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  • Jon wants the best for his clients and fights hard to that result

    What can I say about Jon that hasn’t already been said? The man is a genius. I called him the Mad Scientist because he is going find anything and everything possible to get the best outcome for your situation. The prosecutor tried to play hardball two days before my court date and Jon wasn’t phased at all and replied in kind. The next morning we had a favorable plea offer from the prosecutor. He likes to keep things light and that helps keep your mind off your situation. Jon wants the best for his clients and fights hard to that result. Prosecutors fear him and clients love him, you won’t regret choosing him to defend you.

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  • In court, Jon was a fighter

    The first time I met with Jon about my case, he made me feel confident with our decisions for how we will move forward and what to expect in court. I had spoken to a few lawyers before calling Jon and decided to go with him because he was a very positive spirit and dedicated to winning his cases. During the process I was very stressed and Jon would always remind me to stay confident and trust the process. In court, Jon was a fighter and never settled for anything less than what we were aiming for. He kept me up to date on everything and always forwarded every piece of information to me. Jon focuses on details about a case and will find a way to secure your future and reputation. He was able to get my distribution charge dropped which was a miracle for me. If you’re looking for a lawyer who will fight for your freedom, make sure jon is representing you. Thank you for everything you did for me! If I get into any other issues in the future, I know who to call.

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  • Thorough communication, rapid replies to questions & concerns

    I cannot give Jon enough praise for his services. His thorough communication, rapid replies to questions & concerns, and his proven legal recommendations provided a better than expected outcome.

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  • Extremely Effective Defense Lawyer

    Where to start… Jon Katz was an absolutely incredible lawyer throughout my whole process… beginning, throughout, and even after. He is very knowledgeable, and he used everything he had to help get the Virginia shoplifting case against me completely dismissed. He gave me some assignments to do, based on hearing about the case, and I highly recommend doing/taking everything he says seriously. Doing so was another tool in his arsenal to get us victory. He was accessible, easy to talk to, professional, and an all round incredible lawyer. He helped to put me at ease throughout the process, and he fought for me.  He took care of the entire process in a very smart and honest way. I’m so grateful for him and would highly recommend him for you too!

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  • Great Support

    Outstanding support in representing me on a DUI charge. Very thorough in reviewing the details and mounting a strong defense based on the facts and circumstances of the case. Extremely knowledgeable and vastly experienced. All DUI charges dropped in reaching a favorable outcome. Strong representation makes a difference. Jon is a difference maker!

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    I was impressed by the way Mr. KATZ talked to my wife and granddaughter. He talked about how important it is to tell the truth and being honest. Court didn’t go like I wanted it to, but Mr Katz is going back with me to finish the job. GREAT LAWYER !!!

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Fairfax criminal lawyer / Virginia DUI attorney Jonathan L. Katz knows that Virginia has a harsh criminal justice system that fortunately is seeing some turnaround in terms of a chief prosecutor in Fairfax and other parts of the commonwealth who recognize the need to be more enlightened about the rights and plights of criminal defendants, and a state legislature that is bringing Virginia further from the criminal justice dark ages. Nonetheless, prosecutors have their own prosecution agenda and legislators serve their constituencies. One's criminal defense lawyer is a criminal defendant's only true friend in the courthouse.

A Virginia criminal or DUI conviction (under Va. Code § 18.2-266) risks not only penalties in state court, but also damage to one's reputation, career, security clearance, health care licensing, and immigration status. Fairfax criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz finds out what is most important to you for your defense and pursues your best possible defense while also pushing against the foregoing adverse collateral consequences from a conviction and against adverse sentences.

Among the many Fairfax criminal defense lawyers you may be considering, Jon Katz has successfully defended thousands of clients prosecuted for alleged Virginia felony, misdemeanor and DUI offenses. Call 703-383-1100 for a free in-person confidential consultation and action plan for your court-pending Virginia criminal or DWI case.

How should a Virginia criminal defendant challenge a felony, misdemeanor or DUI prosecution?

Hire a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you every step of the way in court, who will never judge you, and who always will have your back. That is Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz's credo.

At your very first meeting with Virginia criminal attorney / Fairfax DUI lawyer Jon Katz, he will listen closely to you, and provide you with a tailor-made defense action plan, addressing his initial approach to pursuing your best defense in Virginia criminal and DUI court, and offering you proactive steps that you can take in the process. By the time you leave your initial consultation with Jon, you will be better prepared -- and likely more confident -- for what lies ahead in defending your Virginia criminal case.

Call us at 703-383-1100 to schedule a free in-person confidential consultation with Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz about your court-pending felony, misdemeanor or DUI case.

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