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What is the status of felons and their civil rights?

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What is the status of felons and their civil rights?  I wish it were as clear as ex-felons seem to think.  We’ll have a better idea later this summer or early in the fall. I don’t often follow politics and I haven’t ...

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Plea Bargaining Hurts Innocent People

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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 ...

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Request Your Free Book About What It’s Like to Go to Court!

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As many of you know, I published my first book last spring.  It’s about what it’s like to be accused of a felony and follows a hypothetical couple through the court system to help people understand every stage of ...

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Free Reports Coming Soon–I’m Taking Requests!

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Now that the craziness of the Christmas holidays is coming to an end, I’ve taken up writing again.  Soon, in addition to my book about what it’s like to go to court for a felony, I will be releasing free reports ...

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Top 5 Crimes for the Holidays

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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 ...

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Why do innocent people get arrested?

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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 ...

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Why should you bring a lawyer to court if you didn’t do anything wrong?

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People often question why they should have to retain an attorney to represent them when they didn’t do anything wrong. Sometimes, they believe the attorney isn’t going to be able to do anything to help them and they would ...

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Is it really a fine from Dulles Toll Road?

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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 ...

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Thank You

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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!

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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 ...

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What was he thinking?

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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 ...

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