2013 Attorney Case Results
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 defraudtotaling 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 rageincident 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 Offenderhad 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.
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: 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.
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