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Plea Bargaining Hurts Innocent People

I came across an article in the Washington Post about plea bargains. It does an excellent job of explaining why innocent people sometimes accept a plea bargain even though they did nothing wrong. You can read the article at https://www.washingtonpost...

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Top 5 Crimes for the Holidays

The year-end holiday season is coming soon with Thanksgiving less than 2 weeks away. You know what that means: family and parties galore. You might be surprised to hear I tend to get asked about some charges more than usual after the parties. It’s sa...

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Why do innocent people get arrested?

Unfortunately, it is true that not everyone who is arrested for a crime is in fact guilty of that crime. It has occasionally appeared in the news in recent years in the context of people being freed from death row when DNA testing proves the convicte...

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Is it really a fine from Dulles Toll Road?

I received an interesting email tonight, which I thought I would share with you.  At first glance, it says it’s from EZPass and claims I have a toll road violation.  Here’s what it says:     Notice to Appear, You have a debt to ...

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Thank You

Many thanks to the kind person who nominated to the Global Directory of Who’s Who. Your thoughtfulness led to me being listed as a “top lawyer” in the 2015 directory. I am deeply touched to receive this honor.

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Wow, I’m a published author!

During the fall and winter months, I worked on a project that I thought could benefit many people. I wrote a book about what it’s like to go to court in a felony case. It covers everything from a police investigation and arrest all the way through se...

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What was he thinking?

I recently saw a man in the Fairfax County courthouse hallway wearing a tee shirt that made me gasp in shock and left me so amazed at his poor judgment that I actually stopped dead in my tracks and asked out loud “what were you thinking when you got ...

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We’re Expanding!

Jen Raimo has signed a contract to open a new satellite office in Manassas, Virginia. Everything became official on June 1, 2015. The new office is conveniently located near the intersection of Sudley Road and Interstate 66 at 10432 Balls Ford Road, ...

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