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MEDVIN LAW is a premier criminal defense law firm led by an award-winning and highly experienced criminal defense lawyer. We provide top-tier legal representation for Virginia state charges in Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington, as well as federal indictments in Washington DC and Alexandria Va.

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Criminal Defense | DWI / DUI | Federal Charges

Located in Alexandria, Virginia, MEDVIN LAW provides award-winning criminal defense attorney services for felony and misdemeanor criminal charges in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Counsel specializes in Virginia criminal defenseDUI defense, and federal criminal defense— licensed to practice law in all Virginia courts and the federal courts of Virginia and Washington DC. We serve clients charged or under investigation in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Arlington VA, and Washington DC.

Our defense experience ranges the full spectrum of criminal cases, including murder, embezzlement, grand larceny, DWI, reckless driving, drug distribution, assault and battery, white-collar, political offenses, conspiracy indictments, and various other misdemeanor and felony crimes in Virginia Circuit, General District and Juvenile criminal courts, as well as in the federal US District Courts in Alexandria Virginia and in Washington DC.

Attorney awards include top ratings by Washingtonian Best Lawyers in Washington DC, Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers for Criminal Defense, Super Lawyers Top Lawyers in Virginia for Criminal Defense, and Super Lawyers Top Lawyers in Washington DC for Criminal Defense. Click here to view our complete list of awards and 5-star client reviews.

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MEDVIN LAW is a criminal defense specialty law firm headed by attorney Marina Medvin, a highly sought-after and nationally revered criminal trial lawyer who has represented FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, January 6 protesters, WikiLeaks and Anonymous hackers, CEOs, politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, police officers, senior military officers, and other high-profile cases.

Ms. Medvin’s criminal law analysis has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Washington Post, The New York TimesBBC NewsABC News, and on other national media outlets. She is also a former contributor at Forbes, where she wrote a legal analysis column.

For a decade and a half, attorney Medvin has concentrated her law practice exclusively on criminal defense in both the federal and in Virginia state courts. Ms. Medvin’s bench and jury trial experience encompasses murder, embezzlement, federal indictments, and DUI charges. Ms. Medvin is also a skilled negotiator and has successfully prevented the prosecution and indictment of serious felony charges, to include rape, embezzlement, and hit and run; she has also successfully negotiated various reductions in charges. Marina Medvin is revered by her peers for her innovative arguments and powerful pleadings.

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MEDVIN LAW legal expertise has been cited by television and print media, including Forbes, BBC News, The Washington Post, The New York Times,  ABC News, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, and Yahoo! News, amongst others.

Ms. Medvin also co-authors a Virginia criminal law and practice guide for Virginia lawyers entitled Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia, a Virginia law guide for the defense of DUI, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Manslaughter, and other serious traffic crimes. Ms. Medvin is also a former law and policy columnist who wrote for Forbes and TownHall.

Attorney Medvin has been recognized as best lawyer and top attorney for Virginia criminal defense and DWI defense by Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, Super Lawyers, Richmond Magazine, Washington Post, and Town & Country Magazine.

Ms. Medvin has also been hired by local and out-of-state attorneys as consulting or advisory expert criminal defense counsel on serious criminal cases where her criminal law expertise can be used to advance American liberty interests.

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VIRGINIA Criminal ATTORNEY Case Results

DISCLAIMER: CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE & CANNOT PREDICT NOR GUARANTEE RESULTS FOR FUTURE CLIENTS.
Carrying Silencer into Virginia Airport Terminal Misdemeanor Charge to be DISMISSED

Arlington, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result A misdemeanor charge of Carrying a Silencer into an Airport Terminal in DCA, charged under Va Code § 18.2-287.01 in Arlington, Virginia, resulted in a scheduled dismissal of the charge after 6 months of good behavior. The silencer will be returned to the [...]

Federal Theft Charge DISMISSED in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result Federal theft / conversion charge under 18 USC § 641 was DISMISSED before the initial court appearance. Read more about Fairfax criminal defense lawyer Marina Medvin, who represented this client and achieved this case result. Virginia Larceny & Shoplifting Case Results   [...]

DUI with BAC .15 and Possession of Drugs REDUCED, No Jail

Fairfax, Virginia DUI Attorney Case Result After being stopped for speeding 100 MPH, client was charged with DUI with a BAC > .15, as well as Reckless Driving by Speed and felony Possession of Drugs. The drunk driving charge was reduced to a .08 DUI and resulted in minimal penalties [...]

Reckless Driving by Speed 100 MPH Results in $100 Fine, No Jail

Fairfax, Virginia Reckless Driving Defense Attorney Case Result A misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving, Va Code 46.2-862, for speeding 100 MPM in Fairfax County, VA resulted in no jail time and no license suspension, only a $100 fine. Related felony drug charge resulted in dismissal and related DUI with elevated [...]

Possession of Cocaine During DUI, Felony Charge DISMISSED

Fairfax, VA Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result Fairfax County felony charge for Possession of Schedule I/II substance under § 18.2-250, Cocaine, while also driving under the influence with a BAC > .15, resulted in a reduction of the drug charge and its eventual DISMISSAL after completion of a drug education [...]

