12 Criminal Law Tips for Northern VA Students this Summer

12 Criminal Law Tips for Northern Virginia College Students: Summer 2015 There are more arrests and reported criminal offenses during the summer months. This is true in many states, and is certainly true in Virginia. If you are a college student or parent with a son or daughter home for the summer, these tips are […]

Virginia DUI Laws, Breath Test Refusal Law, “do I have to blow?”

Virginia DUI Laws and Breath Test Refusal: Preliminary vs. Evidential Breath Tests, plus 3 Ways Virginia DUI Lawyers Attack BAC Evidence Virginia DUI Laws: visit the primary Virginia DWI law page for more generalized information. The Commonwealth (the prosecution) will try to use results from a breath test to prove the accused was intoxicated. If […]

DC, MD, VA Marijuana Laws: 2015 Update

2015 Update: D.C., Maryland, & Virginia Marijuana Laws The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) are so uniquely postured — politically and geographically – that the region may serve as a crossroads of sorts for marijuana law reform in the Southeastern United States. Depending on your side of the Potomac River, possession of marijuana […]

Arlington and Fairfax County DWI Checkpoints on Saint Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day DWI Checkpoints in Fairfax and Arlington, Northern Virginia This Saint Patrick’s Day, the police will be patrolling Northern Virginia in suitable numbers to match the influx in expected drunk drivers on the roadways. One of the more controversial ways the local police in Northern Virginia catch drivers is through the use of […]

10 Virginia DWI Law Tips – Winter, January 2015

Top 10 DWI Law Tips for 2015 Plus, safe driving tips and suggested GPS app This post contains no legal advice. Virginia laws frequently change, and all cases should be discussed with a licensed Virginia criminal law attorney. The good news: many local Northern Virginia DWI and DUI attorneys offer free consultations. If charged with DUI or […]

7 Surprising Ways Police Could Search or Arrest You Right Now

7 Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement (Principles Police Rely on to Search or Arrest) What prevents the police from searching every young male with dreadlocks? The 4th Amendment and Supreme Court case law. The privacy interests of individuals in this country are embodied by the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The case law […]

Virginia License Plate Display Laws: Legal Stop?

Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney and Local Fairfax Criminal Lawyer: Know These License Plate Display Laws This article by our Fairfax criminal lawyer and Northern Virginia defense attorney focuses on Virginia license plate laws, but the purpose is larger. Why focus on a seemingly narrow and minor type of infraction? Simple: traffic stops often give […]

Alcohol Laws and Violations in Virginia – Criminal Lawyer in Fairfax

Virginia Criminal Lawyers Discuss Alcohol Possession, Consumption Prevalence: Is it a Problem? Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Examines the Raw Numbers In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is no secret that alcohol-related crimes are at the head of the pack when it comes to frequency of arrests…just take a look at the study our Virginia defense attorney […]

Commercial Drivers DUI, OUI, or DWI in Virginia and Explained by Local Fairfax DUI Lawyer

Virginia DWI Laws and Penalties: Fairfax DUI Lawyer Discusses Commercial Drivers and the Implications of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) w/ a Commercial License You can read Section 46.2-341.24(A) of the Virginia Code if you enjoy reading complicated areas of the law where Virginia defense attorneys spend much time referencing and cross-referencing sections and subsections. […]

Probable Cause: “What is probable cause?”

Our Virginia Defense Attorney‘s 4th Amendment Probable Cause Introduction: What is Probable Cause? “Probable Cause” (PC) is an intricate legal term that all criminal defense attorneys and regular citizens ought to be familiar with. Why should non-lawyers take a few moments to familiarize themselves with the 4th Amendment and PC? Simple. It has to do […]