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…

Building a Defense For Felony Drug Charges: What You Need to Know

Are you facing felony drug charges? If so, you aren’t alone. Over one million drug possession arrests are made in the United States each year. But, if you haven’t been convicted, you still have a chance to fight back. Whether this is your first offense or you have been arrested before on other drug charges, you’re probably wondering how…

7 Reasons to Hire a Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

In the United States, there has been a 500% increase in people in the nation’s prisons and jails over the last 40 years. These 2 million imprisoned people are often imprisoned due to changes in sentencing laws and policies. Not only does this lead to overcrowding and financial burdens on state governments, but it also means that…

Why You Need a Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

Have you been charged with a DUI? Perhaps you’re looking for someone who can prevent the loss of your driving license. Or maybe you want someone who can help you avoid a permanent criminal record to protect your professional life. If so, it would be best to hire a professional drunk driving defense lawyer. A…

Why You Should Get a Lawyer for Petit Larceny: Your Essential Guide

America is a nation of larceny. Nearly 5.1 million acts of larceny and theft occurred nationwide in 2019. When people think of larceny, they often think of expensive pieces of property. Yet the average value of the property obtained through larceny was $1,162. Most people commit petit larceny, not grand larceny. But what is petit larceny in the…

7 Major Benefits of Hiring a Virginia Traffic Attorney

Every year, the police stop more than 32 million Americans for violating a traffic law. Sometimes, it’s reckless driving, other times, it’s a mistake or the person simply didn’t know better. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t affect the consequences — which can be serious for certain violations. If you’ve found yourself in trouble in Virginia, hiring…

Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Reckless Driving Charges in Fairfax, VA

  If you’ve been charged with reckless driving, this isn’t something to leave to chance in the courts. It’s not just a standard traffic offense like speeding but can be land you in jail. If you’ve been charged with reckless driving, then you need a lawyer that gives you the best chance at getting a…

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