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Expert testimony in Virginia DUI and criminal trials

Expert testimony is involved in many of my Virginia DUI and criminal trials. As a Fairfax DWI lawyer, I further address here some of the key aspects of the law governing expert testimony in Virginia criminal trials, including when the defense calls a forensic toxicologist...

Nystagmus remains junk Virginia DUI science says Fairfax DUI Lawyer

Nystagmus testing for alcohol impairment -- also known as horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) -- is junk field sobriety testing (SFST) science. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer, I know that no published Virginia appellate opinion approves of such testing, and this year's appellate opinions on HGN...

Virginia DUI Defense Basics from Fairfax Criminal Lawyer

Virginia DUI defense calls for full preparation and excellent execution. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that that best DWI defense starts before the defendant is ever stopped by the police, through knowing and exercising the suspect's essential rights with the police. Recently, I...

Virginia DUI Case Negotiations Will Shift With New Restricted Driving Law

Virginia DUI case negotiations will be affected significantly by the July 1, 2020, law change concerning the scope of permitted driving for those convicted of drinking and driving. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that a DUI conviction means one year of suspended driving...

Achievement Through Teamwork Addressed by Criminal Lawyer Jon Katz

Achievement at the highest possible level is the goal against any prosecution. As a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer, I emphasize to my clients the importance of our teamwork in obtaining the best possible results. With my client's consent, I recount a recent example of the...