facing criminal prosecution?


Request free consultation

Our goal is to make this process as convenient and painless as possible for our clients, while aggressively obtaining the best results.

Contact Us


Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys

Serious allegations call for a serious defense. Our attorneys and staff have been protecting people for nearly 30 years.

Being charged with a criminal offense like DWI; DUI, reckless driving, or a traffic offense, requires an Attorney who knows how to protect your future. The Attorneys at Dischley Law know this is important to you and focus on innovative defense strategies designed to protect everything you have worked to accomplish.

Dischley Law is a Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Firm whose lawyers possess nearly 30 years experience protecting people. Our staff and attorneys have served as prosecutors, liaisons to law enforcement, have worked in the intelligence community, and have served in the U.S. Military.  

We have all devoted our life to protecting people.

Dischley Law has offices in Alexandria, Fairfax, and Manassas (Prince William). We also has meeting locations in Warrenton and Arlington.

Attorney Dischley uses his skill and experience obtained as a U.S. Marine, Uniformed Officer for the Department of State, Intelligence Officer, and his years as a prosecutor, to help people charged criminal offenses get the results they need.

Attorney Sherlock has years of experience protecting people, victims, and those charged with criminal offenses achieve unprecedented results. Attorney Sherlock is a former personal injury attorney turned criminal prosecutor. With his inside knowledge of criminal prosecution, Attorney Sherlock knows how to produce the right result at the right time.

Dischley Law serves all of Northern Virginia. Please click here for a list of counties and cities in Northern Virginia where we provided our services.

David J. Dischley, PLC BBB Business Review

Virginia’s criminal laws are some of the toughest in the Country.

People charged with even the most minor criminal offenses in Virginia often face severe penalties. Therefore, the need for an experienced Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney is necessary and will make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Dischley Law possesses the skill and experience necessary to help you win your case.

Aggressive and Innovative Defense Strategies!

The attorneys at Dischley Law knows that being charged with a criminal offense in Northern Virginia can be scary. Most of all, once the arrest is made, we know the stress, uncertainty, and anxiety you are experiencing. Most importantly, our attorneys understand that your future, your family, and your livelihood are all at risk. Dischley Law will be there with you every step of the way to protect what is most important to you since developing innovative and battle tested strategies to accomplish your goals is how to win cases in Northern Virginia.

Throughout the process, you need a Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney that will be guide you every step of the way.  Our Attorneys know that mitigation prior to court is key to effectively negotiate. When you couple mitigation with comprehensive defense techniques, this can make all the difference between a conviction and an acquittal. You need a Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney who knows the legal process so you do not have to worry.  Dischley Law takes the time to explain the process and puts your worries at ease. The Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorneys at Dischley Law try to make themselves available 24/7 to address your concerns.  You need a Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney with the skill and experience in protecting people; therefore, there is no other choice than Dischley Law.


10.0David Joseph Dischley 10.0Sean Albert Orville Sherlock

What clients say

  • "Excellent, Down to Earth Lawyer"

    I was charged with a DUI in October of 2016. When I reached out to David, he called me within 24 hours. He went over the process, gave me his preliminary opinion of my case, and answered any questions I had. This was even before I hired him! After hiring David, he took care of everything leading up to the court date, kept me updated with any developments, and always answered any questions I had early the next morning through email. We met once to go over evidence and decide how to proceed ( go to trial, or not). At the courthouse, David had another case before mine, and it went long, overlapping with my scheduled time. He expertly juggled both cases until the first one was resolve. He thought on his feet, constantly monitored the many facets of my case, and reacted quickly when they changed. He looked comfortable in the courtroom and even changed tactics mid-trial to my benefit. My case ended up being dismissed.


    - Posted by anonymous on March 21, 2017 on AVVO

  • "Best representation ever!"

    I consulted with Mr. Dischley about my case and just a few minutes into our conversation i immediately decided to go with his representation. Through out the whole wait period of my case he kept me informed on what was going on with my case. He demonstrated a great deal of dedication towards my case and myself. When my court date arrived he showed a lot of care and kept going back and forth with the prosecutor to work out the best deal he could get. Sure enough i was not disappointed with the outcome but rather extremely happy. One of my best choices i made in my life for a while. So if anyone is ever looking for someone amazing for legal representation, look no further David Dischey is your man!


    - Posted by Michael L. on March 17, 2017 on AVVO

  • "Best in the area"

    I was looking at some hefty jailtime and felony charge I stressed several time how important it was that it not intervene with my career and not going to jail he made sure that did not happen. I am very thankful that he was able to reduce my charge to misdemeanor. It was a small court in a rural area where I felt I didn't have much of a chance but thankfully with David's help I was able to come out with less then I was expecting. He is very professional and to the point he does not sugarcoat your situations he will be very honest on what's to come but do everything he can to keep you calm and assure you of what he thinks he can accomplish. I am currently dealing with him on another situation to help gain money taken from me. Even though the case is over he has still awsnered questions and been quick to respond he is a great attorney. I couldn't ask for anymore and he was quick to make sure after the case that I was satisfied with my outcome he genuinely seemed to care about what my feelings were after it was all over. He deserves 5 starts if I could rate higher I would. Thanks again for all your help David! Also would like to note when I consulted with David I had already seen previous lawyers and paid quite large sum of money with no real answers to my case David gave me alot of insight in what was to come free of charge this a really stand up attorney not asking for consultation fees but providing me with real answers with the amount of stress on my shoulders! I say hire him dont look any further.


    - Posted by Adam on June 17, 2017 on AVVO

  • "Criminal Representation"

    Excellent attorney. Had my case and all charges dismissed.


    - Posted by Anonymous on June 16, 2017 on AVVO

  • "Very Grateful"

    David was recommended to me by a colleague for a charge that was completely ridiculous. He was very helpful in explaining the process and what I needed to do and what information to provide. He was very reassuring. The charge was dismissed and he assisted me with the expungement process to have the charge removed from my record.


    - Posted by Greg on March 22, 2017 on AVVO

  • Possession Charge

    I would definitely suggest that you hire Sean as an attorney! From the moment I called their firm, everyone I talked to was very humble, informative, and encouraging. I never once got the feeling that they were just after money (something very common among other attorneys). He got my possession of marijuana charge dropped with a very reasonable fee. I'd like to thank you for your help. I will definitely be passing your name forward if I am ever asked for a suggestion.


    - Raman

  • Couldn’t Be More Satisfied!

    I received a summons in Fairfax, VA for reckless driving (95 in a 55), which is a class one misdemeanor in Virginia, carrying potential jail time and a maximum $2500 fine, not including court fees. I contacted a number of lawyers, but I found my conversation with Sean to be most helpful and comforting. He walked me through all of the possible outcomes, and remained optimistic while also tempering my expectations. He reccomended that I take a number of actions before my case to ensure the best outcome. This, paired with his experience as a prosecutor in the past made me confident he was the right person for the job. I can’t express how important having that experience on the opposite side of a case was. On the day of my summons, once again, Sean took the time to walk me through everything in a way that put me at ease. He was able to help me get a plea deal, reducing my RD to just a speeding ticket. I could not be more satisfied with our engagement — thanks Sean!


    - Robert

Practice Areas

Charged with a crime in Virginia and looking for a Virginia criminal lawyer? Please read more about our practice areas.

Super Lawyers top-100 Dui Defense
Alexandria Office
108 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Manassas Office
9255 Center Street, Suite 300B
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Fairfax Office
10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 102A
Fairfax, VA 22030