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Fairfax DUI trial win obtained by arguing an unlawful arrest

Fairfax DUI trial victories typically require full preparation and focus, which is the same for any pursuit of victory in Virginia criminal court. As a Virginia DWI lawyer, I have taken hundreds of cases to trial, often not knowing in advance the defense-friendly gems that...

Virginia DUI victory from successful challenge of the arrest

Virginia DUI victory can arise from a pretrial dismissal, suppression of the arrest, and a finding of lack of proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that preparation for such defense requires thorough attention to all the foregoing...

Virginia DUI strategy- Achieving improper driving & refusal in DWI case

Virginia DUI strategy calls for full trial preparation, skill at working for a settlement desired by the defendant, and readiness for any sentencing. Recently, I obtained a great case negotiation for a client by making clear to the prosecutor that we were proceeding to trial...

Blood alcohol content kept out when 20 minute rule not satisfied

Blood alcohol content (BAC) testing is repeatedly relied on by prosecutors when they try to obtain DWI convictions. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know the importance of fully challenging such prosecutions at every turn, including working to keep out BAC test results, which can...

Trial success begins with pursuing the extraordinary, says Fairfax lawyer

Trial success is about pursuing the extraordinarily persuasive story, says Fairfax criminal lawyer Trial success in Virginia criminal court comes from trial experience and ability, killer instincts, passion for the criminal defendant’s cause, and in-the-moment cunning. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that preparing...

Wet reckless results obtained by Fairfax DUI lawyer

Wet reckless is better than a DWI conviction, says Fairfax DUI lawyer Wet reckless (WR) in Virginia typically means amending a DUI charge to reckless driving generally under Virginia Code § 46.2-852 in exchange for completing the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP), driving on...

DUI drugs case gets converted to reckless dismissal by Fairfax lawyer

DUI drugs case reduced to dismissed reckless driving charge DUI drugs, also known as DUID, in Virginia, means driving under the influence of drugs. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I recently obtained a conversion of a DUID marijuana / tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) case to reckless driving,...

Drinking after driving is not a crime says Fairfax DUI lawyer

Drinking after driving is not a crime, says Fairfax DUI lawyer Drinking and driving / DWI is one of the most serious non-violent, non-theft misdemeanors that is prosecuted in Virginia. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that consuming beer, wine or alcohol after driving...