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Virginia misdemeanor defense- Fairfax criminal lawyer on dismissal law

Virginia misdemeanor defense is serious business. Yes, as a Fairfax criminal lawyer I know that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, but they are still crimes when committed, and a conviction for such crimes as theft, assault, drugs, and sometimes even DUI can haunt the...

Fairfax criminal defendants with lawyers will all have prosecutors again

Fairfax criminal defendants for a year have experienced going to court for most non-Virginia DUI misdemeanor prosecutions to see no prosecutor involved in their case. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that Virginia law does not require prosecutors to be involved in adult misdemeanor...

Refusing police searches is vital to your Virginia criminal defense

Refusing police searches often makes the difference between winning and losing against a Virginia felony, misdemeanor and DUI prosecution. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, repeatedly I hear my clients who consent to police searches say that the police were going to find the contraband or...

Virginia bail victories in Circuit Court need reasons from the bench

Virginia bail hearing victories can be exhilarating. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that getting released from jail pending trial for a Virginia DUI, felony or misdemeanor prosecution can be the only assurance that the criminal defendant will not lose his job, home, and...

Virginia cops have only narrow exceptions for warrantless home entry

Virginia cops and other police nationwide are aware of the concept of a community caretaking function, which they and prosecutors try to use in the absence of any other possible justifiable grounds for searching and seizing people and their property, and for entering their homes....

Fairfax Criminal Misdemeanor Cases To Get Prosecutors Again

For nearly one year, chief Fairfax commonwealth's attorney Steve Descano made a gambit over being re-electable when he withdrew his office from most misdemeanor prosecutions beyond Virginia DUI, assault with intimate partners, and fatal collision prosecutions. His gamble may have paid off, based on a...

Fairfax convictions with this former rogue cop may all get reversed

Fairfax convictions with former rogue police officer Jonathan Freitag are in line for the chief prosecutor to seek to undo them. As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I am thankful that former police officer Freitag's deceit has been uncovered, but also know that solving his misdeeds...