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In representing clients, one of the most common concerns I hear is “Will I have to talk in court? What do I say to the Judge?” Many people may not be comfortable with public speaking. And for many of our clients, going to court is a new and frightening experience. It’s only natural that this is a source of anxiety for a lot of people. But remember, you have the right to remain silent. Read more
Facing Reckless Driving by Speed charges in Northern Virginia can be scary. These charges often requires negotiating a deal to avoid the misdemeanor. This is the goal of many clients. Depending on a variety of factors, after negotiations the prosecutor may offer the following: Read more
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So, you agreed to write a character letter to help your friend, colleague, family member, or acquaintance for his upcoming court appearance. This post addresses what you should include in this letter. It also advises on what you should exclude from this letter. Read more
Facing criminal charges? Seek a professional to counsel you about your DUI charge. Intoxication can lead to a host of serious criminal issues, including the potential for jail time. In society, there are laws that restrict those that choose alcohol as a beverage. Read more
With the warmer months approaching, many of us want to take advantage of the great local wineries and breweries in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a fun and relaxing social experience. Whether due to distance or availability during peak times, in many areas Uber, Lyft, or taxi cabs are still not a practical alternative to driving yourself. Read more
If you are stopped for driving while intoxicated, it could mark the beginning of a long journey that ends with you paying a hefty fine and even spending time behind bars. Under the circumstances, intervention by a DWI lawyer can be the difference of you being a jailbird or a free bird. Read more
Being charged with Drunk Driving / DUI / DWI can be a harrowing experience. No one plans for it and no one ever expects that it will happen to them. This series seeks to explain the process to help you understand what to expect after your arrest in Alexandria, VA and, most importantly, what impacts the DUI / DWI could have on your future. Read more
No one ever plans on being arrested for a DWI / DUI. A charge of Drunk Driving can be a daunting experience and many people arrested for DWI / DUI in Arlington do not know what to expect next. This post seeks to explain the process to help you understand what to expect after your arrest. Read more
If you have been charged with DWI / DUI in Arlington, Virginia, you may have been surprised at how fast you had to appear in Court for your arraignment. Usually, the Court will set this first appearance within 2 weeks of the initial offense – many times almost exactly 7 days after you were arrested. If you were released from jail, your first appearance will be at 2 pm. This first appearance is an arraignment. Read more
A DUI / DWI charge around the holiday season can turn a joyful time into an anxious situation for anyone. However, if you happen to find yourself in this unfortunate situation, there are few things you should remember when dealing with the police in Virginia: Read more
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