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FST weakness gets pounced on and results in a DUI trial acquittal

FST (field sobriety testing) often get overly built up by police and prosecutors in Virginia DUI trials. In reality, prosecutions typically have holes to mine, enlarge and exploit in fighting for acquittal. Sometimes that yields acquittal, like with my recent DWI bench trial. In this...

Converting Virginia DUI to a reckless result- Fairfax lawyer’s approach

Converting Virginia DUI charges to reckless driving dispositions can happen before and after trial through settlement / plea negotiations.  As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, numerous times I have settled Virginia DUI and criminal cases in mid-trial, either because the trial makes the prosecutor see that...

High blood alcohol case reduced by Fairfax DUI lawyer to wet reckless

High blood alcohol readings may initially give plenty of Virginia DWI defendants cause for pause. Nonetheless, as a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that a criminal defendant has two choices after being arrested- Play dead, or fight, fight, fight. The choice is clear, and particularly...

Winning Virginia criminal trials with the 5th Amendment & catchy slogans

Winning Virginia criminal trials is exhilarating, and, more importantly, great for the Virginia DUI, misdemeanor of felony defendant. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that victory in court starts long before the trial date, to include full and smart preparation, digging and visualizing to...

Virginia DUI negotiations lead to reckless driving result

Virginia DUI negotiations -- and all criminal case negotiations -- must be backed up with full readiness and ability to proceed to trial and win. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, that truism proved itself again when the prosecutor within the span of twenty-eight hours transitioned...

Virginia DUI Negotiating Success Through Trial Threat & Powerful Stories

Virginia DUI negotiating success starts with strong teamwork between the criminal defense lawyer and the defendant. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that the power of such teamwork cannot be overstated. In my role defending against DUI, felony and misdemeanor prosecutions, I make sure...

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...