Winning Results

DUI/DWI WINNING RESULTS

DUI CLIENT WITH EXTREMELY ELEVATED NEAR-DEATH BAC OF 0.36, INVOLVING AN ACCIDENT, AND FACING UP TO 12 MONTHS IN JAIL RESULTED IN NO JAIL TIME (PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY)

Our client was charged with a DUI after a car accident that resulted in our client being transported to the hospital. It was determined that our client’s Blood Alcohol Level was a near-death/coma 0.36 which, under Virginia Law, requires a Mandatory Minimum of 10 days in jail and up to one (1) year in jail and a 1-year loss of driver’s license.  After aggressive negotiations with the Prosecutor, we were able to have the 0.36 Blood Alcohol Level deleted from the warrant, keeping our client out of jail, and even getting our client a restricted driver’s license for the year.


DWI CHARGE REDUCED TO IMPROPER DRIVING PRIOR TO TRIAL (PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY)

Our client was charged with DWI and was facing up to 1-year in jail, a $2500 fine, and 1-year loss of driver’s license. There were a number of complex legal issues with the case and, after discussing these issues and concerns with the prosecutor, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the Criminal DWI charge down to a minor, Non-Criminal, traffic Infraction of Improper Driving, with only a $250 fine.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF DWI CHARGE (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with a DWI, facing up to 1-year in jail, a $2500 fine, and 1-year loss of their driver’s license. After reviewing all of the evidence, we determined that it was going to be difficult for the prosecutor to actually prove that our client was the person who was operating the vehicle, at the time of the accident, as the police officer arrived at the scene, to find our client had already exited the car. After pointing out the “flaws” in the prosecutor’s case, we were able to convince the prosecutor to agree to dismiss the DWI charge.


MAJOR FELONY WINNING RESULTS

ACQUITTAL IN FELONY MALICIOUS WOUNDING CASE AFTER JURY TRIAL (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with felony “Malicious Wounding” after it was alleged that client our stabbed a man multiple times with a knife, causing severe injuries. Our client was facing up to 20 years in prison if found guilty. However, after a dramatic trial, our client was acquitted of this major felony.


ACQUITTAL OF FOUR (4) MAJOR FELONY CHARGES OF ROBBERY; MALICIOUS WOUNDING; USE OF A FIREARM IN THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY; AND, POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM AFTER JURY TRIAL (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with 4 Major Felonies; Robbery, Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm and facing up to life in prison. It was alleged that our client broke into a person’s home and robbed them at gun point. But, after a jury trial, our client was acquitted of all charges.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF FALSE STATEMENT ON A FIREARM APPLICATION CHARGE (LOUDOUN COUNTY)

Our client was charged with the Felony of “Providing a False Statement on a Firearm Application” and our client was facing up to 10-years in prison. But, after discussing the matter with the prosecutor, we were able to convince them to agree to dismiss this serious Felony charge.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF FELONY ELUDING A LAW ENFORECEMENT OFFICER (PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY)

Our client was alleged to have eluded a Law Enforcement Officer when the officer was trying to pull him over and, in the process, he endangered others with his driving. Because it was a Felony, our client was facing up to 5-years in prison and a 6-month loss of their Driver’s License. After discussing the matter with the prosecutor, we were able to convince them that they were not going to be able to prove that our client was actually the driver of the vehicle during this “chase” and therefore the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge.


REDUCTION OF FELONY MALICIOUS WOUNDING CHARGE TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH NO JAIL TIME (CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG)

Our client was charged with Felony Malicious Wounding after it was alleged that our client struck the victim on the head with a metal kitchen grill pan. Our client was facing up to 20-years in prison but, after discussions and negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecutor to dramatically reduce the major Felony charge of Malicious Wounding down to Misdemeanor Assault and Battery, with no active jail time.


CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC WINNING RESULTS

DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF CRIMINAL NO VALID OPERATOR’S LICENSE CHARGE (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with the crime of not having a Valid Operator’s License and was facing up to 6-months in jail, a $1000 fine and a permanent criminal record. We were able to help our client obtain a valid Driver’s License and then we were able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charge.


