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    Alexandria, Fairfax & Arlington

    MEDVIN LAW PLC is dedicated exclusively to Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, and White Collar Defense in Northern Virginia Federal and State courts. Trial attorney and proud owner Marina Medvin is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She has defended FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, CEOs, Anonymous “hactivists,” politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, senior military officers, and local high-profile cases. She is revered as a dauntless, assertive, wise, and client-dedicated advocate. She enthusiastically defends Federal and Virginia state misdemeanor and felony charges.

    Ms. Medvin’s analysis has been sought and cited by various national television and print media, including Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, ABC News, Yahoo! News, Vocative, TechWorm, and Northern Virginia Magazine.

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    Ms. Medvin’s criminal defense law firm is located in Alexandria at 916 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. MEDVIN LAW PLC also offers client conference options in Fairfax, Virginia at 10560 Main Street, Suite 510, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.

    Attorney Medvin exclusively provides legal representation services to clients with criminal charges pending in the following courthouses: Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. This includes the General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and Circuit Court of each jurisdiction. Special cases of interest in Loudoun, Leesburg, Manassas or Prince William may be considered.

    A free phone consultation may be available for potential clients facing charges in these courthouses.

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    Ms. Medvin is proud and humbled that her attorney peers, including one of the most highly revered attorneys in the county, have published glowing endorsements for her on AVVO, describing her as:

    fearless,” “outstanding,” “incredibly smart and energetic,” “passionate and aggressive,” “well-prepared and thorough,” “professional and courteous,” “smart, tough, and committed,” “professional and a zealous advocate,” “extremely knowledgeable,” “caring, dedicated, results-oriented,” “hard-working, meticulous,” and “first-rate.”

    Ms. Medvin dedicates herself wholeheartedly to her clients and is known amongst lawyers for her zealous advocacy. Criminal defense attorneys frequently refer cases to her.

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    • Selected to the exclusive list of “Top Lawyers” by Northern Virginia Magazine for Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Defense. Ms. Medvin was selected for these categories by Northern Virginia attorneys, who were asked the question: “Who would you want to represent you if you were ever charged with a crime?”
    • One of only 0.5% of lawyers selected for fellowship at Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society .
    • One of only 2.5% of lawyers selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers to their prestigious list of Rising Stars in Virginia and Washington DC.
    • As seen in The Washington Post Annual List of Top Attorneys in Washington, D.C.
    • Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers for being one of “America’s Top Trial Lawyers.”
    • MEDVIN LAW PLC has been selected to the list of “Best Lawyers and Law Firms in America – Criminal Defense” by the Best Lawyers in America Organization.
    • AVVO Rating 10.0, highest achievement rating, in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.
    • Selected to the 2014 Leaders in Law profiles in Town & Country Magazine.
    • AVVO “Client’s Choice” designation in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.
    • Top Rated Attorney in Virginia for 5 straight years on the public consumer reviews site LawyerRatingz.com.
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction designation for maintaining a 5-Star client rating on Martindale.com and on Lawyers.com.
    • Maintains Client Rating of 5 Stars on the public attorney reviews site AVVO.
    • Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the”Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers.
    • Selected for the list of “Top Lawyers” by the The Global Directory Of Who’s Who.
    • Critical Response Team Self-Defense Attorney for “United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)”, endorsed by Sean Hannity.

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  • Alexandria Virginia Disorderly Conduct Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

    ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 misdemeanor charge for Disorderly Conduct for pointing finger at pedestrians, pretending to hold a gun, and saying “bang bang” – charge DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Read more about Disorderly Conduct Law here: Virginia Disorderly Conduct Laws and Defenses § 18.2-415. Disorderly conduct in public […]

  • Virginia DWI BAC .16 REDUCED, Only 1 Weekend in Jail

    ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: VA Code 18.2-266 DWI charge with a BAC of .16, with 7 prior criminal convictions, was REDUCED and sentenced to only 1 weekend in jail, and the statutory minimum penalties. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI […]

  • Reckless Driving by Speed Reduced by 21 MPH Down to Speeding 9 Miles Over Limit

