Fairfax VA Criminal Lawyer

  • 5 star review  Mr. Deane is a fantastic lawyer! In my experience he was highly knowledgeable (insight only an experienced attorney can have), extremely responsive, and a great communicator.

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  • 5 star review  Just a fantastic lawyer. On short notice he dissected my case quickly and used his long experience to leverage a terrific outcome. I was raised by lawyers and have hired a number over the years. I can't imagine you finding anyone better.

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  • 5 star review  David helped guide me on what to do, answer questions, allay concerns and negotiated well with the prosecutor. After the steps he advised me to take and his negotiations I was able to get a lesser charge (speeding ticket) than was ticketed by the officer. I was very pleased with the outcome. Highly recommend for any traffic infractions.

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  • 5 star review  I received a ticket for failure to pay full time and attention in Arlington (a misdemeanor) and Mr. Deane explained the entire process to me and informed me of what actions I should take. Mr. Deane attended my court date with me and negotiated with the prosecutor on my behalf. I had a favorable outcome due to David's representation and I would completely recommend him for any traffic infractions or misdemeanors you have, it's completely worth it!

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  • 5 star review  Fast, efficient and most importantly gives results!

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  • 5 star review  My family has an excellent experience with David. He represented my son who has a case in Arlington Circuit Court. He was knowledgeable and responsive and we followed his advice and he got the case dismissed. Thank you David.

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  • 5 star review  Better result than I could have asked for on a traffic ticket. Highly recommended

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  • 5 star review  Great and quick service, I am very relieved that my problem was solved by David Dean and so happy that he helped me through the process, he made it easier and painless.

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  • 5 star review  David Deane got me a great deal. I was charged with DWI and he got it reduced to a reckless driving and only a fine! No license suspension or ASAP. I would highly recommend David for and traffic or criminal case.

    thumb JEWEL SIKDER
  • 5 star review  David helped me get my driving on suspended charge reduced to driving without a license and no jail! His representation was excellent and I highly recommend him for any traffic or criminal case.

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5 Star Arlington & Fairfax Criminal Attorney

Fairfax VA Criminal Lawyer 22030 & Arlington VA Defense Attorney 22201

Proven Fairfax VA Criminal Lawyer

Skilled Advocate Rated as One Of Northern Virginia’s Top Defense Lawyers

When you’re accused of criminal misconduct, how you handle your defense could affect the rest of your life. Northern Virginia jurisdictions each have their own procedures and local rules, so hiring an attorney familiar with those rules and regulations is critical to getting a good result. At David Deane Attorney at Law, PLLC in Arlington 22201, I have more than 20 years of experience litigating criminal matters as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. My unique background, which includes extensive trial work, gives me the ability to counter the tactics used by authorities in felony, misdemeanor, and traffic proceedings, giving my clients an advantage. Whether you’ve been accused of DUI, theft, assault, or some other offense, I will aggressively protect your rights and press for a favorable result.

Responsive Criminal Lawyer Serves Fairfax & Arlington Virginia

Allegations of criminal misconduct cannot be taken lightly and shouldn’t be placed in the hands of a novice. Throughout Northern Virginia, my firm is well known for its:

  • Strong recommendations — The people I’ve served and professional colleagues familiar with my practice have praised the work I’ve done. I have been rated one of Fairfax VA 22030 top criminal defense lawyers for several years running by both Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine.
  • Trustworthy advice — As someone who has prosecuted a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, I offer insights and find potential defenses that other attorneys miss. Whether your best option is a dismissal, an acquittal, or a fair plea agreement, I’ll give you an honest, informed assessment of your situation.
  • Personalized attention — Every person I represent is treated with respect and benefits from a strategy that is tailored to their circumstances and objectives. If you have a question or concern, you can count on receiving prompt, clear answers.

From start to finish, my firm makes every effort to relieve the burden on you and your family. That is why I offer free consultations, flexible payment options, and appointment hours that suit your needs.


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    In Alexandria, Falls Church and other area jurisdictions, my firm deliver exceptional counsel and service in legal matters pertaining to:

    • Criminal defense — For all types of criminal defense cases, including those alleging theft and drug offenses, my firm is a strong advocate in court and during plea negotiations.
    • DWI and traffic violations — If you’ve been cited for DWI or a traffic offense, I’ll thoroughly review the situation to avoid an unwarranted punishment such as a fine, license suspension or incarceration under Virginia law section § 18.2-266. read more
    • Expungements — My firm advises clients on the possible expungement of criminal and juvenile law records. Virginia law § 16.1-306 can be strict on who is eligible for this relief, so it’s important to understand the criteria before you begin.
    • Felonies and misdemeanors — I handle a complete range of felony and misdemeanor cases, including litigation where violence is alleged. Whether you’ve been charged with assault, domestic violence, a weapons crime or even homicide, my firm will work tirelessly to construct a formidable defense.
    • Federal criminal defense — In federal criminal defense matters, I have a detailed understanding of the substantive law and procedural rules that apply to these cases.

    Don’t surrender your rights without obtaining knowledgeable guidance from a qualified defense attorney. I will give you the best chance to overcome your problem and achieve a positive resolution.