CRIMINAL CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE REDUCED TO A MINOR “NO POINT” TRAFFIC OFFENSE OF DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT (SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY)

Our client was charged with the Class 1 Criminal Misdemeanor of Reckless Driving (89 MPH in a 65 MPH zone) and facing up to 1 year in jail, a 6-month loss of driver’s license, and a $2500 fine. After presenting our defense to the Judge, the Judge agreed to reduce the charge from Criminal Reckless Driving to the Non-Criminal/No DMV Demerit Point Violation of Defective Equipment with only a $150 fine.


CRIMINAL RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE (111 MPH IN A 55 MPH ZONE) REDUCED TO THE TRAFFIC INFRACTION OF SPEEDING (ARLINGTON COUNTY)

Our client was charged with Criminal Reckless Driving, doing 111 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Our client was facing up to one (1) year in jail, a $2500 fine, a 6-month loss of driver’s license. At trial, we were able to convince the Judge to reduce the Criminal Reckless Driving charge substantially downward to only a traffic infraction of speeding and assessed only a $100 fine.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF CRIMINAL DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE CHARGE (ARLINGTON COUNTY)

Our client was charged with a criminal Driving on a Suspended License charge after it was alleged that he operated his motor vehicle after being previously notified that his privilege to drive had been suspended. Our client was facing up to 1-year in jail, a $2500 fine, and a 90-day suspension of driver’s license. We were able to help our client get his license reinstated before court and then we were able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charge.


NOT GUILTY OF DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE CHARGE AFTER TRIAL (LOUDOUN COUNTY)

Our client was charged with the crime of Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License after our client drove their motor vehicle after having been previously informed that their driver’s license was suspended. Our client was facing up to 1-year in jail, a $2500 fine, and a 90-day suspension of their driver’s license. We successfully argued to the court that our client was unaware of his license suspension and the Judge agreed, and finding our client “Not Guilty.”


PERSONAL INJURY WINNING RESULTS

BICYCLE ACCIDENT RESULTS IN $350,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client was involved in a Bicycle Accident in which one of his pedals broke off, causing our client to fall violently to the ground, braking his shoulder and damaging surrounding soft tissue. As a result, we were able to negotiate a settlement of $350,000 for our client.


JET SKI ACCIDENT RESULTS IN A ONE-MILLION DOLLAR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT

Our client was involved in a Jet Ski accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. We determined that the accident was due to our client not receiving adequate Jet-Ski instruction from the Jet Ski company renting the Jet Ski. We were able to negotiate a very favorable structured settlement which, spread out over our client’s lifetime, will pay him substantially more than One-Million Dollars.


AUTO ACCIDENT RESULTS IN A $132,500 CASH SETTLEMENT

Our client was involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident in which she suffered back and neck with soft-tissue injuries only. We were able to negotiate a cash settlement with the insurance company of $132,500 for our client.


AUTO ACCIDENT RESULTS IN A $225,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client was involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident which fractured her knee. As a result, we were able to negotiate a settlement of $225,000 for our client.


THEFT/PROPERTY WINNING RESULTS

DISMISSAL BY THE US ATTORNEY OF FEDERAL DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CHARGE (UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA)

Our client was charged in the Federal United States District Court with Criminal Destruction of Property after it was alleged that our client “keyed” a fellow employee’s car on Federal property. After reviewing the evidence and discussing the matter with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss this serious Federal criminal charge.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF CLASS 1 CRIMINAL MISDEMEANOR PETIT LARCENY CHARGE AND PETITION OF EXPUNGEMENT OF ALL HISTORY OF THE CASE SUBSEQUENTLY GRANTED (FALLS CHURCH)

Our client was charged with Class 1 Criminal Misdemeanor Petit Larceny after it was alleged that she went into a grocery store and stole multiple items. Our client was facing up to 1-year in jail and possible deportation because she was not a United States citizen. After repeated discussions with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecutor to agree to dismiss the charge. Subsequently, we filed a Petition for Expungement of all history of the case and we were able to have the Petit Larceny charge expunged (completely deleted) from our client’s record.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF FELONY GRAND LARCENY CHARGE (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with the serious Felony charge of Grand Larceny (Facing up to 20 years in prison), after it was alleged that our client went into a retail store and stole numerous articles of clothing. After intense discussions about the facts of the case and the law with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecutor to completely dismiss the Felony Grand Larceny charge.


