2019 top attorney award winners

Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Stafford, VA

We selected Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Stafford area from 41 qualified local attorneys.

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John Mayoras
 Website

When you have been charged with a crime, Attorney John Mayoras will be by your side to defend you in the courtroom. While Attorney John Mayoras defends clients charged with any type of offense, some of his more common areas of practice include sex crimes, theft crimes, and violent crimes. A practicing attorney for over 12 years, Attorney John Mayoras is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has received numerous accolades for his hard work, including Super Lawyer and National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Attorney John Mayoras creates an open dialogue with his clients and is able to keep them informed 24/7. If you want a powerhouse defense for your criminal case, then Attorney John Mayoras is the lawyer for you.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
3.70
3 reviews  

John Mayoras represented a member of my family recently. What a blessing John was to us. He patiently explained the consequences for the charges to him (which were felony charges).He reviewed all the facts before the trial.with him to be sure he had accurate information. John went over everything with him. John did everything he could to get the best outcome at the trial. John not only spoke with our family member but also spoke with us about what was going to happen in court. Most times lawyers don't even acknowledge the family that is very distraught over what is happening to their loved one. John may have been a court appointed attorney but we couldn't have gotten any better representation if we had hired an attorney. I would recommend John Mayoras to anyone that needs a really good dedicated lawyer.

John is the worst attorney I've ever worked with. Don't waste your time or money with this individual. Get an attorney that is not lazy and actually willing to work your case. Avoid this person at all cost.

Mr. Mayoras is a rock solid attorney. If you want representation in a Northern Virginia criminal case, trust me, you will have no regrets if you select Mr. Mayoras as your Defense Attorney. In August 2015, my daughter was a victim of assault and pressed charges against her aggressor. The aggressor counter-charged my daughter. Mr. Mayoras was selected as her public defender. Prior to the hearing, Mr. Mayoras engaged with the prosecutor and maintained contact with us. On the day of the trial I observed other cases prior to ours being heard, I saw weak defense attorneys lose repeatedly to the tough prosecutor. As my daughter was called forward I started to worry. Mr. Mayoras was a rock solid attorney as he cross-examined the defendant who counter-charged my daughter capitalizing on every weakness and inconsistency. He not only had my daughter’s counter-charge dismissed but his piercing argument ensured that the aggressor received a conviction. I was absolutely impressed. A year later my son broke up with his girlfriend. In her anger, in March 2016, she chose to file charges of strangulation, assault, and battery saying that my son tried to kill her. A felony warrant was issued for the strangulation and a misdemeanor warrant was issued for the assault and battery. At that moment our lives changed forever. If convicted, my son, a United States Marine, was facing a five-year prison sentence and discharge from the military with no hope of ever finding decent employment in the United States. Life as he knew it would be over for the rest of his life. I called Mr. Mayoras to take the case even though I knew he only practiced in Northern Virginia. Although he warned me that he had no insight into the Norfolk courts, based on my previous observations, I believed that if anyone could save my son, it would be Mr. Mayoras. Upon taking the case, he did extensive research and kept us informed of his strategy to win. With months of preparation we went to trial in October 2016. Like my previous encounter in court a year earlier I observed multiple weak defense attorneys lose to the tough prosecutors leading to multiple convictions. At the end of the day, the last case to be heard, my son was called to trial. I started to get concerned as the prosecutor started to build a case against my son. However, as every prosecuting witness was brought forward, Mr. Mayoras processed every word that was stated exploiting every weakness and inconsistency in their testimony through cross-examination. He challenged the relevance of certain witnesses who as a result did not even get to testify. Then it was the time for the defense to take action. Short, straight, and to the point he built a bullet-proof defense with only two witnesses and the defendant. Sharp, smart, and one step ahead of the game, he even recalled one of the prosecuting witnesses and manipulated the individual to testify in favor of my son. The strength in the prosecutor’s case had dwindled by the end of the trial through the skill and mental agility of Mr. Mayoras. The judge dismissed both charges and my son was a free man with a life ahead of him. Think about it, Mr. Mayoras won this case despite having never entered the Norfolk courthouse previous to this. I challenge you not just to take my word for it. You have one chance to win or lose a case. Call him and find out when he is next in court. It will cost you nothing to see him first hand in action as he handles his case. I promise that you will be absolutely impressed. You don’t have to choose him, but please make your selection only after seeing him handle a case in court. I am in the military and am due to rotate to Florida next year. My only regret is that Mr. Mayoras is not bar certified in Florida! Good luck to you. Choose your defense attorney wisely.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.70
    3 reviews  

    John Mayoras represented a member of my family recently. What a blessing John was to us. He patiently explained the consequences for the charges to him (which were felony charges).He reviewed all the facts before the trial.with him to be sure he had accurate information. John went over everything with him. John did everything he could to get the best outcome at the trial. John not only spoke with our family member but also spoke with us about what was going to happen in court. Most times lawyers don't even acknowledge the family that is very distraught over what is happening to their loved one. John may have been a court appointed attorney but we couldn't have gotten any better representation if we had hired an attorney. I would recommend John Mayoras to anyone that needs a really good dedicated lawyer.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.70
    3 reviews  

    John is the worst attorney I've ever worked with. Don't waste your time or money with this individual. Get an attorney that is not lazy and actually willing to work your case. Avoid this person at all cost.

