New Marijuana Policy and Laws for Virginia 2017

Virginia Marijuana Laws 2017 – Updates from our Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Marijuana will not be decriminalized this year in Virginia, but it is possible the Commonwealth will see at least two notable changes to current law: Expansion of medical uses (currently, the only affirmative defense for medical purposes is intractable epilepsy); and, Relaxation of certain […]

Poking Holes: Virginia DUI Test Problems

Poking Holes in Virginia DUI Tests: by our Fairfax DWI Lawyer When police ask an individual to complete a roadside test to determine intoxication, there are certain standards that must be applied in all circumstances in order for the results to be accurate. An experienced criminal attorney and local Fairfax DUI lawyer will be able […]

How to beat a speeding ticket by attacking visual estimate of speed

How to Beat a Speeding Ticket – Visual Estimate of Speed Most Virginia traffic lawyers and Fairfax criminal defense attorneys in Virginia know that in order for a prosecutor to use evidence from the officer’s radar or LIDAR device at trial, they must produce a certificate of calibration. If the certificate contains a legal flaw, […]

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 […]

4 Things: Virginia drivers do wrong after DWI

4 Things Drivers Do: (that Could Hurt a Virginia DWI Case) We believe it is important to state at the outset: drunk driving, or driving while intoxicated (DWI in Virginia), is irresponsible. As a local Fairfax criminal law firm serving Arlington and other popular areas, we often represent the most respected professionals who happen to […]

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 […]

3 Ways Great Virginia Reckless Driving Attorneys Challenge Traffic Radars

Northern Virginia Reckless Driving Attorney: 3 Ways Traffic Radars are Vulnerable to Attack in Court Radar technology, like all technology, has flaws. In the United States, radar technology has long been used by police departments to issue speeding tickets. In Virginia, speeding just 20 above the posted limit, or above 80 mph, is a crime. […]

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 […]