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Private prosecutors are limited by Virginia law says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Private prosecutors are the exception to the usual Virginia practice of having prosecutors be elected officials or their employees, or private practicing lawyers hired by incorporated cities or towns. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I am ready to seek the disqualification of a private prosecutor...

Warrantless Virginia misdemeanor arrests- When they are permitted & not

Warrantless Virginia misdemeanor arrests may spell a prosecutor’s defeat when the cop is not a witness, says Fairfax criminal lawyer Warrantless Virginia misdemeanor arrests call for careful criminal defense attorney analysis about the permissibility or not of that arrest when the police officer did not...

Case result without a Fairfax prosecutor- Virginia criminal lawyer weighs in

Case outcomes for criminal defendants can improve overall when Fairfax prosecutors bow out of most misdemeanor matters. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I recently experienced such benefit. Although a prosecutor can be more reliable for producing discovery in conformity with Virginia Rule 7C:5 and Brady v....