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Recent Attorney Case Results

Actual results of recent cases handled by the criminal defense lawyers at the Sprano Law Firm.

Disclaimer:  Past results are posted here for historical reference only.  Every case is unique and past results are no guarantee of future success.

February 2016:  Motion to Suppress granted in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Possession of Cocaine Charge.  Judge ruled that search of defendant violated the Fourth Amendment because there was no probable cause at the time.

February 2016:  Client charged in Fairfax with 7 counts of Embezzlement totalling over $20,000.  All but 1 count dismissed at preliminary hearing.

February 2016:  High speed reckless driving charge in Stafford County General District Court reduced to 3 point traffic infraction.

February 2016:  Bond Motion granted for client charged with Malicous Wounding, Felony Domestic Violence, Abuction, Strangulation and Violation of a Protective Order.

February 2016:  Client Charged with Driving on a Suspended License had bench warrant issued against him for Failure to Appear when he missed his first court date.  After hired lawyer, both charges were dimssed.

February 2016:  Juvenile charged with Assault at school in Prince William County Juvenile Court.  Sentenced to probation and counseling.

February 2016:  Client facing 5 year mandatory minimum for Possession of a Firearm While Distributing More than Five Pounds of Marijuana (18 lbs).  Gun charged dropped and marijuan amount reduced to less than 5 pounds pursuant to plea agreement.

February 2016:  Client charged with Felony Shoplifting (Grand Larceny) and Larceny With Intent to Sell in Fairfax.  Both charges dropped at preliminary hearing.

February 2016:  Client sentenced to low end of the sentencing guidelines for multiple counts of possession of child pornography.  Originally charged with distribution of child porn but charges were reduced during plea negotiations.  Sentence ensured that client will serve time in local jail rather than prison envirnonment.

January 2016:  Client charged with 3rd offense Driving on a Suspended License and 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana.  Lawyer was able to convince prosecutor to agree to no jail time despite prior record.

January 2016:  Indecent Exposure case in Arlington resulted in sentence of probation with no active jail time.

January 2016:  Grand Larceny and Larceny with Intent to Sell charges in Fairfax County dismissed at preliminary hearing.

June 2015:  Littering charge in Prince William County General District Court dismissed.

May '15:  Fairfax DUI with Blood Alcohol Content of .19 facing mandatory minimum jail sentence of 5 days.  Challenge to conduct of field sobriety tests resulted in reduction of BAC and no active jail time.

May '15:  Defendant charged with Robbery and Abduction in Arlington.  Robbery charge, facing sentence of 5 years to life in prison, dismissed at preliminary hearing.

May '15:  Defendant charged with Class 1 misdemeanor of Eluding a Police Officer in Fairfax Traffic Court.  Failed to pull over for 2 1/2 miles.  Charge reduced to minor traffic citation with a small fine.

May '15:  Defendant charged with 6 counts of Abduction and Malicious Wounding by Mob in Arlington / Falls Church.  Held in jail without bond.  Attorney filed successfull bond motion to get defendant released from jail.

May '15:  Reckless Driving case reduced to simple speeding, avoiding criminal record and license suspension.

May '15:  Defendant charged with Felony Distribution of Drugs (Extasy), Felony Drug Possession (Heroine), and Possession of Marijuana.  Drug Distribution and Possession of Marijuana charges dismissed, in Prince William Circuit Court.

April '15:  Felony Shoplifting (Grand Larceny) reduced to misdemeanor with no active jail sentence.

April '15:  Defendant charged with Indecent Exposure and Public Masturbation, lengthy criminal record including prior felony conviction.  Plea bargain to Ind Exp with other charged dropped, $100 fine with no jail time or probation.

April '15:  Felony Shoplifting in Loudoun County with 6 prior offenses.  Sentenced to straight probation again, with no active jail sentence.

April '15:  Felony Prescription Fraud repeated 9 times with 3 probation violations.  Released with time served.

April '15:  Domestic Assault and Battery against a Family Member included allegations of Felony Strangulation and additional criminal charge of Interfering with 911 Call.  Deferred disposition on misdemeanor assault charge, dismissed after anger managment classes.

April '15:  Felony Shoplifting from multiple stores at Fair Oaks Mall.  College student spared a felony record with charge reduced to a single misdemeanor and no active jail time.

April '15:  Defendant charged with Felony Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery of a Family Member (girlfriend) in Stafford County, held in jail without bond after violating the conditions of his release.  Bond motion successful and defendant re-admitted to bail.

