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Nystagmus remains junk Virginia DUI science says Fairfax DUI Lawyer

Nystagmus testing for alcohol impairment -- also known as horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) -- is junk field sobriety testing (SFST) science. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that no published Virginia appellate opinion approves of such testing, and this year's appellate opinions on HGN...

Weaponizing Virginia breathalyzer numbers – Fairfax DUI lawyer weighs in

Weaponizing Virginia breath testing results for the defense – Fairfax DUI lawyer shows how Weaponizing Virginia breathalyzer test results is essential for Virginia DUI lawyers. This is all part of my approach as a Fairfax criminal lawyer of obtaining the essential evidence in my clients’...

Virginia DWI defense lawyer uses science to challenge breath testing

Virginia DUI defense lawyers not only can incorporate preparation and persuasion approaches that apply to most criminal defense work, but also must add addressing, analyzing, and disintegrating scientific evidence. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that the latter approach is a variation on the...

Virginia DUI Defense Basics from Fairfax Criminal Lawyer

Virginia DUI defense calls for full preparation and excellent execution. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that that best DWI defense starts before the defendant is ever stopped by the police, through knowing and exercising the suspect's essential rights with the police. Recently, I...

Virginia DUI challenges by appeal addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Virginia DUI challenges are many. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I am all the more interested in appeals from District Court for Virginia DWI convictions under Virginia Code § 18.2-266, and and all other Virginia misdemeanor convictions, now that doing so will botleneck the court system for...

Breathalyzer challenges in VA DUI cases – View of Fairfax criminal lawyer

Breathalyzer challenges are an essential part of defending against Virginia DWI prosecutions. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I dissect such evidence with a fine-toothed comb. Before ever arresting for an alleged DWI violation, police repeatedly ask Virginia DUI suspects to blow into the roadside handheld...

Welcoming Virginia DUI court – Fairfax Criminal Lawyer on Overcoming Fears

Welcoming court at first feels counterintuitive for most Virginia DUI defendants and criminal defendants. However, as a Fairfax criminal lawyer I know that once a Virginia criminal defendant is forced into the courthouse battlefield, s/he has only one choice, which is to fight, fight and...

Curtilage seizure in DWI investigation addressed by Fairfax DUI lawyer

Curitlage seizures take place when police detain a person on “'the land immediately surrounding and associated with the home.'" Saal v. Virginia, 848 S.E.2d 612 (2020) (quoting Oliver v. U.S.., 466 U.S. 170 (1984). As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that because "the curtilage is 'considered...

DUI prosecutions are not profession – specific says Fairfax DWI lawyer

DUI prosecutions trap even people who never thought they ever would be prosecuted for a criminal offense. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I have defended plenty of people who would otherwise drive around with a police-supporting bumper sticker. For that matter, I have even represented...