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Jury trial resumption addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Jury trial resumption is becoming more common says Fairfax criminal lawyer Jury trial resumption (JTR) will be more common as we get farther from the darkest days of Covid-19 and further along with getting more groups of people eligible for coronavirus vaccination. As a Fairfax...

Outcomes in criminal court eclipse praise from a judge or cop

Outcomes are what matter in Virginia court, says Fairfax criminal lawyer 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 judge who...

Succeed on appeal if not at first says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Succeed against your Virginia District Court prosecution. If you do not, as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that you get another bite at the apple through an appeal to Circuit Court. This appeal right has never been more beneficial, now that selecting a jury...

Sticking Until Obtaining Virginia Criminal Defense Victory

Sticking to the goal of Virginia criminal defense victory can yield stratospheric results Sticking to one’s guns is an essential part of criminal defense and any other vital endeavor. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I again saw that truism translate into success, when in a...

Counter dangerous prosecutors with the right Virginia criminal lawyer

Counter and know who the dangerous prosecutors are. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that all prosecutors are potentially dangerous, even those who have for years acted otherwise. Even the best meaning Virginia prosecutor has an agenda that is first and foremost to serve...

Lighthearted patter by the lawyer should not mislead a criminal defendant

Lighthearted actions by criminal defense lawyers with police and prosecutors may seem like weakness to those untutored in persuasion. As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I have witnessed time and again that doing the opposite from unnecessarily putting cops and prosecutors and anyone else in fight...

Keeping the criminal defense eyes on the prize of victory

Keeping focus on victory helps make the naysayers, hecklers and vicious folks disappear from sight and sound. One day a rather new Fairfax, Virginia prosecutor motioned me into the courtroom antechamber while we awaited our DUI trial to be called, so I thought he was either...

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...

Entrenched prosecution to shift- Fairfax criminal lawyer weighs in

Entrenched ways of prosecuting in Northern Virginia have been engrained in the Fairfax County commonwealth's attorney's office, starting with chief prosecutor Robert Horan from the 1960's and continuing with his successor and former deputy Ray Morrogh; in Arlington, going back to chief prosecutor Helen Fahey...