Stafford, Virginia Criminal Lawyers

Michael A Robinson Esq.
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Virginia Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as a top criminal and DUI attorney, Michael has helped thousands of adults and juveniles fight their charges. Our Virginia criminal attorneys handle all misdemeanor and felony... Read More »
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Karin Riley Porter
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Virginia Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Karin Riley Porter is an experienced Virginia criminal lawyer handling many different types of criminal offenses in Virginia. Common criminal offenses Ms. Porter deals with include drug offenses, DUI offenses, reckless... Read More »
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David Joseph Dischley
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Virginia Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

David Dischley is an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor helping clients throughout Northern Virginia. David handles all types of criminal cases including drug offenses, DUI | DWI, reckless... Read More »
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Wilfred Yeargan
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18 Years Of Trial Experience in Virginia/Free Consultation 5 Star Client Reviews

Attorney Wilfred Yeargan graduated from the University of New Hampshire Law School, Franklin Pierce in 1998. He has served the Northern Virginia area for eighteen years, providing skillful defense of thousands of... Read More »
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Eric Bradley Stone Esq.
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Stafford, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(540) 657-0111 1303 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
Eric Stone Law, PC, serves people in the cities of Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Quantico as well as Stafford County, Prince William County, and Spotsylvania County in Virginia
Thaddeus Furlong
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Stafford, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(540) 402-1600 Courthouse Square
2126 Jefferson Davis Hwy Ste 101
Stafford, VA 22554
Criminal and DUI
Georgetown University Law Center
__FORMER POLICE. Aggressive criminal defense and civil trial attorney. Adjunct professor of Law. Former member of the LAPD (Robbery-Homicide), LA County Sheriff's Dept ( Instructor), Fairfax County Police (Patrol Operations), FBI Academy (Instructor). Police trained in DUI tests, interrogations, search & seizure, evidence collection, drug analysis, arrest procedures, and criminal investigation. Over 20 years courtroom experience in law firm of former police, prosecutors and military.attorneys. Defended thousands of clients in DUI, traffic, and criminal cases, including White House personnel, Congressional staff, professional athletes, celebrities, military, doctors, nurses, teachers, students, govt employees, contractors, police, DEA, FBI. CIA, and other lawyers...
Anthony Charles Williams
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Stafford, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(540) 657-0111 1303 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Retired U.S. Marine Corps judge advocate practicing family law, criminal law, military law and general litigation.
Stafford, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(540) 659-3130 1259 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554
Criminal
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Susan Fremit
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(540) 322-2594 9130 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania , VA 22553
Criminal and DUI
The George Washington University Law School and University of Calgary Law School
Born in Britain, Susan F. Fremit emigrated to Canada when she was a young child. As a teenager, she completed her secondary school education while traveling between England, Portugal and Spain. Through being very involved with every community she lived, Susan encountered diverse European and Canadian cultures, which lead to her passion for justice and an interest in law. In 1991, the Law Firm of Susan F. Fremit was established to represent clients charged with criminal defense, DUI and serious traffic offenses in Windsor and...
Joseph T Brown
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Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(540) 786-7700 4026-B Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Since 2001 Joseph T. Brown has provided aggressive, experienced, high quality legal representation to thousands of people charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses or who have family law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and protective order.
James McMurray Johnson
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Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 670-0761 13478 Minnieville Rd
Suite 204
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
James M. Johnson graduated from James Madison University in with degrees in Biology and Economics. He received his Juris Doctor from the George Mason School of Law. James Johnson has worked at the outstanding law firms of Pfitzner & Morley, Johnson Ford Law, and now he is the managing attorney at the Johnson Law Firm, PC. He is admitted to practice in all Virginia courts, as well as the Federal and Bankruptcy courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
John David Mayoras
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Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(540) 371-4500 614 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of North Carolina School of Law
John graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English before attending law school at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. John was still a student when he tried his first case as a member of the Criminal Defense Clinic. He also attempted to free the wrongly convicted, working with the Innocence Project. John gained invaluable experience as a research assistant for a member of the law school's faculty and as an intern for the North Carolina's Office of the Attorney General. John has always practiced criminal defense. He began his...
Casey Rian Stevens
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Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(703) 897-1777 4311 Ridgewood Center Dr
Suite A
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
George Mason University
Casey R. Stevens With more than 29 years of experience practicing law, Casey R. Stevens is a leader in the Virginia criminal defense community. He is a skilled and dedicated defense lawyer who is focused on achieving a successful outcome for his clients in every case that he takes on. Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Casey served as a prosecutor in the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Prince William County, Virginia where he gained unique insight into how the government develops and prosecutes both felony and misdemeanor cases. Casey is well respected by attorneys and judges and...
Andrew Flusche
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Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(540) 318-5824 10691 Spotsylvania Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Virginia School of Law
I fight hard to defend my clients who are charged with traffic offenses and misdemeanors. You deserve vigorous representation to fight and win. I practice primarily in Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Fredericksburg. This enables me to know the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers who will be involved in your case. You deserve a local attorney. I offer very competitive rates by keeping overhead low so you can afford quality representation. You deserve a reasonable price. Please contact me for a free consultation on your traffic or misdemeanor charge. I can defend you on traffic-related offenses such as speeding, reckless driving, driving on a...
Madison Whitehead
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Virginia Criminal Law Attorney

