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McGlone & Jehlen

Fairfax Virginia DUI/DWI and Traffic/Criminal Defense Attorney

For more information, or for help Defending a DUI/DWI or other Traffic and Criminal Charges in Fairfax, Prince William or Loudoun County, Virginia, Contact Virginia Defense Attorneys McGlone & Jehlen at 703-273-2750.  

Paul Liam McGlone
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DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney and Founder of McGlone Law Firm

If you are facing an upcoming trial in Fairfax County, doesn’t it make sense to contact a Virginia Defense Firm who are at the Fairfax and Loucoun courthouses on a daily basis?  McGlone & Jehlen is located in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia.   The Courthouse is right outside our window here.  We specialize in DUI, DWI, traffic and criminal cases.  Paul Liam McGlone and Carly A. Jehlen are both top-rateed defense lawyers who focus on criminal and traffic cases that are heard in the Fairfax County courts, as well as the nearby Counties of Loudoun and Prince William.  

The Virginia courts hear thousands of criminal and traffic cases each year and those who are convicted commonly receive harsh judgments.  In 2007, there were 193,705 criminal cases commenced in Virginia circuit courts.  A recent report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles shows that there were close to 30,000 DUI convictions in one year. As a defendant, you need to have someone who is going to make sure you get a fair trial.

Paul McGlone has over 20 years of experience defending individuals who have been accused of committing crimes or breaking Virginia traffic laws.  Unlike some lawyers who have also served as prosecutors, Paul has always been on the defendant’s side and he knows what it takes to win.  Call Paul McGlone at (703) 273-2750 or Toll-free at 1-(888) 273-2750 for expert legal advice.

If you are in need of a Virginia defense attorney in Fairfax County, contact Paul McGlone at 703-273-2750 or Toll-free at 1-888-273-2750.


McGlone Law Firm, P. C. handles cases where the charges came from events in Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, Reston, Oakton, Great Falls, Vienna, Herndon, Annandale, McLean, Burke, Baileys Crossroads, Dunn Loring, Merrifield, Springfield and Tysons Corner, and all of Northern Virginia.

McGlone Law Firm, P.C. represents new cases involving the following areas:

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DUI and DWI


  • If you are found guilty of a DUI or DWI, it will go on your criminal record. The maximum fine for a first or second offense is $2,500 and you could be sentenced to time in jail. There are many defenses available for a DWI or DUI offense and you do not have to readily admit to guilt. These cases are complex and require an understanding of legal and scientific data. That is why you need to seek legal counsel from an experienced Virginia DUI attorney. Call Paul McGlone, a DUI and DWI lawyer, if you have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Traffic Violations--Reckless Driving and other Serious Traffic Offenses

  • Reckless Driving, High Speed Reckless, Aggressive Driving, Driving after a Suspension of License, and Racing all carry severe consequences. Depending on the details of the offense, a conviction can result in a significant fine, loss of license, and/or jail time. If you have been cited for a major traffic violation, there are actions that need to be taken immediately that will aid in your defense. With the help of a Virginia traffic attorney, you may be able to get the charges reduced. Paul McGlone will be able to advise you on what needs to be done to build a strong defense. Contact McGlone & Jehlen. at (703) 273-2750 if you have received a traffic citation on Route 66, Route 7, Route 236, Dulles Toll Road, The Beltway, I-495 or I-395.

    Defense of Reckless Driving in Virginia

    There are about a dozen different reckless driving laws in Virginia, but these two come up much more often than the others: 

    Reckless Driving by Speed--  Virginia Code Section 46.2-862

    Speeding 20 mph above the limit or over 80 mph in any speed limit.  

    These cases become more serious as the speed goes up.  Speeds in excess of 85 MPH usually require license suspension and Jail Time is routinely imposed for speeds in excess of 90 MPH (in a 55 or 65 mph zone).   

    Reckless Driving General--  Virgniia Code Section 46.2-852

    Driving in a manner or that shows disregard for danger to life, limb or property.  This section includes all kinds of bad driving, but usually the defense will try to establish that the result of the driving (accident or other anomaly) was not the intended result of the driver's actions.  

    Other types of Reckless Driving in Virginia include:

        1.    General Reckless; (Defined as disregard for life, limb or property.)
        2.     Reckless Driving; Failure to Maintain Control (often charged in accident cases).
        3.     Reckless Driving; Passing a School Bus while Flashing.
        4.     Reckless Driving; Passing on a Curve.
        5.     Reckless Driving; Driver’s View Obstructed.
        6.     Reckless Driving; Passing 2 Vehicles Abreast.
        7.     Reckless Driving; Driving 2 Abreast in a Lane (includes motorcycles).
        8.     Reckless Driving; Passing at a Railroad Crossing.
        9.     Reckless Driving; Speed too Fast for Road Conditions.
        10.     Reckless Driving; Racing or Aiding and Abetting Racing.

    Attorneys handling a Reckless Driving case will utilize a wide variety of strategies to seek a reduction in the charges or to minimize penalties, depending on the circumstances of each case.

Criminal Defense

  • When it comes to a criminal accusation, you cannot afford to walk into the courtroom without an aggressive Virginia criminal defense attorney. Paul McGlone, with his extensive experience in criminal defense, will formulate a winning strategy to prove your innocence. He will thoroughly review your case and gather all of the necessary evidence and testimonies to establish a powerful defense. Many defense lawyers begin their analysis of a case with a plea bargain strategy. Fairfax County Criminal Defense Attorney Paul McGlone always approaches a case as if he is preparing for trial. Contact McGlone Law Firm, P.C. if you have been accused of committing a crime at (703) 273-2750 or toll-free at (888) 273-2750 for advice regarding your case.

Virginia Marijuana Defense

  • When it comes to a marijuana accusation, you cannot afford to walk into the courtroom without an aggressive Virginia marijuana defense attorney.  Paul Liam McGlone, and Carly A. Jehlen, with their extensive experience in marijuana defense, will formulate a winning strategy to prove your innocence. They will thoroughly review your case and gather all of the necessary evidence and testimonies to establish a powerful defense. Many defense lawyers begin their analysis of a case with a plea bargain strategy. Fairfax County Marijuana Defense Attorneys Paul McGlone and Carly Jehlen always approaches a case as if they is preparing for trial. Contact McGlone Law Firm, P.C. if you have been accused of committing a crime at (703) 273-2750 for advice regarding your case.

Felony Defense

  • In Virginia, the Definition of a Felony is generally considered to be anything that can draw a sentence of more than 12 months in jail/prison time.  Misdemeanors in Virginia are those offenses that carry a maximum of no more than 12 months in jail for each count.

    Felony offenses in Virginia are divided into 8 Categories and numerous sub-categories.   When we have a client accused of a Felony for the first time, our first step is to look for all options and opportunities to avoid that Felony conviction, perhaps by negotiating reduction to a misdemeanor, or else pleading "not guilty" and fighting the charges.