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Rick Sand

Rick Sand

Fighting For Your Rights And Your Freedom
  • DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Law ...
  • Arizona, Minnesota, North Dakota
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Ethics and Professionalism
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Mr. William A Sand
Reviewed by Mr. William A Sand August 18, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I give Rick my highest recommendation. He fights everyday for his clients.
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Biography

Rick Sand is a criminal defense attorney that focuses his practice on representing individuals that have been charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and DUI. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, he is a licensed attorney in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona.

Mr. Sand has been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2017. He has also been recognized for his outstanding advocacy by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Lawyers of Distinction, AVVO, Martindale-Hubbell, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, America's Top 100 Attorneys, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

During law school, Mr. Sand worked for the Alaska Department of Administration’s Office of Public Advocacy. While at the Office of Public Advocacy Mr. Sand advocated for indigent clients accused of criminal offenses within the Municipality of Anchorage. He has also worked with the Arizona Justice Project in an effort to help inmates overturn wrongful convictions and has worked as contract counsel for the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents.

Mr. Sand has been a coach for Special Olympics, coaching a variety of sports and volunteering for the Special Olympics Winter World Games in Boise, Idaho.

Mr. Sand enjoys hunting and fishing as well as spending time outdoors.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    White Collar Crime
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Video Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court
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North Dakota
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North Dakota Federal Courts
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner
Sand Law, PLLC
- Current
Education
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
J.D. | Law Degree
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Top Personal Injury Attorney
America's Top 100 Attorneys
Distinguished Lawyer
Lawyers of Distinction
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
10 Best Under 40
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Arizona Bar Association
Member
Current
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Maricopa County Bar Association
Member
Current
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North Dakota Bar Association
Member
Current
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North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Upper Missouri Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of North Dakota  # 07758
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Consequences of Misdemeanor and Felony Theft in North Dakota
Sand Law North Dakota
Oilfield Injuries | Third Party Liability & Worker’s Compensation
Sand Law North Dakota
NORTH DAKOTA FEDERAL CHARGES
Sand Law North Dakota
Speaking Engagements
The Practice of Law in a Rural Setting, University of St. Thomas Out-State Practice Cooperative
2017
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sand Law, PLLC Website
Website
Rick Sand's Website Profile
Blog
Sand Law North Dakota Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Is there a certain amount of time to resolve a dui case?
A: This is a very interesting question. In order to give the best answer, it is important to know a few things: Is this a first offense DUI, or does the person have previous DUI convictions? Does the person have an out-of-state driver's license? Was there a chemical test performed (breath, blood, urine) or is the charge for refusing to take a chemical test? Once these have been established, it is important to review the discovery in the case. "Discovery" means all of the evidence that law enforcement has provided to the prosecutor's office. This generally consists of the police report, chemical test results, witness statements, audio/video evidence (dash cam, body cam, security footage, etc.), and/or photographic evidence. Once this discovery is evaluated, it may be determined that the next best step in the case is for the attorney to bring a motion to suppress or motion to dismiss evidence. This can be for a number of reasons - but generally has to do with an underlying constitutional violation by law enforcement during the stip that would render certain evidence inadmissible (i.e incriminating statements given by a defendant absent a proper Miranda warning). The final aspect is whether or not it would be in the defendant's best interest to take the case to trial. There are many factors to consider when making a decision like this: What type, if any, plea agreement offer has been made by the prosecution? How strong is that State's evidence against the defendant? Again, what type of criminal history does the defendant have (this is generally considered for potential sentencing risks)? Given all of these considerations, it is highly recommended to seek legal representation if you have been charged with DUI, APC, or any other type of crime in North Dakota.
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Contact & Map
Sand Law
Minot Location
12 Main St S
Suite 6
Minot, ND 58701
Telephone: (701) 609-1510
Fax: (888) 795-1753
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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Sunday: Open 24 hours
Sand Law
Bismarck Location
919 S 7th St
Ste. 607B
Bismarck, ND 58504
Telephone: (701) 609-1510
Fax: (888) 795-1753
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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Sand Law
Williston Location
125 Main Street
#215
Williston, ND 58801
Telephone: (701) 609-1510
Fax: (888) 795-1753
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Sand Law
Watford City Location
340 Main St N Suite 209
PO Box 1933
Watford City, ND 58854
Telephone: (701) 609-1510
Fax: (888) 795-1753
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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