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Virginia arrest warrants need timely action says Fairfax lawyer

Virginia arrest warrants need to be acted on timely and with a solid approach, lest you get arrested at the worst moment, and even when the next available bond hearing date is not for several days. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that the...

Virginia Circuit Court judges must articulate bond denial reasons

Virginia Circuit Court judges must articulate the reason for their denying bond / bail / pretrial release to a criminal defendant, for the reasons addressed below. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I have experienced District Court judges who do not state those reasons. Their reasoning...

Fairfax Prosecutors Opposing Cash Bonds is a First Step for Defendants

Fairfax prosecutors on December 7, 2020, received official written confirmation from their boss not to seek cash bonds against criminal defendants. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I can see how this news as reported in the media might at first blush seem pro-criminal defendant, and...

Pretrial release- Fairfax lawyer on cash bond reform

Pretrial release for criminal defendants involves the defendant's promise to appear timely for all court dates, pretrial release conditions and/or cash bonds/ bail. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer speaking for my clients' interests, I want my asset-limited clients to not have to struggle to pay...

Dirty urines- Fairfax drug lawyer on fighting bond revocation hearings

Dirty urines are a risk for any controlled substance user on supervised probation before their court date. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that staying off illegal drugs is easier ordered than followed. Fairfax criminal lawyer warns criminal defendants not to throw in the...