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Prince William Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal attorney pursuing your best defense in Prince William County & Manassas

Criminal & DUI defense

Prince William County has one of Virginia's busiest courthouses. located in Manassas. Virginia Criminal lawyer Jon Katz since 1991 has repeatedly defended clients charged with criminal and DUI offenses in the county court, which is one county away from Jon's Fairfax County, Virginia office.

Although parts of Prince William County are rural, this is one of Virginia's second most populous counties, and includes such highly populated areas as Woodbridge and Manassas. On top of that, plenty of people pass through the county on such major highways as Route 95 and Route 66.

Prince William County has a law and order courthouse, calling all the more for a qualified criminal defense lawyer

Prince William County has had a thriving immigrant community, but the county is far from being at any risk of becoming a sanctuary county nor to have sanctuary cities. This is a law and order county, although the chief prosecutor who took office in January 2020 is in some respects more reformist than her predecessor.

The Prince William County courthouse, in Manassas off of Route 28, has six Circuit Court judges, five General District Court judges, and five Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court judges.

Prince William County is three counties away from Washington, D.C., and its jurors are generally law and order jurors. who should not be expected to be initially skeptical about police and prosecutors.

Unless the criminal defense lawyer schedules a hearing to obtain discovery in advance of the General District Court trial date, Prince William prosecutors may generally only agree to sign an order to provide discovery on the trial date.

Commonly the first trial date can be continued on that date in General District Court, but it important to have a lawyer on the first trial date so as not to get caught behind the eight ball.

The Circuit Court's criminal procedural information can be found here and here.

Cellphones are not allowed in the courthouse

Non-lawyer visitors to the Prince William County courthouse are barred from bringing cellphones into the courthouse. Courthouse visitors may leave their cellphones with the Sheriff's Office to the left of the courthouse entrance (but who would want to leave their cellphone with law enforcement?) or may leave them in their car. At least the second floor has some free phones in the hallway for making local phone calls.

Prince William criminal lawyer Jonathan L. Katz repeatedly defends in the Manassas, Prince William County court, since 1999. To discuss your case with Jon Katz, in confidence, please call his staff for an appointment, at 703-383-1100.

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  • Mr. Katz seemed to put everything he had into the trial

    I am convinced I wouldn’t have gotten a Fair Trial without the services of Mr. Jon Katz. As my trial proceeded, I felt like an important client. Mr. Katz seemed to put everything he had into the trial. I was very impressed by Mr. Katz’ knowledge of case law. I highly recommend Mr. Katz. He is most definitely a Five Star attorney! I couldn’t be more happy and satisfied with the outcome.

    P. H.
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  • He was worth every penny

    Jon is a great lawyer and goes the extra mile for his clients. I was very impressed with his knowledge in law regarding my case. I have worked around attorneys for the past 5 years and Jon was highly recommended to me by another attorney who is a personal friend. Jon not only knows the law inside and out, but also the courts personnel which is very helpful in determining your best outcome. He also gives the client opportunities to make choices based on his prior engagements with the courts citing case law and other attorneys experiences. He is also well respected by the other local attorneys, I can’t say enough good things about him. If you need an attorney in the surrounding area he has a vast network of experts and colleagues. He was worth every penny, even if you have bad luck and go up against a lean and unpersuasive judge. The courts are a gamble and I don’t gamble, narrow down the odds with Jon on your side.

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  • Knowledgeable, hard-working and will do what is necessary to get the best results

    I have known Jon for many years and he is an excellent attorney. I regularly refer clients to him because I know they are in great hands. He is knowledgeable, hard-working and will do what is necessary to get the best results. Highly recommended.

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