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Defendant sentenced in Fairfax County for Distribution of Cocaine. Sentencing Guidelines recommended 7 months to 1 year 5 months. Defendant had tested positive for using marijuana while on bond. Judge granted straight probation with no active jail sentence.

Federal drug conspiracy case in which defendant faced charge carrying 10 year mandatory minimum sentence for distribution of multiple kilograms of methamphetamine. Attorney avoided application of mandatory minimum and defendant received only 5 years.

Domestic violence strangulation and assault & battery charges dismissed.

Woman charged with engaging in prostitution in Fairfax County. Police had confession on video. Charge dismissed based on Virginia's uncorroborated confession rule.

Juvenile charged with Felony Drug Possession for Vaping THC oil. Faced denial of financial aid for college and permanent record if convicted. Charge reduced to misdemeanor and will be dismissed after drug class and community service.

Juvenile charged with multiple counts of Production of Child Pornography. Disposition provides for therapy and probation, and charge to be reduced to misdemeanor or completely dismissed if compliant, giving client chance to avoid permanent public record as felony sex offender.

Defendant sentenced for Robbery, Abduction, Use of a Firearm, and Mob Assault. Had been facing mandatory minimum of three years in prison, with sentencing guidelines calling for 5 – 8 years. Most serious charges dropped through plea negotiations. Sentenced to 24 months.

Juvenile charged with Felony Destruction of Property. Case dismissed pursuant to plea negations, community service, and restitution.

Sentencing on 2 counts of Grand Larceny in Fairfax. Defendant’s criminal record spanned 8 pages in the Pre-Sentence Report. Sentencing Guidelines called for up to 4 years in prison. After hearing sentencing argument in mitigation, judge gave reduced jail time and ran it concurrent with other sentence already being served, resulting in no additional jail time for these offenses.

Mother originally charged with Felony Child Neglect for allegedly leaving the state with her 11 year old at home. Attorney was able to get the charge completely dismissed after fully litigating all of the facts and circumstances of the case.

Grand Larceny shoplifting in Fairfax for stealing 2 vacuums worth over $600 from Target. Case reduced to misdemeanor with no active jail sentence.

Distribution of Heroin and MDNA in Fairfax. Sentencing Guidelines recommended almost 2 years in prison. Judge gave defendant time-served (6 months) and ordered him into drug treatment.

Federal Sentencing for Receiving Child Pornography. Defendant facing guidelines recommendation of 10-12 years in prison. After hearing evidence and arguments in mitigation, Judge gave the lowest sentence she was allowed to give – 5 years mandatory per the statute – and said if she could have given lower, she would have.

Defendant convicted of Stalking after trial. Evidence showed the 54 year old man had made repeated unwanted advances towards 22 year old co-worker, and then tried to follow her to Canada to find her at college. Sentenced to only 30 days in light of some mental health issues.

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor charge against father dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana charge in Fairfax. Case dismissed.

Grand Larceny shoplifting case in Fairfax reduced to misdemeanor with no active jail sentence.

Domestic Assault / Child Abuse in Arlington. Case to be dismissed after one year of keeping the peace.

Felony Possession With Intent To Distribute Charge in Fairfax. Defendant found with 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana, $6000 in cash, and marijuana flake mixed in with the cash. Charge reduced to a misdemeanor with one month jail sentence to serve.

Sentencing in Fairfax for defendant originally charged with Robbery as part of large-scale shoplifting ring which used pepper spray on store security to escape. Charge was reduced to Grand Larceny and defendant sentenced to less than 1 year to serve.

Bond motion for man charged with Domestic Violence Malicious Wounding for allegedly breaking his girlfriend’s finger during an argument. Bond motion granted and defendant allowed to return home to California pending trial.

Juvenile charged with Felony Sex offense in Loudoun County. Case resolved as misdemeanor with possible dismissal after completion of probation and therapy.

Client charged with shoplifting in Arlington County. Case dismissed pursuant to plea agreement after 6 months of probation and community service.

Eighth grade math teacher at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church was accused by at least two of his students of repeatedly molesting them both during and after school. Plea agreement resolved the case to avoid more serious charges, and after listening to mitigating arguments presented at sentencing, the judge ordered the defendant to serve only 8 years (20 with 12 suspended).

Defendant charged with two counts of shoplifting in Fairfax County. Claimed it was a case of mistaken identity. Charges dismissed.

Client convicted of DUI in Fairfax General District Court. Sentenced to ASAP classes with restricted driver’s license for 12 months. Related traffic charge was dismissed.

