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I was accused of DWI and refusal, which would have been two years suspended license. I most likely would have lost my job if convicted. The plea bargain offered was to drop the refusal, but keep the DWI and one year suspended license. We had to delay the case because this was not an acceptable offer. At my new trial date, the prosecuter offered the same plea bargain despite a counter offer of a high fine, jail time and restricted license for a year. I had no choice but to go to trial. Once the trial began Jon completely dominated the process and it was clear that there was no grounds to pull me over. It was amazing. I was facing two years suspended license, fought for one year restricted license and reckless and ended with EVERYTHING being dropped. What a wonderful day and an amazing lawyer.
Jon did what I thought was simply not at all possible. Due to his advice and his excellent job handling the situation, he was able to have my charge reduced, in addition to other things that helped my situation tremendously.
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Mr. Katz and his staff were professional and available to answer any questions. Thank you very much to you and your staff. We were able to achieve a good outcome. Highly recommend working with Mr. Katz if you're caught up in the VA justice system and need help navigating.
In the summer of 2013 I was accused of DWI in Prince William County Va. When I say accused let me explain. In heavy traffic on Rt95 I rear ended someone. The State police came and the officer stated he smelled alcohol. I told him I had a couple of beers at lunch. He asked me to do some tests that involved walking , turning etc. I explained to the officer that I have severe nerve damage in my lower back and would be unable to preform the requested tests. I further advised him that I was a chronic pain suffer with a interthecal pain pump due to the nerve damage. He then asked if I want to go strait to the breath test. I blew a .04. He then inquired about the "pain pump". I advised him the it gave me a very low amount of morphine in the interthecal space in my spine and none in my blood stream. He then advised me that I was under arrest! I asked for and received a blood test at Prince William Hospital. The first lawyer I hired charged me $3500.00 and basically told me I was guilty. Thank God I found Jon Katz. He believed me and went to work to get me justice. The day of the trial. Jon had arraigned for a professional witness and a court reporter. Before it went to trial Jon talked to the prosecutor and he offered to reduce it to improper driving. ( after all I did rear end someone) Thank you Jon, I don't think any other lawyer could have got me the justice I feel I deserved, certainly not the first one I hired. If you need justice, look no further that Jon Katz. There is NO ONE BETTER on the field of battle, that is the courtroom.
Jon Katz is the best DWI / DUI lawyer in Maryland, Virginia and DC. His legal knowledge is unsurpassed. My case was a DUI / DWI in Frederick, MD. When we met for trial he told me "you own me today" since I was paying him to represent me. He was working on other cases while we were waiting my case to be called up. He was constantly in and out of the court restrategizing my case. When he detecting me getting nervous or distracted he talk about something or tell a joke to lighten me up. His team at his office every bit as good as he is. They always got back to me with answers and Jon does as well. He's very easy to communicate with. I ended up be aquitted of DWI / DUI and only got PBJ Driving Impaired / Alcohol which is a much less charge and unsupervised probation. Even after the case was done I needed needed an Emergency Motion sent to the judge for me to relocate for a new job. Jon was on it faster than I could say "Jon could you..". All in all you get what you pay for and his are reasonable.
If you are looking for DUI or DWI lawyer, look no further. I was very hesitant to hire Jon at first based on google search but he is very experienced and he can be your hero too.
This was not my first time dealing with the VA court system unfortunately. I was a third time DUI offender. I was down on luck, life and myself for getting into a predicament I promised myself, I would never be in again. I was willing to spend what ever it takes to get a great lawyer this time around. The first two times around I didn’t have the best lawyer and didn’t get the best results. After going through two lawyers and about 4 grand I spent about 30 days total in jail on my 2nd DUI charge. I felt I was totally screwed over because the defense case was weak and my BAC was only .11. I eventually took total responsibility and promised never to see another jail cell. Three years go by and things are going pretty well until life circumstances start to happen. I will not go into them all but my life had become a mess. In the attempt to have a good day for a change a friend invites and offers to drive me to a beer and wine festival. I of course accept. The wine tasting turns into a whole night on the town this left my designated driver to inebriated to drive home. So being so appreciative of finally having a great time for the first time in a while, I took the chance and drove home. As they always say most people get pulled over close to home. Five minutes from the house we get pulled over and now my life goes from bad to worst in just the matter on a few minutes. I see my job at a fortune 500 company flash before my eyes. Third DUI conviction is a FELONY. I just sat an imaged all the hard work I done in life will be for nothing because of a little too much drinking. The long nights studying in undergrad and master’s program, all for not.