  • Review

    by Google
    3.70
    3 reviews  

    Mr. Mayoras is a rock solid attorney. If you want representation in a Northern Virginia criminal case, trust me, you will have no regrets if you select Mr. Mayoras as your Defense Attorney. In August 2015, my daughter was a victim of assault and pressed charges against her aggressor. The aggressor counter-charged my daughter. Mr. Mayoras was selected as her public defender. Prior to the hearing, Mr. Mayoras engaged with the prosecutor and maintained contact with us. On the day of the trial I observed other cases prior to ours being heard, I saw weak defense attorneys lose repeatedly to the tough prosecutor. As my daughter was called forward I started to worry. Mr. Mayoras was a rock solid attorney as he cross-examined the defendant who counter-charged my daughter capitalizing on every weakness and inconsistency. He not only had my daughter’s counter-charge dismissed but his piercing argument ensured that the aggressor received a conviction. I was absolutely impressed. A year later my son broke up with his girlfriend. In her anger, in March 2016, she chose to file charges of strangulation, assault, and battery saying that my son tried to kill her. A felony warrant was issued for the strangulation and a misdemeanor warrant was issued for the assault and battery. At that moment our lives changed forever. If convicted, my son, a United States Marine, was facing a five-year prison sentence and discharge from the military with no hope of ever finding decent employment in the United States. Life as he knew it would be over for the rest of his life. I called Mr. Mayoras to take the case even though I knew he only practiced in Northern Virginia. Although he warned me that he had no insight into the Norfolk courts, based on my previous observations, I believed that if anyone could save my son, it would be Mr. Mayoras. Upon taking the case, he did extensive research and kept us informed of his strategy to win. With months of preparation we went to trial in October 2016. Like my previous encounter in court a year earlier I observed multiple weak defense attorneys lose to the tough prosecutors leading to multiple convictions. At the end of the day, the last case to be heard, my son was called to trial. I started to get concerned as the prosecutor started to build a case against my son. However, as every prosecuting witness was brought forward, Mr. Mayoras processed every word that was stated exploiting every weakness and inconsistency in their testimony through cross-examination. He challenged the relevance of certain witnesses who as a result did not even get to testify. Then it was the time for the defense to take action. Short, straight, and to the point he built a bullet-proof defense with only two witnesses and the defendant. Sharp, smart, and one step ahead of the game, he even recalled one of the prosecuting witnesses and manipulated the individual to testify in favor of my son. The strength in the prosecutor’s case had dwindled by the end of the trial through the skill and mental agility of Mr. Mayoras. The judge dismissed both charges and my son was a free man with a life ahead of him. Think about it, Mr. Mayoras won this case despite having never entered the Norfolk courthouse previous to this. I challenge you not just to take my word for it. You have one chance to win or lose a case. Call him and find out when he is next in court. It will cost you nothing to see him first hand in action as he handles his case. I promise that you will be absolutely impressed. You don’t have to choose him, but please make your selection only after seeing him handle a case in court. I am in the military and am due to rotate to Florida next year. My only regret is that Mr. Mayoras is not bar certified in Florida! Good luck to you. Choose your defense attorney wisely.

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Matthew Crowley
 Website

Whether you have several charges on your record, or this is the first time you have been arrested, Attorney Matthew Crowley is dedicated to fighting for your rights. Attorney Matthew Crowley focuses his practice on helping clients who have been arrested for a criminal offense and mainly takes cases for clients charged with assault and battery, drug crimes, DUIs, DWIs, juvenile crimes, and sex crimes. Attorney Matthew Crowley maintains memberships in the National Trial Lawyers and the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys. A Washington College of Law at American University graduate, Attorney Matthew Crowley handles all types of crimes allegedly committed by the accused. Your first step toward relief following a criminal charge starts by calling Attorney Matthew Crowley’s office today.

Fee Structure: SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.90
84 reviews  

After consulting several law firms I chose the one I felt most comfortable with and was very pleased with the results. Mr. Crowley was excellent in listening to my needs and achieving the results. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

When I needed representation, I had no idea where to start. After calling multiple firms, Robinson got back to me right away and scheduled a meeting within an hour. I met with a very capable and impressive paralegal first who explained how everything would work. I was soon emailed a detailed information packet that outlined every stage of the process and included even the most minute details about the judicial process. Whenever I had a question the firm got back to me that day with answers. When I met with Mr. Crowley, he allayed my fears and laid out a strategy to win. In court, Mr. Crowley explained everything in detail that was happening. He never guaranteed anything, but he honestly and accurately predicted possible outcomes. With his years of experience, he was ready for the other side's strategy, and expertly outmaneuvered them. I would highly recommend the Robinson firm and specifically Mr. Crowley. Without him, my life would be completely different today.

Mr. Crowley is a very experienced attorney. He is also very thorough with his work and is excellent. I highly recommend his legal counsel.

I would recommend Matthew Crowley for your next legal matter. He is very expirenced in criminal law. Mr. Crowley has made a huge impact on my life for handling my case so well. His practice holds itself to high standards and his team is very professional. It really feels great knowing I have Robinson Law on my side.

