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Success at trial when outnumbered and judge-abandoned – Fairfax lawyer

Success in criminal court and elsewhere is not about winning with ideal and perfect circumstances. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that such success is about winning despite unanticipated hurdles, existing judges who run afoul of their oaths, police who don't accept that their...

Danger from bringing a machete to a courthouse gunfight – Fairfax lawyer

Danger abounds when insufficiently armed for court, says Fairfax criminal lawyer. Danger lurks around every corner in a criminal courthouse. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know it is essential to go to court fully prepared for battle. Criminal defense is not an exercise for...

Threat as an ingredient to winning as a criminal defense lawyer

Threat is an ingredient to winning. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer and martial arts practitioner, I know this to be very true. That is why I repeatedly advise clients not to plead guilty if the prosecutor is not prepared to go to trial. That is...

Human potential is extraordinary in court and beyond

My criminal defense work is about harmonizing and reversing difficult situations and liberating my clients, from their charges, sometimes from themselves, from their risks, and from their potential and actual incarceration. Once we decline to let others upset or annoy us -- ranging from people...

“You always smile when you object,” the prosecutor told me

A prosecutor recently pointed out "You always smile when you object" when we try cases together. I replied that I smile while firing my proverbial bullets, and mentioned the great World War II movie scene where the American soldier calmly smiles in the moment, while...