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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]