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Pentagon DUI / DWI, Driving on Suspended License Results in DISMISSAL

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT: Federal misdemeanor charges for DWI and DUI and associated misdemeanor charges at the Pentagon Reservation in Virginia under 32 CFR 234.17 resulted in DISMISSAL of the DWI charge, the Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, and the Driving on Suspended charge, with a plea […]

DISMISSED – Driving on Suspended License After DUI | Federal Criminal Offense

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA FEDERAL ATTORNEY RESULT UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Federal charge for Driving on Suspended license after a Federal DUI conviction resulted in DISMISSAL of the charge. In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia – Alexandria, VA.

Driving on a Revoked or Suspended License, Review of Virginia Laws & Defenses

VIRGINIA LAW ON DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE Virginia law punishes driving behavior as a crime. If you drive in Virginia after your driver’s license was suspended or revoked, you will be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor offense under VA Law 46.2-301 (shared by county code 82-1-6 in Fairfax). A third or subsequent offense […]

Driving on Suspended License After DUI Suspension in Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Fairfax County VA Code 18.2-272 charge from a vehicle collision traffic accident, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, for Driving on a Suspended License after DUI Revocation for a DUI 2nd Offense, resulted in only 1 week in jail. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, […]

Alexandria VA Failure to Appear and Driving on Suspended License ALL CHARGES DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended License, Misdemeanor Failure to Appear First Offense, and Misdemeanor Failure to Appear Second Offense, were all DROPPED for insufficient evidence. In the City of Alexandria General District Court District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314.

Altered / Forged License Plate and Driving on Suspended License, ALL CHARGES DROPPED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charges for an Altered or Forged License Plate or Decals and for Driving on a Suspended License were both DROPPED due to lack of sufficient evidence. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia. Virginia Law Sections: § 46.2-722. Altered or forged license plates or decals; […]

Fairfax Virginia 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana to be DISMISSED, 5th Reckless Driving Misdemeanor REDUCED, and Driving on Suspended Misdemeanor DROPPED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: 3 misdemeanor charges resulted as follows: Second charge for Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will be DISMISSED after 1st Offender treatment, related 5th Reckless Driving by Speed misdemeanor charge (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a regular speeding ticket at a reduced speed, and related Driving on Suspended […]

2nd DUI in 3 Months, with Refusal and Driving on a Suspended License, Sentenced to 30 days

FAIRFAX COUNTY VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Second DWI arrest, taking place in Fairfax County 3 months after a prior DUI conviction in Arlington, (VA Code 18.2-266) resulted in only 30 days to serve, with the other standard DUI penalties. Related Refusal charge and Driving on a Suspended License charge were both dropped.

Trial for Driving on Suspended License after DUI in Fairfax VA Results in REDUCTION of Charge

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Trial for Class 1 Misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended License after DUI Revocation in Fairfax County (VA Code 18.2-272) resulted in a REDUCTION of the charge to a Class 2 offense under Va Code 46.2-300, with just a $100 fine. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain […]

CHARGE DROPPED: Driving on a Suspended License in Alexandria Virginia Due to DUI Revocation

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: VA Code 46.2-301 Class 1 Misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended License after DUI License Revocation in another state was DROPPED at the first appearance. § 46.2-301. Driving while license, permit, or privilege to drive suspended or revoked. A. In addition to any other penalty provided by this section, […]

Misdemeanor Driving on Suspended License 3rd Offense in Fairfax REDUCED to a 1st Offense w/ NO JAIL

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Third offense Driving on a Suspended license under 46.2-301, with a mandatory jail term of a minimum of 10 days in jail if found guilty, was REDUCED to a first offense charge with no active jail time and only a 29 day suspension period and a […]

Misdemeanor Driving on Suspended License DROPPED and Speeding Ticket REDUCED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 misdemeanor charge of Driving on a Suspended / Revoked License, (which carries up to a year in jail under VA Code 46.2-301) was DROPPED due to improper notice. Speeding ticket was REDUCED to a lower speed with only a $25 fine.

CHARGES DROPPED: Class 1 Misdemeanor Driving on Suspended License Ticket in Alexandria VA

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 misdemeanor charge of Driving on a Suspended / Revoked License, (which carries up to a year in jail under VA Code 46.2-301) and related traffic ticket were both DROPPED.

