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Traffic and misdemeanor defense

I carefully focus my practice to best serve my clients. I primarily represent people charged with traffic offenses of all kinds and misdemeanors. Narrowing my services in this way enables me to be a better lawyer for you.

Many attorneys operate a general practice where they may handle a real estate closing one day defend a DUI the next day. That type of firm has its merits, but keeping up with all of the nuances in every practice area can be difficult.

You deserve a focused, experienced attorney for your traffic ticket or misdemeanor charge.

Traffic offenses

Virginia has lots of traffic offenses. I can help with anything from speeding to more serious charges like reckless driving and DUI.

Be sure to consult with an attorney any time you’ve received a traffic ticket, even if it’s pre-payable. You don’t know what outcomes might be possible until you ask. You may be surprised about the results we can get on relatively simple matters like speeding tickets.

Reckless driving

Reckless driving is not just a ticket. It’s actually a misdemeanor charge.

Consult with an attorney to find out if the charge can be reduced to a regular traffic offense or even dismissed completely.

Driving on a suspended license

Driving on a suspended license is also a misdemeanor offense. There may be solid defenses to the charge, so you shouldn’t just accept the prosecutor’s plea offer. You may not go to jail for your first offense, but there is a mandatory minimum of 10 days in jail for a third offense.

DUI / DWI

If you’re charged with driving under the influence, you are probably scared about what will happen to you. I can help you evaluate your possible defenses and see how we can minimize any punishment you may receive.

Marijuana possession

If you’ve been charged with possession of marijuana under Virginia Code 18.2-250.1, you need to talk to a defense attorney ASAP. You may be able to beat the charge or at least be eligible to have it dismissed with community service. Or we might be able to get the charge amended to possession of paraphernalia.

Shoplifting

Have you been charged with shoplifting in Virginia? I imagine you’re scared and worried about what you’re facing. Let’s talk about it.

Assault and battery on a family member

If you’ve been charged with assault and battery on a family member, we should talk about the details of your case and how I can help.

Free consultation. Call me: 540.318.5824.

I provide free consultations for traffic tickets and misdemeanors in my area. If I can't help, I'll do my best to connect you with someone who can.