Common Reckless Driving Offenses and Their Consequences

Did you know that speeding was responsible for causing more than eleven thousand deaths in 2020? Reckless driving endangers not only the driver but also passengers and pedestrians. In recent years, the number of reckless driving incidents has increased. Reckless driving offenses might include speeding, improper lane changes, and driving under the influence of alcohol. The consequences of…

5 Reasons to Get a Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

Did you know that people spend upwards of $18 billion on the services of criminal defense lawyers every year in the United States alone? Not only that, but the criminal defense lawyer market continues to increase by a little over 2% every year. When you think about how high the stakes are in a criminal…

3 Reasons to Hire a Traffic Defense Lawyer in Virginia

Did you know that Virginia ranks as one of the highest states in the union for reckless driving and speeding? You have to be careful when you go out on the road these days. But it’s not just other drivers you should be on the lookout for. Policemen are eager to fill their quotas, and…

What Could Happen if I’m Caught Doing Drugs?

Did you know that as many as 35 million people in the world suffer from a substance use disorder? Doing drugs can cause a variety of problems not only for your health but also for your life. If you ever end up caught using drugs or possessing drugs, there will certainly be legal consequences. However,…

What Can a Traffic Attorney in Fairfax, VA Do for You?

Traffic cases. You may not think they are a big deal but they can get out of hand quickly.  You can be charged at least $6 for every mile over the speed limit that you drive in Virginia. Once you reach a certain number, you can face more serious charges.  If you find yourself in…

What to Do if You Are Charged With Petty Larceny in Virginia

Petty larceny. It is the most common type of property crime committed in the United States. There are over five million reported cases of petty larceny throughout the country per year, making up 73% of all reported property crimes. If you get charged with petty larceny, do not panic. You have options to get out…

How to Choose an Attorney for Juvenile Crimes

In 2020 (our last available data), police made over 420,000 juvenile arrests. While adults don’t like to think about it, minors are capable of committing and being charged with crimes, and they need legal representation when that happens. If you’ve never had to find a defense attorney before, you’re lucky, but that also means that…

Theft Charges in Fairfax County: Definition, Penalties, and Sentencing

Five-finger discounts are grabbing America by the throat. More than five million larceny-thefts occurred throughout the United States in 2019. Victims lost roughly $5.9 billion worth of property. The scourge of larcenies and thefts has inspired the state of Virginia to be strict. The state has several types of theft charges, and each one carries significant penalties.…

The Importance of Hiring Legal Counsel When Charged With Grand Larceny, Explained

Are you concerned about a grand larceny charge in Fairfax County, Virginia?  Grand larceny convictions can lead to huge consequences for the future. Everything from getting a job to securing a loan can be more difficult with a criminal record.  That’s why it’s so important to know what to do after being charged with grand larceny. To…

3 Tips About Finding Affordable Traffic Lawyers in Virginia

Nobody likes having to deal with a traffic violation. This is especially true because the court system is extremely willing to prosecute driving violations. That is partly because speeding and other traffic violations are responsible for more than 10,000 deaths every year in the United States alone! Traffic violations bring other problems along with them. Many…

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