DISMISSAL BY THE US ATTORNEY OF FEDERAL LARCENY/THEFT (UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA)

Our client was charged in the United States Federal Court with a Larceny/Theft charge after it was alleged that our client took a number of items from a store on a Military Base. After reviewing the evidence and discussing the matter with the US Attorney, the US Attorney agreed to dismiss the Federal Larceny/Theft charge.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF FELONY EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with Felony Embezzlement after it was alleged that our client stole money from her employer. Our client was facing up to 20-years in prison but, after we discussed the facts of the case with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecutor that they were not going to be able to prove that it was our client who took any money from his employer and, as a result, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss this serious felony charge.


ASSAULT AND BATTERY WINNING RESULTS

“NOT GUILTY” IN SERIOUS ASSAULT AND BATTERY CASE (ARLINGTON COUNTY)

Our client was charged with Class 1 Assault and Battery after it was alleged that he started a fight with the father of his girlfriend’s daughter. Our client was facing up to 1 year in jail but, after trial, the judge ruled that our client was not the aggressor and our client was found “Not Guilty.”


NOT GUILTY FINDING OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY CHARGE AFTER TRIAL (WISE COUNTY)

Our client was charged with Assault and Battery in Wise County, after it was alleged that he fought with someone while attending a college party. After an all day trial, we were able to convince the Judge that there was not enough evidence to prove that our client was the aggressor and, as a result, the judge found our client “Not Guilty.”


NOT GUILTY OF DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY AFTER TRIAL (STAFFORD COUNTY)

Our client was charged with criminal Domestic Assault and Battery after it was alleged she scratched and pushed her boyfriend during an argument. Our client was facing up to 1-year in jail but, after a trial, we were able to successfully convince the Judge that our client was not the aggressor and that her boyfriend started the altercation. As a result, the Judge found our client “Not Guilty.”


DRUGS WILLING RESULTS

DISMISSAL PRIOR TO TRIAL OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA CHARGE (STAFFORD COUNTY)

Our client was charged with Possession of Marijuana after he was pulled over in a vehicle that was found to contain Marijuana. Our client was facing up to 30-days in jail and a 6-month loss of driver’s license. After persuasively arguing the matter with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecutor that they would not be able to prove that our client was the owner or possessor of the Marijuana just because it was in the car that he was in. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to drop the charge.


NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL IN POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA CHARGE (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with Possession of Marijuana that was found after being pulled over for having illegal window tint. The officer testified that he could smell marijuana in the vehicle and, as a result, searched the car and found marijuana. Our client was facing up to 30-days in jail and a 6-month loss of their driver’s license. We were able to show the Judge that there was no evidence whatsoever that our client was either the owner or possessor of the Marijuana, and thus the judge found our client “Not Guilty.”


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF FELONY DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE (PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY)

Our client was charged with Felony Distribution of Cocaine after our client allegedly sold illegal drugs directly to an undercover Police Officer. Our client was facing up to 40-years in prison but, after intense discussions with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss this extremely serious Felony charge.


MISCELLANEOUS CRIMINAL WINNING RESULTS

DISMISSAL AFTER HEARING OF PROTECTIVE ORDER (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client’s ex-girlfriend was seeking a Permanent Protective Order against him. A hearing was held in front of a Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge who determined that we were correct and that there was not enough evidence to support a Permanent Protective Order against our client. As a result, the Permanent Protective Order Petition was dismissed.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF DRUNK IN PUBLIC CHARGE (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with criminal Drunk in Public after it was alleged that our client went to a neighbor’s home and harassed them, while drunk. Our client was facing a permanent criminal record if he were found guilty. After lengthy discussions and negotiations with the prosecutor, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge.


NOT GUILTY OF MISDEMEANOR TRESPASS CHARGE AFTER TRIAL (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client who was charged with criminal Trespassing after it was alleged that our client entered onto his neighbor’s property, despite clearly posted “No Trespassing” signs. At trial, we were able to convince the Judge that our client never entered his neighbor’s property and, therefore, the Judge found our client Not Guilty.


DISMISSAL BEFORE TRIAL OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR CHARGE (FAIRFAX COUNTY)

Our client was charged with criminal “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor” after it was alleged that she allowed her child to wander off from their home to a nearby busy public highway. Our client was facing up to 1-year in jail and potentially having Child Protective Services take her child away. After discussing the matter with the prosecutor, we were able show them that there was not enough evidence to prove the charge and, as a result, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge.


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