Can I be charged with drunk in public or an an open container for drinking with friends on my deck or my front porch?

Yes. Police in Fairfax County will usually be reasonable about what happens in your own house or on your own property.  However, noise and other types of drunken activity can result in arrest, and so it is a good idea to be quiet and polite if they come to visit.  

Don't let Police into your house by consent unless they have a warrant, and don't come outside and talk to them if you have been drinking.  If you are inside your house, it is very hard for the poice to arrst you unless they obtain a warrant first.   

Our Mission

Our Mission is to get the best possible result for each client, while including the client in the decision-making process along the way.  Every case is different, so we strive to gain detailed knowledge of the special facts and then find all of the relevant law to help get the best result either at trial or by negotiation.

Areas We Serve

Our Office is located at Fairfax Courthouse.   The Courthouse and Jail are right outside my window and you can’t park any closer than our office.  We focus on defense of DUI, traffic, and other misdemeanor and drug charges.

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