ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Trial for Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Brandishing a Firearm (VA Code 18.2-282), and Driving on a Suspended License, resulted in a NOT GUILTY finding for the Impersonating Law Enforcement charge and the Driving on Suspended charge, and no active jail time for the brandishing charge, accompanied by forfeiture of his weapon and an anger management class. Client was permitted to keep his concealed carry permit.
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: A client held without bond on a high-profile case in Fairfax for a Hit and Run, DUI, and Refusal was granted a $10,000 bond after Defense motion and strong opposition by the government at the hearing. Read more about bond motions law: Bond Motions and Virginia Bail & Bond Law NEWS LINKS: Driver […]
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Federal felony drug charges for distribution of hydromorphone in the form of Dilaudid pills – 21 USC 841 (Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance) and 21 USC 846 (Conspiracy to Distribute) – with a sentencing guidelines range of 37 to 46 months of incarceration. The United States Attorney argued for 35 months of incarceration. […]
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Client was charged with Federal Wire Fraud (18 USC 1343) and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (18 USC 1956), which carried a sentencing guidelines range of 41 to 51 months of incarceration. The United States Attorney argued for 48 months of incarceration. The final judgement resulted in a sentence of only 18 months […]
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: MEDVINLAW opened a new Criminal Defense Law Office at 4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100, Fairfax, Virginia 22033.
This second office is in a very convenient location by I66, Route 50, and West OX Road. It is only a 10 minute drive from the Fairfax County and Fairfax City courthouses, and a 15 minute drive from the Prince William County courthouse.
MEDVIN LAW PRESS RELEASE February 25, 2011
Facing a life sentence – All Charges Dismissed in Commonwealth v. Court
FAIRFAX, VA: On February 2, 2011, The Honorable Donald P. McDonough, the Chief Judge of the Fairfax County General District Court, presided over the Preliminary Hearing of the government’s evidence against Kevin Court. Mr. Court was accused of arson, along with four other felonies associated with the allegedly intentional fire. Mr. Court was facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Article appearing in TheTruthAboutGuns.com on 11/16/11
Ask Foghorn Asks Marina Medvin: Self Defense and the Defense of Others?
Posted on November 16, 2011 by Nick Leghorn
KYgunner writes: I’ve done a lot of research into self defense situations and making sure that, God forbid, if I ever end up in a situation where SHTF, I have my legal bases covered and know that deadly force was justified (both for me and the court system). What I haven’t been able to find a clear answer to is whether or not deadly force can legally be used to protect someone else (outside of your own family) and what the criteria would have to be met in order for you not to land in jail for protecting someone and using force when you aren’t the main target of the attack. Any insight???
That’s a tricky question. So tricky that I reached out to Marina Medvin, an attorney (and fellow Penn State grad) here in Virginia, for an answer . . .