January 6 Grandmother Sentenced to Probation

Washington DC: For her participation in the pro-Trump protest at the US Capitol on January 6, a grandmother from Maine was charged in the US District Court for the District of Columbia with four misdemeanor offenses. The offenses were reduced to two for a plea. 40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(2)(D) Disorderly [...]

Reckless Driving 108 MPH in Fairfax VA Results in No Jail Time

FAIRFAX, VA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving, Va Code 46.2-862, for speeding over 100 MPM (108 MPH by pace) in Fairfax County, VA resulted in no jail time, a $250 fine, and 3 months loss of driving privileges. Read more about Fairfax Reckless [...]

Carrying a Firearm in DCA Airport in Virginia – Charge Dismissed

Arlington, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: A misdemeanor charge of Carrying a Firearm into an Airport Terminal in DCA, charged under Va Code § 18.2-287.01 in Arlington, Virginia, resulted in the dismissal of the charge pre-trial. Read more about Virginia’s Airport Firearm Law here: Carrying a Firearm in an [...]

VIRGINIA Criminal ATTORNEY Case Results

DISCLAIMER: CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE & CANNOT PREDICT NOR GUARANTEE RESULTS FOR FUTURE CLIENTS.
Carrying Silencer into Virginia Airport Terminal Misdemeanor Charge to be DISMISSED

Arlington, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result A misdemeanor charge of Carrying a Silencer into an Airport Terminal in DCA, charged under Va Code § 18.2-287.01 in Arlington, Virginia, resulted in a scheduled dismissal of the charge after 6 months of good behavior. The silencer will be returned to the [...]

Federal Theft Charge DISMISSED in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result Federal theft / conversion charge under 18 USC § 641 was DISMISSED before the initial court appearance. Read more about Fairfax criminal defense lawyer Marina Medvin, who represented this client and achieved this case result. Virginia Larceny & Shoplifting Case Results   [...]

DUI with BAC .15 and Possession of Drugs REDUCED, No Jail

Fairfax, Virginia DUI Attorney Case Result After being stopped for speeding 100 MPH, client was charged with DUI with a BAC > .15, as well as Reckless Driving by Speed and felony Possession of Drugs. The drunk driving charge was reduced to a .08 DUI and resulted in minimal penalties [...]

Reckless Driving by Speed 100 MPH Results in $100 Fine, No Jail

Fairfax, Virginia Reckless Driving Defense Attorney Case Result A misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving, Va Code 46.2-862, for speeding 100 MPM in Fairfax County, VA resulted in no jail time and no license suspension, only a $100 fine. Related felony drug charge resulted in dismissal and related DUI with elevated [...]

Possession of Cocaine During DUI, Felony Charge DISMISSED

Fairfax, VA Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result Fairfax County felony charge for Possession of Schedule I/II substance under § 18.2-250, Cocaine, while also driving under the influence with a BAC > .15, resulted in a reduction of the drug charge and its eventual DISMISSAL after completion of a drug education [...]

January 6 Grandmother Sentenced to Probation

Washington DC: For her participation in the pro-Trump protest at the US Capitol on January 6, a grandmother from Maine was charged in the US District Court for the District of Columbia with four misdemeanor offenses. The offenses were reduced to two for a plea. 40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(2)(D) Disorderly [...]

Reckless Driving 108 MPH in Fairfax VA Results in No Jail Time

FAIRFAX, VA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving, Va Code 46.2-862, for speeding over 100 MPM (108 MPH by pace) in Fairfax County, VA resulted in no jail time, a $250 fine, and 3 months loss of driving privileges. Read more about Fairfax Reckless [...]

Carrying a Firearm in DCA Airport in Virginia – Charge Dismissed

Arlington, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: A misdemeanor charge of Carrying a Firearm into an Airport Terminal in DCA, charged under Va Code § 18.2-287.01 in Arlington, Virginia, resulted in the dismissal of the charge pre-trial. Read more about Virginia’s Airport Firearm Law here: Carrying a Firearm in an [...]

Brandishing Firearm Charge DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, VA Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Brandishing a Firearm during an argument, under Va Law 18.2-282, has been DISMISSED after an agreement to destroy the firearm used during the altercation and showing 12 months of a clean record. Read more about Virginia firearm laws [...]

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Virginia attorneys have published glowing recommendations for attorney Marina Medvin for criminal defense, DUI defense, and juvenile criminal defense on AVVO, describing her work 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,” “particularly creative,” “creating openings for even ‘hopeless’ cases,” “razor-sharp legal mind,” “fights hard and then wins,” “I trust her implicitly,” “poised, articulate, and quick on her feet,” “creative solutions,” “first-rate,” and “exceptional attorney.”

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MEDVIN LAW is a revered criminal defense law firm with an impressive and lengthy list of serious and high-profile cases. Lead trial lawyer Marina Medvin has been described as dauntless, assertive, innovative, and client-dedicated – an avid advocate for each of her clients. Top-rated by clients and endorsed by lawyers in Virginia, attorney Medvin thoroughly enjoys her work and cares about her cases. Ms. Medvin practices criminal law in Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington, Virginia. We practice in the General District Court, Circuit Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and the Federal courthouse in Alexandria – the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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