If you have been charged with DWI/DUI OR issued a summons for the criminal traffic offense of Reckless Driving Speeding or Reckless Driving General in Fairfax, Virginia, you have some very important decisions to make in short order. (If you have been charged with a non-traffic criminal charge, visit the Criminal Defense page for time sensitive critical information). These charges are more than mere "traffic" matters. They are crimes and are punishable by imprisonment, high fines, and license suspension. Moreover, they can have other serious consequences - an adverse impact on your security clearance, auto and life insurance, and your ability to maintain employment and gain employment in the future. In short, what you are charged with can affect your family and perhaps the rest of your life.
Don't Be Fooled By the Fact that your Summons or Warrant is Marked for "Traffic" Court in Fairfax County. Reckless Driving and DUI/DWI/Driving Under the Influence are crimes in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
A large part of the frustration and anxiety you are experiencing is likely due to confusion as to what attorney you should hire. You recognize that who you hire as your attorney may be the single greatest factor that affects the outcome of your case. The limited time you have to make this decision is adding to the anxiety you are experiencing.
YOU WANT TO KNOW:
You will be entrusting the Fairfax attorney you choose with your future and reputation.
Fairfax County has no shortage of eager lawyers. Every lawyer with a license feels he is qualified to handle your case. They are not. DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, and criminal cases can be some of the most complex cases. They involve law that changes on an almost monthly basis and various scientific, technical, and medical issues. Moreover, how these cases are handled varies substantially from county to county within Virginia, and from judge and prosecutor to judge and prosecutor within a county, such as Fairfax.
Many of the lawyers or law firms seeking to represent you may fall into one of several categories:
Many people fall victim to this system. These are people who could have done much better with an attorney that had the appropriate knowledge and local expertise, but, unknowingly, they chose the lawyer that handled their last real estate transaction or immigration matter or they went with a lawyer that sent them a letter promising to handle their case for a rate too good to be true (without ever talking to them).
READ: TOP 5 Absolutely Critical Rules You Must Follow to See that Your Case is Handled Properly
If you have a case pending in Fairfax County and are interested in hiring an attorney, I provide a free consultation. Please call to schedule a confidential consultation. I will review your situation as if I were prosecuting the case in order to provide you with the best information possible.
Manikas Law LLC
10513 Judicial Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Discover how hiring a DUI or DWI lawyer who is a former Fairfax County prosecutor can give you the advantage you need when fighting your charge. DUI cases are aggressively prosecuted and any attorney that handles such cases must have the legal, technical, and medical expertise to properly defend you.
Reckless driving is a crime in Virginia. Learn what speeding and other violations constitute reckless driving and how hiring a former Fairfax County prosecutor can give you an advantage.
In Virginia, criminal convictions are forever and penalties can be very harsh. What does that mean? If you are convicted of marijuana possession, possession of cocaine or other drugs, possession with intent to distribute (PWID), obstruction of justice, hit and run, theft, larceny, assault and battery, or any other criminal charge, it will be on your NCIC criminal record permanently and you may be jailed, fined, have your licensed suspended, and incur other punitive measures.