Virginia Reckless Driving and Driving on a Suspended License Charges DROPPED, Plea to DUI

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving / Speeding (VA Code 46.2-862) and Class 1 Misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License were DROPPED with a plea to the DUI / DWI charge (VA Code 18.2-266) with no additional jail time than the mandatory minimum time of 5 days for a […]

2nd DUI in 5 Years in Fairfax Virginia, Refusal, Driving on Suspended License

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: Client was facing 3 criminal charges: Misdemeanor DUI Second Offense (VA Code 18.2-266), Misdemeanor Refusal to Submit to a Breath / Blood test, and Misdemeanor Driving on Revoked License Pursuant to DUI conviction. The evidence in this case overwhelmingly favored the government, as the client was recorded by the police […]

Misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended Revoked License in Fairfax Virginia Charge DROPPED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Charge of Driving on a Suspended / Revoked License (VA Code 46.2-301) was DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Review all case results: Case Results

Alexandria Virginia Rape Investigation Resulted in No Charges

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Attorney representation during a rape investigation by the City of Alexandria Police Department resulted in no charges filed. Rape is a felony punishable by life in prison under Virginia law. Virginia Law § 18.2-61: Rape A. If any person has sexual intercourse with a complaining witness, whether or not his or her spouse, […]

Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and Defenses Explained by DWI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington

Virginia DWI & DUI Laws and Penalties: VA Law 18.2-266 What is the DUI / DWI law in Virginia? DUI and DWI laws in Virginia are outlined in VA Law 18.2-266, which encompasses DUI, DWI, and DUID as drunk driving criminal offenses. Virginia classifies the DUI / DWI offense as a class 1 Misdemeanor crime under Virginia […]

Drunk Driving: DUI and DWI Laws and Penalties in Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria Virginia DWI & DUI Laws and Penalties: Law 18.2-266 What are the DUI and DWI laws in Alexandria, Virginia? Alexandria’s DUI and DWI laws are outlined in VA Law 18.2-266, encompassing behaviors known as DUI, DWI, and DUID as a class 1 misdemeanor drunk driving offense. Alexandria punishes DUI and DWI convictions by up to 1 year […]

Virginia Hit and Run Laws, Penalties and Defenses for Charges in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington

Hit and Run in Virginia: Leaving the Scene of an Accident What are hit and run laws in Virginia? Under Virginia law, a Hit and Run is defined as a criminal offense, and it is charged when you leave the scene of an accident without providing your insurance information to the other driver. The hit […]

Explanation of Virginia Laws and Penalties for Felony, Misdemeanor and Criminal Traffic Offenses

Overview of Virginia Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Traffic Offenses. Definition of Misdemeanor under VA Law – Offenses punishable by fine not exceeding $2,500 or being jailed for a term not exceeding 12 months or a combination of fine and jail within these limits. Criminal record attached upon conviction. Definition of Felony under Va Law – A […]

Virginia Firearm & Weapon Charges and Hunting Laws: Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Brandishing, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Hunting Offenses

WHAT IS A FIREARM IN VIRGINIA? Virginia law defines a firearm as an instrument which was designed, made and intended to expel a projectile by means of an explosion. It does not need to be “operable,” “capable” of being fired, or had the “actual capacity to do serious harm.” A deadly weapon is an instrument […]

Felony Arson Charge Results in NO JAIL Time in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Class 4 Felony Arson / Malicious Burning Charge (VA Code 18.2-81) resulted in no active jail time, with a fully suspended jail sentence. Call for additional information. Law § 18.2-81. Burning or destroying personal property, standing grain, etc. If any person maliciously, or with intent to defraud an insurance company or other person, […]

Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, and Other Offenses

SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR JUVENILES UNDER VIRGINIA LAW Juvenile criminal defense is different under Virginia law from adult criminal defense. Juveniles generally experience more lenient treatment under Virginia Law. Crimes by Juveniles are generally prosecuted as delinquency acts in Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. Juveniles are defined by their age for purposes of prosecution: […]

Virginia Lawyer Explains VA Law of False Pretenses, Forgery, Uttering and Fraud

WHAT IS THE CRIME OF OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENSES IN VIRGINIA? False Pretense is the crime charged when money or ownership of property is obtained from a person by intentional misrepresentation, trick, or lying. The most commonly charged False Pretense crime occurs when individuals receive cash in exchange for fake or fraudulent checks at […]

