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Prosecutorial discretion – Fairfax chief prosecutor embraces this path

Prosecutorial discretion (PD) is great when it benefits the accused. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that the county's chief prosecutor / commonwealth's attorney on several occasions has emphasized his willingness to use such authority, and his directed his prosecutors to do the same,...

420 Marks Marijuana & My Blog Anniversary

420 is another word for marijuana, referencing a 4:20 p.m. time to toke and today's 4/20 date to celebrate. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer. I  spiritedly defend against marijuana and other drug prosecutions, running from simple possession to multiple plants and distribution / possession with...

Mandatory minimums from juvenile past – Virginia DUI Lawyer weighs in

Mandatory minimum sentencing can bite a criminal defendant in the butt with a variety of subsequent convictions, including for repeat DWI, theft and drug convictions. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I know that the notion that many people have about juvenile criminal court guilty findings...

Fighting DUI prosecutions – Challenging repeat offense charges

Fighting DUI prosecutions always is essential. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer/criminal lawyer, I know that DWI convictions dog those convicted of such an offense. As a Fairfax DUI attorney, I know that arresting police officers and court magistrates (being very busy and not having to...

Challenge Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Alleged Repeat DWIs

Virginia police and prosecutors love seeking mandatory minimum sentencing in DWI cases for blood/breath alcohol levels allegedly at 0.15 or higher, and for repeat DWI offenses. Mandatory minimum sentencing efforts must always be thoroughly challenged. Thankfully, Virginia DWI law makes clear that mandatory minimum sentencing for...