Fairfax Defense Attorneys: 4 charges GMU students frequently face

Fairfax Defense Attorney: George Mason Students Must Be Aware of These 4 Charges George Mason (GMU) is an excellent university — the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia (approximately 34,000 students). It is a shame when good students find themselves in hot water due to a criminal charge. We are a local […]

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 […]

How should a Fairfax reckless driving lawyer object to police radar reliability?

If Charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia: your Fairfax Reckless Driving Lawyer should have a firm understanding of recent case law If charged with reckless driving in Virginia, why search for a local Virginia or Fairfax reckless driving lawyer with a firm understanding of the most recent case law developments? A case from January, 2016 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]