Arrested for a DUI? Here’s What You Should Know

Drunk driving can take a toll on your finances, job, social life, and even mental health. In the US alone, every hour, one person dies from an accident related to drunk driving. Everyday incidents of innocent people killed or injured surface. Tales begin to filter out men and women alike. The consistent preventive warnings and…

Types of Traffic Offenses

Every year, almost 2 million people become a brutal target of a road traffic accident. However, even if these statistics are gut-wrenching to keep anyone sober, some people still commit various types of traffic offenses, putting their driving freedom and potentially their lives at stake. Furthermore, even if there are people who drive carefully, there…

Importance of Hiring a Traffic Offense Lawyer

A little refresher for your memory, Virginia recently passed a bill for traffic violations regarding minimizing racial disparity issues in the Commonwealth. Effective March 1st, 2021, primary traffic violations were downgraded to secondary traffic violations due to this bill. All Virginia traffic violations fall under either of the two categories: Primary Violations Serious traffic violations…

Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform 2021

The United States is known as the world leader when it comes to incarceration. With nearly 7 million people under correctional control, 2 million people in prisons, and 4.6 million under community surveillance, probation, or parole, a whopping total of at least 19 million people are expected to be living with a felony conviction and…

5 Criminal Defense Trends in 2021

According to the research studies by IBIS World, the legal services industry of the USA was severely hurt as the pandemic hit. Not only due to the reduced crime rates but significantly due to the economic downturn. As the world elaborates and opens up to the new normal, the criminal lawyer and attorneys are also…

What Is Reckless Driving in Virginia? Everything You Need to Know in Fairfax VA

Fairfax, Virginia prides itself as one of the best places to live in Virginia. Full of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks, it gives residents this dense urban feel. No wonder so many young families settle there. When you live in or travel through a place like Fairfax, you have the responsibility of knowing their laws.…

11 Documents to Have When Meeting Your Criminal Defense Attorney

You may have found yourself in a bit of trouble lately. Maybe you’ve been arrested or accused of a crime. Maybe you’re the faulty party in an accident. It could be that you’ve lost your job for a reason you are disputing. Whatever has caused you to be in this spot of trouble, you are…

The number of reckless driving incidents increases in the United States year after year.   However, a question that arises is whether drivers have become more reckless, or the authorities have simply started cracking down on these offenses to a greater extent. To be sure, not every reckless driving charge stands on solid legal ground. If you’ve…

What Happens After You’re Arrested for Shoplifting?

Have you ever pranked a store by switching price labels around? If so, then you likely didn’t know you could’ve gotten charged with shoplifting. Shoplifting charges in Virginia are nothing to scoff at. This type of crime carries heavy penalties. When you’re facing theft charges in Fairfax county, the whole ordeal is intimidating. Depending on…

5 Tips for Finding the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

You’re out on a night with friends on a Friday night. All of you are lounging around in an empty parking lot drinking beer. Then, one of your friends suggests creating a parking lot donut in the empty lot. You’re hesitant at first, but you go along with it.  You watch your friends spin the…

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1982
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Economics & Philosophy