Juvenile Defense

ATTORNEY DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE REAL JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE RESULTS WHICH DEPEND ON FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, AND CANNOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE RESULTS FOR FUTURE CASES.

Felony Drug Distribution Adderall Charges DROPPED | Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A felony charge for the Distribution of Adderall under Va Law 18.2-248 by a juvenile at a public school was DISMISSED at the preliminary hearing. The juvenile student was able to keep a clean record. Adderall is a prescription drug, a controlled substance. It is a combination medication […]

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: […]

Burglary & Grand Larceny Felony Charges to be DISMISSED

Fairfax, VA: Burglary and Grand Larceny charges, for breaking and entering into a store with a deadly weapon at night and stealing merchandise, were REDUCED to Misdemeanors – which were then scheduled out for DISMISSAL after a 2 year good behavior period. The juvenile client will be able to keep a clean record. Virginia law […]

Attorney Explanation of Virginia Law 18.2-266.1 Driving After Illegally Consuming Alcohol Under 21

Virginia “ZERO TOLERANCE” Law for Underage Drinking and Driving Virginia law VA Code 18.2-266.1 punishes juveniles and persons under the age of 21 who are caught driving after illegally consuming alcohol with a BAC between .02 and .07. Driving after illegally consuming alcohol is punished as a Class 1 misdemeanor charge in Virginia criminal code. […]

Juvenile Felony Embezzlement in Alexandria VA REDUCED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: First offense Felony Embezzlement charge under Va Law 18.2-111 for a juvenile offender was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Misdemeanor and resulted in NO penalties. In the City of Alexandria Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court at 520 King St, Alexnadria, VA 22314. § 18.2-111. Embezzlement deemed larceny; indictment. […]

Fairfax DUI with a BAC of .16 was REDUCED to Lower Charge at a .02 BAC, NO JAIL

FAIRFAX COUNTY VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT:20-year-old client charged under Va Code 18.2-266 DUI Charge with a .16 BAC (mandatory minimum penalty of 5 days in jail as charged) resulted in a REDUCTION and AMENDMENT of the charge to an 18.2-266.1 violation with an amendment of the record BAC level to a .02. First offender treatment […]

Alexandria VA Juvenile Reckless Driving DISMISSED

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT: Federal misdemeanor charge for a juvenile Reckless Driving by Speeding 83/50 on the GW Parkway was DISMISSED, irrespective of prior criminal; and traffic ticket convictions. Related speeding ticket resulted in a $200 fine. Federal Courthouse United States District Court […]

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 Teen Accused of Felony Sexting Distribution of Child Pornography Charges Results in Government’s Non-Prosecution

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Attorney representation during an Arlington County / City of Falls Church Police, and concurrent Federal investigation, of teenage “sexting” and distribution of child pornography charges – for teen sending nude photos via mobile devices and computers – resulted in promise from the Government for NO CHARGES to be FILED. […]

Fairfax Juvenile Reckless Driving 65/35 to be DISMISSED

FAIRFAX RECKLESS DRIVING ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving by Speeding 65/35, VA Code 46.2-862, was first REDUCED and AMENDED to Speeding 19 miles over, and the amended speeding ticket was then scheduled for DISMISSAL upon completion of a driver improvement class. Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge […]

Huffington Post Interview with Marina Medvin: “Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders”

The falling story appeared in the Huffington Post and is presented as it appears on their web site: Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders In many states, they don’t have to share the photo to break the law. 09/09/2015 05:15 pm ET | Updated Sep 09, 2015 […]

Alexandria Police Investigation of Teen Sexting / Distribution of Child Pornography Results in NO CHARGES FILED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Attorney representation during Alexandria Police investigation of teenage “sexting,” aka production and distribution of child pornography for teens sending nude photos of themselves via mobile devices, resulted in NO CHARGES FILED. The relevant code section for such charges would have been Va Code 18.2-374.1:1. § 18.2-374.1:1. Possession, reproduction, distribution, […]

Juvenile Reckless Driving by Speeding More than Double the Speed Limit 82/40 Charge DISMISSED

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN THE ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA: Federal misdemeanor charge for Reckless Driving by Speeding 82/40 on the GW Parkway by a juvenile was DISMISSED. Related speeding ticket resulted in a $150 fine. Courthouse: United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia […]

Juvenile DUI Vehicle Collision in Fairfax Virginia Results in REDUCED Charge, No Jail

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA JUVENILE DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: Juvenile charged with DUI (Va Code 18.2-266.1), after vehicle collision involving evidence of driver’s alcohol consumption, resulted in AMENDMENT and REDUCTION of the charge to a Reckless Driving offense, punished only by 6 a restricted driver’s license and an alcohol education class. No community service, no jail time, no […]

Fairfax County Trespass in Park After Dark Charges DROPPED at First Hearing

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Charge for Trespassing in a Park After Dark (Va Code 15.2-5705) was DROPPED at first hearing. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for […]

Fairfax Juvenile Grand Larceny Shoplifting Charge DISMISSED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Juvenile client facing Felony Grand Larceny charges (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) for Shoplifting over $1000.00 in merchandise from Target, had charges DIVERTED to be DISMISSED before they can be entered into the criminal system, and so the client is able to keep a clean record. Diversion required only […]

Alexandria Virginia Possession of Alcohol by a Minor Charges DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for underage Possession of Alcohol by a minor (VA Code 4.1-305) was DROPPED upon the defense Motion to Suppress and a finding of insufficient evidence to prosecute. In the City of Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria […]

