Defending the Accused in Northern Virginia
The Sprano Law Firm provides criminal defense for people accused of misdemeanors and felonies in Fairfax and throughout Northern Virginia. Between them, Michael Sprano and Alene Sprano have more than 25 years of criminal defense experience in thousands of cases, ranging from shoplifting to murder. Contact us in Fairfax to learn how our experience can point the way toward an effective defense of your rights and freedom.
Intensive Trial Preparation
Whether or not your case will eventually go to trial — and statistically, most do not — our attorneys approach every client's legal problem in terms of trial preparation. This helps us focus on all of the factual, procedural and technical aspects of your case that can make the winning difference. It also assures our clients of legal advice tailored to the individual circumstances that make each case unique.
One of the other ways that thorough trial preparation helps our clients is that it gains essential leverage for plea negotiations that can convince the prosecutor to drop charges that might be difficult to prove in court. Our ability to present a strong trial defense can often encourage the prosecution to offer you terms that you can live with.
It's Never Too Early to Consider Sentencing Factors in Criminal Defense
We also consider sentencing factors long before you'll need to face a state or federal judge, or before you've even decided to accept a plea or fight the case at trial. Our lawyers' experience with sentencing guidelines, mitigation factors and alternative sentencing options can open the door to acceptable outcomes in difficult situations while avoiding unforeseen risks.
Our approach to client service in state and federal criminal defense applies across the range of felony and misdemeanor cases in Northern Virginia:
- Violent crimes, including homicide, manslaughter or assault and battery
- Weapons offenses
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse and neglect
- State or federal drug crimes
- Sex crimes, including sexual assault, child pornography or statutory rape
- Theft and property crimes
- White collar crimes such as employee theft or fraud in public assistance
- Burglary, trespass or unlawful entry
- Shoplifting and retail theft
- Juvenile defense
- Drunk driving or serious traffic offenses
For more information about the scope of our criminal defense practice, contact the Sprano Law Firm in Fairfax for a free consultation.