April '15:  Defendant charged with 18 counts of Child Pornography Offenses including Possession and Distribution (file sharing) with many of the charges carrying mandatory minimum sentences.  Held without bond by the magistrate but attorney's bond motion was argued successfully and the defendant was released to his father.

April '15:  Defendant charged with Assault on a Federal Law Enforcment Officer in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Alexandria.  Case dismissed.

April '15:  Defendant held without bond on 6 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  Attorney filed successful bond motion and client was released from jail.

April '15:  Traffic court defendant in Arlington County had case dismissed despite lengthy prior record.

April '15:  Defendant charged with Child Abuse and Neglect for leaving her 2 year old unattended in a car in the parking lot of a grocery story.  Case dismissed upon completion of community service, with no admission or finding of guilty.  Fairfax County Juvenile Court.

April '15: Fairfax County Possession of Marijuana charge dismissed.

April '15:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving and Possession of Marijuana.  Defendant trying to become a Firefighter and could not have drug charge or license suspension.  Marijuana case dismissed. $250 fine with no suspended license on Reckless.

April '15:  Defendant charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Fairfax for the alleged statutory rape of an underage girl.  Charge amended to misdemeanor non-sex offense with a fine and probation - no active jail sentence.

Jan '15:  Defendant charged with Resisting Arrest.   Convicted of only Drunk in Public.

Jan '15:  Defendant charged with Robbery and Attempted Abuction.  Bond motion granted over prosecutor's objection.  Defendant released.

Jan '15:  Defendant being investigated for Possession of Child Pornography hired attorney before talking to police.  Computer was seized and even though illegal images were found, no charges will be filed.

Jan '15:  Defendant charged with Child Abuse (Contributing to the Delinquency or Abuse of a Minor) in Prince William.  Charge reduced to Trespass to avoid immigration consequences.

Jan '15:  Defendant charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Minor in Prince William County.  Released on bail.

Jan '15:  Driving Under the Influence of Drugs charge in Federal Court.  Case dismissed.

Jan '15:  Violation of Supervised Release hearing in Federal Court.  20 days in jail for defendant's 5th violation.

Jan '15:  Charges of Driving on Revoked License and Presenting False Identification to Law Enforcement, in Herndon Court.  DOR reduced to lesser Driving on Suspended.  Fake ID charge dropped.

Jan '15:  Possession of Marijuana case in Federal Court dismissed.

Dec '14: Juvenile defendant charged with Felony Discharge of a Firearm at an Occupied Dwelling, in Loudoun County JDR Court.  Charge reduced to misdemeanor, record sealed from public.  Client released with time served, sentenced to community service.

Dec '14:  Felony DUI defendant sentenced to minimum sentence of 90 days in jail in Fairfax.

Nov '14:  Driving Without a License case in Farifax dismissed.

Nov '14:  Supervised Release Violation in Federal Court in Alexandria.  Defendant given 20 days for multiple violations when the guidelines recommended 4-10 months.

Nov '14: Probation Violation in Fairfax for positive drug test.  Defendant on probation for prescription drug fraud.  Released on time served.

Nov '14:  Plea bargain in case of Aggravated Sexual Battery in Fairfax County. Defendant who made recorded confession in phone sting pleaded guilty to one charge in exchange for 4 other charges being dropped.

Nov '14:  Bond motion granted for client in Prince William County who was charged with Possession of Exctasy while already on bond for pending Distribution of Exctasy.

Nov '14: Possession of Marijuana charge in Fairfax dismissed.

Nov '14: Underage Possession of Alcohol Charge in Falls Church dismissed after community service.

Nov '14:  Driving on Suspended - 3rd offense, reduced to Driving Without a License, no active jail time, in Farfax County GDC.

Oct '14:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving for passing a stopped school bus.  Case amended to no points traffic infraction.

Oct '14:  Defendant charged with multiple counts of Contributing to the Delinquencey of a Minor in Fairfax Juvenile Court.  All charges dismissed.

Oct '14:  Defendant charged with Driving on Revoked License for prior DUI.  Case amended to Driving Without a Valid License.  No jail time, allowing client to keep his job.

Oct '14:  Reckless driving speeding case reduced to simple speeding.

Oct '14:  Defendant charged with Interfering with a 911 Call in Fairfax JDR.  Charge dismissed.