Virginia Rape Laws and Defenses Explained by Criminal Defense Lawyer

Virginia Rape Law Rape is a serious felony offense under Virginia Law 18.2-61. It is punished by a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, with a minimum penalty of five years in prison. Adult rape is defined as having sexual intercourse with another, against their will, by force, threat, or intimidation. The force, threat, or intimidation element is judged […]

Arlington VA Rape Investigation Results in NO CHARGES

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Attorney representation during a rape investigation by Arlington County Police resulted in NO CHARGES filed. The client was cleared. Rape is a serious felony offense punishable by life imprisonment under Virginia law. Virginia Law § 18.2-61. Rape. A. If any person has sexual intercourse with a complaining witness, whether or not his or […]

VA Reckless Driving 100MPH – NO JAIL

FAIRFAX, VA: Reckless Driving 100 MPH over the limit, a jailable misdemeanor offense under Va Law 46.2-862, resulted in NO JAIL TIME. Instead, client’s driving privileges in Virginia were suspended for 3 months, but his out-of-state driver’s license was unaffected outside of Virginia. Client was also sentenced to pay a $250 fine. Va Code 46.2-862 […]

Eluding Police Felony REDUCED to Misdemeanor, No Jail

  Arlington, VA Criminal Attorney Case Result Felony Eluding Police and endangering the officer under Va Law 46.2-817 in Arlington, Virginia, resulted in a reduction of the charge to a Misdemeanor, with no jail time. Punished only by a fine, license suspension for 2 months, and mental health treatment.   § 46.2-817. Disregarding signal by law-enforcement […]

Miranda Rights and Self Incrimination in Virginia FAQ

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that “[no] person . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” In Miranda v. Arizona, the United States Supreme Court extended the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to individuals subjected to custodial interrogation by […]

Virginia ASAP Violation / ASAP Non-Compliance in Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington

VIOLATING DUI PROBATION: ASAP VIOLATION / ASAP NON-COMPLIANCE Revocation of suspension of sentence Upon conviction of a DWI offense, Virignia courts sentence guilty persons to ASAP classes and ASAP probation. VASAP or ASAP is the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program. This is a 20-hour program which focuses on substance abuse and driving, substance abuse and health, and […]

Virginia 4th Amendment Search and Seizure Law for Searches of Vehicles and Persons in Marijuana, Drug, and Weapons Cases: FAQ Answered By Criminal Defense Attorney

TEXT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons […]

Virginia DUI First Offense

Virginia DWI / DUI First Offense Virginia classifies 1st Offense DUI and DWI offenses as Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal acts punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a fine between $250.00 and $2,500.00, at least one year of driver’s license suspension, probation, and alcohol education classes. The punishment increases significantly if you were arrested […]

Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor or Felony Charge in Virginia: A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of charge 19.2-128

FAILURE TO APPEAR IS A VIRGINIA MISDEMEANOR & FELONY OFFENSE Forgetting to show up in a Virginia court or skipping it on purpose is a crime. If you were supposed to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge, then not showing up is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense. If you were supposed to be there […]

DUI Probation Violation in Arlington VA Results in 5 Days in Jail

ARLINGTON VA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Probation Violation charge under VA Code 19.2-306, for violating the terms of DUI First Offense probation – specifically, for showing up to serve the DUI jail sentence while intoxicated with a BAC of .29, resulted in just 5 additional days to serve and extended period of unsupervised probation. Arlington […]

Bond Motions, Virginia Bail & Bond Law applied in Alexandria, Arlington & Fairfax

Virginia Bail and Bond Motions Alexandria | Fairfax | Arlington Individuals charged with serious offenses and individuals who have a history of not appearing in court, will not be set free after an arrest (bail will be denied by the magistrate.) The defendant will need to have an attorney file a motion on his behalf […]

Federal Charge for Possession of Marijuana in Alexandria DISMISSED Prior to First Court Appearance

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: Possession of Marijuana on federal US Military base Fort Belvoir, Virginia resulted in DISMISSAL of charge prior to first court date. Read more about Federal Marijuana Law here: Federal Penalties & Defense for Simple Possession of Marijuana and […]