Liberty University School of LawVirginia
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Ryan Rambudhan
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Virginia Criminal Law Attorney

Ryan Rambudhan is a dual practice attorney who specializes in Family Law and Criminal Litigation. Criminal/Traffic Having previously worked for a prosecutor's office in New York, Mr. Rambudhan brings a unique set of... Read More »
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Lisa Mathews
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Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(703) 520-3206 13000 Harbor Center Drive
Ste. 356
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
Lisa Mathews is a licensed attorney in Virginia serving clients throughout northern Virginia.

Lisa creates thoughtful, tailored estate plans for a variety of circumstances. Please call 703-520-3206 for an appointment.

Lisa graduated cum laude from George Mason Law School where she served as Articles Editor for George Mason Law Review. During law school, Lisa interned for the Department of Justice – Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Division and the Senate Judiciary Committee, Office of Senator Hatch. She also participated in the Mason Veteran and Servicemember Clinic and the Supreme Court Legal Clinic. And, she interned for Judge Contreras on the...
Justin Scott McLeod
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Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(540) 328-0794 910 Princess Anne Street
Suite 215
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Criminal, Collections, Family and Traffic Tickets
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Mr. McLeod grew up in North Texas before his undergraduate studies took him across the globe. Mr. McLeod graduated from Adelaide University (South Australia), receiving a B.A. degree in History. Returning to Texas, he then attended Texas Christian University and went on to comlpete an M.A. in History. Mr. McLeod then undertook his legal education at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law with the help of academic scholarships and grants and went on to graduate cum laude. During law school Mr. McLeod attained the prestigious position of Managing Editor of the University...
Darren Meyer
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Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
510 Princess Anne Street, Suite 201
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Widener University
Darren Meyer is a Fredericksburg area Criminal Defense and Traffic Attorney. Mr. Meyer practices traffic and criminal law throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia including but not limited to Spotsylvania County, Fredericksburg, Stafford County, King George County, Caroline County. Mr. Meyer will aggressively defend your case and strives to obtain the best results for his clients in all criminal matters. Attorney-client communication is something we feel is an important aspect to defending a criminal case. Being charged with a crime can be a stressful time in someone's life. It is...
J. Burkhardt Beale
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Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(703) 690-1222 4391 Ridgewood Center Dr
Suite G
Woodbridge, VA 22192-5399
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Stockbroker Fraud
Washington and Lee University School of Law
I began practicing law in 1980 with a firm where I tried my first felony jury after being in practice approximately 4 months. Just as in the NBA or MLB the rookie who is good gains responsibility and rises in the ranks. I have dedicated my career to helping those who sometimes felt that their situatio was impossible to win or overcome. I have heard on many occasions from judges around the state that "this is the first time I have heard that defense" when finding my client "not guilty". There are many lawyers who will take your money, and...
Ghislaine Storr Burks
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Spotsylvania, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(540) 582-6333 9108 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Criminal and DUI
Valparaiso University School of Law
Adam C Calinger
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Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(540) 368-8110 406 Amelia St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
University of Virginia School of Law
Adam C. Calinger is an attorney currently practicing law in Fredericksburg, VA. He practices appeals in the state courts of Virginia. He also defends persons in cases involving misdemeanors and traffic cases.
Claire Keena
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Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 397-8157 12660 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
Mark Thomas Crossland
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Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(703) 491-7797 14017 Telegraph Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Jason E Hickman Esq
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Prince William, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(703) 565-5137 12701 Marblestone Drive, Suite 350
Prince William, VA 22192-8307
Criminal, Business, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Mark A Murphy
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Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(540) 372-3700 411 Elm Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Criminal
B.R. 'Billy' Hicks
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Virginia. I will fight for you and your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Faraji A. Rosenthall
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Former Fairfax County Prosecutor with over a decade of experience.