Oct '14:  Defendant pleads guilty to Felony DUI (1-5) to avoid prosecution for Felony Forgery of a Public Document (2-10)

Oct '14:  Defendant charged with Domestic Violence (Assault and Battery of a Family Member) in Fairfax.  Charge amended to Destruction of Property, to be dismissed upon completion of anger managment classes.

Oct '14: Client charged with DUI 2nd and Driving on Revoked / Suspended License in Fairfax.  Driving on Revoked charge dropped, DUI 2nd amended to DUI 1st, case continued for further investigation.

Sep '14:  Probation Violation for Defendant charged with violating his probation on DUI 2nd offense by failing to attend ASAP.  Violation dismissed.  Defendant re-enrolled in ASAP.

Sep '14:  Defendant charged with Felony Obtaining Money by False Pretenses for depositing $2500 check electronically, and then cashing same check later that day.  Charge dismissed.

Sep '14:  Preliminary Hearing for defendant charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography.  Lawyer negotiated plea agreement so that sentencing guidelines will recommend probation.

Sep '14:  Defendant charged with 6th Driving on Suspended charge in General District Traffic Court of Alexandria.  10 days in jail.

Sep '14:  Possession of Marijuana case in Fairfax County.  Charge dismissed.

Sep '14:  Reckless Driving Speeding case in Fairfax reduced to 4 point traffic infraction.

Aug '14:  Preliminary Hearing for defendant charged with 6 counts of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography in Arlington County.  All but 2 of the charges dismissed.

Aug '14:  Possession of Marijuana in Loudoun County.  Charge amended to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to avoid mandatory suspension of driver's license.

Aug '14:  DUI accident case with BAC over .15 (carrying 5 day mandatory minimum sentence).  Charge amended to avoid jail time.

Aug '14:  Defendant charged with Felony Shoplifting and Felony Embezzlement in Fairfax County.  One charge dropped and the other reduced to a misdemeanor with no active jail sentence.

Aug '14:  Defendant charged with Felony Shoplifting in Fairfax County.  Case reduced to misdemeanor with no active jail time.

Aug '14:  Defendant charged with being Intoxicated in Public in Fairfax City.  Case dismissed after community service.

Aug '14: Domestic Violence (Assault and Battery) case in Fairfax JDR Court.  Case dismissed.

Aug '14:  Possession of Marijuana case in Fairfax.  Charge dropped.

Aug '14:  Reckless Driving case in Arlington County reduced to traffic infraction after completion of traffic school.

Augl '14: Reckless Driving speeding case in Fairfax County reduced to low point traffic infraction.

July '14: Juvenile defendant charged with Possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Fairfax Juvenile Court.  Charges dismissed after 6 months probation.

Jul '14:  Bond motion for defendant charged with three counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Indecent Liberties against a minor in Prince William County.    Motion granted.  Defendant released from jail.

Jul '14:  Bond motion for defendant charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography in Fairfax County.  Bond motion granted.  Defendant released on bail.

Jul '14:  Bond Reduction motion for client charged with multiple counts of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography in Arlington County.  Motion granted.  Defendant released from jail.

Jul '14:  Juvenile with extensive prior record charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol and Petit Larceny Shoplifting in Fairfax JDR Court.  Alcohol charge dropped.  Shoplifting to be dismissed after community service.

Jul '14:  Motion to amend bond on Domestic Assault case in Fairfax granted.  Defendant allowed to return home at request of alleged victim.

Jul '14:  Defendant charged with the misdemeanors of Obstruction of Justice and Trespessing.  Case on appeal to Circuit Court.  Obstruction charge dropped.  Trespessing to be dismissed after community service.

Jul '14:  Defendant sentenced to 6 months on charge of Production of Child Pornography.  Had been facing 2 counts of mandatory minimum sentences of 3 years each.

Jul '14:  Defendant charged with violaiton of probation Grand Larceny and Felony Bad Check case.  Violation dismissed.

Jul '14:  Attorney successfully argues bond motion for client charged with felony abduction, assault and battery and destruction of property.  Defendant released.

Jul '14:  Motion to Reconsider Sentence for Probation Violation on Child Pornography Charge.  Motion granted.  Defendant released from jail.

Jul '14:  Reckless Driving Accident case dismissed in Fairfax County General District Traffic Court.

Jun '14:  Assault and Battery charge in Fairfax JDR Court - teacher accused of assaulting student in class.  Charge dismissed.

