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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

4 ways Virginia Reckless Driving charges are handled differently in Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Stafford

Virginia Reckless Driving Charge – Why Jurisdiction Makes a Difference This article is no substitute for a consultation with a licensed and actively practicing Virginia reckless driving lawyer * (meaning, an attorney who practices criminal and/or traffic law in the jurisdiction where you face the charge). We recommend hiring an attorney who dedicates his or […]

Virginia Traffic Lawyers: What to Look For

Researching Virginia Traffic Lawyers There are many considerations to be mindful of when choosing the professional who will represent you in the court of law. The most respected Virginia traffic lawyers are able to demonstrate knowledge of traffic defense issues, issues including but not limited to: DMV demerit points (including what it may mean if […]

Reckless Driving PACE Defense Explained by Virginia Criminal Lawyer

Virginia Reckless Driving by Speed: Defending Radar, LIDAR, and PACE Cases This post provides an overview of devices used to measure speed in Virginia. Fairfax Reckless Driving Lawyer and Criminal Attorney, Brenton D. Vincenzes, has represented clients accused of reckless driving in many jurisdictions, including: Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington–and other Northern Virginia jurisdictions. There are […]