I was very pleased with my experience at this law firm and with hiring Matthew Crowley. I appreciated his professionalism and quickness in responses via email or text or phone call. He was extremely sympathetic, comforting, and reassuring throughout the whole process. He is definitely an experienced attorney and it showed. I'll note that I contacted his firm on the weekend and he was the first person to contact me back within the hour. I would recommend him a hundred times over.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    After consulting several law firms I chose the one I felt most comfortable with and was very pleased with the results. Mr. Crowley was excellent in listening to my needs and achieving the results. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    When I needed representation, I had no idea where to start. After calling multiple firms, Robinson got back to me right away and scheduled a meeting within an hour. I met with a very capable and impressive paralegal first who explained how everything would work. I was soon emailed a detailed information packet that outlined every stage of the process and included even the most minute details about the judicial process. Whenever I had a question the firm got back to me that day with answers. When I met with Mr. Crowley, he allayed my fears and laid out a strategy to win. In court, Mr. Crowley explained everything in detail that was happening. He never guaranteed anything, but he honestly and accurately predicted possible outcomes. With his years of experience, he was ready for the other side's strategy, and expertly outmaneuvered them. I would highly recommend the Robinson firm and specifically Mr. Crowley. Without him, my life would be completely different today.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Crowley is a very experienced attorney. He is also very thorough with his work and is excellent. I highly recommend his legal counsel.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I would recommend Matthew Crowley for your next legal matter. He is very expirenced in criminal law. Mr. Crowley has made a huge impact on my life for handling my case so well. His practice holds itself to high standards and his team is very professional. It really feels great knowing I have Robinson Law on my side.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I was very pleased with my experience at this law firm and with hiring Matthew Crowley. I appreciated his professionalism and quickness in responses via email or text or phone call. He was extremely sympathetic, comforting, and reassuring throughout the whole process. He is definitely an experienced attorney and it showed. I'll note that I contacted his firm on the weekend and he was the first person to contact me back within the hour. I would recommend him a hundred times over.

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Michael Alan Pignone
 Website

In times of detainment or arrest, you want an experienced criminal defense attorney whose goal is to lead you to freedom. Attorney Michael Pignone's expertise also extends to offenses such as DUIs, DWIs, misdemeanors, and felonies. A graduate of Suffolk University's Law School, Attorney Michael Pignone passed the Bar in 1995. Attorney Michael Pignone creates an open dialogue with his clients and is able to keep them informed 24/7. Attorney Michael Pignone is dedicated to providing his clients with the proper representation they need for their case.

Fee Structure: All Fees Will Be Reveled at the Beginning of Your Case, Credit Cards are Accepted. When facing smaller cases, such as driving 20 mph over the speed limit, the fees are typically under a thousand.

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.00
4 reviews  

In my honest opinion, Mike Pignone is absolutely the best lawyer in Virginia. He’s gotten me out of risks to my livelihood with two big charges. I was happy with his professionalism and work ethic. I would definitely recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Keep fighting the good fight!

Michael Pignone is my referral for anyone, any time, any charge and any incident. His law knowledge is incredible, his defense mode argument is backed up with pure confidence and he is a very well spoken and intelligent attorney. If you need an attorney that actually gives a damn about your freedom, than do whatever you can to obtain Michael Pignone! I have retained him for several criminal charges for myself and others. He's kicked butt and still kicking it. I'm confident in him for upcoming felony charges I'm facing and I know that he's not the man to settle, he's going to get in the ring for me and ring by ring give me a play by play. No matter what the case is he's gonna tell you what you're dealing with upfront and he doesn't waste time.

Mike was my attorney and he got me off some serious charges.It could have put me away for a very long time. I was charged with gun charges, possession, and a distro. He believed in me and knew I wasn't guilty. My charges got dropped to a possession. I would still be incarcerated without his help. Thanks again Mike Pignone you saved my life!

I got charged of a drug and Dui charge in late August of last year. I paid the initial $500 for a $3000 case for the discovery! He assured me he could get the 251 and get the dui and refusal dropped after two continuances. 5 months later after more than 6 court case dates. Micheal Pignone did not uphold his end of the deal after I paid more than $2,000, I never received the discovery! I was convicted of the dui and the drug charge! After Micheal informed me of this being my best option! I told Micheal I never had a lawyer before and he took advantage of me and took money for which his services were not properly rendered as he promised me. Every time I asked about the discovery he'd find a way to dance around my questions! He didn't even show up to 2 of my court dates and left me holding the ball talking to the judge! TO ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO GET HIM AS A LAWYER...trust me YOUR BETTER WITH A COURT APPOINTED LAWYER! Micheal Pignone is a thief and a crook and he should be charged and convicted as a criminal!!! 6/22/2016

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    4 reviews  

    In my honest opinion, Mike Pignone is absolutely the best lawyer in Virginia. He’s gotten me out of risks to my livelihood with two big charges. I was happy with his professionalism and work ethic. I would definitely recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Keep fighting the good fight!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    4 reviews  

    Michael Pignone is my referral for anyone, any time, any charge and any incident. His law knowledge is incredible, his defense mode argument is backed up with pure confidence and he is a very well spoken and intelligent attorney. If you need an attorney that actually gives a damn about your freedom, than do whatever you can to obtain Michael Pignone! I have retained him for several criminal charges for myself and others. He's kicked butt and still kicking it. I'm confident in him for upcoming felony charges I'm facing and I know that he's not the man to settle, he's going to get in the ring for me and ring by ring give me a play by play. No matter what the case is he's gonna tell you what you're dealing with upfront and he doesn't waste time.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    4 reviews  