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving by Speeding 85/55, Va Code 46.2-862, was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Speeding Ticket, non-criminal, at a speed reduced by 21 Miles to 64/55 (just 9 miles over) with just a fine. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia. […]

  • Virginia Petit Larceny Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge VA Code 18.2-96, for shoplifting at Target, was DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Fairfax County General District Court: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws […]

  • Virginia Criminal Lawyer for Rape & Sexual Battery Explains Laws and Defenses

    Sexual Battery Under Virginia Law Sexual battery, first offense, is a Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal offense under Virginia law, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2500.00 fine. A third sexual battery offense is a Class 6 Felony, punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment. A defendant commits sexual battery when […]

  • NOT GUILTY Assault on Family or Household Member in Fairfax Virginia

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ASSAULT LAWYER RESULT: Domestic assault accusations charged under VA Code 18.2-57.2 for Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member after wife accused her husband of punching her in the face, bruising her face and causing bleeding nose, resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict at trial. In the Juvenile and Domestic Relations […]

  • Arlington VA DWI .14 REDUCED to Reckless Driving

    ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: First Offense DWI Charge, 18.2-266, with a BAC of .19 on the street and .14 at the station, was AMENDED and REDUCED to Reckless Driving, penalized by just a $500 fine, ASAP classes, 6 months restricted license, and 5 days in jail to serve on the weekends. No DWI record!

  • Arlington VA Drug / Marijuana DUI Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

    ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Possession of Schedule II and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, both charges DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Related DUI charge was AMENDED and REDUCED to Reckless Driving, penalized by just a $300 fine. No Drug or Alcohol classes, no loss of license, no drug conviction record and no DWI record!

  • Alexandria Virginia Reckless Driving REDUCED to Non-Criminal Citation

    ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: First Offense Reckless Driving for Speeding double the speed limit in a 25 MPH zone in Old Town Alexandria, VA Code 46.2-862, resulted an amendment and reduction of the charge to a non-criminal citation of Improper Driving, with an agreed-upon $50 fine. No other penalties. No criminal record, no […]

  • Virginia Assault Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

    ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge under VA Code 18.2-57.2 for assault on family or household member was DROPPED for insufficient evidence at the first hearing. City of Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and […]

  • Virginia DWI Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

    ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: VA Code 18.2-266 DWI charge was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Related reckless driving charge resulted in just a fine, and related refusal charge resulted in loss of Virginia license privileges for an out-of-state driver’s license holder. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314. […]

  • First Offense Grand Larceny in Fairfax VA REDUCED, Related Misdemeanor Larceny Charges DROPPED

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: First Offense Felony Grand Larceny charge (VA Code 18.2-95) was AMENDED and REDUCED to Misdemeanor Concealing, with no active penalties. Related Petit Larceny charge was DROPPED. Fairfax County General District Court: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand […]

  • Fairfax Reckless Driving 85/55 REDUCED to Speeding Ticket

    FAIRFAX RECKLESS DRIVING ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving by Speeding 85/55, Va Code 46.2-862, was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Speeding Ticket, non-criminal, with just a fine. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 […]

  • Virginia Second Offense Grand Larceny Charge DROPPED

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Second Offense Felony Grand Larceny charge (VA Code 18.2-95) for shoplifting was DROPPED. Related Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting was reduced to a Misdemeanor Petit Larceny Charge (VA Code 18.2-96) with no active penalties. Fairfax County General District Court: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Read more about […]

  • Alexandria Virginia Car Accident DWI Charge BAC .15 REDUCED

    ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: VA Code 18.2-266 DWI, charged after vehicle collision, with a BAC level of .15, resulted in REDUCTION of the charge to a regular, in enhanced DWI, with 1 weekend to serve in jail. Multiple prior criminal offenses on record. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, […]

  • Virginia Juvenile Reckless Driving 86/40 GW Parkway Federal Charge DISMISSED

    CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT: Federal misdemeanor charge for a Juvenile Recklessly Driving by Speeding 86/40 on the GW Parkway was DISMISSED. Related speeding ticket resulted in reduction of the speed, a fine for the reduced ticket, and 20 hours of community service. License […]

