McGlone Law Firm Practice Areas
Paul McGlone has over 20 years of experience practicing law in Fairfax County, Virginia, and provides expert legal advice in each of his practice areas.
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 McGlone Law Firm, P.C. at 703-273-2750 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 and High Speed Reckless are the most common misdemeanor charge in Fairfax County Virginia, outranking all other types of charge combined.
Fairfax Reckless Speeding charges are best handled by an attorney, since the Judges won't plea bargain with you, and the prosecutors won't usually negotiate unless you have an attorney. An Experienced Fairfax Defense Attorney can access the widest possible variety of options for a Reckless Speeding Case in Fairfax.
Aggressive Driving, Driving after a Suspension of License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 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 Law Firm, P.C. 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-- Virginia 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:
- General Reckless; (Defined as disregard for life, limb or property.)
- Reckless Driving; Failure to Maintain Control (often charged in accident cases).
- Reckless Driving; Passing a School Bus while Flashing.
- Reckless Driving; Passing on a Curve.
- Reckless Driving; Driver's View Obstructed.
- Reckless Driving; Passing 2 Vehicles Abreast.
- Reckless Driving; Driving 2 Abreast in a Lane (includes motorcycles).
- Reckless Driving; Passing at a Railroad Crossing.
- Reckless Driving; Speed too Fast for Road Conditions.
- 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.
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 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. McGlone Law Firm, P.C., 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 McGlone Law Firm, P.C. 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.
- Crimes Against The Person
- Crimes Involving Fraud
- Crimes Involving Health and Safety
- Crimes Involving Morals and Decency
- Crimes Against Peace and Order
- Crimes Against the Administration of Justice
- Offenses Against the Sovereignty of the Commonwealth
- Crimes Against Property
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.
Since graduating from George Mason University School of Law in 1988, I have had over 20 years of trial experience, defending citizens accused of a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses in Northern Virginia. Since 1999, my practice has been almost exclusively focused on the Fairfax County Courts, allowing me to gain an increasing familiarity with the Courts, Prosecutors and Judges here in Fairfax County, Virginia.