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Virginia DUI strategy- Achieving improper driving & refusal in DWI case

Virginia DUI strategy calls for full trial preparation, skill at working for a settlement desired by the defendant, and readiness for any sentencing. Recently, I obtained a great case negotiation for a client by making clear to the prosecutor that we were proceeding to trial...

DUI hot police pursuit should be challenged by the defense

DUI hot police pursuit into a suspect's home is not automatically lawful under the United States Constitution's Fourth Amendment. The same goes for all warrantless misdemeanor police entries into one's home. This rule was not clarified until two weeks ago, by the Supreme Court. As...

Great Virginia DUI defense starts with you and adds a well-selected lawyer

Great Virginia DUI defense-- and all effective criminal defense -- starts with you, the defendant. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that such successful defense starts with your behavior and perceived behavior; whom you associate with and where; your past criminal record; and countering...

Fairfax DUI challenges- Required reading from Juanisha Brooks’s ordeal

Fairfax DUI challenges -- and all Virginia DWI and criminal defenses -- involve having a thorough, well thought-out flow chart and plan for obtaining the best possible court results, whether that be through a trial or by beginning with case settlement / plea negotiations. Juanisha...

Virginia DUI blood defenses- Your essential defensive guide

Virginia DUI blood prosecutions arise in DWI cases where the defendant's blood is drawn to test for the alcohol and drug level in the blood. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I have blogged about various aspects of such defense, and this article provides you the...

Breath test refusal convictions are unavailable without a valid arrest

Breath test refusal and blood test refusal are an offense that often is charged along with Virginia DUI prosecutions, when the DWI defezndant declines to submit to such alcohol testing. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I am delighted that the Virginia Supreme Court this month...

Blood alcohol content kept out when 20 minute rule not satisfied

Blood alcohol content (BAC) testing is repeatedly relied on by prosecutors when they try to obtain DWI convictions. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know the importance of fully challenging such prosecutions at every turn, including working to keep out BAC test results, which can...

Wet reckless results obtained by Fairfax DUI lawyer

Wet reckless is better than a DWI conviction, says Fairfax DUI lawyer Wet reckless (WR) in Virginia typically means amending a DUI charge to reckless driving generally under Virginia Code § 46.2-852 in exchange for completing the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP), driving on...