Criminal Defense Blog Archives for November, 2016

West Virginia and Virginia permits DUI arrests on Private Property

November 10, 2016

In Virginia, a person can be charged with a DUI for drinking and driving on private property. Last week, the West Virginia Supreme Court interpreted West Virginia DUI law the same way. Chief Justice Menis Ketchum wrote in the majority opinion “The Legislature’s definition of the phrase ‘in this State’ … extends the reach of… Read More »

Blatant Racism on a Jury? : Supreme Court to decide if it’s okay

April 18, 2016

This spring, the United States Supreme Court is considering a case that may determine whether jury deliberations should remain secret, even if the jury includes members that make racist comments to encourage the conviction of a defendant. In 2007, a Mexican national named Miguel Angel Pena-Rodriguez was convicted of unlawful sexual contact and two counts… Read More »

Atlanta Braves baseball player Olivera arrested in Arlington assault

April 13, 2016

On Wednesday April 13, 2016, Arlington County Police were called at approximately 7:00 AM to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, by a woman saying she had been assaulted by an Atlanta Braves baseball player. The police reported the female victim had bruises and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Police would not… Read More »

Werth trial for Reckless Driving scheduled for February 3, 2015 in Fairfax County

January 5, 2015

Nationals baseball player Jayson Werth appeared in Fairfax County Circuit Court today in order to set a trial date for his charge of Reckless Driving.  The court scheduled the jury trial for February 3, 2015 at 10 AM.  At this time a judge has not been assigned to the case.  Typically judges in Fairfax County… Read More »

Even Jayson Werth faces jail time for Reckless Driving in Fairfax

December 5, 2014

I was in the outfield stands with my nine year old son on October 11, 2012, a blustery autumn night.  That is when Jayson Werth treated me to the greatest sports moment that I had personally witnessed.  I had been a Washington Nationals season ticket holder since their 2005 return to RFK stadium.   I… Read More »

How to Avoid Being Arrested on Black Friday

November 26, 2014

Every year our law firm sees an increase of people being accused of shoplifting during the holiday shopping season.  Some people have never been involved in the judicial systems before they had a serious and momentary lapse of judgment.  However, many other people I have helped during my career did not commit any crime, but… Read More »

Save it for Festivus — Avoid Fights on Thanksgiving

November 24, 2014

Debates and arguments around the dinner table are big Thanksgiving traditions with many families.  Here are some tips to avoid having a good-natured discussion become a great deal more serious. Driving angry after dinner can cause encounters with local law enforcement for speeding and Reckless Driving.  Leaving a dinner party early after drinking too much… Read More »

Judge Cannon remembered by Loudoun Attorneys Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon

November 12, 2014

On October 17, 2014, the Virginia legal community was surprised to learn of the death of  former Loudoun County General District Judge Julia Cannon. Judge Cannon served on the bench in Loudoun from the early 1990s until her retirement in 2011.  Judge Cannon had graduated from the University of Virginia Law School. The lawyers of… Read More »

New Devices may be used to stop Texting while Driving in Virginia

November 5, 2014

  Virginia police officers already use LIDAR and radar guns to determine how fast a driver is traveling.  Now a Virginia company is now developing technology to monitor texting and driving from a distance. Following the radar-gun model, a Virginia company is working on a similar device that can pick up the specific radio frequencies… Read More »

Why you can’t find the Best DUI Lawyer in Virginia on the internet

May 23, 2014

When you or a loved one are charged with the serious offense of DUI or DWI in Virginia, you want the best legal advice possible.  Much is at risk: A loss of license, high fines, a permanent criminal record, and possible sentence of jail time for a First Offense DUI in Virginia. However, when you… Read More »

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