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Sticking Until Obtaining Virginia Criminal Defense Victory

Sticking to the goal of Virginia criminal defense victory can yield stratospheric results Sticking to one’s guns is an essential part of criminal defense and any other vital endeavor. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I again saw that truism translate into success, when in a...

Achievement through teamwork addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Achievement at the highest possible level is the goal against any prosecution. As a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer, I emphasize to my clients the importance of our teamwork in obtaining the best possible results. With my client's consent, I recount a recent example of the...

Beating a DUI by suppressing the stop- Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in

Beating a DWI prosecution can stem from such approaches as convincing the judge that the traffic stop or arrest did not pass Fourth Amendment Constitutional muster, and convincing the factfinder(s) that the prosecutor has failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. One of my...

Consciousness of guilt with refusal – Fairfax DUI lawyer counters that

Consciousness of guilt of DWI from a blood alcohol test refusal can be considered in some non-Virginia jurisdictions. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that such test refusal is generally inadmissible at a Virginia DUI trial for any reason other than introducing a finding...

Hunches do not justify police stops says Fairfax DUI lawyer

Hunches by themselves do not permit police stops of suspects. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that at minimum, the police officer needs reasonable articulable suspicion to stop a suspect. Moreover, Virginia has not yet recognized a community caretaker basis for police to stop...

Enemies & obstacles are illusions says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Enemies are obstacles that are found in abundance if a criminal defense lawyer wants to find them. However, as a Fairfax criminal attorney, I know that acquittals and other court victories are obtained by not getting bogged down by seeming enemies nor by apparently insurmountable...

Public intoxication jury victory – Fairfax criminal lawyer

Public intoxication is overcharged in Virginia. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that an intoxicated in public conviction is not good for one's reputation, and the risks of fighting such prosecutions only involve hiring a lawyer, and paying court fines and costs.