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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

Virginia Expungement Lawyers Warning to College Grads

Great Grades, Top School, No Job: Virginia Expungement Lawyers May Know Why There is no shortage of college students in Virginia. Around a half of a million, according to recent enrollment data. As one of the Northern Virginia expungement lawyers and as a Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney who has represented dozens of students from top […]

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 […]