Jun ' 14:  Domestic Assault and Battery case in Spotsylvania JDR Court.  Step father accused of hitting 17 year old step-son.  Client was offered plea bargain with defered disposition with anger management counseling and probation, then the case would be dismissed after 12 months.  Client turned down the plea offer.  Lawyer took the case went to trial on self-defense claim.  Not Guilty.

Jun '14:  Reckless Driving in Warren County reduced to simple speeding after traffic school.

Jun '14:  Attorney argued successful bond motion in Fairfax Circuit Court for client charged with Obstruction of Justice, Trespassing, and Failure to Appear.

Jun '14:  Shoplifting (Petit Larceny) case dismissed by nolle proseque when witness failed to show up for court.

Jun '14:  Juvenile charged with Sexual Battery in school. Confession and several independent witnesses.  Lawyer negotiated reduction of the charge to simple assault with probation and no jail time.

Jun '14:  Protective Order which attorney had dismissed after trial in Alexandria General District Court, was dismissed in Circuit Court for non-appearance of complaining witness.

May '14:  Client had three shoplifting charges in Spotsylvania General District Court.  Lawyer got charges reduced to one count with no jail time.

May '14:  Attorney helped client avoid jail time for Driving on Suspended charge in Alexandria General District Court, despite multiple prior offenses.

May '14:  Possession of Marijuana case in Prince William County - City of Dumfries.  Attorney convinced prosecutor to amend to Possession of Paraphernalia with no suspended license, to allow client to keep his job.

May '14:  Domestic Violence charge in Federal Court.  Case dismissed.

May '14:  Client charged with multiple armed robberies at three different places on the same night.  Initially faced over 25 years in mandatory minimum sentences alone.  Attorney negotiated plea bargain to get most of the charges dropped.  Sentencing guidelines still recommended 13-18 years.  Sentencing argument with mitigation evidence convinced judge to give only 5.

May '14:  Juvenile charged with possession of alcohol in Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.  Lawyer got case dismissed with community service.

May '14:  Driving without a License case in Alexandria GDC - dismissed by nolle prosequi.

Apr '14:  Client driving with valid license from Puerto Rico was incorrectly charged with Driving Without a License by Fairfax County Police.  Despite the officer's vehement objections, attorney convinced the prosecutor that the defendant was innocent and the case was dismissed.

Apr '14:  Client charged with Possession of Marijuana.  Offered plea bargain to .251 program (1st offender's disposition) but turned it down on lawyer's advice to take the case to trial.  Case dismissed by nolle prosequi.

Apr '14:  Reckless Driving case in Arlington General District Court dropped to Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention with no DMV points assessment.

Apr '14:  Attorney took Protective Order case to trial and won in Alexandria GDC.  Protective Order dismissed.

Apr '14:  Reckless Driving accident case in Fairfax County reduced to Improper Driving to avoid criminal record and license suspension.

Feb '14:  Client's Reckless Driving by Speeding charge reduced to a simple traffic infraction to avoid a criminal record in Prince William County.

Feb '14:  Defendant charged with distribution of $10,000 worth of Exctasy ("Molly"), had prior record including previous drug dealing convictions.  Lawyer negotiated plea to reduced charge of imitation controlled substance, with sentencing agreement to no more than one year.

Jan '14:   Defendant charged with Reckless Driving by speeding 20 mph over the limit in Fairfax County.  Lawyer negotiated reduced charge to 11-19 mph over the limit, to avoid a criminal record.

Jan '14.  Client charged with Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in Fairfax County, with 3 prior domestic violence charges on his criminal record, received only a fine with no jail time.

Jan '14:  Defendant pleaded guilty to Possession of Child Pornography in state court, to avoid Distribution charges and a 5 year or more mandatory minimum sentence on Federal Child Pornography Charges.

Jan '14:  Reckless Driving by speeding over 80 mph reduced to non-criminal speeding to avoid a criminal record in Prince William County General District Court.

Jan '14:  Man charged in Fairfax County with 2 robberies, 1 attempted robbery, 3 counts of use of a firearm, abduction, wearing masks, ....all on video.  Pleaded guilty to 1 robbery and attempted robbery, all other charges were dismissed.  Click here for more information about our Violent Crimes Defense Lawyers.

