Choosing Between Public Defenders and Private Attorneys: What You Need to Know

When facing criminal charges, one of the most critical decisions you’ll make is choosing between a public defender and a private criminal defense lawyer. While public defenders are provided by the court at no cost, private attorneys like Mark Nicewicz, offer personalized attention and extensive experience in criminal defense. Deciding between the two options can…

Beyond Bars: Navigating Legal Labyrinths with a Drug Possession Lawyer

Drug charges in Fairfax County, Virginia, are a serious matter. Whether you’re facing charges for possession of marijuana, distribution of cocaine, or a prescription medication offense, the penalties can be severe. These penalties might include jail time, loss of your driver’s license, hefty fines, and a criminal record that impacts your future. That’s why if…

Navigating Fairfax County Traffic Tickets: A Comprehensive Guide

Receiving a traffic ticket in Fairfax County can often feel like a minor hiccup, yet the consequences can escalate if not handled properly. Guiding clients through the complexities of the legal landscape can be a challenging task., especially when you’re contemplating whether to dispute the charge or understand the impact on your driving record. With…

The impact of a petty larceny conviction on your job and future

A petty larceny conviction has a far more significant impact than you might think. That mark on your record can cause significant problems in your job search and beyond.  Understanding how this can affect you professionally is essential, and learning about legal strategies to lessen the impact is essential. Understanding the Initial Impact After your…

How a DUI Arrest for Property Damage Can Affect Your Car Insurance Premiums

When a driver is arrested for DUI causing property damage, the ripple effect on car insurance premiums can be both immediate and severe, leaving lasting financial scars. Insurers recalibrate the risk associated with these drivers, often resulting in skyrocketed premiums that reflect the heightened liability. As much as the initial shock affects one’s wallet, understanding…

Juvenile Offenders: Dangers of Self-Representation

Navigating Juvenile Court: The Perils of Representing Your Child Without Legal Counsel Confronted with the labyrinth of juvenile court, parents often face the daunting prospect of representing their child amid a sea of legal intricacies they may scarcely comprehend. While distinct from adult offenses, juvenile crime carries its own set of serious consequences that demand…

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

There are few things worse than getting arrested and going to jail. A single incident can derail your life and make it difficult to get a new job, apply for housing, etc. To make matters worse, even a brief period of incarceration can have a significant impact on your mental health. It’s imperative to work…

What to Do If Your Child Is Charged with a Juvenile Crime

According to the ACLU, 60,000 minors are currently incarcerated in the United States. While counting your child among them is a nightmare scenario, it does happen to many families. If you don’t know your rights and determine the next steps, this situation could rip your family apart. Luckily, a high-quality attorney may help you prove…

A Guide to Hiring a Attorney When Charged With Grand Larceny

Accused of grand larceny and staring down the frightening corridor of the justice system? The panic you’re feeling isn’t unique, but it can be incapacitating. The stakes in a grand larceny case are too high to go it alone. You’re not just fighting for your freedom; you’re fighting for your future, your reputation, and your…

How to Beat a DUI in Fairfax County: Advice From a Defense Attorney

You’ve just experienced one of the most frightening moments in a driver’s life: being charged with a DUI. A DUI conviction can result in a suspended license, jail time, and hefty fines. It can also have a negative impact on your job, your relationships, and your overall quality of life. In this article, we will…

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • 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


  • 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