    Mike was my attorney and he got me off some serious charges.It could have put me away for a very long time. I was charged with gun charges, possession, and a distro. He believed in me and knew I wasn't guilty. My charges got dropped to a possession. I would still be incarcerated without his help. Thanks again Mike Pignone you saved my life!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    4 reviews  

    I got charged of a drug and Dui charge in late August of last year. I paid the initial $500 for a $3000 case for the discovery! He assured me he could get the 251 and get the dui and refusal dropped after two continuances. 5 months later after more than 6 court case dates. Micheal Pignone did not uphold his end of the deal after I paid more than $2,000, I never received the discovery! I was convicted of the dui and the drug charge! After Micheal informed me of this being my best option! I told Micheal I never had a lawyer before and he took advantage of me and took money for which his services were not properly rendered as he promised me. Every time I asked about the discovery he'd find a way to dance around my questions! He didn't even show up to 2 of my court dates and left me holding the ball talking to the judge! TO ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO GET HIM AS A LAWYER...trust me YOUR BETTER WITH A COURT APPOINTED LAWYER! Micheal Pignone is a thief and a crook and he should be charged and convicted as a criminal!!! 6/22/2016

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John Irving
 Website

Attorney John Irving devotes 100% of his practice to helping his criminal defense clients find justice. He has defended clients charged with assault and battery, drug crimes, murder, theft crimes, sex crimes, and DUIs. Since graduating from the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, Attorney John Irving has dedicated his career to helping those who have been charged with a crime. If you want a powerhouse defense for your criminal case, Attorney John Irving is your attorney.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.80
58 reviews  

John and The Irving Law Firm handled our case with the utmost professionalism and dignity. We are grateful for John's knowledge and his great reputation in the area. The outcome was better than we could have hoped for and, should we ever have need for legal services again, The Irving Law Firm will be our first call.

Shawn Stout and the team at the firm are top notch legal professionals with expertise on how to navigate the muddy waters of the Prince William County judicial system! Highly reccomend! A+++

I Had Mr, Shawn stout to Represent me he was very professional very quick to return my calls best lawyer ever would definitely recommend other to this lawfirm and Mr, stout. He Help me with my case he truly fight for your Rights. Thank you so much MR, Stout for all your help and support. God ???? bless this Lawyer..

The best lawyer in town hands down! Helped FREE my friend for Some serious charges when he was innocent. He is truly a good lawyer unlike most lawyers. Mr. Irving is a very understanding and Compassionate person also very well known and always referred in our community.

Great law firm, professional and efficient, as i understood they have a long experience in the field. Mr Matt took excellent care of my case i couldn't even imagine such result, my case was dismissed before i see the Judge... Thank you very much. God bless

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    John and The Irving Law Firm handled our case with the utmost professionalism and dignity. We are grateful for John's knowledge and his great reputation in the area. The outcome was better than we could have hoped for and, should we ever have need for legal services again, The Irving Law Firm will be our first call.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Shawn Stout and the team at the firm are top notch legal professionals with expertise on how to navigate the muddy waters of the Prince William County judicial system! Highly reccomend! A+++

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I Had Mr, Shawn stout to Represent me he was very professional very quick to return my calls best lawyer ever would definitely recommend other to this lawfirm and Mr, stout. He Help me with my case he truly fight for your Rights. Thank you so much MR, Stout for all your help and support. God ???? bless this Lawyer..

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    The best lawyer in town hands down! Helped FREE my friend for Some serious charges when he was innocent. He is truly a good lawyer unlike most lawyers. Mr. Irving is a very understanding and Compassionate person also very well known and always referred in our community.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Great law firm, professional and efficient, as i understood they have a long experience in the field. Mr Matt took excellent care of my case i couldn't even imagine such result, my case was dismissed before i see the Judge... Thank you very much. God bless

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Nicole Nicole
 Website

Are you looking for the best criminal defense attorney who places your rights as a client first? Then contact Attorney Nicole {{nodataforthisfield}}, the defense attorney who is in your corner! Her expertise also extends to offenses such as DWIs, DUIs, drug crimes, traffic offenses, and criminal forfeiture. When Attorney Nicole {{nodataforthisfield}} is not in the courtroom, she is serving as a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Attorney Nicole {{nodataforthisfield}}'s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as she is the recipient of the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Super Lawyer awards. Following an arrest, you want one of the top criminal defense attorneys on your side, so call Attorney Nicole {{nodataforthisfield}} today.

Fee Structure: no win

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
5.00
82 reviews  

I highly recommend working with Nicole and her firm! They are amazing! Very professional and proactive! Love their staff and how responsive they are.

This is the second time I have used Nicole's services.....one for my oldest daughter (with great results) and now for my younger daughter for reckless driving (she actually had two high-rate of speed tickets in five weeks). As some may know, Virginia is VERY tough on speeders. We followed Nicole's recommendations and when my daughter went to court today, the outcome was much better than our most hopeful expectations. Nicole clearly is a friend of the court and has strong instincts and skills on how to approach each case she is tasked with. I feel that she has an uncommon ability to serve the interests of justice for the courts, the state and her clients. I highly recommend this very skilled and competent attorney!

Mr. Esteves was amazing did an amazing job representing me and I am just so grateful and happy for the outcome of my case! I highly recommend him! At the time of the court date he makes sure he walks you through it all with no confusion! Thank you Naum Esteves for working on my case! Much appreciated!

Mr. Robert Dellinger was fantastic in helping with my speeding ticket. We had a preplanned family trip and Mr. Dellinger handled my case while we were out of town. Resulted in a great outcome.