Jan '14:  Defendant charged in Racketeering indictment alleging Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine in Federal Court, faced 20 year mandatory minimum sentence.  Lawyer succeeded in getting charged reduced, allowing defendant to plead guilty to lesser charge carrying only 5 year minimum.

Jan '14:  Client charged with the misdemeanor of Indecent Exposure in Arlington.  Charge was reduced to trespassing to avoid the stigma of having a sex crime on his criminal record, and it will be dismissed completely after 1 year of probation and community service.

Jan '14:  Defendant with prior record was charged with multiple counts of Felony Prescription Fraud in Fairfax County.  Defense Attorney was able to negotiate agreement to a single count, with the option of having the charge reduced to a misdemeanor after probation.

Jan '14:  College student who was charged with Felony Distribution of more than 1/2 Oz of Marijuana had his charge reduced to simple Possession of Marijuan (misdemeanor) with no active jail time.

Jan '14:  Defendant held without bond in Fairfax County after being charged with >Felony Distribution of more than 5 Pounds of Marijuana.  Lawyer argued bond motion and got client released.

Jan '14:  Juvenile charged with multiple felonies in Loudoun County JDR Court, including felony shoplifting, grand larceny, and conspiracy.  Charges reduced to one misdemeanor with the option of a complete dismissal after a year of probation and community service.

Jan '14:  Defendant released after serving time on Child Pornography charges was charged with violating supervised release probation in Federal Court.  Lawyer took the case to trial and won.  Charge dismissed.

Jan '14:  Defendant charged with Class 1 Misdemeanor for Failing to Pay the Metro Fare in Fairfax County.  Lawyer convinced prosecutor to drop the charge in exchange for community service.

Jan '14:  Man charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Prince William County General District Court, with 2 prior drunk driving charges on his record, had his charge reduced to a 1st offense and served 1/2 of the mandatory jail time he had originally been facing.

Jan '14:  Man charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Minor (Felony Child Molesting), faced up to 20 years in prison and mandatory lifetime registration as a convicted sex offender.  Prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a non-sexual misdemeanor offense.  Defendant avoided a felony sex offense conviction and did not have to spend another day in jail.

July '13:  Defendant charged with Driving without a License, 2nd offense.  Attorney negotiated a sentence of no active jail time.  Fairfax General District Court.

July '13:  Defendant charged with domestic assault and battery and interfering with a 911 call.  Case arose out of custody dispute.  Case will be dismissed after probation and anger management classes.  Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.  Click here for more information on domestic violence defense lawyers.

July '13:  Defendant charged with Malicious Wounding and Malicious Wounding by Mob in Fairfax County.  Both charges are Class 3 Felonies in Virginia, carrying between 5 - 20 years in prison.  Lawyer negotiated plea bargain resulting in the prosecution dropping the charges in one case and reducing the other Felony to a Misdemeanor.  The defendant was able to avoid active jail time and deportation.  Click here for more information on our violent crimes defense lawyers.

July '13:  Felony Grand Larceny Shoplifting case was reduced to Misdemeanor Petit Larceny with only a suspended sentence.  Defendant was able to avoid felony record without having to go to jail.  Fairfax Courthouse.

June '13:  Underage Possession of Alcohol Charge dismissed after completion of community service.  Defendant did not have to plead guilty and will be eligible for a full expungement.  Alexandria Juvenile Court.

June '13:  Defendant sentenced to minimum possible sentence on DUI charge.

June '13:  Allegations of child abuse and sex abuse dismissed as unfounded after conversations with the police and child protective services.  Individual under investigation hired lawyer early, and no charges were ever filed.  Security Clearance preserved.

June '13:  Defendant charged with Hit and Run in Arlington General District Court, had already confessed to the police.  Attorney was able to avoid jail sentence.

June '13:  Defendant convicted of DUI based on videotaped field sobriety tests.  No active jail sentence and able to continue to drive to work.

June '13:  Charges of Object Sexual Penetration (5 - Life) and Aggravated Sexual Battery (2-20) were reduced to lesser felonies at the preliminary hearing.  For more information on hiring a lawyer to defend against child molestation charges, click here.

June '13:  Defendant charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery had one charge reduced at the preliminary hearing.

June '13: Possession of Marijuana charge amended to Possession of Paraphernalia so the defendant would not have his driver's license suspended.  Loudoun County Court.

June '13:  Felony Possession of Stolen Property charge reduced to misdemeanor and then dismissed after completion of probation, community service, and restitution.  Prince William County Juvenile Court.

