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Game plan for first meeting with Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz

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Nov 11, 2019 Game plan for first meeting with Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz

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Game plan for first meeting with Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz

Game plan for initially scheduling and meeting with Fairfax, Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz

Game plans for my assisting criminal defendants start with your initial meeting, which we often can handle the same business day that you call. Our contact information is 703-383-1100, jon@katzjustice.com, and Google Voice texting at 571-406-7268. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know how important it is for criminal defendants to start their defense preparation early. My staff works Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., supplemented by my responding to calls and emails after hours and during weekends.

Game plan for in person, phone and jail visits with Jon Katz

Your initial in-person meeting is free at our law firm for a court-pending criminal case. Jail visits are billed due to the extra time for traveling to the jail and waiting for the inmate to be brought to the meeting. During your initial consultation with Jon Katz, he will listen fully and empathetically to you, answer your questions, ask for details about your case, and develop a tailor-made game plan for Jon and you to pursue the best possible result in your case.

For initial jail visits, Jon will cover the above matters and also will develop a game plan for pursuing the inmate’s earliest possible release from jail, including scheduling the soonest possible bond hearing.

Jon Katz welcome calls from people being investigated for alleged crimes, or told they have a pending criminal charge

If you learn you are being investigated for alleged criminal activity, consulting with a qualified lawyer for a tailor-made game plan can spell the difference between preserving and losing your liberty, including knowing and asserting your right to remain silent and to decline searches, and enables your lawyer to start advocating and building a defense for you.

Game plan for addressing pending arrest warrants and open criminal summonses

If you learn that you have a possible or actual arrest warrant or criminal summons against you, Jon Katz can assist with both as follows:

Virginia criminal summons game plan

  • Jon will verify that the charging document only is a criminal summons, whereby the defendant will receive the criminal summons and not be detained.
  • Jon will verify that police will refrain from questioning the suspect on arrival, rather than simply delivering the defendant with the summons after verifying his or her identity.

Virginia warrant of arrest game plan

  • Jon Katz will check with the police to learn which specific crimes are charged against you, and will advise you if any counts presume providing no bond, which will then need the soonest possible bond hearing game plan.
  • Jon will fully prepare with you a game plan for turning yourself in on an open arrest warrant. Not turning yourself in means the warrant will eventually reach you, possibly resulting in a less favorable bond and pretrial release situation.
  • Jon will provide you with a tailor-made letter to present to the court magistrate detailing why you should be released on either personal recognizance or the lowest possible dollar bond amount with the fewest pretrial release conditions.
  •  Jon can accompany you to turn yourself in. It is important to have your lawyer or his colleague ready to appear with you in Virginia court the morning after turning yourself in, in case an affordable bond is not set.
  • After you turn yourself in, Jon will contact the magistrate before he or she meets with you, to advocate why you should be released pending trial or a preliminary hearing, including why you are not a flight risk nor a risk of harm to yourself nor others.

The sequel to this article is “Pursuing victory after hiring Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz.”

Fairfax, Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jonathan L. Katz pursues your best defense against felony, misdemeanor and DUI prosecutions. To schedule a confidential consultation with Jon Katz, please call his staff at 703-383-1100. 

Northern Virginia criminal lawyer Jon Katz defends in the courts in Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria federal and state court, Loudoun, Prince William, and beyond. 

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