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SAMPLE CASE RESULTS

STRANGULATION CHARGE DISMISSED – FAVORABLE OUTCOME ON DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY CHARGE

Individual charged with strangling and battering parent in Arlington County. The circumstances surrounding the incident and the individual were fully explained to the prosecution. This led to an agreement that resulted in the felony strangulation charge being nolle prossed and individual serving only one month in jail.

FELONY DRUG POSSESSION CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR

Individual was charged with possession of a schedule I/II substance in Fairfax County. After discussing the individual’s personal circumstances, prosecutor agreed to reduce charge to misdemeanor with no active jail time and unsupervised probation for one year.

STRANGULATION AND DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY CHARGES NOLLE PROSSED

Individual charged with strangulation and battery of spouse in Fairfax County. After full circumstances were discussed with prosecutor, both charges were nolle prossed. Both charges were also eligible for expungement.

FAVORABLE SENTENCING ON CHILD RAPE CHARGE

Individual charged with having sexual intercourse with a female under 13 years old and 8 other serious, related felonies in Augusta County. Individual agreed to plead guilty to the sexual intercourse charge and faced mandatory life sentence because of then-recent change in Virginia’s sentencing scheme. Because of motions filed by counsel, the prosecution agreed to remove the mandatory life sentence. Individual ultimately received a 16-year active sentence.

FELONY STRANGULATION CHARGE NOLLE PROSSED

Individual charged with strangulation of a stranger in Fairfax County. When additional evidence was brought to the prosecutor’s attention, the charge was nolle prossed without a trial. The individual was eligible to expunge his record.

FELONY DRUG DISTRIBUTION CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR

Individual charged with felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Fairfax County. While felony charges were pending, the individual was charged with four additional misdemeanors. Despite the circumstances, individual received three misdemeanor convictions, served only 20 days in jail, and received only one year of probation.

FAVORABLE SERIOUS FELONY SENTENCING OUTCOME

Individual charged with two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of production of child pornography in Fairfax County. Individual faced the possibility of being sentenced to two life sentences and an additional 30 years due to the nature of the charges. Individual was convicted of only one count of forcible sodomy and received a total active sentence of 16 years.

FELONY EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE REDUCED

Individual accused of felony embezzlement of narcotics from employer in Fairfax County. Police and employer suspected total value of narcotics embezzled exceeded $1,000. Individual received reduced charge of misdemeanor embezzlement and sentenced to less than one week in jail.

FELONY FIREARM OFFENSE DISMISSED AFTER PRELIMINARY HEARING

Individual charged with felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Fairfax County. While felony charges were pending, the individual was charged with four additional misdemeanors. Despite the circumstances, individual received three misdemeanor convictions, served only 20 days in jail, and only received one year of probation.

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