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A former Virginia prosecutor who knows the state’s strategies—and how to fight them. Moreover, he’s a second-generation criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the rights of people in Virginia.... Read More »
Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Attorney
(703) 291-4390 2750 Killarney Dr.
Suite 203
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Michigan State University
Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(571) 216-4731 3950 Hartlake St
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Criminal
Dumfries, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(301) 439-3515 4181 Waterway Dr
Dumfries, VA 22025
Criminal
Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(703) 690-1222 4391 Ridgewood Center Dr.
Suite H
Woodbridge, VA 22192-5399
Criminal, Civil Rights, Consumer and Domestic Violence
Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
406 Amelia St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Criminal
Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(540) 371-6220 1400 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Divorce
Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(703) 580-8377 4801 Dashiell Pl
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Criminal and Personal Injury
Fredericksburg, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(540) 369-6430 1671 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 201
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Criminal
Woodbridge, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(703) 497-2510 12872 Harbor Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
David Joseph Dischley
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(703) 635-2424 9255 Center St. Suite 300B
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationManassas, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
George Mason University School of Law
David Dischley is an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor helping clients throughout Northern Virginia. David handles all types of criminal cases including drug offenses, DUI | DWI, reckless driving, assault and battery. David began his career as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney (Prosecutor). As a prosecutor, David learned that effective criminal representation makes all the difference. David chose to become a criminal defense lawyer to help those charged with criminal offenses get the help they deserve and produce the results they need. David is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, a SuperLawyers...
Benjamin Schaefer
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Virginia Criminal Law Lawyer

Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of LawVirginia
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G. Rex Flynn Jr.
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You want an Attorney that will fight for you, that cares, and gets good results.

The Flynn Law Firm is committed to fighting for our clients. We practice criminal defense in Northern Virginia, & are committed to obtaining the best results for our clients. Give us a call, you will not be disappointed. Read More »
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Marina Medvin
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(888) 886-4127 10560 Main Street
Suite 510
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationFairfax, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
George Mason University School of Law
MEDVIN LAW Criminal Defense & DWI Law Firm, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides award-winning, top-rated Virginia criminal defense lawyer services. Experienced criminal attorneys & DUI lawyers offer representation for Northern Virginia Felony and Misdemeanor criminal charges and arrests in Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington. Experienced in Federal Criminal Defense, we also specialize in Federal criminal attorney services in Alexandria VA for Federal criminal charges, Federal indictments and investigations, White Collar cases, and Federal traffic Misdemeanors in the US District Court in Alexandria.

MEDVIN LAW was founded by attorney Marina Medvin, a highly sought-after and nationally revered criminal trial lawyer who has defended FBI's 10 Most Wanted, WikiLeaks and Anonymous hacker...
Andrew S. Criado
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Fairfax, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(703) 201-1162 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 6
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School
Andrew Criado is a criminal defense attorney in the Fairfax office of Robinson Law. He represents clients throughout Northern Virginia.
Andrew joined Robinson Law after serving for ten years as a prosecutor in the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where he was a Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and headed the office’s White Collar/Fraud Unit.
Andrew began his career as Alexandria’s traffic prosecutor, gaining expertise in DUI law. He completed the Advanced DUI Training program in Williamsburg, VA and the Prosecutor Bootcamp at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC.
Andrew’s criminal law experience runs the gamut of adult and juvenile crimes from DUI, reckless...
Sean R Hanover
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Fairfax, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(800) 579-9864 2751 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
Criminal, Business, Employment and Family
Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company...
Krystal R. Capasso
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Arlington, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(202) 838-7017 6924 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22213
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative and Military
The George Washington University Law School, Naval Justice School and Roger Williams University School of Law
Krystal is the daughter of a retired Army pilot and has spent her entire life in and around the military. She earned a business degree from Nichols College in 2005, and her law degree from Rogers Williams Law School in 2008.