After I received a speeding ticket in Prince William County, a dozen lawyers sent me solicitation letters. I called a few, and Nicole was the most enthusiastic and specific about how to handle my case. I hired Nicole, and followed her instructions carefully. Nicole was thoroughly professional every step of the way, and negotiated a significantly reduced charge for me.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I highly recommend working with Nicole and her firm! They are amazing! Very professional and proactive! Love their staff and how responsive they are.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    This is the second time I have used Nicole's services.....one for my oldest daughter (with great results) and now for my younger daughter for reckless driving (she actually had two high-rate of speed tickets in five weeks). As some may know, Virginia is VERY tough on speeders. We followed Nicole's recommendations and when my daughter went to court today, the outcome was much better than our most hopeful expectations. Nicole clearly is a friend of the court and has strong instincts and skills on how to approach each case she is tasked with. I feel that she has an uncommon ability to serve the interests of justice for the courts, the state and her clients. I highly recommend this very skilled and competent attorney!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Esteves was amazing did an amazing job representing me and I am just so grateful and happy for the outcome of my case! I highly recommend him! At the time of the court date he makes sure he walks you through it all with no confusion! Thank you Naum Esteves for working on my case! Much appreciated!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Robert Dellinger was fantastic in helping with my speeding ticket. We had a preplanned family trip and Mr. Dellinger handled my case while we were out of town. Resulted in a great outcome.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    After I received a speeding ticket in Prince William County, a dozen lawyers sent me solicitation letters. I called a few, and Nicole was the most enthusiastic and specific about how to handle my case. I hired Nicole, and followed her instructions carefully. Nicole was thoroughly professional every step of the way, and negotiated a significantly reduced charge for me.

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Ronald Edward Smith
 Website

From the initial consultation to the closing arguments, Attorney Ronald Smith will exhibit only the best direction for his criminal defense clients. Attorney Ronald Smith has developed an impressive acumen in the areas of drug crimes, DUIs, DWIs, theft crimes, assault and battery, and expungement and record sealing. With memberships in the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Attorney Ronald Smith is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. Ever since Attorney Ronald Smith graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 1980, he has continued to stay up to date with the newest criminal laws when helping his clients. Reach out to Attorney Ronald Smith, who will work diligently to protect your rights and fight for your liberty.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.90
22 reviews  

If you want a lawyer that's going to be honest with you about your case and how to handle it Mr. Smith is your guy. He gave me the tools I needed to have my reckless driving charge turned into a speeding ticket. It was my first offense and I had know idea what was going on. See I work in the state of Virginia and but Liv in Maryland. I had know idea that driving laws for each state where so different. But thanks to Me. Smith he was able to educate me and help me to make sure I can still drive and work in Virginia.

Attorney Ron Smith was the best for my cases back in 2012 two of my cases. I was very satisfied with my results and outcome of my two cases. And my God brother's case was impossible to win but, won. I would definitely recommend him.recommend Art

I found Ron E Smith by googling and reading all the reviews. Decided to go with them. Called the office and left a message to begin with. Got a call from Mr. Smith the same day and he is to the point and explained the process quickly. Very good start. I met with him and again all went well on time. His fees are reasonable and in fact becomes cheaper when charges get dropped. Mr. Smith gave a set of instructions what needs to be accomplished before the court date. Anyone who needs a lawyer please do so immediately. I waited for a bit and contacted one month before the court date. There is quite some things needs to be done before court date so all goes well during the court date. They have a great team from the reception all the way to lawyers and they keep track. Completed all needed to be done before the court date and went to the court half hour before the time mentioned. Here also they have some kind of system where the lawyer can go to the judge whenever lawyer is free and I think depends on the charges. I don't know. So I have to wait for some time but some one will be in touch with you always. Actually it helped me to watch d the court proceedings for some time and in fact is an eye opener. I watched in awe how many people came unprepared. This particular judge is very nice and helps the accused with all the resources and explaining and at the same time following the law. People came looking unprofessional, language issues, not addressing the judge right way, attitude and especially without a lawyer etc., but judge handled them all with a smile. Then Mr. Smith came and talked to prosecutor for few minutes I believe and said my charges got dropped. Voila! He knows lot of people in the court system. They know him as well. I went in front of judge and judge said "nolle prosequi". Just one minute in front of judge. Charges dropped. I had one charge though and this is first time and is a misdemeanor. That is it! Very professional service and they have a good system in place. You have to follow what the lawyer recommends and be smart and contact the lawyer as soon as possible once you get any tickets or charges. My take is I definitely and highly recommend Ron E Smith office. Good luck to all.

Ron is truly “The Man” in Fairfax County. Not sure how reputable he is anywhere else since my case was in Fairfax, however everyone knows Ron and respects him. (Judges, police, prosecutors, other lawyers, everyone)I’d highly recommend Ron’s firm. He will not disappoint. .

