Felony Defense

We Will Aggressively Defend Citizens Accused of All Manner of Felonies Under Virginia Law

Felony Defense

Fairfax Attorney Paul Liam McGlone is a LIFE MEMBER of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  When interviewing lawyers, always remember to ask about their NACDL membership status.  Non-members are likely to be general practice lawyers who take criminal cases as a part of their overall practice.

Below are the 8 categories of Felony crimes in Virginia, with links to information about each category.

In addition to the 8 categories of Felony in the Criminal Code, there are many other felonies found in the Traffic (Motor Vehicle) code, as well as felonies sprinkled in other titles of the Virginia Code.  DWI Offenses are in the Criminal Code, but often heard in Traffic Court in Virginia

Virginia Traffic code felonies include the following:

Felony Hit and Run (Leaving the Scene); Felony Driving after being an Habitual Offender; Felony Virginia Driving While Suspended for 2nd DWI; and Felony Eluding a Police Officer (failure to honor signal to stop, coupled with fleeing in a dangerous manner).

Here are the 8 crime categories of criminal code, in their corresponding chapters.  

The most common are the DWI and Drug offenses, and they are found in Chapter 7, "Crimes Involving Health and Safety"

Chapter 4 Crimes Against the Person (18.2-30 thru 18.2-76.2)
Chapter 5 Crimes Against Property (18.2-77 thru 18.2-167.1)
Chapter 6 Crimes Involving Fraud (18.2-168 thru 18.2-246.15)
Chapter 7 Crimes Involving Health and Safety (18.2-247 thru 18.2-324.1)
Chapter 8 Crimes Involving Morals and Decency (18.2-325 thru 18.2-403.4)
Chapter 9 Crimes Against Peace and Order (18.2-404 thru 18.2-433.3)
Chapter 10 Crimes Against the Administration of Justice (18.2-434 thru 18.2-480.1)
Chapter 11 Offenses Against the Sovereignty of the Commonwealth (18.2-481 thru 18.2-492)

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.

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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