Juvenile client was an accessory to 1st Degree Murder, Robbery, Burglary While Armed, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, carrying possible sentences of 48 years to Life x 3. Defendant had set up and participated in the robbery of a drug dealer that resulted in the man’s father being shot and killed. Pursuant to plea agreement with prosecutors, defendant was certified as an adult but only charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Sentenced to juvenile facility instead of adult prison

Woman charged with four counts of shoplifting and one felony possession of burglary tools (for using wire snips to cut tags). All charges dropped after completion of community service.

Woman charged in shoplifting incident with 4 felonies including 2 counts of Grand Larceny and 2 counts of Possession of Burglarious Tools. At preliminary hearing 3 charges were dismissed and the remaining charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Defendant charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DUI/DWI) and Reckless Driving 80/50. The DUI had an elevated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of > .15%, carrying a 5 day mandatory minimum jail sentence. Plea bargain resulted in dropping the Reckless Driving and reducing the DUI to a standard 1st offense, with no elevated BAC and therefore no active jail sentence.

Defendant originally charged with 10 counts of Distribution of Child Pornography, including 9 counts of Second or Subsequent (each with a 5 year mandatory minimum sentence), pleaded guilty in state court to 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Juvenile charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol in Arlington JDR Court. Case dismissed upon performance of community service.

Client charged with Internet Solicitation of a Minor, for having sexual conversations and attempting to meet an under age boy. It was actually a sting conducted by an undercover police officer. Notwithstanding that the defendant faced two consecutive five year mandatory minimum sentences, through a combination of plea negotiations and a mitigation argument at sentencing, the attorney was able to secure a sentence of only two years.

Client charged with Domestic Assault and Battery (Child Abuse) for using corporal punishment on his son. Case was continued for one year with no guilty plea or finding. Dismissed after family counseling and no further problems.

Client charged with 2 counts of hand-to-hand Distribution of Marijuana to an undercover officer, who bragged that he could get “as much as you need, any time”, pleaded guilty to one count and received probation with no jail time at sentencing.

Man charged with Use of a Computer to Solicit a Minor and Indecent Liberties. Caught soliciting a 14 year old girl for sex and showed up to meet her with condoms in his pocket. Turned out it was an undercover sting and he was met by Fairfax County Detectives instead. After extensive mitigation evidence was presented, judge sentenced defendant to only 12 months even though he was originally facing at least a 5 year mandatory minimum sentence.

Felony Possession of Controlled Substance charge reduced at the preliminary to misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana with no active jail sentence.

Defendant charged with Felony Distribution of more than 1/2 oz of Marijuana and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. At the preliminary hearing the marijuana charge was reduced to a misdemeanor with no active jail time, and the felony possession charge was dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana case in Herndon results in .251 disposition (dismissal after ASAP classes and community service).

Client charged with Drunk in Public in the Town of Vienna. Case dismissed with no guilty finding upon completion of 20 hours of community service.

Defendant charged with Possession of Marijuana in Vienna General District Court. Case continued and then dismissed upon proof of clean drug screens, drug class, and community service.

Defendant charged along with his brother for Possession of Marijuana in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Alexandria. Since his brother was on probation, the client was willing to take the charge himself as long as his brother’s case was dropped. The prosecutor agreed, and the client will still have his charge dismissed and expunged after 6 months of probation.

Defendant charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery for allegedly molesting 6 year-old girl who was neighbor of his. Client had no criminal record, family of his own, and his children were in the same room when the abuse allegedly occurred. He denied any wrong doing. Prosecutor offered an Alford Plea to misdemeanor Assault with no jail time. Facing the prospect of serving up to 20 years in prison as a child molester, and likely never seeing his family again, the client accepted the plea bargain.

Juvenile defendant charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder, released from detention over the strenuous objections of the probation department.

Client charged with Sexual Solicitation of a Minor over the Internet, released from jail after successful bond motion.

Driving While Intoxicated charge in Fairfax County. Client found guilty but no jail time and restricted license authorized.

Defendant and his brother charged with Possession of Marijuana in Federal Court. At defendant’s request, he was able to take responsibility for the charge in exchange for the government dropping the case against his brother (who was already on probation in state court).

Father charged with Petit Larceny and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor for shoplifting with his two children present. Contributing charge was dropped and Shoplifting case to be dismissed after 50 hours of community service.

Client charged with Possession of Marijuana in the Town of Vienna Court. Case was dismissed by nolle prosequi pursuant to agreement with the prosecutor.

Sentencing in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Distribution of Marijuana charge. Sentencing Guidelines recommended three to six months of incarceration, but judge gave client two weeks and a short period of probation.

Client charged with Fraudulent Registration and Possession of Marijuana in Arlington County. Fraud charge was dropped and defendant received deferred finding (.251 disposition) on marijuana charge.