Fairfax County Criminal Laws and Penalties

Fairfax County, Virginia Criminal Laws and Penalties Fairfax County enforces Virginia felony and misdemeanor laws, in addition to Fairfax County local laws. Fairfax County Police Department enforces local Fairfax County laws and Virginia laws through citations, summons, and arrest. Misdemeanors, traffic tickets, Reckless Driving citations, and DWI charges are prosecuted in the Fairfax County General […]

Federal Penalties & Defense for Simple Possession of Marijuana and Other Drugs

Review Our Drug / Marijuana Case Results This is a chart of the maximum fines and terms of imprisonment that may be imposed as a consequence of conviction for violation of Simple Possession of marihuana and other drugs under the federal Controlled Substances Act and other drug and marijuana laws. 21 U.S. Code § 844 […]

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 was […]

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 Boating While Intoxicated, Recklessly Operating Boat & Watercraft Criminal Offenses

Boating Criminal Offenses “Boat DWI / DUI” is known as a BUI / BWI: Operating Boat While Intoxicated Virginia law section 29.1-738 punishes operating a boat while intoxicated with a BAC level of .08 or above, or under the influence of drugs. This is a Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal offense punishable by up to 1 […]

Virginia Reckless Driving 101/55 Results in NO JAIL TIME

FAIRFAX RECKLESS DRIVING ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving by Speeding 101/55, Va Code 46.2-862, resulted in just 2 months of a suspended license and NO JAIL TIME. (The expected disposition from a judge in a reckless speeding case is 1-2 days in jail for every mile sped over 90MPH.) Fairfax County General District […]

Criminal Offenses in Alexandria Virginia

List of Local City Ordinance Criminal Offenses in the City of Alexandria, Virginia Sec. 13-1-1 – Abusive language. If any person shall, within the city, in the presence or hearing of another, curse or abuse such person, or use any violent, abusive language to such person concerning himself or any of his relations, or otherwise […]

Misdemeanor Charge for Failure to Appear in Court in Alexandria Virginia DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charge, bench warrant issued, for Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor charge was DISMISSED based on defense counsel argument. City of Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314. § 19.2-128. Penalties for failure to appear. A. Whoever, having been released pursuant […]

Alexandria Virginia DUI Probation Violation Charge DISMISSED at First Hearing

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Probation Violation charge under VA Code 19.2-306, for violating the terms of DUI ASAP probation – specifically, for having two alcohol-positive test readings on the ignition interlock device – was DISMISSED at the first court appearance. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. […]

Reckless Driving 88/55 Charges DROPPED, DUI Charge Avoided, Possession of Marijuana Charge Amended to Paraphernalia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Defendant was charged with Reckless Driving by Speeding 88/55, admitted to possessing a significant amount of Marijuana in his vehicle, and admitted to smoking marijuana before driving. The Reckless Driving by Speed (Va Code 46.2-862) DROPPED. A DUI charge for driving under the influence of marijuana was avoided. The Possession of […]

DUI Probation Violation For Second DUI Offense Within 1 Month of DUI 1st Conviction Resulted in 25 Days to Serve Intermittently

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Probation Violation charge under VA Code 19.2-306, for violating the terms of DUI First Offense probation – specifically, for accruing a new DUI charge within a month of the DUI First Offense conviction, and being found guilty of the DUI Second offense in the same courthouse as the first […]

Arlington Virginia DWI, BAC .29, Results in No Jail Time, Related Misdemeanor DROPPED

ARLINGTON DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: A Virginia first DUI offense with a BAC of .29 on the PBT on the was given standard first offender penalties and no active jail time. Related misdemeanor Driving on Suspended License – Third Offense, and traffic infraction charges were DROPPED.

Alexandria VA DUI Probation Violation for Not Completing ASAP Classes Charge DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Probation Violation charge under VA Code 19.2-306, for violating the terms of DUI ASAP probation – specifically, for not completing the required ASAP classes – was DISMISSED. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and […]

Alexandria Virginia DUI ASAP Probation Violation for Positive Alcohol Reading on Ignition Interlock Device Charge DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Probation Violation charge under VA Code 19.2-306, for violating the terms of DUI ASAP probation – specifically, by having a positive alcohol reading on an ignition interlock device, was DISMISSED. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI […]

Alexandria Virginia First Offense DUI REDUCED to Reckless Driving

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: A First Offense DUI charge under Va Code 18.2-266 REDUCED to Reckless Driving, with only 6 months of a suspended driver’s license, ASAP classes, a $200 fine, and 24 hours at the detention center.

