The Leniency Afforded to First Time Offenders

The Leniency Afforded to First Time Offenders First time offenders generally get the most lenient and fairest treatment in the criminal justice system. Depending on the severity, judges are far likelier to impose lenient sentences on first time offenders out of...

Cavity Searches: When the Ends Don’t Justify the Means

Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney Explains the Unreasonableness of Cavity Searches The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. But what exactly is considered “reasonable?” Well, criminal defense lawyers all over this country have been litigating...
Is Incarceration Effective?

Is Incarceration Effective?

The Origins of Incarceration? The concept of incarceration has existed since inception of the “state” as a form of social organization. The development of the state was coextensive with the creation of written language which provided mankind the ability to create laws...

How Much Will Criminal Charges Cost Me?

The Cost of Criminal Charges There is no easy way to put this: Being charged with a crime is not only costly in the economic sense, but the more difficult, less-quantifiable costs are associated with the potential loss of one’s freedom, employment opportunities,...

Suppressing Evidence Under the Exclusionary Rule

How Your Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Use the Exclusionary Rule to Suppress Evidence In previous articles, I discussed Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. In a nutshell, the Fourth Amendment requires police to have a warrant to...