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Curtilage seizure in DWI investigation addressed by Fairfax DUI lawyer

Curitlage seizures take place when police detain a person on “'the land immediately surrounding and associated with the home.'" Saal v. Virginia, 848 S.E.2d 612 (2020) (quoting Oliver v. U.S.., 466 U.S. 170 (1984). As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that because "the curtilage is 'considered...

Lucidity arguments get a DUI arrest suppressed – Fairfax DWI lawyer

Fairfax DUI lawyer wins trial after underlining defendant's lucidity despite his wobbliness with field sobriety tests. Lucidity arguments are particularly important for DUI defendants when their physical coordination is wobbly. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I have experienced the benefits of such arguments, including in...

Arrest- Fairfax criminal lawyer on challenging detentions every time

Police love making arrests. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that police are not only to look to prosecute for the arrest itself, but also to possibly find contraband on the arrestee that will enable further criminal charges. Police are also going to look...

Fourth Circuit hits a double header for the Fourth Amendment

Yesterday, the Fourth Circuit reversed a drug conviction for no reasonable suspicion to seize the defendant in the first place. This week became the Fourth Circuit’s Fourth Amendment-protecting double header when the Fourth Circuit affirmed the suppression of everything found in a suspect’s car subsequent to...

Pot odor- Distinguish between the smell of burnt and raw marijuana

Pot odor is stronger when burnt than raw says Fairfax criminal lawyer Pot odor is often used by police to justify searches for more serious activity, where this is allowed by cops in the midst of constant marijuana decriminalization. (UPDATE: As a Fairfax criminal lawyer,...