Reckless Driving in Alexandria Virginia Charge DISMISSED, Speeding Ticket for 65/35 REDUCED to Lower Speed

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 65 in a 35 zone on the GW Parkway was DISMISSED in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, with a plea to a related speeding ticket, at a REDUCED speed of 19 miles over. Defense counsel also secured […]

Alexandria Virginia Probation Violation Results in NO JAIL

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Probation Violation (VA Code 19.2-306) for violating the terms of probation by accruing a new misdemeanor conviction in violation of uniform good behavior requirement, resulted in no jail time imposed, and instead the client’s probation period was extended. The defense prevailed over the prosecutor, who argued for 15 days of […]

Arlington Virginia DUI 2nd Offense, BAC .17, 5 Weeks After DUI 1st Conviction, Resulted in Minimum Statutory Penalties

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: A second DUI offense, at a BAC level .17, occurring 5 weeks after the first DUI offense, resulted in the minimum penalties permitted by law, without the usual penalty enhancement for the close proximity of the offenses, after defense argument to the judge as to appropriate sentence. A related Driving […]

Alexandria VA Reckless Driving 93/50 DISMISSED, No Jail Time

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 93 in a 50 zone on the GW Parkway was DISMISSED in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, with a plea to a speeding citation – with only a $300 fine as a penalty. Defense counsel won in […]

Reckless Driving 73/40 on GW Parkway DISMISSED in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 73 in a 40 on the GW Parkway was DISMISSED in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, with a plea to a speeding citation – with only a $50 fine as a penalty. Client’s record will not have […]

Arlington Virginia Felony Shoplifting Charge REDUCED and will be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Grand Larceny / Shoplifting (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) was first REDUCED to a Misdemeanor shoplifting charge – which will be DISMISSED after a year of good behavior. No classes, no fines, no suspended jail time. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201. Read […]

Virginia Hit and Run Felony REDUCED to Misdemeanor with No Jail Time

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Virginia Felony Hit and Run charge, VA law § 46.2-894, was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor with only a $200 fine. No suspended jail sentence, no license suspension, and no restitution was ordered.

DUI ASAP Probation Violation in Fairfax Virginia Results in No Jail Time

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: DUI Probation violation charge for violating probation through acquiring a new alcohol-related conviction (VA Code 19.2-306, 18.2-271.1), and through violating ASAP rules by consuming alcohol, resulted in NO JAIL TIME, a rare occurrence for these types of violations. The client was facing 30 days in jail on this violation, which is […]

2nd DUI in Alexandria Within 2 Months of 1st DWI in Fairfax Results in Minimum Jail Time

ATTORNEY RESULT, ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA: A second DUI Offense under VA Code 18.2-266, accompanied by four related misdemeanor and traffic infractions for Driving on Suspended License (VA Code 18.2-272) and the like, taking place within 2 months of the first DUI conviction in Fairfax Virginia, resulted in: only 20 days to serve – the bare minimum […]

Fairfax County Charge Possession of Marijuana REDUCED to Trespass

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.250.1) was AMENDED to Trespass with just a $100 fine. No loss of license, no ASAP classes, and no suspended sentences. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & […]

2nd DUI Arrest in Alexandria VA, BAC .19, Within Months of 1st DWI Arrest in Prince William RESULTS in 5 days in Jail

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Second DUI arrest under VA Code 18.2-266, with an elevated BAC level of .19, and taking place 7 months after a prior DWI arrest in Prince William County, resulted in a DUI 1st conviction with only 5 days to serve, with the other standard DUI penalties. A related Driving on a Suspended License […]

NOT GUILTY of Impersonating Police Officer, No Jail Time for Brandishing Firearm in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: 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 […]

Misdemeanor Drinking Alcohol in Public, Va Law 4.1-308

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Drinking alcohol in public, a misdemeanor charge under Va Code 4.1-308, for drinking alcohol at an outdoor concert, was DROPPED at the first court appearance.

