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Virginia police officers are not friends of criminal defendants

Virginia police officers are not friends of criminal defendants. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I say this out of pure reality, and not from any political agenda, but certainly out of an agenda of pursuing the best possible results for those accused of Virginia DUI...

Virginia DUI lawyers can turn police words to winning use

Virginia DUI lawyers have much beneficial material to mine from police testimony, their incident reports, and incident video. This includes challenging roadside field sobriety testing performed by law enforcement on those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in violation of Virginia...

Attacking field sobriety testing with an FST-trained DUI lawyer

Attacking field sobriety testing (FST) is an essential part of Virginia DUI defense against prosecutions under Virginia Code § 18.2-266, both to challenge the legality of the arrest and to argue that the prosecutor has not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty...

VA DWI Comes to Review in High State Court says Fairfax DUI Lawyer

VA DWI law is not pretty even though acquittals can be achieved. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that 0.08 is a ridiculously low per se threshold for mandating a conviction. I also know that driving under the influence without a blood alcohol reading has a...

Field Sobriety Refusal is not Consciousness of Guilt

Field sobriety tests ("FSTs") are routinely requested by police investigating DWI suspects. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that even the most sober person can perform poorly on such FSTs as standing on one leg while holding the other at least six inches off...