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Jail fallout and workarounds- Fairfax criminal lawyer on incarceration risks

Jail risks in Virginia criminal court sometimes may be anticipated and sometimes not. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I pursue not only acquittals, but also ways to minimize the collateral damage from a Virginia criminal conviction on one's career, security clearance, immigration status, uniformed military...

Fairfax criminal defense lawyer on challenging alleged Miranda waivers

Fairfax criminal defense -- and defense in all criminal courts -- includes making every effort to exclude all adverse statements actually and allegedly made by the defendant. As a Virginia criminal lawyer, I look at the totality of the circumstances for such challenges, including the...

Invoking right to a lawyer – Virginia criminal lawyer weighs in

Invoking one's Fifth and Sixth Amendment right to not talk with police without a lawyer so often spells the difference between liberty and conviction and incarceration. As a Virginia criminal defense attorney, I know that appellate courts only protect this right when invoked clearly and...