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Virginia DUI matters of law are decided by the judge

Virginia DUI matters of law are decided by the judge rather than by a jury. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know this can temper the level of excitement over getting a second bite at the apple by appealing a conviction in a Virginia District...

Criminal defense challenges with a tough-seeming judge

Criminal defense challenges abound in court, and sometimes include facing an angry judge. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that dealing with judges, prosecutors, opposing witnesses and others showing anger -- whether real, feigned or exaggerated -- is par for the course. When the...

Expecting the unexpected in Fairfax DUI court & beyond- Get a lawyer

Expecting the unexpected is important in Fairfax, Virginia DUI court and all courts while defending against misdemeanor and felony prosecutions. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that despite all the seeming niceties and rules in the courthouse, that Virginia DUI and criminal defense in...

Outcomes in Criminal Court Eclipse Praise from a Judge or Cop

Outcomes are what matter in Virginia court, says criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz Outcomes are what matter in court for Virginia DUI and criminal defendants. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I would any day choose a barking judge who acquits my client over a smiling...

Opening the Judge’s Ears and Being to Criminal Defense Arguments

Opening a judge’s and jury’s ears and beings to a lawyer’s evidence and arguments is essential for persuasion. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that merely throwing raw and disorganized facts and law to a judge and jury can fall on deaf ears. Judges...

Diffusing tense situations- Approach of Fairfax criminal defense lawyer

Diffusing tense situations can take substantial self control when feeling that the other person has committed a major trespass. As a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer, I know the persuasive and advocacy power of dissipating tension and never escalating it. Much happens in criminal court that...

Persisting with courtroom challenges — Fairfax DUI lawyer weighs in

Persisting with a challenging judge and other courtroom challenges is essential for a criminal defense lawyer, As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that the only alternative to working with a challenging courtroom situation is to throw in the towel, which is neither an option...

Appearing alone in court – Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in

Appearing in criminal court alone can be dicey depending on the circumstances. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that defendants often want to give themselves time to find and pay for a lawyer, but they also need to know the risks of entering the...

Facing court alone – Fairfax criminal lawyer on its risks

Facing court without a lawyer can be risky even for the most seemingly simple appearances. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that unrepresented criminal defendants are fishes out of water facing a highly experienced judge and a prosecutor whose abilities run from knowing the...