Ron was effective and efficient. His entire office was great from start to finish. Highly recommend! Thank you! (Also, very cute office)

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    If you want a lawyer that's going to be honest with you about your case and how to handle it Mr. Smith is your guy. He gave me the tools I needed to have my reckless driving charge turned into a speeding ticket. It was my first offense and I had know idea what was going on. See I work in the state of Virginia and but Liv in Maryland. I had know idea that driving laws for each state where so different. But thanks to Me. Smith he was able to educate me and help me to make sure I can still drive and work in Virginia.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Attorney Ron Smith was the best for my cases back in 2012 two of my cases. I was very satisfied with my results and outcome of my two cases. And my God brother's case was impossible to win but, won. I would definitely recommend him.recommend Art

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I found Ron E Smith by googling and reading all the reviews. Decided to go with them. Called the office and left a message to begin with. Got a call from Mr. Smith the same day and he is to the point and explained the process quickly. Very good start. I met with him and again all went well on time. His fees are reasonable and in fact becomes cheaper when charges get dropped. Mr. Smith gave a set of instructions what needs to be accomplished before the court date. Anyone who needs a lawyer please do so immediately. I waited for a bit and contacted one month before the court date. There is quite some things needs to be done before court date so all goes well during the court date. They have a great team from the reception all the way to lawyers and they keep track. Completed all needed to be done before the court date and went to the court half hour before the time mentioned. Here also they have some kind of system where the lawyer can go to the judge whenever lawyer is free and I think depends on the charges. I don't know. So I have to wait for some time but some one will be in touch with you always. Actually it helped me to watch d the court proceedings for some time and in fact is an eye opener. I watched in awe how many people came unprepared. This particular judge is very nice and helps the accused with all the resources and explaining and at the same time following the law. People came looking unprofessional, language issues, not addressing the judge right way, attitude and especially without a lawyer etc., but judge handled them all with a smile. Then Mr. Smith came and talked to prosecutor for few minutes I believe and said my charges got dropped. Voila! He knows lot of people in the court system. They know him as well. I went in front of judge and judge said "nolle prosequi". Just one minute in front of judge. Charges dropped. I had one charge though and this is first time and is a misdemeanor. That is it! Very professional service and they have a good system in place. You have to follow what the lawyer recommends and be smart and contact the lawyer as soon as possible once you get any tickets or charges. My take is I definitely and highly recommend Ron E Smith office. Good luck to all.

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    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Ron is truly “The Man” in Fairfax County. Not sure how reputable he is anywhere else since my case was in Fairfax, however everyone knows Ron and respects him. (Judges, police, prosecutors, other lawyers, everyone)I’d highly recommend Ron’s firm. He will not disappoint. .

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    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Ron was effective and efficient. His entire office was great from start to finish. Highly recommend! Thank you! (Also, very cute office)

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Bill Hicks
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With a hunger for fighting for fair treatment for all accused individuals, Attorney Bill Hicks devotes his law practice to exclusively protect the rights of those charged with a crime. Attorney Bill Hicks is determined to provide only the best defense for his clients, who are facing perjury, DUIs, DWIs, and domestic violence charges. Attorney Bill Hicks maintains memberships in the State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. A graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University, Attorney Bill Hicks previously received the Super Lawyer and Best Law Firms awards. His devotion to his practice is clear, as he provides services to clients at any hour of the day, any day of the week. To receive the personal care needed for your case, call Attorney Bill Hicks today!

Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.90
46 reviews  

I contacted Mr. B.R. Hicks last year with some legal questions. He answered the phone call himself and gave me honest feedback about my options and how to proceed. I would recommend him to anyone who values experience, integrity and straight up answers. He is a great attorney in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to contact him again if the need arises.

Mr Hicks, is a well known proven expert in his overall area. He can and got impossible case to his client favor and this is only possible because of his decade of practice/experience and winning rate ratio. He is very well deserved to be referred to which is simply worth.

I do not really have words to describe how thankful I’m with Mr. Hicks. He is a best lawyer and listen to all your needs. All attorneys that I called at first time they scared me more than my case was but Mr.Hicks took my fears away and made me felt nothing was happened. All I can say is that he saved my life and I'm very happy that he was my lawyer. Thank you for everything Mr.Hicks and God bless you.

Great lawyer! I would recommend him to anyone in the DMV Area.

Mr. Hicks is very professional and helpful in clearing my case. He even go the extra mile to get it expunged from my record. Highly recommended for all traffic incidents.

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    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I contacted Mr. B.R. Hicks last year with some legal questions. He answered the phone call himself and gave me honest feedback about my options and how to proceed. I would recommend him to anyone who values experience, integrity and straight up answers. He is a great attorney in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to contact him again if the need arises.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Mr Hicks, is a well known proven expert in his overall area. He can and got impossible case to his client favor and this is only possible because of his decade of practice/experience and winning rate ratio. He is very well deserved to be referred to which is simply worth.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I do not really have words to describe how thankful I’m with Mr. Hicks. He is a best lawyer and listen to all your needs. All attorneys that I called at first time they scared me more than my case was but Mr.Hicks took my fears away and made me felt nothing was happened. All I can say is that he saved my life and I'm very happy that he was my lawyer. Thank you for everything Mr.Hicks and God bless you.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Great lawyer! I would recommend him to anyone in the DMV Area.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Hicks is very professional and helpful in clearing my case. He even go the extra mile to get it expunged from my record. Highly recommended for all traffic incidents.

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Alex Gordon
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Given the principle that every accused client is innocent until proven guilty, Attorney Alex Gordon defends his clients until liberty is achieved. He has defended clients charged with criminal forfeiture, DUIs, assault and battery, misdemeanors, and felonies. With memberships in the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Attorney Alex Gordon is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Attorney Alex Gordon passed the Bar in 1994. Highly recommended by past and present clients, Attorney Alex Gordon is your first step toward proper representation.

