, his staff was completely helpful and kind in each interaction.
The first thing that someone looks for after a DUI charge is security. Jonathan, Carrie, and the rest of the staff provided me with nothing short of security and comfort. Having had a previous charge, and experience with one other attorney, I can only say that you most certainly get what you pay for at Jonathan's office. The level of professionalism and security Jonathan and his staff possess helped me get my second charged dropped significantly. I do not think if I had hired anyone else, that that would have been the case. I would highly recommend Jonathan over any of the several other attorneys available in the area - to friends, family, or strangers. Being charged with a DUI is scary and often makes you feel alone against the unknown. Jonathan made himself available after hours to have a "consultation" of sorts to meet with me and hear my story, at no cost or commitment. That evening I knew I was going to hire him to help me for a number of reasons, and education and confidence being the first two. Jonathan was always available via email or text when I had questions pop up and needed answers. If he ever wasn't available immediately Carrie was always there to provide me with information and answers to my many questions. I appreciate and am thankful for everything Jonathan and his staff helped me through. It was the best experience in the worst situation.
From the get go Jonathan was great. I gave him a call on a Saturday afternoon, the day after my offense, and he had no issue giving me a quick consultation and even offering to attend my arraignment as my acting attorney free of charge if I ended up deciding not hire him after that.
Obviously I did hire him and from there it was as painless an experience as can be. Any questions I had were only an email or a call away, and if any new information were to come up I would be promptly sent and email or given a phone call myself. Considering the offense and others I know who have had the same, I'd say I got off pretty darn good, which certainly would not have been the case if I hadn't have hired Jonathan.
Six years ago I made a big mistake and attempted to drive 5 miles back to my home after drinking too much. I had an exciting and meaningful career, family and was looking forward to the freedom that would come after selling my business in the next couple of years. I was pulled over, various sobriety tests were administered (the officer actually pre-filled the form indicating the responses he expected to get from me) - I failed the tests. I now know that the tests are designed for failure. Panic, anger, frustration and helplessness. I spent the night in jail. Didn't tell anyone and got to work.
I contacted Mr. Rands and it was the best move I could have made. I successfully completed a deferred prosecution, however Mr. Rands fully explained my options and we worked through alternative approaches fully and completely. During this very difficult time I called Mr. Rands several times and he always returned my call regardless of the time. He always took the time to fully answer my quetions and advise me with compassion but total honesty.
IF you are in trouble with the law for any drug or alcohol related problem, I strongly recommend that you do not say a word until you speak with Mr. Rands. He costs some money - however he will meet with you first to determine whether or not there is a good fit. If there is a good fit - get the money. Do what Mr. Rands recommends, ask questions and know that life will eventually get better. Sometimes much sooner than later.
I give Mr. Rands and his team my highest recommendation. Do not waste your time exploring other lawyers until you speak with Mr. Rands - in person.
I would definitely recommend Jonathan to anyone I know needing legal help or advice. I was previously working with another attorney that was less than helpful, but after speaking with Jonathan he was supportive and informative from the very beginning. He was there every court date and always available to this day to answers questions or concerns that I have had. Very quick to respond, is honest and trustworthy and knows his stuff, thanks Jonathan!