Criminal Defense Blog Archives for April, 2012

New GLF Website Focused on Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney, Carlos Wall

April 30, 2012

We’re always looking for new ways to help educate and inform Virginians on their rights under state law.  We’ve created a number of websites focused on specific regions we serve in Virginia as well as on key areas of our legal practice like DUI defense or reckless driving. This month we’ve launched a new website… Read More »

Things Not to Do: Attempt to Sell Drugs to Your Former Probation Officer

April 25, 2012

Cedrick Barnes of Florence, South Carolina was apparently trying to offload some marijuana. Observing international drug dealer best practices, Barnes began calling everyone listed in his cell phone’s directory and – success- he found a buyer. Unfortunately for Barnes, the potential buyer was actually his former probation officer. The officer set up a meet in… Read More »

Flawed F.B.I Forensic Work May Have Led to Conviction of Innocent People

April 17, 2012

Hundreds of defendants across the country may be entitled to retrial or retesting of evidence if not outright exoneration based on years of sloppy forensic work performed by F.B.I. crime labs. Prosecutors have known about the issues for years but failed to inform defendants even after the Justice Department began investigating the questionable lab work…. Read More »

Incredible! Seventh-Grader Stops Run-Away Bus After Driver Has a Heart Attack.

April 10, 2012

And the whole thing is on video… Watch as Surprise Lake Middle School seventh-grader, Jeremy Wuitschick thinks and acts more quickly than you or I probably would in the same situation to stop his run-away bus.  Fellow seventh-grader, Johnny Wood then stepped into perform CPR on the bus driver. A school official happened to be following the… Read More »

Here’s a Licence Plate That I Wouldn’t Recommend to Some of My Former Clients

April 10, 2012

Ran across this guy on the way to the office this morning. Now I know better than to make any assumptions but just in case, as a defense attorney, let me casually suggest that it doesn’t always pay to advertise…

Texas Man Throws Dogs Into Fire Pit

April 10, 2012

Larry Lowery, 28, of Wood County, Texas was arrested for throwing two dogs in a fire pit. According to the police officers four people were drinking alcohol around the fire pit while watching the dogs burn. Lowery admitted to grabbing a stray dog that previously bit him a couple weeks prior and swinging him towards… Read More »

Falsely Imprisoned Virginia Man Will Receive $1 Million in Restitution After 27 Years in Prison

April 9, 2012

Thomas Haynesworth was wrongfully convicted of a sexual assault in 1984 in Henrico County, Virginia. Entering prison at 18, Haynesworth spent the next 27 years behind bars. In 2009 Haynesworth’s convictions on the sexual assault charges were vacated based on new DNA testing spurred by the Innocence Project, which identified another man, Leon Davis (a… Read More »

Keep Your Eyes Peeled, There’s a Flasher on the Loose in Lorton

April 2, 2012

The man was described by a victims as hispanic, 25 to 35 years old standing 5’6″and 200 lbs, with black hair. Also: he was wearing cowboy boots. The victim promptly pulled a knife on the flasher who beat a hasty retreat.