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Criminal Defense

Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Fairfax criminal defense attorneys at MacDowell & Associates aggressively defend the rights of clients accused of drunk driving, traffic violations, misdemeanor crimes and felony crimes. Whether you were stopped for a simple speeding ticket or arrested for a serious felony offense, you can rely on us to provide you with a skillful defense.

If you have been arrested, protect your rights with experienced legal representation. Contact our Fairfax criminal defense lawyers online or call 703-591-1336 to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.

Experienced Defense Against a Wide Range of Criminal Charges

The legal team At MacDowell & Associates has extensive experience defending individuals against a wide range of criminal charges, including:

Drug possessionWe handle all drug charges, including possession and drug distribution and trafficking charges. Whether you have been charged with a crime involving prescription medications, narcotics, a controlled substance or another type of illegal street drug, we can help. We have extensive experience challenging evidence on constitutional grounds, such as illegal search and seizure actions.

Juvenile crimesCrimes involving juveniles, such as underage drinking, need to be taken seriously. Underage drinking is a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries significant criminal and civil penalties. We also handle cases involving traffic violations, underage DUI and DWI, theft offenses, violent crimes, drug crimes, property crimes, status offenses and other juvenile offenses.

Property crimesWe handle a wide range of property crimes, including burglary, arson, criminal trespass and destruction of property.

Probation violationsContact us if you have been charged with a probation violation of any kind.

ExpungementA criminal record can make it difficult to find employment, housing or qualify for certain loans. We may be able to get your conviction hidden from public view so you can get a fresh start.

DUI/DWI defenseWe have defended thousands of clients in drunk driving and driving under the influence cases. Whether it is a DUI/DWI first offense, or a DUI/DWI second or third offense, we know how to build a strong defense. We can also explain what the potential consequences of refusal of a breath or blood test may be, and what it means to have an elevated BAC with enhanced penalties. We also handle federal court DUI/DWI, and have experience with underage DUI and DWI.

Violent crimesIf you have been charged with assault, rape, attempted murder, domestic violence or another violent crime, you need legal help immediately. Our trial experience is invaluable in these cases.

Traffic or moving violationsWe handle all traffic violations and traffic crimes cases, including driving on a suspended license to hit and run charges. We also handle reckless driving/speeding cases andrestricted driver's license charges. We also help with issues involving the uniform demerit point system/DMV points.

Theft offenses, shoplifting, embezzlementWe defend against all theft offenses and fraud charges, including cases involving bad checks and credit card offenses.

Our Philosophy and Approach to Criminal Cases

We believe that every client has a right to a strong defense. If retained to handle your case, we will aggressively defend your rights. Many of our clients are people who have been referred to us by satisfied clients. Our clients appreciate our experience, competitive rates and willingness to go the extra mile to protect their rights.

Our Herndon criminal law attorneys work closely with clients to provide the personal service and responsive support they require. We take time to help our clients understand their charges and their legal options. Clients appreciate that we explain complex legal concepts in simple terms that are easy to understand. We believe that informed clients are in a better position to make decisions that will positively impact their future.

Contact Our Herndon DUI Defense Attorneys

If you have been charged with a DUI, or any other type of criminal offense, it is important to get legal help as soon as possible. Contact us online or call 703-591-1336 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.