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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Resources if Charged with Fairfax County Reckless Driving

Resources: Reckless Driving in Fairfax County courtesy of our Northern Virginia Criminal Lawyer and Local Fairfax Traffic Attorney, Brenton Vincenzes Notice: do not rely on anything you find online or hear from friends or family members when it comes to a criminal charge in Virginia. Every criminal charge results in a permanent arrest record, even […]

Virginia DWI Laws: Misunderstood? (Part 1)

Virginia DWI Misconceptions: 4-Part Series Part 1: what do you know about Virginia DWI laws? Opinions and Insights from a Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney and Northern VA DUI Lawyer When it comes to the level of general knowledge possessed by the public about driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws in Virginia —   it seems to me […]

Lucky Legal Pointer: Fairfax County Reckless Driving Lawyer Explains Virginia’s Radar Calibration Rules

Fairfax County Reckless Driving Attorneys Know How to Leverage Radar and Laser Calibration Requirements to Help Clients If you are familiar with Northern Virginia, you may be like most people: extra careful to avoid surpassing the speed limit.  There are many wide public roads in Northern Virginia that span multiple lanes in both directions. These […]

Do Virginia DUI Lawyers Recommend a Dashcam?

Should I Buy a Dashcam? Northern Virginia Criminal Attorney and Fairfax DUI Lawyer Shares Thoughts Dash cams are nothing new. HD cameras meant to record through your windshield are too expensive for the average driver, right? Wrong. You would be surprised. Today, our Fairfax criminal attorney and DUI lawyer provides a realistic example of just […]

More DWI and reckless charges over holidays? (Virginia)

Northern Virginia and Fairfax Criminal Lawyer Data Report Several months ago, we analyzed over 1,700 arrests in Fairfax County, and published an infographic to compare the frequencies of various types of charges over a period of several months. The data from those arrests? It all came from Summer, 2013 arrest records released by Fairfax County. […]

Virginia Criminal Appeals

Ask a Virginia Criminal Lawyer: Should I Appeal? Whether or not you are able to appeal a case depends on multiple factors. After talking to a Virginia criminal attorney or a local criminal lawyer, you will not only be able to learn why you (or why not) an appeal is possible (or not), but you […]