Home » Blog

Underdog Blog – Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer | Virginia DUI Attorney

Fairfax Criminal Lawyer / Virginia DUI Attorney- Highly-Rated
Pursuing Your Best Defense Since 1991

Call Us: 703-383-1100

Arrested passenger says he was feeling sick, not sexy

For those fearful of flying, hopefully they will not need to add fear of arrest to the list. In September, federal authorities arrested a couple after they allegedly engaged in very frisky sexual activity on a Southwest Airlines flight. The man’s lawyer says he was feeling sick,...

Thanks go a long way

In reply to recent thanks that I gave one of my mentors, he said: "Say as little as possible is the best response" to praise. I will let the following message from a client speak for itself, then, other than to say that I do...

Finding inspiration for great work

Often when finding the story, persuasion, and arguments for a client’s case, I step back to clear my head. Sometimes I will do t’ai chi outdoors, spend some time with my family, listen to some great music, or experience other great art. I recently learned from the...

To view is not to possess

NOTE: On August 11, 2009, I blogged that the foregoing panel opinion was overturned by Commonwealth v. Diodoro, 932 A.2d 172 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2007), aff’d., 970 A.2d 1100 (Pa. 2009). Here is a valuable Pennsylvania Superior Court case (Pennsylvania v. Diodoro, 2006 PA Super...

Police Tasing / Police Dogs

Here are some videos of police activity with tasers and dogs. The first video — which may need to be opened by logging into YouTube and agreeing to see potentially "inappropriate" content — may have an axe to grind about police, but nevertheless appears to show...

Two lawyers inspired me to practice t’ai chi

This week, I added the yin-yang symbol to the top-right of this blog, together with a link to my article on practicing law by incorporating t’ai chi, the peaceful path, and lessons from the Trial Lawyers College.  Yin Yang. The yin yang symbol is an...

Video of Los Angeles Police Punching Arrestee

This is a homemade video, apparently depicting Los Angeles police arresting a man in August 2006. I shudder at what some or many police do under the cover of darkness if this is what some of them are willing to do in broad daylight in...

When the judge mis-instructs the jury, appeal

In general, it is best to appeal any felony conviction. However, added caution is needed for appeals that lead automatically to de novo trials, because the Constitution does not prevent the original sentence from limiting any sentence at a de novo trial. Alabama v. Smith, 490 U.S. 794...