  • Virginia DWI Refusal Penalties Explained

    REFUSAL OF TESTING AFTER DUI / DWI ARREST IN VIRGINIA Virginia DUI / DWI arrests that were valid are followed by a demand by police officers for you to submit to breath testing to determine the level of alcohol in your system. After all, a concentration of .08 or higher is automatically a violation of […]

  • 3rd Offense Possession of Marijuana in Arlington VA REDUCED to Paraphernalia NO Penalties

    ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Third Offense Possession of Marijuana Charge, Class 1 Misdemeanor under Va Code 18.2-250, AMENDED and REDUCED to Paraphernalia charge with no active penalties. No license suspension, no ASAP classes, no drug testing, no volunteer work. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA. Read more […]

  • Solicitation of Prostitution in Fairfax Virginia REDUCED to Trespass

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Solicitation of Prostitution charge under Va Code 18.2-346 REDUCED and AMENDED to Trespass, with just a $250 fine and no jail time. Fairfax County General District Court, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia. § 18.2-346. Prostitution; commercial sexual conduct; commercial exploitation of a minor; penalties. A. Any […]

  • NOT GUILTY of Brandishing Firearm in Virginia in Self Defense

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Client was acquitted at trial and found NOT GUILTY of Brandishing a Firearm, the defense prevailing on theory of self defense. Va Law § 18.2-282. Pointing, holding, or brandishing firearm, air or gas operated weapon or object similar in appearance; penalty. A. It shall be unlawful for any […]

  • NOT GUILTY DWI First Offense in Fairfax Virginia

    FAIRAX VIRGINIA DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: First Offense DWI Charge under 18.2-266 was thrown out of court upon defense win of Motion to Suppress after commencement of trial, with the client walking away NOT GUILTY. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties […]

  • Virginia Code 46.2-613 Traffic Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED

    ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULTS: Class 2 Misdemeanor charge for Va Code 46.2-613 registration violation was DROPPED at first hearing. Courthouse: Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201 § 46.2-613. Offenses relating to registration, licensing, and certificates of title; penalty. No person shall: 1. Operate or permit the […]

  • Virginia Attorney Referral Services

    MEDVIN LAW PLC is a nationally trusted, highly sought-after criminal defense law firm. We can only accept a limited number of clients. As such, we are more than happy to refer you to the attorney best suited to represent you. We have taken care to research and review the work of the most powerful lawyers […]

  • Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Trespassing with Just a Fine

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charges were AMENDED to Trespassing – with just a fine. No drug testing, no drug classes, no continuous supervision, no volunteer work, and no license suspension (as are penalties normally associated with a Possession case or a the First Offense disposition). […]

  • Fairfax Virginia Drunk in Public Arrest Charges DROPPED at First Hearing

    FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication Misdemeanor Charges, VA Code 18.2-366 and Fairfax County Code 5-1-1, for acting drunk at a bar, were DROPPED at the first hearing. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia. Read more about Public Intoxication laws and defenses here: Virginia Drunk in Public / […]

  • Federal Bribery and Corruption Crimes

    18 U.S. Code § 666 – Theft or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds (a) Whoever, if the circumstance described in subsection (b) of this section exists— (1) being an agent of an organization, or of a State, local, or Indian tribal government, or any agency thereof— (A) embezzles, steals, obtains by fraud, or otherwise […]

  • Alexandria Reckless Driving Misdemeanor REDUCED to Non-Criminal, No-Point Local Ordinance

    ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: First Offense Reckless Driving for Speeding double the speed limit on Seminary Road in Alexandria, VA Code 46.2-862, resulted an amendment and reduction of the charge to a non-criminal, no-point local ordinance violation for Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention, with an agreed-upon $75 fine. No other penalties. […]

  • Arlington Virginia 17-21 Urinating in Public Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED at First Hearing

    ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULTS: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Urinating in Public was DROPPED at first hearing. Courthouse: Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201 Arlington County Code § 17-21. Urinating and Defecating in Public Prohibited. A. It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate or […]