Virginia Ignition Interlocks a factor in hundreds of crashes

By | 2019-06-17T15:33:26+00:00 June 17th, 2019|DUI Lawyer, News, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

Technology that is designed to deter previous offenders from drinking and driving is producing alarming crash statistics. The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that the number of crashes due to Ignition Interlock devices has gone up from 407 in 2012 to 678 in 2016.  Virginia state law mandates that individuals have the device installed in [...]

False Confessions and the Fifth Amendment

By | 2019-05-19T22:44:20+00:00 May 19th, 2019|Criminal Defense, News, Uncategorized|

In June 1996, 18 year old Angie Dodge from Idaho Falls, Idaho was murdered.  Police found Dodge’s half naked body with multiple stab wounds, her throat cut, and evidence of rape.   The tragedy, however, was perpetuated by the fact that two innocent men were accused of the murder. With no leads for 6 months,  [...]

Another Speeding Ticket? Virginia drivers 4th most likely to re-offend

By | 2019-04-22T12:44:10+00:00 April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

There might be some bad news if you get Speeding Ticket in Virginia.  If you get one Speeding Ticket, Virginia is the 4th worst state in the nation when it comes to the possibility you will get a second speeding citation. The insurance quote comparison website Insurify analyzed data collected from 1.6 million people who [...]

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 [...]