Fee Structure: COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
64 reviews  

Charged with Class One Misdemeanor failure to move over Reckless driving! Facing 12 months jail time & $2500 fine. I have a high profile job that requires no criminal record! Carlos Walls & Alex Gordan are extremely professional and amazing.....My ticket was reduced to $250 dollar fine Defective Equipment! No point! No criminal record. There guys are amazing!!

Carlos, handled my case for Driving with expired license with failed to obey highway sign. The way he assured me and handled the case effectively needs a huge applause. I was distressed and worried not sure what’s going to happen, contemplating my odds. He had my case reduced to normal speeding ticket. Thank you very much Carlos ????????????

The whole experience with The Gordon Law firm was a as smooth as it can be. Got my 4 points reduced to 0. Very very pleased. Will recommend to everybody.

Alex is great. I called him a week before my case for speeding (procrastination) he was able to handle my case within a short amount of time and provide me in great details the steps I needed to take in order to get the outcome that I hoped for. After following his instructions he was went to court for me and was able to get the outcome I hoped for. He was very professional and knowledgeable, I am glad I gave him a call.

We worked with Mr. Carlos and it was undoubtedly the best decision. He was very understanding, empathetic, and cooperative. He got the reckless juvenile ticket completely dismissed and we couldn't be happier. Thanks a lot Mr. Carlos for everything you did. He is the lawyer you can count on for anything!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Charged with Class One Misdemeanor failure to move over Reckless driving! Facing 12 months jail time & $2500 fine. I have a high profile job that requires no criminal record! Carlos Walls & Alex Gordan are extremely professional and amazing.....My ticket was reduced to $250 dollar fine Defective Equipment! No point! No criminal record. There guys are amazing!!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Carlos, handled my case for Driving with expired license with failed to obey highway sign. The way he assured me and handled the case effectively needs a huge applause. I was distressed and worried not sure what’s going to happen, contemplating my odds. He had my case reduced to normal speeding ticket. Thank you very much Carlos ????????????

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    The whole experience with The Gordon Law firm was a as smooth as it can be. Got my 4 points reduced to 0. Very very pleased. Will recommend to everybody.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Alex is great. I called him a week before my case for speeding (procrastination) he was able to handle my case within a short amount of time and provide me in great details the steps I needed to take in order to get the outcome that I hoped for. After following his instructions he was went to court for me and was able to get the outcome I hoped for. He was very professional and knowledgeable, I am glad I gave him a call.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    We worked with Mr. Carlos and it was undoubtedly the best decision. He was very understanding, empathetic, and cooperative. He got the reckless juvenile ticket completely dismissed and we couldn't be happier. Thanks a lot Mr. Carlos for everything you did. He is the lawyer you can count on for anything!

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Mary Nerino
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A top criminal defense attorney in her field, Attorney Mary Nerino is well-equipped to defend you in court. Her expertise also extends to offenses such as sex crimes, probation violations, check fraud, domestic terrorism, drug crimes, and child abuse. When Attorney Mary Nerino is not in the courtroom, she is serving as a member of the American Bar Association and the National Criminal Defense College. A recipient of the American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and National Trial Lawyers Association - Best Criminal Defense Attorney awards, Attorney Mary Nerino has dominated the practice of criminal defense for the past 5 years. To receive assistance from the attorney who is one of the best, reach out to Attorney Mary Nerino and her team now.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
5 reviews  

Working with Mr. Porter was a great experience! He kept me in the loop throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone needing legal counsel. I found Scott to be very thorough and honest with his evaluation and recommendations on my case. He worked diligently to bring me a fair and equitable conclusion. Scott is a very diligent, well-prepared and an exceptional attorney. If you are seeking an attorney who is capable, compassionate, knowledgeable, honest, and caring, look no more. Scott was very professional and always responded to my texts, emails, or phone calls in an instant. He is hands-down the best attorney to handle your criminal/traffic cases. The best decision I made after my altercation with the law. I would recommend him to anyone.

I returned a rental car late and I realized that there was a warrant issued for me that I was unaware of. I was arrested upon returning from overseas and had to return to Virginia to turn myself in. I reached out to ten attorneys in the Arlington area to handle my case, however I didn't feel comfortable with any of them. I called Price Benowitz and after speaking to Shannon, I felt completely at ease. After explaining my situation to her, she recommended that I speak to Scott regarding my case. He reached out soon after and assured me that everything would be fine. He was very open and honest about the case and was direct regarding the potential outcomes. Looking back on this experience, it was a great decision to hire Scott. To have an attorney that doesn't just view me as another case made me incredibly grateful to him. He is a Godsend and I wish that more attorneys would embrace the humanity of service and law.

Scott Porter came highly recommended to me. I can understand why. Overwhelmed an confused was putting it mildly. Scott was very patient in answering all my questions and putting my mind at ease. He was very thorough and extremely professional. I am so glad Scott represented me, I cannot say enough good things about him.

Mr. Porter is an excellent attorney! He breaks everything down to make sure you know exactly what is going on, which put me at ease immediately. I love the fact that he was a prosector, he knows what to expect and lets you know all the possible outcomes of your case. I would highly recommend him.

