The Law of K9 Searches

Fairfax Drug Crimes Lawyer Police use canines (commonly referred to as “K-9’s”) to sniff the exterior of homes, cars, people’s luggage at the airport, etc., in the hopes of finding contraband. These dogs are generally born and raised for the purpose of becoming K9’s,...

The Bail Process in Virginia

The Bail Process in Virginia When people hear the maxim “Innocent until proven guilty,” it generally makes them think that person will only be incarcerated after their guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The sad reality is that this is simply not the...

The Failed War on Drugs

The Failed War on Drugs It is no longer a secret that the ineffective and unjust nature of America’s “War on Drugs” has been a complete and utter failure. In fact, the proliferation of opioid addiction in urban, suburban, and rural communities only prove just how...

Retención de ICE

Por Qué Los Procedimientos De Retencion De ICE Son Actualmente Inconstitucionales Este artículo es una discusión y análisis de por qué los actuales procedimientos de retencion de ICE son violatorios de la Cuarta Enmienda y los pasos muy simples y razonables que se...

Why the Travel Ban Will Fail in the Supreme Court

Why the Travel Ban Will Fail in the Supreme Court This article is not intended to focus on providing a personal opinion of the travel ban. Instead, the purpose of this article is to provide a plain-English road map of precisely why the travel ban will not pass...

Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

Common Defenses to Crimes in Virginia The question I get most often from clients in criminal cases is “What defenses do I have?” The reality is, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question. In fact, because every case is different, charges in one case...

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?

What Are 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...