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…

Preparing Your Reckless Driving Defense in Fairfax County Traffic Court

You hear the sirens and see the lights behind you. You start pulling over hoping the cop flies by you. You knew you shouldn’t have been driving so fast but maybe you’ll get lucky. Not this time though. You are pulled over and there’s nothing you can do at this point. The cop is writing…

Public Defender VS Private Attorney: Who Should Fight Your Drug Offense Charges?

As stated in the Miranda warnings, if you are arrested you have the right to an attorney, and if you cannot afford one, one will be provided to you. This is a staple of the American justice system. If you are facing serious charges like drug possession, you have a lot to worry about. How…

5 Signs Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Will Fight for You

Did you receive a reckless driving ticket in Fairfax County, Virginia? Reckless driving is an important charge that you should not take lightly. When you’re in this situation, you need to find the best criminal defense attorney that is ready to fight on your behalf.  The consequences of a possible conviction can be harsh. A…

Arrested for Drug Possession?: Here’s What to Do

Those convicted of drug possession can potentially face serious penalties at sentencing depending on the type of drug possessed, the amount and the defendant’s prior criminal record. Possession with intent to distribute drugs charge can carry even heavier penalties. In some cases, the prosecutors may find a reason to offer plea deals to defendants. But…

Virginia Drug Laws: Drug Distribution vs. Drug Possession Charges

Did you know that the difference between drug distribution charges and drug possession charges could be 40 years in prison and over $95,000 in fines? Like most other states, Virginia treats drug crimes seriously. However, there are significant differences between the penalties for drug distribution and drug possession.  Keep reading to learn more about the…

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer: A Step-By-Step Guide

Have you been served with a criminal summons? If yes, don’t fret! You can fight your case with the help of an experienced defense attorney who’s in a better position to represent your interests and tell your story. But, with the influx of lawyers in the market, choosing a good defense attorney can be an…

Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer: How to Pick the Right One

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about how to hire the right criminal defense lawyer for your situation. If you’ve run into trouble with the law, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In fact, there are thousands of people every year who find themselves in a situation where they need to hire…

The Advantages of Fighting a Traffic Ticket

It’s very common to face a traffic violation of some kind at some point in your life. Even the most careful drivers can sometimes be caught out on a bad day. Some minor traffic infractions are easy to deal with by simply paying a fine, but there are some occasions when you might want to…

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