Alexandria Federal Court: Possession of Marijuana DISMISSED, Second Offense DUI REDUCED to 1st Offense w/ NO JAIL

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: DUI Drunk Driving charge in the Pentagon area, with a BAC level of .14 (32 CFR 234.17), a Second Offense within 5 Years, was REDUCED and sentenced as a First Offense with no jail time. Prior offense […]

DUI ASAP Probation Violation Charge in Alexandria Virginia DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Probation violation charge (VA Code 19.2-306, 18.2-271.1) for a DUI Drunk Driving charge (VA Code 18.2-266) with a BAC of .16 and 175 days in jail from the client’s previously suspended sentence hanging over the client’s head has been DISMISSED. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and Defenses Explained […]

Malicious Wounding by Mob, Robbery & Burglary Felony Charges in Alexandria Virginia REDUCED

Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria: 4 Felony charges – Malicious Wounding by Mob (2 counts), Robbery, and Burglary, for which the accused would face 35 to Life at a jury trial, were amended as follows: the Robbery charge was DROPPED, one count of Malicious Wounding was REDUCED to misdemeanor Assault, the Burglary […]

Eluding Police & DUI in Arlington Virginia BAC .18 Results in 5 Days in Jail

Arlington, Virginia: Eluding Police (Va Code 46.2-817) while driving drunk at a BAC level of .18 (VA Code 18.2-266) resulted in the minimum penalties for each offense, with just 5 days to serve.

Felony Hit & Run w/ Injuries REDUCED to Misdemeanor in Alexandria VA

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: A felony Hit & Run Charge under VA law § 46.2-894 for Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident with injuries to persons in Alexandria was REDUCED to a misdemeanor and punished by 30 days of work release in lieu of a regular jail sentence, and a fine of $100. Related Driving on […]

Alexandria VA Federal Possession of Marijuana Charge to be DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia: Federal Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (21 USC 844) from the Wolf Trap Park will be DISMISSED after completion of one year of probation. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, […]

Felony Hit and Run Trial Avoided by Misdemeanor Plea w/ NO JAIL Time – Alexandria VA

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA: In order to avoid Felony prosecution, client pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Hit & Run Charge (VA Code § 46.2-894) without active jail time, together with Driving on Suspended license charge. Client was represented by Alexandria attorney Marina Medvin. Read more about Hit and Run Law:Virginia Hit and Run Laws, Penalties and Defenses […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge in Fairfax REDUCED to Trespass – Fairfax County, Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was AMENDED / REDUCED to a Trespass charge with no suspended jail time, no loss of license, and just a penalty of a $200 fine. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, […]

Misdemeanor Eluding Police REDUCED to Improper Driving Citation in Falls Church, Virginia

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor charge of disregarding signal by law-enforcement officer to stop / eluding police (VA Code 46.2-817) was REDUCED from a crime to a traffic infraction with a fine. § 46.2-817. Disregarding signal by law-enforcement officer to stop; eluding police; penalties. A. Any person who, having received a visible or audible signal from […]

Virginia: Felony Eluding and Reckless Driving while DUI – 6 Charges DROPPED

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A repeat offender (with 12 prior felony and misdemeanor convictions) was charged with 8 total criminal offenses – felony endangerment / eluding police (VA Code 46.2-817), misdemeanor 2nd DUI in 5 years (VA Code 18.2-266), misdemeanor reckless driving (VA Code 46.2-852), misdemeanor driving on a suspended license after a […]

Misdemeanor Larceny Charge DROPPED and Driving Charges Result in NO JAIL in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor larceny charge of receiving stolen goods (VA Code 18.2-108) has been DROPPED, while the associated driving / vehicle Class 1 misdemeanor charges of Possessing Vehicle Title Issued to Another (VA Code 46.2-618) and Driving on a Suspended License (VA Code 46.2-301) resulted in NO ACTIVE […]

Federal Misdemeanor Charges and a Traffic Infraction REDUCED with NO JAIL in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Federal United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Two misdemeanor traffic offenses – Driving on a Suspended License, No Operator’s License, and No license Plate charge, with a client who had a record of -8, plead to a single misdemeanor charge with the other offenses […]

DWI in Arlington Virginia BAC .15 and Refusal Charges DISMISSED / REDUCED w/ NO JAIL

Arlington, Virginia: Misdemeanor DUI (VA Code 18.2-266) with a BAC of .15 (mandatory minimum jail sentence level) and a Misdemeanor Refusal (VA Code 18.2-268.3) charge resulted in a plea of guilty to the DUI with NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME (90 days in jail sentenced but all were suspended) $300 active fine, ASAP, and license suspension […]