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Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz  is headquartered across the street from the Fairfax County, Virginia, courthouse. Jon has been successfully defending hundreds of criminal defense and DUI clients in Fairfax since 1999.

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz regularly defends in the Fairfax Courthouse

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz is headquartered in Fairfax because a high percentage of his cases are there. Jon’s Fairfax location and Arlington County satellite meeting office bring him a convenient distance to the remaining Northern Virginia courthouses.

Fairfax  is one of Virginia’s busiest courthouses, with thirteen judges in the Circuit Court, ten in the General District Court, and seven in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

With Fairfax being such a busy courthouse, prosecutors for General District Court misdemeanor cases frequently will not see their cases before or else much before the first trial date, and ordinarily will not provide discovery before the trial date (other than sometimes providing incident DVD’s from police cruisers) absent a court order otherwise.

In-court District Court trial continuances are not always guaranteed

It is important for Fairfax General District Court criminal defendants to appear with a criminal lawyer on the first trial date. Except as stated below for DUI cases, in Fairfax General District Court, generally “[n]o continuance shall be granted to either the Commonwealth or defendant as a matter of right on the original trial date of any case.” Fairfax GDC Administrative Procedures at 5:15.

The first non-arraignment court date for a DUI case “will generally be continued [on that court date] and neither the Commonwealth nor the Defense will need to subpoena witnesses for this date.” Fairfax GDC Administrative Procedures at 5:25.

Be ready for quick scheduling of Fairfax Circuit Court felony trials

On the term date for setting felony trials in Fairfax Circuit Court, the judge should be expected to want a good reason for setting the trial date outside the Circuit Court’s term (for instance when considering the seriousness of the case, a possibly lengthy trial, and issues with witness calendars). It is important for the defendant to have a criminal lawyer present with the defendant at the term date.

All visitors to the Fairfax County courthouse are permitted to bring cellphones into the building — which is not the case in some other Virginia courthouses — but must have them silent and out of sight in the courtroom.

Our clients are invited to obtain a parking pass from us for our permit-only parking lot for all visits to our office and the courthouse. Courthouse visitors who are not our clients may park at such locations as the courthouse’s paid covered lot, and for free at the Fairfax City Hall’s surface parking lot.

Directions to Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz’s office are here.

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz has successfully defended hundreds of clients in the Fairfax courthouse. To discuss your case with Jon, in confidence, please call his staff for an appointment, at 703-383-1100.