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Virginia DWI defending requires keeping collateral consequences in mind

Virginia DWI defending includes being aware of the accused's risks for immigration and traveling abroad. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I know that the Supreme Court requires a defense lawyer to consider immigration risks from a criminal conviction.  Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010). On...

Virginia DUI discovery should be overinclusive says Fairfax DWI lawyer

Virginia DUI discovery (VDE) evidence provided by Fairfax prosecutors and with some other Northern Virginia commonwealth's attorney's offices tends to be more overinclusive than required by the governing law. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I believe that when prosecutors take that overinclusive approach in disclosing...

Virginia DUI lawyers can turn police words to winning use

Virginia DUI lawyers have much beneficial material to mine from police testimony, their incident reports, and incident video. This includes challenging roadside field sobriety testing performed by law enforcement on those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in violation of Virginia...

Holiday Virginia DUI police patrols – Fairfax lawyer on handling them

Holiday Virginia DUI police patrols are as common during Memorial Day weekend as Independence Day weekend. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know fewer people will need me for such accuasations by simply remaining away from the steering wheel at least twenty-four hours after consuming...

Advantages to hiring a Fairfax DUI lawyer sooner rather than later

Advantages are numerous to hiring your Virginia DWI lawyer sooner rather than later. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I get right to work once hired with such essential items as obtaining essential evidence and case-related information, which includes requesting evidentiary discovery from the prosecutor's office;...

Budgeting for your DWI defense – Fully arm your Virginia DUI lawyer

Budgeting for your DWI defense means sending your Virginia DUI lawyer to courtroom battle with a proverbial submachine gun rather than a water pistol, ready to do the job by a progression of threat by display,  whacking the opponent, firing individual bullets, and spraying a...

Virginia DUI matters of law are decided by the judge

Virginia DUI matters of law are decided by the judge rather than by a jury. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know this can temper the level of excitement over getting a second bite at the apple by appealing a conviction in a Virginia District...

Attacking field sobriety testing with an FST-trained DUI lawyer

Attacking field sobriety testing (FST) is an essential part of Virginia DUI defense against prosecutions under Virginia Code § 18.2-266, both to challenge the legality of the arrest and to argue that the prosecutor has not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty...