Arlington Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense attorney for Arlington, Virginia defending Virginia Felony and Misdemeanor criminal charges in the Arlington County courthouse located at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA.

Virginia Felony Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana ALL CHARGES DROPPED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A felony charge for Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) over 1/2 oz of Marijuana under Va Law 18.2-248.1 was DROPPED at the preliminary hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. All related misdemeanor charges were also dropped. Va Law § 18.2-248.1. Penalties for sale, gift, distribution or possession […]

Arlington Virginia Hit and Run Felony REDUCED, Related Reckless Driving DISMISSED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 5 Felony hit and run charge under Va Law § 46.2-894 for leaving the scene of an accident was REDUCED to a misdemeanor with a $200 fine. Related Reckless Driving charge for the collision was DISMISSED. Va Law § 46.2-894. Duty of driver to stop, etc., in […]

Reagan Airport Drunk In Public Charge DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Metropolitan Washington Airport Police charge for Drunk in Public resulted in DISMISSAL of the charge at the first hearing. Read more about Arlington criminal defense attorney Marina Medvin, who represented this client and achieved this result. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse […]

DUI 2nd Offense REDUCED to DUI 1st | Arlington, VA

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Second DUI offense within 5 years of the first, punishable by a mandatory minimum period of 20 days, was REDUCED to a First Offense with only one weekend in jail. Read more about Arlington criminal defense attorney Marina Medvin, who represented this client and achieved this result. Read more […]

NOT GUILTY of DWI in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: NOT GUILTY verdict at trial for a first offense DWI charge in Arlington County, VA for an accusation under Virginia Law 18.2-266 for suspicion of drunk driving after police responded to a collision. Related Refusal citation resulted in a conviction and suspension of driving privileges as a result. Read […]

Virginia First Offense DUI With .16 BAC REDUCED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A first offense DUI charge in Arlington, VA, under Virginia Law 18.2-266, with a blood alcohol content of .16, which mandates a minimum 5-day jail sentence if convicted of the DUI as charged (plus more time for the collision while DUI), resulted in a REDUCED charge with a reduction […]

Virginia Destruction of Property Charge DROPPED For Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor arrest and charge in Arlington, Virginia, for Destruction of Property valued under $1000, VA Law 18.2-137, a Class 1 misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2500 fine plus restitution, resulted in DROPPED charges for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Read more about Arlington […]

Virginia Public Intoxication Conviction DISMISSED on Appeal

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Prior to being represented by counsel, the client represented himself and was found guilty of misdemeanor Public Intoxication. Upon hiring attorney Medvin and appealing the conviction, the client’s destiny was reversed and the charge was set for dismissal instead of conviction. Read more about Arlington criminal defense attorney […]

Misdemeanor Petit Larceny Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Misdemeanor petit larceny charge under Va Law 18.2-96 for shoplifting theft under $500 resulted in DROPPED charges based on insufficient evidence to sustain a prosecution. Read more about Virginia Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses Read more about Arlington criminal defense attorney Marina Medvin, […]

Virginia Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting Charges REDUCED to Misdemeanor – NO JAIL

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting (VA Law 18.2-95) and Shoplifting Conspiracy charges plead down to Misdemeanor Petit Larceny (VA Code18.2-96) with no restitution, no fines, and NO ACTIVE JAIL SENTENCE. § 18.2-95. Grand larceny defined; how punished. Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or […]

Felony Possession of Adderall Va Law 18.2-250 Charge DISMISSED at First Hearing

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Possession of Adderall under Va Law 18.2-250, a class 5 felony drug offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison under Virginia law, resulted in DISMISSAL of the charge on the law, at the very first hearing. Amphetamines are only permitted under Virginia law with a prescription. Related misdemeanor charge will be dismissed as well. […]

Reckless Driving 46.2-859 Stopped School Bus Charge REDUCED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Class 1 misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving for Passing a Stopped School Bus, a jailable offense under Virginia law 46.2-859, was REDUCED to a traffic infraction. § 46.2-859. Passing a stopped school bus; prima facie evidence. A person driving a motor vehicle shall stop such vehicle when approaching, from any direction, any school bus […]

Misdemeanor Assault Charge 18.2-57 DISMISSED

ARLINGTON, VA Class 1 misdemeanor charge for Assault under Va Law 18.2-57, for an attack in Arlington County, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail, resulted in a DISMISSAL of the charge at the first hearing. Related Public Intoxication charge was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. § 18.2-57. Assault and battery; […]

Arlington Virginia Destruction of Property 18.2-137 Charge DROPPED

ARLINGTON, VA Misdemeanor arrest and charge in Arlington County, Virginia, for Destruction of Property under VA Law 18.2-137, a Class 1 misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2500 fine plus restitution, resulted in DROPPED charges. Read more about Vandalism & Destruction of Property Law here: Virginia Destruction of Property and Vandalism […]

DWI in Arlington Virginia BAC .18 REDUCED to Reckless Driving, No Jail Time

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA DWI charge in Arlington, VA under Virginia Law 18.2-266, with a blood alcohol content of .18, requiring mandatory minimum 5 day jail time if convicted of the DWI as charged (plus more time for the collision while DWI), resulted in a REDUCED and AMENDED charge to Reckless Driving, with half of the license […]

Arlington VA Misdemeanor Drunk in Public 17-7 Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON, VA: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge under VA Code 18.2-388 / Arlington Code 17-7 was DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. County of Arlington: § 17-7. Public Intoxication and Profanity. A. It shall be unlawful for any person to be intoxicated or […]

Arlington Assault Charge DISMISSED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: A misdemeanor charge for Assault under Va Law 18.2-57 resulted in a DISMISSAL at the first hearing. § 18.2-57. Assault and battery; penalty. A. Any person who commits a simple assault or assault and battery is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and if the person intentionally selects the person against whom a […]

Arlington VA Reckless Driving 94 MPH results in NO JAIL Time

ARLINGTON, VA: A misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving by Speeding 94 MPH in Arlington County, a criminal jailable offense under VA Law 46.2-862, resulted in NO JAIL time. Arlington County judges normally order 1-2 days in jail for every mile that a driver speeds above 90. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia […]

Arlington VA Grand Larceny of Artwork REDUCED to Trespass, No Jail

ARLINGTON, VA: Felony Grand Larceny charge for theft of $2000 artwork was AMENDED and REDUCED to Trespass, with no jail time. Read more about Virginia Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses Read more about Arlington criminal defense attorney Marina Medvin, who represented this client and achieved […]

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 Grand Larceny Auto Results in NO JAIL TIME

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Felony Grand Larceny Auto charge for stealing a vehicle in Virginia, and related Reckless Driving charge for crashing that vehicle while going the wrong way on a one-way road, resulted in NO JAIL TIME. The client was sentenced to probation and probationary conditions. Read more about Virginia Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia […]

VA Drunk in Public Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON, VA: Drunk in Public misdemeanor charge under VA Code 18.2-388 / Arlington Code 17-7 was DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of […]

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 […]

DWI in Arlington VA Charge REDUCED

ARLINGTON VA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DWI arrest in Arlington County under Va Law 18.2-266 with a BAC greater than .15 resulted in a REDUCED BAC with just 1 day in jail as opposed to the mandatory 5 days in jail that would have been required if the DWI charge had not been reduced. Arlington […]

Arlington VA Drunk in Public Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Drunk in Public charge under VA Code 18.2-388 / Arlington Code 17-7 was DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal […]

Reckless Driving w Alcohol BAC Level .10 REDUCED to Citation

ARLINGTON VA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor charge for Reckless Driving for Speeding above 20 MPH over the limit, for having a BAC of .10 after consumer alcohol, and for failing some field sobriety tests, resulted in a REDUCTION of the charge to a citation with a fine. No alcohol classes, no criminal record, no […]

Assault and Battery of Child in Arlington VA to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Trial for Domestic Assault and Battery on a Child / Family or Household Member (Misdemeanor Domestic Assault charges under VA Code 18.2-57.2) for spanking a child and leaving bruises, resulted in a differed disposition – scheduling of the charge for DISMISSAL after completion of an educational program and […]

Arlington VA Drunk in Public AMENDED, NO Criminal Record

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Drunk in Public charge under VA Code 18.2-388 / Arlington Code 17-7, was AMENDED and REDUCED to a non-alcohol related local citation for Failing to ID. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA […]

Felony Strangulation Charge for Choking REDUCED to Misdemeanor Disorderly, NO JAIL TIME

ARLINGTON, VA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Strangulation charge for an allegation of choking a significant other resulted in an amendment and REDUCTION of the charge to a Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. The amended charge was punished by requirement of good behavior and an anger management class. No jail time, no felony record. Arlington County […]

Arlington VA Felony Burglary Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON, VA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Burglary Charge for breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA. Va Law § 18.2-89. Burglary; how punished. If any person […]

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 […]

Arlington Virginia Drunk in Public Charge AMENDED to Trespass, and that Trespass Charge Scheduled for DISMISSAL

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Drunk in Public charge under VA Code 18.2-388 was AMENDED to non-alcohol related charge of Trespass. The new Trespass charge was scheduled for DISMISSAL after good behavior. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: […]

Arlington Virginia DUI Arrest after Car Accident Resulted in NO JAIL

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DUI arrest, Va Code 18.2-266, after police were called to a car accident in which the client driver collided with vehicle in front, resulted in NO JAIL TIME and standard first offense penalties. (Arlington County prosecutors normally seek jail time in DUI collision cases.) Arlington County General District Court […]

Disorderly Conduct Charge in Arlington VA DROPPED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Disorderly Conduct Class 1 misdemeanor charge was DROPPED. Related Public Intoxication charge resulted in a fine. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. § 18.2-415. Disorderly conduct in public places. A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with the intent to […]

Arlington Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-852 REDUCED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Generally ( VA code 46.2-852) for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, was reduced to a citation with just with a fine.

Arlington VA DWI w/ Collision Results in No Jail Time

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: DWI Charge, Va Code 18.2-266, after driver collided with parked vehicle in front of police officer, resulted in NO JAIL TIME, and standard first offense penalties.

Dangerous Dog and Canine Criminal Laws in Virginia

Dangerous Dog and Canine Criminal Laws in Virginia Relevant Virginia criminal canine code sections, not an exclusive list, is below. Relevant local code sections from localities Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Vienna and Falls Church are also highlighted. § 3.2-6585. Dogs and cats deemed personal property; rights relating thereto. All dogs and cats shall be deemed personal […]

Arlington VA DWI Charge for Accident, BAC .26 REDUCED to .08

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT:DWI Charge, Va Code 18.2-266, after a collision crash and a .26 BAC reading (which would have been a minimum jail time of 10 days by law) was REDUCED to a regular DWI at a .08 range with just 2 weekends to serve in jail, and standard first offense penalties.

Arlington VA Drunk in Public Charge DROPPED

ARLINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Drunk in Public, a Misdemeanor Charge under VA Code 18.2-388 and Arlington County Code 17-7, resulted in charges DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC […]

Arlington VA Petit Larceny Shoplifting Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge – VA Code 18.2-96 – for shoplifting at Costco in Arlington, was DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Arlington County General District Court: 1425 N Courthouse Road, Arlington, Virginia. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, […]

Felony Embezzlement in Arlington Virginia Punished by Time Served

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Embezzlement investigation for a $40,000+ loss was reduced on agreement and indicted as a lesser embezzlement charge for a lesser value of $1K. Penalty for reduced embezzlement charge was an agreement to time served and restitution only for the reduced amount. This was not a first offense, client […]

18.2-57.2 Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member Charge DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Va Code 18.2-57.2 Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member charge REDUCED to Simple Assault, and the reduced charge was DISMISSED after completion of Anger Management class. Arlington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA. Read more about Assault and […]

Misdemeanor Brandishing Firearm Charge in Arlington VA to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Brandishing Firearm charges resulted in reduction of the charge to Simple Assault and agreed-upon DISMISSAL of the reduced charge after good behavior. 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 […]

Arlington VA Public Intoxication Not Guilty Plea Results in DISMISSAL

ARLINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Not Guilty plea to Public Intoxication, a Misdemeanor Charge under VA Code 18.2-388 and Arlington County Code 17-7 resulted in expected DISMISSAL of the charges after community service. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public […]

DWI with BAC .18 in Arlington VA – Charges REDUCED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: First Offense DUI Charge, Va Code 18.2-266, with an elevated BAC of .18 (which requires 5 days in jail as a mandatory minimum penalty) was REDUCED to an unenhanced DWI, with just 2 days to serve and with standard first offender penalties. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. […]

Disorderly Conduct & Public Intoxication in Arlington VA Charges DROPPED

ARLINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication, both misdemeanor charges, DROPPED. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. § 18.2-415. Disorderly conduct in public places. A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, […]

Arlington VA Public Intoxication Charge for Bar Argument will be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) for arguing with bartenders at an Arlington Bar and related conduct, will be DISMISSED after 12 months of good behavior and 30 hours of community service. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. […]

Arlington VA Sleeping in Public Intoxication Charge to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) for sleeping in a public place, will be DISMISSED after 9 months of good behavior. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN […]

Arlington Virginia DUI REDUCED to Reckless Driving, Related Misdemeanors Dismissed

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: First Offense DUI Charge, Va Code 18.2-266, was AMENDED and REDUCED to Reckless Driving, penalized by just a $300 fine, ASAP classes, 6 months restricted license, but NO JAIL time. No DWI record! Two related misdemeanor charges were dropped.

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!

Virginia Domestic Assault AMENDED to Simple Assault and Set for DISMISSAL After 6 Months

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Va Code 18.2-57.2 Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member charge for a fight between a boyfriend and a girlfriend was AMENDED to a Simple Assault charge under Va Code 18.2-57, and that was scheduled for DISMISSAL after 6 months of good behavior and completion of an […]

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 […]

Arlington VA Reckless Driving 87/55 Misdemeanor Conviction OVERTURNED & Charge REDUCED to Traffic Ticket

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Conviction for Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 87/55 (46.2-862) was OVERTURNED and charge was REDUCED to a traffic ticket at a lower speed with a fine.

Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Oxycodone Schedule II Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Va Code 18.2-250 Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Oxycodone, a Schedule II in the Virginia Drug Control Act, was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law […]

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 […]

Criminal Reckless Driving 46.2-863 for Failure to Yield REDUCED to Traffic Intraction

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving for Failure to Yield (46.2-863), was REDUCED to a traffic infraction.

4th Offense Public Intoxication Charge DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7), a 4th offense for the defendant in the past 2 years was DISMISSED. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW […]

Virginia Criminal Reckless Driving REDUCED to Parking Citation

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Generally (46.2-852), was AMENDED and REDUCED to a parking in fraction, with a $25 fine.

Arlington VA Assault and Battery Charges DROPPED at First Hearing

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Va Code 18.2-57 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge for Uber driver assault incident resulted in DROPPED charges at the first hearing. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – […]

DUI Charge for Car Accident in Arlington Virginia Results in No Jail Time & DROPPED Charge

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: A DUI charge for a car accident resulted in no jail time, with other standard first offense penalties. Related charge was dropped.

DUI Vehicle Accident BAC .29 Results in Only 12 Days in Jail

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: A DUI vehicle accident, while driver had BAC of .32 on the street, and then a BAC of .29 at the station, resulted in only 12 days to serve at a delayed time, with other standard first offense penalties.

Arlington VA DWI at BAC .15 REDUCED, Jail Time Reduced

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: A DWI 1st Offense with a BAC level of .15 (Va Code 18.2-266) where client was facing 5 days of mandatory minimum jail time resulted in a REDUCTION of the BAC level and a REDUCTION of the jail time to just 2 weekends to serve, with other standard first offense […]

Arlington VA Reckless Driving 84/65 REDUCED to Speeding

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving 84/65 (46.2-862), was AMENDED and REDUCED to a regular speeding ticket at a reduced speed of 79/65, with just a fine.

Carrying Concealed Weapon into Airport in Arlington VA

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: Not Guilty plea to a Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Carrying a Weapon into the DCA Ronald Reagan Airport under VA Code 18.2-287.01 (a concealed carry permitted firearm that was forgotten in luggage) resulted in a fine and surrender of weapon, no other penalties. Arlington General District […]

Arlington VA Carrying Concealed Weapon While Intoxicated and Drunk in Public Both Charges DROPPED For Insufficient Evidence

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Carrying a Concealed Weapon While Intoxicated under VA Code 18.2-308, and a related Drunk in Public Charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) were both DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Arlington General District Court, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201 Read more about […]

Public Intoxication Charge for Passing Out in Cab in Arlington VA to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) for passing out in a cab will be DISMISSED after just 6 months of good behavior. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK […]

Public Intoxication Charge for Passing Out in Arlington VA Street to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) for passing out in the middle of a street from intoxication will be DISMISSED after 9 months of good behavior and 25 hours of community service. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. […]

Arlington VA Malicious Wounding Domestic Assault Charges DROPPED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: A Felony Malicious Wounding case that was charged as a Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member under VA Code 18.2-57.2, for biting, scratching, and throwing of objects during a domestic dispute, remained as a Misdemeanor instead of being amended to the appropriate Felony […]

Reckless Driving in Arlington VA 81/55 REDUCED to Speeding Ticket

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving 81/55 (46.2-862), was AMENDED and REDUCED to a regular speeding ticket at a reduced speed of 74/55, with just a fine.

Arlington Virginia DWI BAC .15 Charge REDUCED & Jail Time REDUCED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: A DWI 1st Offense with a BAC level of .15 (Va Code 18.2-266) where client was facing 5 days of mandatory minimum jail time resulted in a REDUCTION of the BAC level and a REDUCTION of the jail time to just 2 days to serve, with other standard first offense […]

Misdemeanor Drunk in Public in Arlington Virginia to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) will be DISMISSED after completion of 25 hours of community service. Courthouse: Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal […]

Arlington Virginia Felony Grand Larceny / Shoplifting Concealment Charge DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Grand Larceny / Shoplifting Concealment (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) charge for shoplifting was first REDUCED to a Misdemeanor and then the misdemeanor was DISMISSED. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit […]

Arlington VA Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Disposition of Lawful Paraphernalia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (VA Code 18.250.1) was AMENDED to a charge of Disposition of Lawful Paraphernalia, with just a $250 fine no other penalties. Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana […]

Arlington Virginia Reckless Driving 95/55 while DUI Results in DISMISSED Charges and 4 Days in Jail

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: A first DUI (18.2-266) offense while Reckless Driving 95/55 (46.2-862), second offense, resulted in a DISMISSAL of the Reckless Driving charge (which generally carries a day in jail for every mile over 90), a DISMISSAL of the Refusal to Submit to Breath Test charge (18.2-268.3), and 4 days to serve […]

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.

Arlington VA Public Intoxication Misdemeanor DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) was DISMISSED after completion of community service. Courthouse: Arlington County Circuit Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk […]

Arlington Virginia Domestic Assault Biting and Scratching Charges to be DROPPED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member under VA Code 18.2-57.2, for biting, scratching, and throwing of objects during an argument, was continued for 6 months for the charge to be DROPPED, as agreed upon by the Government and counsel. Arlington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations […]

Arlington VA Petit Larceny Charge Reduced, Amended, and DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Petit Larceny charge for shoplifting (VA Code 18.2-96) was reduced and amended to “Unlawful Entry,” which was then DISMISSED. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws […]

Arlington VA Charge for Entering Property to Cause Damage DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor charge for Entering Property to Cause Damage was DISMISSED. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA. § 18.2-121. Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter the land, dwelling, outhouse or […]

82/55 Reckless Driving Second Offense REDUCED to an Infraction with a Fine in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 82/55 (VA Code 46.2-862), a second reckless speed offense and following a DUI conviction, was REDUCED to a Speeding Ticket at a REDUCED SPEED of 74/55. No new criminal convictions for the client, no new license suspensions, and no jail time. Arlington County […]

Arlington Virginia Domestic Assault Charge REDUCED and Will Be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member under VA Code 18.2-57.2 was REDUCED and AMENDED to Disorderly Conduct at the first hearing, and the amended charge is set out to be DISMISSED after completion of an evaluation and an anger management program. Arlington County Juvenile and […]

Virginia Assault Charge for Road Rage Incident DISMISSED

ARLINGTON / FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge under VA Code 18.2-57 for assaultive contact that took place during a road rage incident was DISMISSED. Falls Church General District Court, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties […]

Arlington Virginia Public Intoxication Charge DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) was DISMISSED after completion of community service. Courthouse: Arlington County Circuit Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public […]

Arlington VA Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting Charge REDUCED to Trespass with NO JAIL Time

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Grand Larceny / Concealment (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) charge for shoplifting at Macy’s in Arlington was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor “Unlawful Entry” charge with no active jail penalty. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: […]

Arlington VA Drunk in Public Charge DROPPED on Appeal

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Drunk in Public misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) was DROPPED at the first hearing on Appeal. Courthouse: Arlington County Circuit Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk […]

Arlington VA Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting Charge REDUCED to Trespass

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Grand Larceny (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) charge for shoplifting at Macy’s in Arlington was REDUCED to a Trespass charge with 10 days of jail, to serve at client’s convenience, sentence to begin two months after the hearing to accommodate class schedule. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N […]

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; […]

First Offense DUI in Arlington Virginia, BAC .16, REDUCED and Resulted in 1 Day of Jail

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: A first DUI offense with a BAC of .16, which is punished by a required minimum of 5 days in jail, was REDUCED to an unenhanced DUI offense with a regular BAC level, and just 2 days to serve in the jail (with credit for 1 day already served during […]

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 […]

Arrest after Collision with 3 Vehicles while DUI .20 BAC REDUCED, 2 Days of Jail Time in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: DUI arrest under Va Code 18.2-266 for a BAC of .20 while colliding with 3 parked vehicles resulted in a plea agreement for a lower BAC level, thereby eliminating the mandatory minimum jail sentence, an agreement for two and a half days to serve in jail, with credit for time […]

Arlington Virginia DUI Trial Results in No Jail Time

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: DWI trial for violation of Va Code 18.2-266 resulted in a $300 fine but no active jail penalties, along with other conditions.

Arlington Virginia Public Intoxication Charge to be DISMISSED with Community Service

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Drunk in Public misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Arlington Code 17-7) will be DISMISSED without the client needing to come back to court as long as 35 hours of community service are completed within four months. Courthouse: Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia Read more about […]

DWI Reduced to Reckless Driving in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: DWI under Va Code 18.2-266 was REDUCED to a Reckless Driving charge with no jail time. The penalties were just a $300 fine, completion of ASAP classes, 6 months with a restricted license and good behavior for one year.

NOT GUILTY Verdict on Failure to ID, Obstruction of Justice Results in No Jail Time | Arlington, Virginia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Trial resulted in a Not Guilty verdict for the misdemeanor charge of Failure to ID. Misdemeanor charge for Obstruction of Justice, VA Code 18.2-460, for interfering with an officer’s traffic stop, resulted in just a $250 fine. No jail time or probationary penalties were ordered. Arlington County General District Court at […]

Arlington Virginia DWI Charge BAC .18, Prior DUI and Drug Record, Results in No Jail Time

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DUI charge (VA Code 18.2-266) with a preliminary breath test result of .18 and the officer claiming driving speed of 100 MPH, resulted in a plea deal with no active jail time. Client’s criminal record included prior DUI and drug charges.

DUI REDUCED to Reckless Driving with No Jail Time in Ft. Meyer, Arlington VA

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: Federal DUI charge in Ft. Meyer, Virginia (Arlington Virginia) with a BAC level of .14 was REDUCED to Reckless Driving; related DWI charges were DISMISSED. Penalties consisted of: 1 year of probation, completion of ASAP, and 6 months […]

Car Accident DUI in Arlington Virginia, No Jail Time

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DUI charge after a car accident (VA Code 18.2-266) resulted in only the minimum penalties under the code, with no active jail sentence.

DUI First Offense in Arlington Virginia Resulted in Minimal Penalties

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DUI charge for a First Offense DWI with a BAC of .17 (VA Code 18.2-266), resulting from a stop based on the driver almost crashing into a police cruiser that had its lights and sirens on while pulling over another driver – resulting in the police officer abandoning his initial […]

Misdemeanor Entering Property to Damage will be DISMISSED | Arlington, Virginia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charge for Entering Property to Damage (VA Code 18.2-121) will be DISMISSED after 6 months of good behavior and an alcohol abuse assessment. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia. § 18.2-121. Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc. It shall be […]

Arlington Virginia Disorderly Conduct Arrest Charge DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Disorderly Conduct misdemeanor charge, Va Code 18.2-415, resulted in a DISMISSAL after a trial verdict was deferred for completion of community service. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Disorderly Conduct Law here: Virginia Disorderly Conduct Laws and Defenses § 18.2-415. Disorderly conduct […]

Drunk in Public Arlington Virginia Charge will be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public charge (Arlington Code 17-7, Va Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED after completion of 25 hours of community service. Courthouse: Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201 Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal […]

Arlington Virginia Reckless Driving Misdemeanor REDUCED to Infraction

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 50 in a 25 (VA Code 46.2-862), with client going double the speed limit, was REDUCED to a non-criminal infraction of “Improper Driving”, with a $250 fine (a reduction that was opposed by the police officer). No criminal record, no license suspension, no […]

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 […]

Disorderly Conduct Charge in Arlington Virginia DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Disorderly Conduct misdemeanor charge, Va Code 18.2-415, for destruction of property and attempted unlawful entry into a residence, resulted in a DISMISSAL after the charges was first amended to a Trespass charge. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia Read more about Disorderly Conduct Law here: Virginia […]

DUI in Arlington Virginia Charge DROPPED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DUI charge for a First Offense DWI with a BAC of .16 (VA Code 18.2-266), where client was facing a mandatory minimum of 5 days in jail, was WON when the government had to DROP the charges.

2 Felony Malicious Wounding Charges in Arlington VA DROPPED, REDUCED to Misdemeanor Assault

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Two Felony charges for Malicious Wounding (Va Code 18.2-51), facing a maximum of 40 years in prison as charged, resulted in the DROPPING of one charge, and a REDUCTION of the second charge to a Simple Assault (Va Code 18.2-57) with two and a half days to serve in jail, and […]

Arlington Virginia Felony Robbery Charge DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Robbery charge DISMISSED during the preliminary hearing, after a reduction of the charge to Assault and Battery and a motion for Dismissal. Client was facing a maximum of life in prison for the robbery charge. Arlington County General District Court: 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22201. § 18.2-58. How […]

Arlington VA False Report to Law Enforcement 18.2-461 Charge DROPPED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor False Report to Law Enforcement (VA Code 18.2-461) was DROPPED for lack of supporting evidence. Arlington County General District Court: 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22201. § 18.2-461. Falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials. It shall be unlawful for any person (i) to knowingly give […]

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving 82/55 in Arlington Virginia REDUCED to Speeding Ticket at Lower Speed

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 82 in a 55 (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal speeding ticket at a reduced speed of 74 in a 55, with only a $200 fine. No criminal record, no license suspension, no jail time. Arlington County General District Court at […]

Virginia Felony Malicious Wounding Charges in Arlington Client Released, Bond Motion GRANTED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Client who was held in jail on two Class 3 Felony charges for Malicious Wounding was RELEASED after defense Bond Motion was granted. Arlington General District Court, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201. Read more about Malicious Wounding here: Virginia Felony Malicious Wounding Laws, Penalties, and Defenses Explained by a Virginia […]

Misdemeanor Assault Charge in Arlington Virginia DISMISSED on First Court Date for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery arrest and charge under VA Code 18.2-57 was DISMISSED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense […]

46.2-862 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving in Arlington Virginia REDUCED to Non-Criminal Violation

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 62/35 (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal infraction of Improper Driving, with only a $100 fine. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 […]

Second Offense Felony Grand Larceny REDUCED to Misdemeanor with NO JAIL Time in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Second offense Felony Grand Larceny / Shoplifting (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) was REDUCED to Misdemeanor Concealment with a $500 fine. No active jail time, no classes, and no community service. Arlington County General District Court: 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22201. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: […]

Misdemeanor Arrest for Drunk in Public in Arlington Virginia will be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public charge (Arlington Code 17-7, Va Law 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED. No community service, no fines, no alcohol classes required. Courthouse: Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201 Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC […]

Arlington Virginia DWI REDUCED to Reckless Driving w/ Just a Fine

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DUI / DWI (VA Code 18.2-266) was REDUCED to a Reckless Driving offense with a $250 fine. No jail time, no ASAP classes, no license suspension with this offense. A related non-criminal civil infraction for Refusal to Submit to Breath Test resulted in the standard 12 month loss of license.

Hit and Run in Arlington Virginia Felony REDUCED to Reckless Driving with No Jail

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Arlington felony Hit and Run charge for a collision in Arlington, VA with property damage over $1000, prosecuted under Virginia law § 46.2-894, was AMENDED and REDUCED to a misdemeanor Reckless Driving, which was penalized by 75 hours of community service and restitution. No felony record, no jail time, no fine, and no […]

Misdemeanor Shoplifting Charge in Arlington Virginia DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge for Shoplifting (VA Code 18.2-103 and VA Code 18.2-96) was AMENDED to an Unlawful Entry charge, and the amended charge was then DISMISSED. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

Arlington Virginia Public Urination on Attended Police Cruiser DROPPED, Drunk in Public Misdemeanor Charge to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULTS (Clarendon St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl): Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Urinating in Public under Arlington County Code 17-21, for urinating on an attended police cruiser, while being observed and photographed by Arlington Police Officers standing inches away, was DROPPED at the first hearing. Related Drunk in Public charge resulted […]

Robbery Charge in Arlington VA Bond Motion Granted Despite Presumption Against Bond, Client Released

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Bond motion in a case with a presumption against bond due to Robbery, False Report to Law Enforcement, and DUI charges was granted, with a low bond of $3,500. Client released. Arlington General District Court, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201. Read more about Bond Motions here: Bond Motions and Virginia […]

Arlington Virginia Possession of Concealed Weapon Charge DROPPED & Larceny charge will be DISMISSED

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Brass Knuckles (VA Code 18.2-308 – “metal knucks”) was DROPPED at the first appearance. A related Larceny charge was AMENDED to Unlawful Entry, and the amended misdemeanor charge will be DISMISSED after a class and community service. Resulted in […]

Clean Record After Arlington VA Arrest for Two Misdemeanors, Drunk in Public

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A misdemeanor charge for Impeding an Escalator was DROPPED at the first appearance. A related Drunk in Public charge (Va Code 18.2-388, Arlington County Code 17-7) will be DISMISSED after completion of an alcohol education class. The client will maintain a clean record. Read more about Drunk in Public Law […]

Felony Embezzlement in Arlington Virginia REDUCED from 3 counts to 1, No Jail Time

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: White Collar Felony Embezzlement charges, VA Code 18.2-111, for an employee improperly using a credit card issued by an employer, resulted in a reduction of the quantity of charges from 3 to 1, and the remaining charge resulted in an Alford plea (a plea deal allowing the client […]

Arlington Virginia Public Intoxication Arrest for Falling Asleep in Taxi Cab to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Public Intoxication Misdemeanor charge will be DISMISSED after 6 months of good behavior. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

Arlington Virginia Trial for Possession of Marijuana Resulted in DISMISSAL Disposition

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Trial for Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (VA Code 18.250.1) resulted in a deferred DISMISSAL disposition. Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with […]

Virginia DUI 18.2-266 Charge DROPPED

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: CEO client was arrested for a DUI under VA Code 18.2-266. Ms. Medvin was able to get the charge DROPPED at the first hearing due to insufficient evidence. Related Refusal charge resulted in loss of driving privileges in Virginia.

Attorney’s Drunk in Public Charge in Arlington Virginia DROPPED at First Court Date

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: An attorney’s Drunk in Public Misdemeanor charge under Arlington County Code 17-7 was dropped at the first court date. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

Arlington VA Felony Grand Larceny DISMISSED in Circuit Court, False ID to Law Enforcement DROPPED in General District Court

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: 18.2-95 Felony Grand Larceny charge for shoplifting at Nordstroms in Arlington VA was DISMISSED in Circuit Court, while a related False Identification to Law Enforcement charge, 19.2-82.1, was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing in General District Court previously. Arlington County Courthouse, 1425 N Courthouse, Arlington, VA 22201 Read more about […]

17-7 Drunk in Public Charges in Arlington Virginia DISMISSED

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Drunk in Public misdemeanor charges for various clients this week under Arlington County Code 17-7 have all received dismissals, either immediately or after a continuance for completion of community service. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in […]

Motions and Trial in Arlington Virginia for Possession of Marijuana Results in DISMISSAL Disposition

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Trial and various motions for a Possession of Marijuana charge (VA Code 18.250.1) resulted in a Dismissal disposition for the client pursuant to VA Code 18.251. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor […]

NOT GUILTY of Possession of Marijuana Trial Verdict

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT FOR ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Trial of Class 1 Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, […]

Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge in Arlington Virginia DROPPED

Arlington County, Virginia: Drunk in Public misdemeanor charge, Va Law 18.2-388, was DROPPED after completion of community service. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

DISMISSAL Disposition in Trial for Disorderly Conduct in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Trial for a Disorderly Conduct misdemeanor charge, VA Law 18.2-415, resulted in a dismissal disposition to take place after 12 months of good behavior and completion of 40 hours of community service. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia Read more about Disorderly Conduct Law here: Virginia […]

Resisting Arrest in Arlington Virginia NOT GUILTY Trial Verdict

Arlington Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Trial Result: Ms. Medvin’s trial for Class 1 Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict. Virginia Resisting Arrest Laws & Penalties Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney

18.2-137 Destruction of Property Charge in Arlington Virginia to be DISMISSED and Related Misdemeanor DROPPED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Destruction of Property Misdemeanor Charge (VA Code 18.2-137) was AMENDED to Trespass and this Trespass charge will be DISMISSED after completion of community service and other such conditions. Related Drunk in Public misdemeanor charge, Va Law 18.2-388, was DROPPED at the initial appearance. General District Court for Arlington County, 1425 […]

Arlington Virginia Drunk in Public Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED at First Appearance

Arlington County, Virginia: Drunk in Public misdemeanor charge, Va Law 18.2-388, was DROPPED at the initial appearance. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

DUI in Arlington Virginia w/ BAC .16 REDUCED and Sentenced to 2 Days in Jail

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: First Offense DUI Drunk Driving charge (VA Code 18.2-266) with a BAC level of .16 – which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 days in jail – was REDUCED to a regular DUI offense and sentenced to two and a half days to serve, amongst the other first […]

Arlington Virginia Hit and Run Felony REDUCED to Misdemeanor

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Facing up to 10 years in prison on a class 5 felony Hit and Run charge for a collision in Arlington, Virginia, VA law § 46.2-894, with four strong government witnesses, Client was able to walk away with a REDUCED class 2 misdemeanor charge for Aggressive Driving Charge with 1 day in jail […]

Concealed Weapon Charge in Arlington VA AMENDED to Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication DROPPED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 1 misdemeanor charge for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit under VA Code 18.2-308 was AMENDED to a disorderly conduct charge with no active jail time, a fine, and weapon surrender. Client remains eligible to obtain concealed carry permit. Related Public Intoxication charge was DROPPED. Read more about Weapons Law here: […]

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.

Misdemeanor Shoplifting Charge in Arlington Virginia AMENDED to Unlawful Entry & will be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge from Shoplifting at Nordstroms (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-96) was first AMENDED to an Unlawful Entry charge, VA Code 18.2-121, and per agreement, the Unlawful Entry charge will be DISMISSED after completion of a behavioral class, community service, and good behavior. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting […]

Simple Assault Charge 18.2-57 will be DISMISSED

VIRGINIA ASSAULT DEFENSE ATTORNEY TRIAL RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Simple Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) will be DISMISSED after a year of good behavior and no contact with the victim. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under […]

Domestic Assault and Battery Charge was AMENDED and will be DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge on a Family or Household Member (VA Code 18.2-57.1) was AMENDED to Simple Assault (18.2-57) and will be DISMISSED after one year of good behavior and completion of an anger management class. Read more about Domestic Assault here: Virginia Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties: Defense Attorney’s […]

Misdemeanor Public Intoxication Conviction REVERSED and DISMISSED on Appeal in Arlington VA

Arlington County, Virginia: Client’s initial trial for Drunk in Public, VA Code 18.2-388, with other representation had resulted in a conviction and criminal record. For his appeal, he hired Ms. Medvin and the charge had resulted in a DISMISSAL, a complete reversal of his original case disposition. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: […]

Misdemeanor Shoplifting Larceny Charge AMENDED and DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor petit larceny shoplifting / concealing charge from the Gap in the Pentagon City Mall (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-96) was first AMENDED to a Trespassing charge, and per agreement, the Trespassing charge was DISMISSED after completion of 40 hours of community service. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia […]

Misdemeanor Petit Larceny Charge DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor petit larceny shoplifting / concealing charge from Nordstrom Rack (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-96) was first AMENDED to a Trespassing charge and per agreement, the Trespassing charge was DISMISSED. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

DUI Drunk Driving Charge in Arlington Virginia BAC .16 REDUCED and Sentenced to 2 Days in Jail

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: DUI Drunk Driving charge (VA Code 18.2-266) with a BAC of .16 was reduced to DUI with BAC of .14 or less, with just 2 and 1/2 days to serve and the standard first offender treatment. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and Defenses Explained by DWI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, […]

Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge will be DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED after completion of 25 hours of community service. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

Carrying Weapon in Airport Misdemeanor Trial Results in NO JAIL in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Trial for a class 1 misdemeanor offense of carrying a weapon in air carrier airport terminal under VA Code 18.2-287.01, in which our client was accused of bringing a loaded handgun into the DCA airport, resulted in no active jail time, a $250 fine and surrender of the weapon. Read more about Weapons […]

First Offense Marijuana Possession Charge will be DISMISSED

Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor, first offense, (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will be DISMISSED after completion of a first offender program. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ

Virginia Refusal Charge DISMISSED, First Offense DUI BAC .17 in Results in NO JAIL

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Refusal to submit to breath / blood test (Va Code 18.2-268.3) charge was DISMISSED, while the first offense DUI charge (VA Code 18.2-266) resulted in no active jail time. Arrest for DWI from a DUI checkpoint. Failed field sobriety tests and a PBT of .17. Read more about DUI […]

Arrest for Public Intoxication – Misdemeanor Charge to be DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED with completion of 30 hours of community service and good behavior for 12 months. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and […]

DUI / DWI in Fairfax Virginia 2nd Offense REDUCED to 1st Offense w/ No Jail

Arlington, Virginia: Second offense class 1 misdemeanor DWI / DUI Drunk Driving (VA Code 18.2-266), with mandatory minimum jail time, was REDUCED to a first offense with no active jail time. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and Defenses Explained by DWI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington.

Arlington Virginia Reckless Handling / Discharge of a Firearm Charge will be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 1 misdemeanor offense of Reckless Handling of a Firearm under VA Code 18.2-56.1 will be DISMISSED conditioned on completing a gun safety course at the NRA and surrender of concealed carry permit for one year.

Arlington Virginia Public Intoxication Charge to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED after completion of 10 hours of community service. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

Misdemeanor Petit Larceny Charge DROPPED – Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge (VA Code 18.2-96) was DROPPED after completion of 50 hours of community service. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

DUI Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Charge Results in No Jail – Arlington VA

Arlington, Virginia: Client was charged with class 1 misdemeanor DWI / DUI Drunk Driving (VA Code 18.2-266) resulted in no active jail time, a fine of $300, ASAP classes, and loss of driving privileges in Virginia. Read more about DUI Law: Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and Defenses Explained by DWI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington.

Drunk in Public Misdemeanor Offense DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DISMISSED at the first court appearance. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

Misdemeanor Public Intoxication Arrest and Charge to be DISMISSED – Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED in 3 months after completion of 25 hours of community service. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in public charges and arrest requirements

Investigation of Accessory to Robbery, Obstruction of Justice, & Distribution of Marijuana RESULTS in Charge for Possession of Marijuana, which will be DISMISSED in Falls Church / Arlington VA

FALLS CHURCH / ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Attorney Medvin’s representation of the client during an investigation of the client for Accessory to Robbery and Distribution of Marijuana, lead to the client being charged with just Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Marijuana. The Obstruction charge was then dropped in court, and the Marijuana possession charge was continued […]

Virginia Possession of Marijuana & Public Intoxication Charges to be DISMISSED

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Public Intoxication Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) for DROPPED at the initial court appearance. Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1), will be DISMISSED after completion of substance abuse classes and 12 months of good behavior. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC […]

Second Offense Possession of Marijuana Charge to be DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana, second misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1), will be DISMISSED after completion of substance classes, 24 hours of community service, and 12 months of good behavior. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony […]

Arlington Virginia Public Intoxication / Drunk in Public Charge to be DISMISSED

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED after completion of an Alcohol Safety program and after staying out of Arlington bars for 12 months. Read more about Drunk in Public Law here: VIRGINIA DRUNK IN PUBLIC LAW | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of drunk in […]

Drunk in Public Misdemeanor Charge to be DISMISSED after Appeal in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was appealed to the Circuit court after client represented himself at the trial in General District Court and lost. The new result is that the charge will be DISMISSED after 12 months of good behavior and completion of community service. Read more about […]

Arlington Virginia – 4 Felony Public Records Forgery Charges Result in MINIMUM Guidelines Sentence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA: 4 Counts of Class 4 Felony Public Records Forgery Charges (VA Code 18.2-168) with a Sentencing Guidelines range of 8 months through 19 months, with a midpoint of 14 months, resulted in an active sentence of only 8 months to serve, with probation thereafter. A related Grand Larceny Felony Charge (VA Code 18.2-95) […]

Petit Larceny / Shoplifting Misdemeanor will be DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor petit larceny shoplifting / concealing charge (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-96) was AMENDED to a Trespassing charge, and the amended charge will be DISMISSED after 12 months of good behavior. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

Misdemeanor Petit Larceny AMENDED to Trespass and will be DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor petit larceny shoplifting / concealing charge (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-96) was AMENDED to a Trespassing charge – which will be DISMISSED after 12 months and completion of 40 hours of community service. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

Misdemeanor Larceny Charge to be DISMISSED with plea to Drunk in Public in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: A Class 1 misdemeanor Larceny charge (VA Code 18.2-96) will be DISMISSED after plea to a Class 4 Drunk in Public charge with a $25 fine, and after completion of 50 hours of community service. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Drug Charge will be DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor ticket (VA Code 18.2-250.1) – finding of guilt was deferred and the charge will be DISMISSED after completion of 24 hours of community service, ASAP, and maintaining uniform good behavior for a period of 12 months. § 18.2-250.1. Possession of marijuana unlawful It is unlawful for […]

Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge will be DROPPED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was continued for 12 months and will be DROPPED after completion of community service. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such […]

Drunk in Public Arrest / Misdemeanor Charge DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DISMISSED as per defense’s request at the first court appearance. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from […]

Domestic Assault and Battery Against a Family Member to be DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57.1) will be DISMISSED after completion of a Batterer’s Class and after 2 years of uniform good behavior. Read more about Domestic Assault here: Virginia Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties: Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Va Code 18.2-57.2 Assault and Battery Against a Family or […]

Grand Larceny Shoplifting Felony Charge to be DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting Charge (VA Code 18.2-95) will be DISMISSED after two years of good behavior, with no punishments / penalties, no fine, no jail, no community service, no classes to complete, and no restitution. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and […]

Arlington Virginia Drunk in Public Arrest / Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED

Arlington, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DROPPED at the first court appearance. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or […]

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.

Virginia Assault and Battery Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

VIRGINIA ASSAULT DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under VA Code 18.2-57

Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family Member in Arlington Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery on a Family Member Charge (VA Code 18.2-57.1) was DROPPED prior to trial. Read more about Domestic Assault here: Virginia Domestic Assault Laws & Penalties: Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Va Code 18.2-57.2 Assault and Battery Against a Family or Household Member

CHARGES DISMISSED: Felony Check Fraud / Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Criminal check fraud charge, a class 4 felony – Obtaining Money by False Pretenses – Virginia Code § 18.2-178 was DISMISSED with payment of restitution. Read more about Fraud Law here: Virginia Fraud Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of embezzlement, false pretenses, check fraud, forgery and white collar crimes [hideit hide=”.tags”]

Virginia DWI Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

Virginia DWI Attorney Case Result: Following a serious motor vehicle accident, client was charged with Class 1 misdemeanor DWI / DUI Drunk Driving (VA Code 18.2-266) and a Refusal to take a breath or blood test. The DUI charge was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. The non-criminal infraction of Refusal to take a breath / blood […]

Charge to be DISMISSED: Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Felony grand larceny shoplifting / concealing charge (VA Code 18.2-103 and 18.2-95) will be DISMISSED after a period of good behavior and completion of community service (with some other minor conditions). Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery in Arlington Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery Charge (VA Code 18.2-57) was DROPPED. Read more about Assault and Battery Law here: Virginia Assault and Battery Laws and Penalties – Defense Attorney’s Explanation of Misdemeanor Charges Under VA Code 18.2-57

Felony Hit and Run in Arlington Virginia while DUI, 2nd Offense, RESULT in 30 days in Jail

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Felony Hit and Run charges under VA law 46.2-894 for an accident in Arlington, VA, while also driving drunk for the second time in 5 years under Va Law 18.2-266, resulted in prosecution on both charges after two witnesses came forward. Client was facing a maximum of 11 years in prison on both charges, a […]

Felony Unauthorized Use of Vehicle in Arlington VA Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

Arlington, Virginia: Class 6 Felony Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle Charge (VA Code 18.2-102) – equivalent to grand larceny – was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and Defenses

DISMISSED Misdemeanor Drunk in Public in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia Criminal defense attorney case result: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Law 18.2-388) was DISMISSED.   § 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug of whatever nature, […]

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 […]

Arlington VA Felony Check Fraud / Obtaining Money by False Pretenses DISMISSED

Arlington, Virginia Criminal defense attorney case result: Arlington VA Felony Check Fraud / Obtaining Money by False Pretenses DISMISSED Felony check fraud charge / Obtaining Money by False Pretenses under Virginia Law § 18.2-178 was DISMISSED. § 18.2-178. Obtaining money or signature, etc., by false pretense. A. If any person obtain, by any false pretense […]