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High Speed Reckless Driving leads to Felony and Misdemeanors in Virginia Beach

By | 2018-02-27T11:45:49+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Criminal Defense, Reckless Driving|

A high-speed chase beginning in Northampton County proceeded south-bound across the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel and into Virginia Beach on Friday. The driver of a silver Mercedes SUV in Hampton Roads led multiple police agencies on a chase from Northampton County until his vehicle crashed in the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel at the start of the Friday rush [...]

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 [...]

Atlanta Braves baseball player Olivera arrested in Arlington assault

By | 2018-02-01T04:05:40+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Criminal Defense|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Even Jayson Werth faces jail time for Reckless Driving in Fairfax

By | 2014-12-05T22:25:43+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Criminal Defense, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

How to Avoid Being Arrested on Black Friday

By | 2014-11-26T12:38:26+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Criminal Defense, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By | 2014-11-05T16:08:08+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Criminal Defense, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

  Police may try to use device to stop texting and driving 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 [...]

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