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 […]

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 […]

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 Restoration of Driving Privileges Basic Introduction

Virginia Restoration of Driving Privileges Laws may dictate your ability to legally operate a motor vehicle Update: Don’t miss our article due out soon, covering six (6) restoration of driving privileges statutes in Virginia that have been selected by author-Virginia traffic lawyer and team leader, Brenton Vincenzes. If you are a declared “habitual offender” (either […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Hidden Cost of a Virginia DUI

The Major and Minor Hidden Costs of a Virginia DWI Conviction: From the Perspective of a Fairfax DUI Lawyer When a person is convicted of a DWI in Virginia, it is either a felony or the most harshly punished type of misdemeanor. If you are researching Virginia DWI laws for the first time, here are […]