Krystal became an Alabama state attorney in 2009 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in 2009 and graduated with honors from the Naval Justice School in 2011. She served on active duty in the Marine Corps as a military lawyer until 2016.

In 2017 she earned her LL.M. (Master in Law)...
Ryan Rambudhan
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Fairfax, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 273-6431 4010 University Dr
#102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School
Ryan Rambudhan is a dual practice attorney who specializes in Family Law and Criminal Litigation.

Criminal/Traffic
Having previously worked for a prosecutor's office in New York, Mr. Rambudhan brings a unique set of skills to the firm. He understands how police and prosecutors approach cases, and uses that knowledge to build a strategic defense for his clients who face criminal charges. Mr. Rambudhan believes in a three-step approach to accomplishing a solid defense: (1) diligent preparation and research; (2) effective and aggressive negotiations; and (3) desire and confidence to litigate any case if necessary.

Family Law
Having previously worked with one of the best...
Matthew Crowley
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Leesburg, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(703) 542-4004 19 E Market St.
Suite 201
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
American University Washington College of Law
Mr. Crowley focuses his practice on defending his clients' constitutional rights and holding the police accountable. With 15 years of experience in the legal system in Northern Virginia, Matthew Crowley has dealt with a wide array of case types ranging from serious felonies to traffic violations and misdemeanors. Tough, intelligent, customized representation, and a listening ear to make sure the things most important to you are protected.
Jean Humbrecht
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Manassas, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(703) 479-0015 9256 Mosby Street
Suite 204
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School and Ave Maria School of Law
Jean Humbrecht is the founding attorney at Humbrecht Law, P.L.L.C. She is admitted to practice law in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Ms. Humbrecht handles primarily criminal and traffic cases throughout Northern Virginia. Prior to opening her own practice, Jean Humbrecht worked for a criminal defense firm in Fairfax, VA. Ms. Humbrecht received her Master's in Litigation at The George Washington University Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. This additional degree she...
Carly Jehlen Hart
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Fairfax, VA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(703) 934-8580 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 302
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Carly Jehlen Hart focuses her practice in the areas of criminal and traffic defense, domestic law, and civil litigation. Ms. Jehlen Hart has been practicing law since 2010 and joined the Firm as a Partner in 2019. As a lawyer, Carly appreciates being able to help her clients, and getting to know them, during what is usually a very difficult situation, and the opportunity to advocate for them not just in their litigation, but for them in their lives.
Ms. Jehlen Hart graduated from the University of South Florida with two Bachelors of the Arts degrees in Literature and Interdisciplinary Social...
Benjamin Inman
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McLean, VA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(703) 910-5062 1750 Tysons Blvd.
Ste. 1500
McLean, VA 22102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Employment
George Mason University School of Law
Benjamin has always stood up for what’s right – he finds real meaning in helping the good guys win! He’s always been guided by a clear sense of right and wrong, from his time in the U.S. Army to his time as a Commonwealth Attorney (prosecutor), to his current position at J. Madison PLC.
Before starting at J. Madison PLC, Benjamin worked at the Arlington Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for five years. As a Commonwealth Attorney, he helped the victims of violent, non-violent, and financial crimes find justice. He also tried hundreds of traffic cases and specialized in DUI cases. ...
Sudeb Basu
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Reston, VA Criminal Law Lawyer
(571) 572-2278 11890 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America
As your lawyer, your case gets my best effort from up-front intake through analysis and investigation. If you want to take your matter to trial, I will represent you before the judge or jury. My experience as a former computer applications developer can be useful in the evaluation of any electronic evidence in your case, such as information stored on smartphones, hard drives or disks, or the cloud.
Meredith Ralls
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Virginia Criminal Law Attorney

The George Washington University Law SchoolDistrict of Columbia and Virginia
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Matthew Crowley
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Virginia Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Mr. Crowley focuses his practice on defending his clients' constitutional rights and holding the police accountable. With 15 years of experience in the legal system in Northern Virginia, Matthew Crowley has dealt with a... Read More »
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.