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Fairfax drug lawyer on no license suspension for Virginia drug convictions

Fairfax drug lawyer addresses no further license suspension for Virginia drug convictions. First the law changed to not automatically require license suspensions for marijuana 251's. That was followed in 2020 by not requiring license suspensions for drug convictions nor 251 dispositions. Drug convictions and 251...

Drug court judges must read this illegal search opinion says Fairfax lawyer

Drug court judges repeatedly hear police justify stops, frisks, searches and arrests of criminal suspects based on their purported "knowledge, training and experience" and behavior consistent with criminal activity. As a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer, I know that police have no superhuman cognition. I also...

Car contraband risks police searches, warns Fairfax criminal lawyer

Car contraband is at risk of court-okayed police searches, says Fairfax criminal lawyer Car contraband abounds, particularly in the form of illegal drugs and weapons. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I warn you that automobiles do not receive the same level of court-covered Fourth Amendment...

Legalization of marijuana to become a Virginia drug law reality

Legalization of marijuana to become part of Virginia criminal law starting July 1, 2021 Legalization of marijuana in Virginia is a dream come true. As a Fairfax drug defense lawyer, I say that not because I want to use pot, but because legalizing cannabis helps...

High crime area presence can help okay a Virginia police frisk

High crime area is a phrase that police like using to try to justify their reason for focusing their attention on a particular suspect. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I am always ready to challenge the legality of police stops, detentions, frisks and arrests. This...

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...

Documents near drugs not enough to convict says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Documents in your name are not desireable when found in close proximity to illegal drugs, also known as controlled substance's. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that a conviction for drug possession cannot be obtained absent proof beyond a reasonable doubt of knowledge, dominion...

Virginia drug lawyer on the more defendant-friendly good samaritan law

Virginia drug lawyer work involves dealing with a harsh sentencing scheme, if the defendant gets convicted. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I knoow that the good samaritan ("GS") law is not only essential for reviewing when a drug overdose is involved, but that the GS...