June '13:  Defendant charged with Felony Shoplifting in Fairfax had Grand Larceny Charge reduced to Misdemeanor Petit Larceny without having to serve any jail time.

June '13:  Defendant charged with Felony for False Statement on a Firearms Background Check.  Lawyer negotiated a misdemeanor with no jail sentence.

June '13:  Defendant charged with Federal Drug Conspiracy to Distribute PCP, had 3 prior felony drug convictions so faced a possible mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years to life.  Attorney was able to negotiate for the case to be treated like a first offense, reducing the mandatory minimum to 5 years.  U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

June '13:  Defendant charged with Felony Drug Distribution faced possibly 3 counts, each carrying a possible sentence of 5-40 years in prison.  All charges completely dismissed.  Defendant was not only able to avoid a felony conviction and prison time, he now has a 2nd chance at a future with no criminal record at all.  Prince William.

June '13:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving by Speed in Fairfax.  Charge reduced to simple speeding as a traffic infraction to avoid a criminal record.

May '13:  Defendant accused of  Misdemeanor Shoplifting (petit larceny) in Fairfax County will have the case dismissed pursuant to a 1st time offender disposition, upon completion of 50 hours of community service.

May '13:  Defendant charged with Possession of Marijuana and Underage Possession of Alcohol.  The marijuana charge was dismissed by nolle prosequi. The Alcohol charge will be dismissed in 6 months upon completion of community service.

May '13:  Reckless Driving criminal charge reduced to a traffic infraction in Fairfax.

May '13:  Possession of Marijuana charge dismissed at trail after successful motion to suppress for an unconstitutional search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

May '13:  Bond Motion for defendant arrested and charged with 2 counts of child molestation (Aggravated Sexual Battery).  Initially held with no bail by the magistrate because the charges carry a presumption against bond, but the defense attorney was able to convince the judge to release the defendant on bond pending the preliminary hearing.

May '13:  Petit Larceny shoplifting in Loudoun County was reduced to trespassing to avoid the immigration consequences, and the charge will be dismissed upon completion of community service.

May '13:  Domestic violence assault and battery charge in Fairfax was dismissed when the prosecutor was persuaded to drop the charges.

May '13:  Reckless Driving charge in Fairfax County General District Court was reduced to simple traffic infraction with a $100 fine.

May '13:  Petit Larceny Shoplifting charge was amended to trespassing and will be eventually dismissed upon completion of more community service hours.  Defendant will be able to maintain her immigration status and avoid deportation.  Very unusual result for Fairfax.

May '13:  Federal Drug Conspiracy to Distribute case.  Defendant sentenced to the low end of the guidelines.  United States Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

May '13:  Reckless Driving charge in Loudoun County reduced to no points traffic infraction.

May '13: Domestic Assault charge in Prince William County dismissed after probation and Anger Management classes.

April '13:  Reckless Driving charge in Prince William County reduced to traffic infraction.

April '13:  Defendant convicted of DUI after causing very bad accident.  No active jail sentence and eligible for restricted license.

April '13: Reckless Driving charge in Fairfax reduced to simple traffic infraction.

Aril '13:  Defendant was arrested and charged with Felony Distribution of Marijuana.  Notwithstanding that the defendant had several prior convictions on his record, the attorney was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with only 2 weeks to serve in jail.

April '13:  Defendant charged with Indecent Exposure.  Charge was amended to misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct with no jail time.  Defendant able to keep his security clearance.

April '13:  Successful bond motion for defendant charged with Malicious Wounding.

April '13:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving in Fairfax for what the officer described as racing and aggressive driving (weaving in and out of traffic).  Case dismissed.

April '13:  Defendant charged with petit larceny shoplifting had his case dismissed upon completion of community service.

April '13:  Bench trial for defendant charged with domestic violence in Fairfax.  Complaining witnesses tried to get a two year protective order, but defendant was not guilty and was unfairly accused.  Case dismissed after trial.

April '13:  Domestic assault and battery case with allegations of strangling, which would be a felony.  Resolved as a misdemeanor and eventually dismissed after counseling.

April '13:  Petit Larceny shoplifting case amended to trespassing to protect defendant's immigration status.

April '13:  Possession of Marijuana and Reckless Driving.  Drug charge was dismissed because of unlawful search and the prosecution failed to prove that the defendant had knowledge of the marijuana found in her vehicle.  Reckless Driving charge reduced to Improper (3 point traffic infraction).  Fairfax General District Court.

