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Secondary offense stops addressed by Virginia DUI lawyer

Secondary traffic offenses in Virginia are traffic violations that expressly do not permit the issuance of a traffic citation, summons or ticket unless in conjunction with a primary offense, which is a violation of one of more other traffic or criminal laws of the commonwealth....

Voir dire jury selection ideas by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Voir dire -- French for "to speak the truth" -- is the phase for Virginia lawyers to ask questions of the potential jurors / venire members, to assist in seeking to strike potential jurors for cause, seeking to rehabilitate them from being stricken for...

Drug case defense addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Drug cases (marijuana and non-marijuana) are among the most common non-traffic / non-DUI prosecutions on Virginia criminal court dockets. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I have defended hundreds of such cases, and provide some insights herein on such defense.

Declining Search Warrant for Blood – Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Weighs In

Declining requested breath or blood testing in a Virginia DUI case does not automatically mean that the DWI defendant will avoid blood alcohol content (BAC) evidence from being obtained. Very frequently where I practice as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, police are obtaining search warrants to...

Race based jury strikes addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Race-based juror strikes by either party's lawyer is Constitutionally prohibited. Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986). As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the importance for defense lawyers timely to raise well-Virginia Supreme Court justice is unconvinced by prosecutor's claim of race-neutral reason for...

Technical Challenges to BAC Testing

Technical challenges to breath and blood testing are very important for defending against DWI prosecutions. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I prepare these challenges early on. They include the following: With both breath and blood testing technical challenges for Virginia DUI defense, it is important...

Blood alcohol test options in DUI cases – Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in

Blood alcohol testing routinely is sought by police after arresting DUI suspects, whether through breath testing or blood drawing. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the importance of thoroughly attacking this and all parts of DUI prosecutions. Virginia law requires a DUI arrestee, if...

Flex Your Rights Advisory Board adds Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz

Flex Your Rights has added me to its eight-member Advisory Board. As a Fairfax Criminal Lawyer, I am honored to be joining such civil liberties fighters as Ira Glasser (Drug Policy Alliance president and past longtime ACLU exective director) and Billy Murphy, who is a...