Fields of Law
Here you will find an overview of the fields of law related to this practice.
From custody disputes to divorce proceedings, I will represent you in all facets of family law. Without question, some of the most emotionally-charged issues in all of law fall under the domain of family law. Are you having legal issues regarding marriage, adoption, divorce, or you are seeking custody of children? I focus much of my practice on family law, so I can guide you through your issues no matter what they are.
Being accused of a crime can be one of the most stressful experiences in someone's life. Your freedom, family, reputation and dignity are often at stake. I have extensive experience representing those accused of committing crimes in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William County and across the state of Virginia. I will help you through every step of the process and make sure that your rights and freedom are protected.
Most serious traffic offenses often result in the loss of liberty (jail sentences), the loss of driving privileges (suspended operator's license), hefty fines (up to $2,500), or a combination of the same. DUI/DWI convictions can carry the following penalties:
- Incarceration in Jail for Up to 12 Months
- Criminal Record (DUI Conviction)
- A Fine of up to $2500.00
- Supervised Probation
- Loss of Driving Privileges for up to 12 months
- Ignition Interlock
There are enhanced mandatory minimum punishments for persons convicted of DUI
with an elevated B.A.C (Blood Alcohol Content). These include a mandatory term of incarceration of 5 days in jail for a DUI conviction where the B.A.C. level is between .15 and .20 and a mandatory term of incarceration of 10 days in jail for a
DUI conviction where the B.A.C. level is above .20.
In addition to the DUI punishments listed above, persons convicted of a second or subsequent DUI face enhanced punishment which can include additional loss of license, additional jailtime and other court requirements.
Persons charged with third or subsequent DUI can be convicted of a felony depending on the circumstances. A felony DUI conviction can lead to long term incarceration and permanent revocation of your right to drive in Virginia.
Effective DUI defense is complicated and requires a strong understanding of both the science and the law that exists at the core of every DUI case. Each case is unique and each case has its potential defenses and potential weaknesses. Having a skilled DUI Lawyer represent you can have a significant impact on your case.
In Virginia, Reckless Driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor, carries up to 12 months in jail
and a maximum fine of $2,500.00. The greatest concern for most people is the risk of loss of licence.
Reckless driving takes many forms in Virginia, and can include:
driving recklessly/in a manner so as to endanger life, limb or property (46.2-852)
excessive speed (20 mph over the speed limit/over 80 mph) (46.2-862)
failure to properly signal (46.2-860)
faulty breaks (46.2-853)
passing at crest of hill/on curve (46.2-854)
driving with an obstructed view (46.2-855)
passing two vehicles (46.2-856)
passing a stopped school bus (46.2-859)
In addition to the above penalties, a conviction for reckless driving results in the assessment of 6 demerit points with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Many people fail to realize, until its to late, the serious consequences that can accompany a charge of reckless driving. Having a skilled lawyer to represent you in Court can have a significant impact on your case
Other Legal Fields
We will gladly represent you in cases regarding:
- Personal Injury actions
- automobile accidents
- slip and falls
- Landlord/tenant matters
- Debt Collection
- Civil Litigation
- Wage disputes
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Unpaid/Underpaid Overtime
- Unpaid/Underpaid minimum wage
Do you have questions about our services?
Contact us at 571 291-2200 or via our contact form.