Giving Back to the Community

Charity and Non-Profits Sponsored or Supported by the Vincenzes Law Firm

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We believe in giving back to the community whenever possible.

In addition to representing those who may have an advantaged or affluent background, as a community leader, our principal and founding Virginia criminal lawyer and estate planning attorney Brenton D Vincenzes strongly advocates for the oppressed, and disadvantaged. We strive to volunteer time whenever possible on a local level, and to promote and support important global social causes as well.

Below, you will find the various ways the Vincenzes Law team is currently giving back. We will do our best to update this page to reflect the current programs, charities, foundations, and organizations we support or are working with at the present time, along with information and links so you can offer either your financial support or spread awareness if you are not able to give time or money. To suggest a charity or non-profit organization for our firm to support, you may send us an email to:

Local Causes Currently Supported or Sponsored by Vincenzes Law and our Fairfax Criminal Lawyer

Fairfax County Public Schools: Alcohol and Other Drugs Intervention Program

The Fairfax County Public School system has an excellent program in place to help high-school students avoid trouble later in life: it is important to explain to these students how important it is to keep their record clean so they can:

  • achieve their dreams;
  • avoid problems with law enforcement; and,
  • lead a healthy lifestyle.

The program, “Alcohol and Other Drugs Intervention” is designed to foster interaction between youths and community leaders, as well as with social workers. Our Fairfax criminal lawyer and Virginia defense attorney speaks to these students, because he knows how devastating a criminal record can be upon one’s future employment prospects.

Brenton D. Vincenzes premises his speaking engagements to these youths upon three key-traits, each of which must be developed before the next one may successfully be used to better that individual’s quality of life and relationships.  Developing these traits and a true sense of self requires commitment and self-respect. The three key-traits are:

  1. humility
  2. vision
  3. initiative

Drugs and alcohol can cloud the mind. Drug abuse can kill ambition, can lead to problems with law enforcement officials, and undermine serious relationships with loved-ones. Drug addiction can change a person’s personality to the point that they see nothing wrong stealing from others, even from their own family members.

Giving Back: Our Criminal Attorney in VAIt is our founder’s belief that youths of all ages will listen to, and respect a role model or teacher only if they trust what he or she is telling them. An attempt to teach youths using scare tactics or generalized drug references is ineffective. As such, we do not pretend that a drug like Cannabis will cause the same exact consequences as a drug like heroin or cocaine. In Virginia, different drugs are classified under various drug schedules. We explain how addictive some substances can be, but when it comes to softer drugs, we explain how devastating the illegal nature of the substance can be, in that even possession of a small amount of marijuana in Virginia may cause family members to have to spend thousands of dollars; employers to refuse to hire; and, interference with educational and athletic pursuits.

The presentation our Virginia criminal lawyer gives uses inspirational messages and hypothetical scenarios, meant to engage and connect with the youths enrolled in the program. We intend to continue serving in this capacity for the foreseeable future.  Learn more information from the parent-teen resource guide, available here.

If you are a teacher or parent and you would like to see if Brenton D. Vincenzes is available to speak at an assembly, school program, other group, feel free to send him a message at:, or call toll free: 888.695.6565. If he is able, he will do so as a volunteer.

Fairfax Community Church: Youth Leadership

Regardless of a person’s religion or belief system, we feel it is important to teach our youths to respect others, focus on academic pursuits, and live life honorably. Our Fairfax criminal defense attorney, Brenton D. Vincenzes, leads a group of fifth and sixth grade boys and teaches principles of leadership, courage, kindness, and positivity every week.

For more information about Fairfax Community Church, visit their homepage here. We strongly recommend this church to anyone looking for a non-denominational, welcoming, non-judgmental church where they can attend and not feel outside of their comfort zone.

Global Causes Currently Supported or Sponsored by Vincenzes Law and our Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

Helping African Children Receive Schooling

One of our Virginia law firm founder’s good friend, Robert Rose (who is also a Virginia lawyer), started this campaign. We commend him for his work. His campaign is very unique: he recently took a trip to Africa (Kenya) and was so moved and inspired by the conditions he saw in various areas that he has launched this campaign to raise money for education. It is also an innovative endeavor, because every several weeks he publishes a new goal — or way to raise money. The latest way requires you to use creativity to determine how much is appropriate to donate.

Here is how it works: pick something out of your grocery cart the next time you are shopping for food. Pick something you may not really need that week. For example, if you like Greek Yogurt, maybe you usually by five or six cups. Or, if you drink wine, maybe you typically buy 3 bottles each grocery visit. Next time, consider buying one less Yogurt, or two bottles of wine instead of three. Donate the cost of the item you did not buy, and leave a comment to tell us the item you gave up.

Be sure to follow our firm on Twitter, and like our Facebook page to stay current on our social endeavors.

Image Credit: “Corporate Social Responsibility In Word Collage” by David Castillo Dominici

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Brenton D. Vincenzes is a lifelong Fairfax County resident and Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College of DUI Defense, NORML, and has been awarded the following in 2014-15: Top 100 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Defense Attorney (National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys) 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for Criminal Defense (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys) Nationally Ranked Top 1% Attorney Award Recipient (National Association of Distinguished Counsel) As a local leader, Mr. Vincenzes mentors troubled youths, volunteers his time to serve at his church, takes select pro bono clients, and strives to improve the community. Mr. Vincenzes represents men, women, and juveniles through zealous and diligent advocacy, strategic planning, and skilled trial work preparation. Mr. Vincenzes' areas of criminal law practice are broad, and include most felonies and misdemeanors such as: reckless driving, DUI & DWI, drug offenses, assault and battery, domestic violence, assault on an officer, destruction of property, alcohol offenses, firearm offenses, larceny, shoplifting, embezzlement, fraud, and other theft offenses, and moving traffic violations among others. His private legal services are available in most Northern Virginia jurisdictions, including Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Alexandria, Manassas, Leesburg, South Riding, and other cities and towns.

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