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Challenging Virginia trial continuance requests by prosecutors

Challenging trial continuance motions by prosecutors is part of a Virginia criminal defense lawyer's arsenal. As a Fairfax criminal attorney, I here address the law governing trial date continuances and defense strategies for thwarting a continuance. One of three things can happen on your Virginia...

Trial fearlessness and excellence is essential for criminal defense

Trial fearlessness and skill are critical for all criminal defense lawyers, unless they limit their work to appeals and otherwise do not appear in court. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, this truism is such second nature to me that I was surprised when a prosecutor...

Pursuing breakthrough criminal defense- Fairfax criminal lawyer comments

Pursuing breakthrough criminal defense involves constantly finding and envisioning the possibilities for victory, rather than dwelling on hurdles and drawbacks in the case, and challenging human dynamics from the judge, jury, prosecutor, police and civilian witnesses. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the privilege...

Cross exam in Virginia trials addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Cross exam is a vital part of Virginia criminal trial persuasion. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I have experienced and seen the critical difference between simply participating in trial advocacy law school classes and continuing legal education programs, and actually doing effective cross in the...

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...

Courthouse pursuit of victory addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Courthouse criminal defense is virtually my daily activity as a lawyer. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know court can be an intimidating and uncomfortable place for many of my clients and defense witnesses. Every court visit with me and my clients will have been...