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Separating Virginia DUI prosecutors from police intervention

Separating Virginia DUI prosecutors from police officers in the case is often an important start for defending the accused. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I know that police feel invested in each case, often after being out on road at exhausting hours and in extreme...

Virginia prosecutors are not your friends says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Virginia prosecutors not your friends when you are a criminal defense lawyer. Anyone who tells you otherwise is offering a bill of goods to be avoided like the plague. Even the Fairfax commonwealth's attorney's office and other Northern Virginia prosecutor's offices claiming a progressive bent...

Reminding Northern Virginia Prosecutors of their Chiefs’ Progressive Stands

Reminding Fairfax and other Northern Virginia prosecutors of their chief commonwealth's attorneys' criminal defense-friendly policies is very important when addressing case settlement negotiations and other critical aspects of defending the accused. As a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer, I know that the influx of Northern Virginia...

Negotiating Virginia DUI cases off the case processing assembly line

Negotiating Virginia DUI and criminal case settlements for the defense is not only a fine art that is ideally developed through years of relevant experience, but requires  humanizing the client with a prosecutor who undoubtedly has a very large number of cases to handle both...

Virginia probation length & violation caps benefit criminal defendants

Virginia probation length and violation penalty caps screamed out for reasonable limits for decades. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I applaud that those probation violation sentencing caps finally have become law, effective the middle of this year. These caps mean that supervised probation for felony...

Preliminary hearing defense according to Fairfax criminal lawyer

Preliminary hearings in Virginia are an opportunity for the criminal defense lawyer to challenge "whether there is reasonable ground to believe that he committed" the alleged felony(ies). Va. Code § 19.2-218. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know how important is the preliminary hearing date...

Navigating around potential Virginia DUI penalty pitfalls

Navigating around potential Virginia DUI sentencing pitfalls is essential for a criminal defense lawyer. As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I look not only at ways to obtain an acquittal, but also at the DWI sentencing risks in the event of a conviction. Those risks might...

Reaching across the aisle for persuasion- Fairfax trial lawyer

Great persuaders and negotiators know how to reach across the aisle to work with people who harbor plenty of opposing views. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the persuasive value of setting aside political and personal differences to persuade others and to gain essential...