Fairfax Virginia Felony Grand Larceny and Felony Possession of Burglary Tools DISMISSED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Juvenile client facing Felony Grand Larceny / Shoplifting charges (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) and Felony Possession of Burglary Tools (VA Code 18.2-94) had charges DIVERTED to be DISMISSED before they can be entered into the criminal system, and so the client is able to keep a clean record. […]

Alexandria VA Juvenile Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, ALL CHARGES DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for underage Possession of Alcohol by a minor (VA Code 4.1-305) and a Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (Va Code 18.2-250.1) were both DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. In the City of Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at […]

Misdemeanor Charges for Drunk in Public and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor in Alexandria Virginia, All Charges DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA JUVENILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT:Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for underage Possession of Alcohol by a minor (VA Code 4.1-305) and a misdemeanor Drunk in Public charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Alexandria Code 13-1-5) were both DROPPED. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile […]

Fairfax Virginia Juvenile Shoplifting Felony Grand Larceny will be DISMISSED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Juvenile client facing Felony Grand Larceny / Shoplifting (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103) had charges DIVERTED to be DISMISSED before they can be entered into the criminal system, and so the client is able to keep a clean record. Diversion required only the completion of a 1-day shoplifting class. Fairfax County […]

Underage Possession of Alcohol by a Minor in Fairfax Virginia Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED

Fairfax Virginia Attorney’s Case Result: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for underage Possession of Alcohol by a minor (VA Code 4.1-305) was DROPPED after completion of an Alcohol Education class. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a […]

Juvenile DWI / DUI in Fairfax Virginia REDUCED to Improper Driving with Only a Fine

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Juvenile’s DWI / DUI arrest under VA Code 18.2-266.1 was significantly REDUCED and AMENDED to Improper Driving, a citation with only a $300 fine. No loss of license, no ASAP classes, nor any other limitations of a DUI conviction.

Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (18.250.1) by a Juvenile in Fairfax Virginia will be DISMISSED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana by a juvenile (VA Code 18.250.1) will be DISMISSED after 6 months of good behavior, completion of community service and a drug program. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a […]

Clean Record for Juvenile Accused of Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia: A juvenile accused of marijuana possession (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will keep a clean record with no criminal charges or convictions on his record through the Fairfax County Juvenile Intake Diversion. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of […]

Felony Grand Larceny Charges in Fairfax County DROPPED at Preliminary Hearing

ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: A felony Grand Larceny charge and a misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge for juvenile wallet theft offenses, (VA Code 18.2-95 and 18.2-96), were both DROPPED at the first appearance at the Preliminary Hearing. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge DROPPED for Juvenile w/ Criminal Record in Alexandria VA

Alexandria Virginia: A juvenile’s misdemeanor marijuana possession charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED through the DIVERSION program, even though client had a criminal history before this charge, and even though client was charged with another marijuana possession charge after this charge. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of […]

Juvenile Felony Grand Larceny & Misdemeanor Petit Larceny Charges will be DISMISSED in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Juvenile client was charged with Felony Grand Larceny (VA Code 18.2-95) and Class 1 Misdemeanor Petit Larceny (VA Code 18.2-96). Charges will be DIVERTED and thus DISMISSED before they can be entered into the criminal system, and so the client is able to keep a clean record. Conditions of diversion are completion […]

Underage Possession of Alcohol by Minor to be DISMISSED

VIRGINIA JUVENILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for Underage Possession of Alcohol by a minor (VA Code 4.1-305) was FIRST REDUCED to Class 4 Misdemeanor Drinking in Public (VA Code 4.1-308) AND will be DISMISSED after just 2 months of good behavior and completion of 20 hours of community service. Read more […]

Fairfax Virginia Possession of Open Container Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED at First Appearance

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Possession of Open Container in Vehicle (VA Code 18.2-323.1) was DROPPED at the first court appearance. Related Underage Possession of Alcohol by Minor misdemeanor charge (VA Code 4.1-305) was not pursued. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile […]

Alexandria VA Juvenile Possession of Marijuana Charge to be DISMISSED

Alexandria Virginia: A juvenile’s misdemeanor marijuana possession charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was processed through the DIVERSION program and will be erased from client’s record after completion of 20 hours of community service. Client has criminal history. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for […]

Misdemeanor Charge for Underage Possession of Alcohol by Minor DROPPED in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for underage possession of alcohol by a minor (VA Code 4.1-305) DROPPED at first appearance. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: 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, […]

Weapons / Firearms Charges DROPPED with plea to Hunting Violations in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Juvenile’s two misdemeanor weapon / firearm charges were dropped with a plea to two hunting violations – with a fine and 25 hours of community service. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, […]

Juvenile Marijuana Drug Possession Misdemeanor Charge Results in DIVERSION in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA: A juvenile’s first offense marijuana possession charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was processed through the DIVERSION program and will be erased from client’s record after completion of 24 hours of community service. § 18.2-250.1. Possession of marijuana unlawful It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess marijuana unless the substance was […]

Juvenile Petit Larceny Misdemeanor Charge Results in DIVERSION in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: A juvenile’s Petit Larceny Misdemeanor Charge (VA Code 18.2-96) was processed through the DIVERSION program instead of through the court system and will be erased from client’s record after completion of 15 hours of community service. Read more about Larceny & Shoplifting Law here: Virginia Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting, Concealment Laws and […]

Juvenile’s Felony Malicious Wounding Charge to be REDUCED to Simple Assault w/ NO JAIL

VIRGINIA JUVENILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY CRIMINAL CASE RESULT: Felony Malicious Wounding charge (VA Code 18.2-51) will be reduced to a Misdemeanor Assault & Battery charge (VA Code 18.2-57) with NO JAIL time, and just 50 hours of community service, and probation for 1 year. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s […]