April '13:  Grand Larceny Shoplifting case in juvenile court was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, and then dismissed completely after a period of probation and good behavior.  Defendant was able to avoid lifelong consequences of a public criminal record with a felony charge.

April '13: Defendant was accused of Child Abuse case and charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Arlington Juvenile Court.  At trial, the lawyer was able to convince the judge the injuries to the child were accidental. The defendant was found not guilty and the charge was dismissed.

April '13:  Possession of Marijuana case went to trial on theory that the prosecution could not prove the defendant knew the drugs were present even though they were found in his vehicle.  Dismissed after completion of community service and drug classes.

April '13:  Defendant was accused of domestic violence by her husband.  She was arrested and charged in Fairfax JDR Court, but the case was dismissed when the lawyer presented witnesses to convince prosecutor to drop the charges because the husband was actually the aggressor.

April '13:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving in Prince William was able to avoid a criminal record when attorney negotiated reduction to a non-criminal traffic infraction.

April '13:  Driving on a Suspended License case in Falls Church was dismissed by nolle prosequi.

April '13:  Defendant charged with Driving on a Suspended License in Alexandria General District Court had his case dismissed when the charge was dropped.

April '13: Reckless Driving charge in Arlington, with a very bad prior record, was reduced after community service and traffic school.

April '13:  Reckless Driving charge in Alexandria was reduced to a non-criminal infractionafter traffic school.

April '13:  Possession of Marijuana charge will be dismissed upon completion of community service and drug classes.

April '13:  Defendant was arrested and charged with two counts of Internet Solicitation of a Minor and multiple counts of Child Pornography. All charges were dropped except for one count of solicitation, and that charge was amended to remove the language which would have triggered a five year mandatory minimum sentence.

March '13:  Petit Larceny Shopliftingg case in Fairfax.  Pursuant to plea agreement with the prosecutor, the charge was dropped prior to trial upon proof completion of community service.

March '13:  Defendant was charged with Assault and Battery but was actually innocent of the charges.  Defense attorney interviewed several eye witnesses and presented the evidence to the prosecutor, who agreed to dismiss the charge.

March '13:  Defendant was charged with Possession of Marijuana based on being the passenger of a vehicle in which drugs were found.  The judge dismissed the case based on an unconstitutional search as well as no proof the defendant was aware of the other person's drug possession.

March '13:  Federal criminal case of Passport Fraud and multiple counts of document fraud and false statements had been set for trial until prosecutor's agreed to drop all but he most minor of false statement charges.  Defendant was sentenced to probation.

March '13:  Defendant wrongfully accused of sexual assault of a minor 15 years ago, hired lawyer to represent him during the police investigation of the allegations.  After meeting and discussion with the detective, no charges were ever filed.

March '13:  Defendant charged with drug possession and felony forgery for signing a fake name on a summons.  Faced lifelong consequences of juvenile felony conviction, but all charges were reduced to misdemeanors and eventually dismissed upon completion of 50 hours of community service.  Fairfax County Juvenile Court.

March '13:  Military defendant charged with domestic assault just prior to being deployed overseas.  A domestic violence conviction will end the career of anyone in the military.  Case dismissed after completion of military domestic violence classes.

March '13:  Underage possession of alcohol case dismissed after community service.

March '13:  Individual suspected of Child Pornography possession and distribution (file sharing) hired lawyer to deal with police during investigation stage of the case.  No charges ever filed.

March '13:  Defendant arrested for Possession With Intent to Distribute Narcotics (Heroine) in Fairfax County.  Charge dismissed at preliminary hearing in General District Court, for lack of evidence that the defendant had knowledge of the drugs found in her vehicle.

February '13:  Defendant charged with Possession of Marijuana had his case dismissed when the prosecutor agreed to drop the charges if he did some community service.  Defense lawyer was able to raise the possibility of a motion to suppress based on an unconstitutional vehicle stop in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

February '13:  Defendant with a high level security clearance was charged with making telephone threats both verbally and by text messaging.  The charge was dismissed when the defendant was found not guilty after a hotly contested trial.  The defense attorney was able to research and present the judge with a case which the judge said he had "no choice" but to follow and dismiss the charges.

February '13:  Defendant charged with Driving on a Suspended License in Arlington.  Charge was reduced with no jail time and no additional license suspension, allowing the defendant to resume his career as a fire fighter.