Just when I was about to lose all hope, Mr. Porter came into the picture. It was not easy as my situation was dragging on for a long time before I brought Mr. Porter in, but he was able to get me my life back and once again I am with my family. His background and experience was critical in getting me out of my situation. I just wish I could have brought him in earlier…

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Working with Mr. Porter was a great experience! He kept me in the loop throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone needing legal counsel. I found Scott to be very thorough and honest with his evaluation and recommendations on my case. He worked diligently to bring me a fair and equitable conclusion. Scott is a very diligent, well-prepared and an exceptional attorney. If you are seeking an attorney who is capable, compassionate, knowledgeable, honest, and caring, look no more. Scott was very professional and always responded to my texts, emails, or phone calls in an instant. He is hands-down the best attorney to handle your criminal/traffic cases. The best decision I made after my altercation with the law. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I returned a rental car late and I realized that there was a warrant issued for me that I was unaware of. I was arrested upon returning from overseas and had to return to Virginia to turn myself in. I reached out to ten attorneys in the Arlington area to handle my case, however I didn't feel comfortable with any of them. I called Price Benowitz and after speaking to Shannon, I felt completely at ease. After explaining my situation to her, she recommended that I speak to Scott regarding my case. He reached out soon after and assured me that everything would be fine. He was very open and honest about the case and was direct regarding the potential outcomes. Looking back on this experience, it was a great decision to hire Scott. To have an attorney that doesn't just view me as another case made me incredibly grateful to him. He is a Godsend and I wish that more attorneys would embrace the humanity of service and law.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Scott Porter came highly recommended to me. I can understand why. Overwhelmed an confused was putting it mildly. Scott was very patient in answering all my questions and putting my mind at ease. He was very thorough and extremely professional. I am so glad Scott represented me, I cannot say enough good things about him.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Porter is an excellent attorney! He breaks everything down to make sure you know exactly what is going on, which put me at ease immediately. I love the fact that he was a prosector, he knows what to expect and lets you know all the possible outcomes of your case. I would highly recommend him.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Just when I was about to lose all hope, Mr. Porter came into the picture. It was not easy as my situation was dragging on for a long time before I brought Mr. Porter in, but he was able to get me my life back and once again I am with my family. His background and experience was critical in getting me out of my situation. I just wish I could have brought him in earlier…

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Robert Whitestone
 Website

Given the principle that every accused client is innocent until proven guilty, Attorney Robert Whitestone defends his clients until liberty is achieved. A gifted attorney with the skill set to exceptionally handle any case, Attorney Robert Whitestone focuses his practice on criminal forfeiture and perjury defense. Attorney Robert Whitestone is affiliated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the State Bar Association. A well-respected criminal defense attorney, Attorney Robert Whitestone first began his legal career after graduating from New York Law School. No matter the complexity of your criminal case, entrust Attorney Robert Whitestone to fight for your rights.

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website

Review

by Google
4.80
77 reviews  

I had three charges last year, one of them being a felony charge which I was extremely worried about. Luckily my father recommended Justin Daniel and he was able to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor and the other two charges were completely dropped. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend him!

Highly recommend Whitestone Young. Ms. Tiffany Welch was an outstanding attorney to have represent me and had the utmost professionalism in the courtroom. She handled my difficult case amazingly. If you need a calm and highly knowledgeable lawyer, look no further than Ms. Welch! Also, the reception staff was consistently friendly and warm. It's overall a great law firm to go with.

I was charged with a Class 5 felony in Fairfax County, VA, and could have faced serious jail time. Brian Drummond at Whitestone Young took my case, was thorough and informative about what I was to expect. He removed an outstanding bench warrant for my arrest without me even having to appear in court. Brian was familiar with the prosecuting attorney and the Judge handling my case. In the end, Brian negotiated my charge to a misdemeanor with a suspended sentence, a very pleasant outcome.

I got a reckless driving ticket on 267... Hunter Whitestone used his relationships and long standing experience to get the cases resolved. I received failure to obey and highway sign and no points needless to say i was overjoyed and relieved with this outcome... Hunter and his team did an amazing job and were very communicative about the process. I highly recommend him.

Robert Whitestone, you my sir are great a lawyer and an amazing person. Had the my brother’s charge dropped. I sincerely thank you!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I had three charges last year, one of them being a felony charge which I was extremely worried about. Luckily my father recommended Justin Daniel and he was able to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor and the other two charges were completely dropped. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend him!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Highly recommend Whitestone Young. Ms. Tiffany Welch was an outstanding attorney to have represent me and had the utmost professionalism in the courtroom. She handled my difficult case amazingly. If you need a calm and highly knowledgeable lawyer, look no further than Ms. Welch! Also, the reception staff was consistently friendly and warm. It's overall a great law firm to go with.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I was charged with a Class 5 felony in Fairfax County, VA, and could have faced serious jail time. Brian Drummond at Whitestone Young took my case, was thorough and informative about what I was to expect. He removed an outstanding bench warrant for my arrest without me even having to appear in court. Brian was familiar with the prosecuting attorney and the Judge handling my case. In the end, Brian negotiated my charge to a misdemeanor with a suspended sentence, a very pleasant outcome.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I got a reckless driving ticket on 267... Hunter Whitestone used his relationships and long standing experience to get the cases resolved. I received failure to obey and highway sign and no points needless to say i was overjoyed and relieved with this outcome... Hunter and his team did an amazing job and were very communicative about the process. I highly recommend him.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Robert Whitestone, you my sir are great a lawyer and an amazing person. Had the my brother’s charge dropped. I sincerely thank you!

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