- 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 full and complete list of finalized cases handled by Brenton Vincenzes for the stated month, up to the date noted as the date of last update.
- For purposes of this list of case results, a charge is considered to be finalized if it has resulted in one of the following dispositions: nolle prosequi (dropped charge); charge dismissal; not guilty verdict; guilty verdict; and plea agreements resulting in convictions.
All Finalized Criminal Case Results this Month:
–last updated May 21, 2014–
A few words from our Virginia Criminal Law Attorney, Brenton D. Vincenzes
Lawyers are prohibited from guaranteeing results, because it is considered unethical (and for good reason).
What is the next best thing?
Just ask the consumers…the people who have looked for a criminal law attorney in or around Abingdon in recent months. Most criminal law attorneys would probably agree that many ask for specific case results, examples, and experiences with similar charges.
The first thing I tell them is this:
past case results should not be used to predict future case results, because no two cases are alike.
Some lawyers do not share case results. Others use some of their best results to advertise their services using direct mail (for the record, we do not ever send direct mail (junk). Of course, no criminal law attorney wins every case, and that is why you do not see more lawyers listing unfiltered case result lists. While we are proud of our results, there is no such thing as perfection, yet Mr. Vincenzes understands the value in past case results when they are listed in full — from the consumer and potential client’s perspective.
So far this month, Brenton D. Vincenzes finalized:
- 16 clients
- 18 charges
- 3 jurisdictions
Criminal Law Attorney
Crunching the Numbers
Percentage (%) of:
Charges Dropped by Prosecutor or Dismissed by Judge:
Reckless Driving Charges Reduced to Infractions:
Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors, or Dropped:
Possession of Marijuana Amended to Non-Drug Charge, or Dropped:
Plea Agreements Meeting Client’s Goal(s)
Circuit Court Trial May 1st:
*trial considered a victory
The May, 2014 Case Result List
May 21, 2014
- Assault & Battery | Nolle Prosequi
- Procuring rental or leased vehicle by fraud with intent to cheat or defraud | Nolle Prosequi
May 15, 2014
- Trespassing (at a public school) | Nolle Prosequi (dropped)
May 14, 2014
- Driving on Suspended w/ Notice (2nd) | Nolle Prosequi (dropped)
May 13, 2014
- Felony Grand Larceny | Nolle Prosequi (dropped)
- Failure to Appear| Dismissed by judge
- Assault | Nolle Prosequi (dropped)
May 12, 2014
- Felony Distribution of Marijuana (2 0z.) | Agreement: Misdemeanor PWID (1/2 oz.)
May 9, 2014
- Profane Threats on Public Airways | Nolle Prosequi (dropped)
May 7, 2014
- Reckless Driving by Speed | Agreement: Speeding Infraction
May 5, 2014
- TV Visible to Driver | Agreement: Infraction, very large portion of fine suspended
May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014
- TRIAL: Reckless Driving, Generally | Improper Driving (infraction)
May 19, 2014
- Possession of Marijuana | Nolle Prosequi (dropped)
- Trespassing | Dismissed by Judge
May 16, 2014
May 20, 2014
- Reckless Driving | Agreement: Speeding Infraction
Alexandria Circuit Court
May 8, 2014
- Felony Perjury | Agreement: Misdemeanor Obstruction of Justice
Last updated May 21
When facing a criminal charge, regardless of the seriousness, it is best to ask legal counsel what the charge means to you, your future, and your family, in the unfortunate but possible event that you are convicted.
Not only that, but you also should apprise yourself of the knowledge of what a worst-case scenario entails. From there, a logical discussion can follow, touching on probabilities, defenses, and ways one might mitigate penalties and/or improve the odds the case will be resolved in a way that meets certain needs or goals…a few come to mind:
- to qualify or maintain a security clearance
- to qualify for or maintain financial aid for college tuition
- to avoid jail time
- to avoid a suspended driving privileges
- to avoid deportation
- to reach an outcome that preserves the ability to expunge the arrest record; and, many more
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