February '13:  Defendant was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery.  The defendant claimed self defense.  He was found not guilty at trial and the charge was dismissed.

February '13:  Reckless Driving charge reduced to 4 point non-criminal speeding infraction in Fairfax General District Court.

February '13:  Defendant sentenced to 3 years in prison for large scale scheme to defraud totaling well over $130,000 with more than 30 victims.

February '13:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving for Failure to Stop for a School Bus.  Charge was amended to a non-criminal traffic infraction.

February '13:  Fairfax Reckless Driving case in which an officer witnessed a road rage incident wherein the defendant aggressively ran another driver off the road.  Case was resolved with only a fine - no jail time or suspended license.

February '13:  DUI case resulting in accident, was reduced to Reckless Driving with 2 days in jail, no probation.

February '13:  Reckless Driving case in Prince William County General District Court reduced to Failure to Obey a Highway Sign (non-criminal traffic infraction).

February '13:  Defendant charged with the Felony of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender had his case reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time at the preliminary hearing.

February '13:  Defendant charged in juvenile court with 7 felony counts of Destruction of Property and Grand Larceny, had all charges reduced to misdemeanors to avoid the lifelong consequences of a juvenile felony conviction.

February '13:  Juvenile charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana had the charge reduced to simple possession with an agreement the charge will be dismissed completely in 6 months.

January '13:  Defendant charged withDrug Possession had charges dropped by the prosecutor after completion of community service.  Fairfax Juvenile Court.

January '13:  Defendant charged with Felony Distribution of Drugs on School Grounds had case reduced to misdemeanor simple possession and then eventually dismissed after probation, community service, and drug counseling.  Prince William Juvenile Court.

January '13:  Defendant was charged with Driving Without a Valid License in Fairfax General District Court.  Charge dismissed.

January '13:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, and Felony Destruction of Property.  Felony charges were dropped along with Hit and Run.  Defendant pleaded guilty to Reckless Driving but the charge will be dismissed upon completion of probation with community service.  Avoided all consequences of felony conviction in juvenile court.

January '13:  Successful bond motion for defendant who was charged with Internet Solicitation of Minors and Child Pornography.  Judge agreed to bail even though defendant resides out of state.

January '13:  Defendant arrested and charged with Felony Distribution of Prescription Drugs (Oxycodone) had charge amended to simple possession, and eventually dismissed altogether upon completion of probation, community service, and drug counseling.

January '13:  Defendant charged with 10 counts of Child Pornography Posession and Distribution, with over 130,000 images found on several different computers within his possession.  Made full voluntary confession prior to hiring lawyer.  Attorney worked out deal to keep the case in state court (avoiding 5 year mandatory minimum for Federal Child Pornography charge), and convinced prosecutor to drop distribution charges.  After lengthy sentencing hearing the judge sentenced the defendant to 3 years, even thought the guidelines recommended over 5.

January '13:  Defendant initially charged with several counts of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornogrphy.  Made full confession prior to hiring lawyer.  All but one count of Possession were dropped, and the defendant was sentenced to 90 days in jail, even though the guidelines called for up to 2 years 4 months.

January '13: Defendant charged with Felony Shoplifting - Grand Larceny - in Arlington had charge reduced to misdemeanor in exchange for serving 30 days in jail.  Fairly standard disposition for that jurisdiction.

January '13: Defendant charged with Reckless Driving in Alexandria General District Court had charge reduced to Improper Driving.

January '13:  Defendant was accused of Felony Shoplifting as an accessory - principal in the 2nd degree.  Case was scheduled for jury trial until the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor Petit Larceny with no jail time.

January '13:  Defendant charged with Reckless Driving by Speed had charge reduced to 4 point non-criminal traffic infraction.

December '13:  Defendant charged with 2 misdemeanors in federal court had one charge dismissed and was convicted after a trial on the other charge but given only a $50 fine, with no probation or jail time.

December '13:  Defendant was charged with Felony Malicious Wounding for hitting another boy in the head with an iron, sending him to the hospital.  Charge was reduced to a lessor felony with an agreement that it will be further reduced to a misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation, giving the defendant the chance to avoid the lifelong consequences of a juvenile felony conviction.

December '13:  Fairfax Reckless Driving charge for passing a stopped school bus was reduced to non-criminal minor traffic infraction carrying no DMV points - Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.