Criminal Law

Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Fairfax, Leesburg & Manassas, Virginia

 
March 25, 2020
It seems that from the news and the reports from local, state, and federal government that much of Northern Virginia is closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, the local and state government announcements have not closed the Virginia court system.  Every weekday for the past two weeks,… Read Full Post
March 20, 2020
A Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday March 17, 2020, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a prisoner he was transporting. Fairfax police arrested Fairfax Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick D. McPartlin, 45 and obtained two charges of object sexual penetration. McPartlin had been a deputy… Read Full Post
February 27, 2018
A high-speed chase beginning in Northampton County proceeded south-bound across the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel and into Virginia Beach on Friday. The driver of a silver Mercedes SUV in Hampton Roads led multiple police agencies on a chase from Northampton County until his vehicle crashed in the… Read Full Post
November 10, 2016
DUI on Private Property? In Virginia, a person can be charged with a DUI for drinking and driving on private property. Last week, the West Virginia Supreme Court interpreted West Virginia DUI law the same way. Chief Justice Menis Ketchum wrote in the majority opinion “The Legislature’s… Read Full Post
April 18, 2016
This spring, the United States Supreme Court is considering a case that may determine whether jury deliberations should remain secret, even if the jury includes members that make racist comments to encourage the conviction of a defendant. In 2007, a Mexican national named Miguel Angel Pena-… Read Full Post
April 13, 2016
On Wednesday April 13, 2016, Arlington County Police were called at approximately 7:00 AM to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, by a woman saying she had been assaulted by an Atlanta Braves baseball player. The police reported the female victim had bruises and was transported to Virginia… Read Full Post
January 05, 2015
Nationals baseball player Jayson Werth appeared in Fairfax County Circuit Court today in order to set a trial date for his charge of Reckless Driving.  The court scheduled the jury trial for February 3, 2015 at 10 AM.  At this time a judge has not been assigned to the case.  Typically judges in… Read Full Post
December 05, 2014
I was in the outfield stands with my nine year old son on October 11, 2012, a blustery autumn night.  That is when Jayson Werth treated me to the greatest sports moment that I had personally witnessed.  I had been a Washington Nationals season ticket holder since their 2005 return to RFK stadium… Read Full Post
November 26, 2014
Every year our law firm sees an increase of people being accused of shoplifting during the holiday shopping season.  Some people have never been involved in the judicial systems before they had a serious and momentary lapse of judgment.  However, many other people I have helped during my career did… Read Full Post
November 24, 2014
Debates and arguments around the dinner table are big Thanksgiving traditions with many families.  Here are some tips to avoid having a good-natured discussion become a great deal more serious. Driving angry after dinner can cause encounters with local law enforcement for speeding and Reckless… Read Full Post