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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marijuana Possession or Not: Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Hashes it Out

Possession of Marijuana (or other illegal contraband) and Standards of Proof by a Fairfax criminal lawyer What constitutes possession for purposes of making a determination that an individual possessed illegal contraband? Possession cases are initially brought against the defendant when a law enforcement official determines probable cause exists to believe the suspect has or is […]

7 Worst Charges Good People Face Most Frequently

Virginia Criminal Lawyer Reveals: 7 of the Worst Charges Good People Frequently Face in the Commonwealth Based on my collective experience as a Northern Virginia criminal lawyer and Fairfax criminal attorney, these seven (7) criminal violations represent some of the most frequently charged misdemeanor offenses that professionals, students, and people with clean records face: reckless driving; […]

All Criminal Law Attorney Case Results – May, 2014

YOUR CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY WANTS YOU TO KNOW: YOUR CASE RESULTS MAY VARY. PAST RESULTS DO NOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS. The cases listed on this page were handled by Criminal Law Attorney and Virginia lawyer, Brenton D. Vincenzes, principal at Northern Virginia criminal justice firm, Vincenzes Law, PLLC. The case list represents the […]