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  • Quality

    Last year i was charged with a felony drug case. I met with Mr. Katz shortly after while searching for an attorney i felt would put in the work and go to bat for me. I had a couple bad previous experiences with lawyers in the past, but I quickly realized Jon was the lawyer for me. Mr. Katz was direct, knowledgeable, and took charge of the meeting in a way that gave me the feeling he was not easily pushed around in court. My case was put off multiple times, but Jon always kept me in the loop and ALWAYS responded quickly to my emails. In the end Jon was able to get my case dismissed entirely. Our family can’t thank Mr. Katz enough. If you are looking for a lawyer that will truly fight for you, hire this man. while other lawyers are goofing off. Jon is in the books searching for new ways to defend his next client.

    Source: Avvo

  • He thrived in this environment clearly navigating and strategizing the best outcome for me

    I was charged with soliciting a prostitute and frequenting a bawdy place. The end result was dismissal of the first charge and a reduction to a disorderly conduct for the second charge with a steep fine. Jon Katz was my lawyer for five months to which he assigned me “homework” and tasks to help mitigate possible risks and show the court my good faith when the time came. It was a lot of work but has absolutely paid off. I have no regrets as to selecting Jon. He has an outstanding reputation as a fierce civil rights lawyer. He is direct and to the point with no sugar coating. No doubt I would recommend him to anyone. In fact, I would recommend going to his website and review the lessons learned videos in preparation for any possible arrest specifically about keeping your mouth shut! During court day, Jon “worked” all the players. He thrived in this environment clearly navigating and strategizing the best outcome for me. I really don’t think anyone could have done better in this situation. Jon exceeded my expectations and in this area, your lawyer is your best friend which Jon was!

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  • Mr. Katz seemed to put everything he had into the trial

    I am convinced I wouldn’t have gotten a Fair Trial without the services of Mr. Jon Katz. As my trial proceeded, I felt like an important client. Mr. Katz seemed to put everything he had into the trial. I was very impressed by Mr. Katz’ knowledge of case law. I highly recommend Mr. Katz. He is most definitely a Five Star attorney! I couldn’t be more happy and satisfied with the outcome.

    P. H.
    Source: Google

  • Jon really cares about his clients

    A master of his craft. Jon’s professionalism and expertise got me a great result for my DUI case. Jon really cares about his clients and will walk you throughout the entire process with great service. I highly recommend him to my friends and family.

    Source: Google

  • He is the kind of lawyer that other lawyers go to for representation

    I have known Jon for many years, and know him as a tireless advocate. He is the kind of lawyer that other lawyers go to for representation. I have recommended Jon to many of my clients who needed his help as I know that they will be well taken care of. Five Stars!

    Daniel Barrera
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  • I went from feeling scared I would lose my career, license, and other things to feeling confident and at ease.

    After finding myself in a stressful legal situation I needed to find a good attorney. I made one of my best decisions by hiring Jon Katz. I had met with 3 other lawyers prior to meeting Jon, but after the first meeting I knew he was who I needed to represent me. I went from feeling scared I would lose my career, license, and other things to feeling confident and at ease. It is easy to see that Jon Katz cares about his clients and wants the best possible results for them. Throughout the whole process he always kept me in the loop and had constant communication with me, answering any questions or concerns. On the day of court he was very prepared and in control. He was able to get my original charge amended to a much lesser charge and I couldn’t be happier. Jon Katz is truly a master at his craft. If you need legal help look no further, do yourself a favor and hire Jon Katz.

    Source: Google

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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