Criminal Law and Traffic Violations

The initial consultation is free for matters of criminal law and traffic violations.

Criminal Law

Once you have been arrested, the criminal justice system takes over your case. The Commonwealth Attorney reviews your case and makes binding decisions about how your case will proceed. The government will not halt its prosecutorial efforts and wait for you to defend yourself. The government will have an experienced attorney and so should you. From minor violations to very serious accusations with life-altering consequences, Marie Washington will be your advocate in a court of law, protecting your rights and future. Areas of practice include but are not limited to:

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  • Bond Hearings
  • Drug Violations
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Probation Violations
  • Restoration of Gun Rights
  • Restoration of Driving Privileges

Traffic Violations

A guilty plea can have an extreme impact on your driving privileges and insurance rates. Talk to Marie Washington before you make any decisions. She can inform you of your right to challenge traffic violations and the consequences of not doing so. You don’t have to settle for more points and higher fines than necessary. Call the office to schedule a consultation. Ms. Washington can handle citations for every type of traffic violation including helping you restore your driver’s license if suspended.

  • Driving Outside of Restriction
  • Driving on Suspended
  • DUI / DWI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • VASAP Vioations
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Expungement

An expungement is an action to delete all police and court records pertaining to a criminal case when any of the following has occurred: acquittal, nolle prosequi, dismissal (including dismissals pursuant to Virginia Code § 19.2-151), absolute pardon or an individual’s name used in error and wrong person arrested (Virginia Code § 19.2-392.2 (H)) or identification used without consent (Virginia Code § 19.2-392.2 (B)). An expungement is not available for those criminal cases that resulted in deferred dismissal following a finding of evidence sufficient to convict the defendant. When a record is expunged, the record is NOT destroyed but removed from public access and sealed.

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