Virginia Refusal Penalties vs. VA DUI or DWI

Many people are confused when it comes to refusal penalties vs. suspension for driving while intoxicated. PBT (blowing on side of road) vs. Evidentiary Breath or Blood test (at station, after arrest) Did you know that in Virginia, you could be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI or DUI), as well as Refusal […]

Snow: Reckless Driving Laws in Virginia – Weather or Snow related accidents

Although weather related accidents are common in Virginia, did you know it is possible to receive a criminal reckless driving charge if you lose control of your vehicle? Our Fairfax reckless driving attorney explains how this can happen (even if factors such as alcohol, drugs, or speed are non-existent). How would you feel if you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VA Code 46.2-853 Explained by Virginia Reckless Driving Attorney

Virginia Code 46.2-853 explained: This post covers one of the less-frequently charged forms of reckless driving in Virginia: Failure to maintain control. Virginia Reckless Driving Laws punish a number of prohibited driving actions: from strict speed limitations, to racing, to charges often associated with accidents. This post covers one of the laws often filed following […]

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 […]

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 […]