West Virginia and Virginia permits DUI arrests on Private Property

By | 2016-11-10T11:04:43+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Uncategorized|

DUI on Private Property? 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-02-01T03:54:59+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | 2018-02-01T03:59:08+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Save it for Festivus — Avoid Fights on Thanksgiving

By | 2014-11-24T14:41:38+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Judge Cannon remembered by Loudoun Attorneys Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon

By | 2014-11-12T12:03:35+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | 2014-05-23T10:56:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Dealing with a DUI Checkpoint in Virginia

By | 2013-11-27T12:41:01+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Uncategorized|

Even if you haven’t been drinking, seeing a DUI checkpoint ahead can make you apprehensive and nervous. Agencies are required to announce the location of DUI checkpoints.  You should look in local newspapers and government websites for announcements. Checkpoints are often located on major roadways connecting entertainment areas or on the way out of town.  They are often scheduled for weekends or [...]

Lowered Limit Being Pushed for by NTSB

By | 2013-05-15T14:12:45+00:00 May 15th, 2013|DUI Lawyer|

Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all 50 US States lower the legal limit of alcohol in the blood to .05 from .08. The NTSB says that in the last 30 years over 440,000 people have died from alcohol related traffic accidents; drunk driving accounts for more than 1/3rd of all road deaths [...]

SCOTUS Rules Cops Must Obtain Warrant Before Blood Test

By | 2013-04-18T19:56:38+00:00 April 18th, 2013|DUI Lawyer|

Recently, the US Supreme Court ruled that police officers must get a warrant before they subject a suspected drunk driver to a blood test. Their decision came as an 8-to-1 win; Justice Clarence Thomas was the only neigh in the bunch. This comes as a big win for drivers such as Missourian Tyler McNeely, who [...]