I do a little research and praying and come across Jonathan L Katz. Lawyers and I don’t usually mix because they promise you the world and the ending always sucks. Kind of like most relationships. Mr. Katz was different he was confident when I wasn’t. Most lawyers want you to take the first plea, Mr. Katz was the opposite. He told me that deal was crap when I just wanted to do the week in jail and keep my job. I took Jon’s advice reluctantly and didn’t take the plea, requested for another court date. Months went by but that date finally came and we happened to get a better Judge and State Attorney. Mr. Katz went to work before I knew it he came out of the court room like I got you a deal with No jail time and you will be able to plea to a DUI 1st. I was cool with that but he didn’t stop there he still tried to look for holes in there case to get me completely off. He left “ NO STONE” unturned but there was nothing there. So for a 3rd DUI in Fairfax county VA I do No jail time plea to a 1st DUI and get three other chargers dropped with the exception of reckless driving which he eventually got changed to an improper driving.
I just wanted to personally take the time to thank Mr. Katz for his hard work and dedication to not only my case but his profession as a whole. You saved my career and gave me a second chance to get my act together in life.
Jonathan L Katz = God Sent
I am a two-time Jon Katz client, most recently for a DUI case in Prince William County. Mr. Katz is an example of every attribute you want to see in a lawyer: he is intelligent, passionate, discreet, experienced, skilled, and gets results. His work was good enough to earn repeat business from me, and his results in my DUI case were amazing. The prosecutor had such an open-and shut case that she didn't even offer me a plea - but she didn't count on Jon Katz, who fought her every step of the way and eventually secured a not guilty verdict. In the event I have to retain the services of an attorney in the future, there is only one name on my list: Jon Katz.
I owe Jon Katz much more than my thanks and appreciation for everything he did for me. Having been charged with a DUI (0.13 BAC) during a vacation in Virginia, it was a difficult choice to choose the best lawyer in the state based on internet reviews. Being a college student with my whole future ahead of me, the stakes were high and I really needed the best defense out there... From the get-go, he explained the entire process very clearly and called me frequently to follow up with my case. In the days following up to the hearing, he went over the whole defense argument and made sure I understood every detail and what to expect. When we finally went to trial I was extremely nervous and had been reluctant on making this decision. I was more inclined to taking an offer and avoid the possibility of a conviction. However, Jon inspired confidence in me and I entrusted him when he promised he'd make sure to do everything in his power to win my case. When our turn was up, he was simply miles ahead of the prosecution. He knew how important this case was for me as an individual and showed a genuine concern. He fought my case with the great passion he has for being a lawyer and ultimately had the judge dismiss my case. I had the opportunity to chat with Jon after my trial and learned so much about him and his unique background. He is an expert at what he does and I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking for the best out there. I was in your place one time wondering if I was about to waste my money on a lawyer. But Jon proved me wrong... He was worth every penny if not a bargain for the quality of service he delivered. I will forever be grateful of Jon !!
I was charged with a DUI In Arlington Co. in July. I immediately hired Jon and I have no regrets. He got it reduced to a charge that I felt was fair. He and his staff were very helpful all through the 2 month process. He explained everything very clearly and obviously was very experienced in every detail.
Jon works long hours and will meet with you by phone or in person late into the evening. On top of that he responds to emails very late at night or very early in the morning. The day of my case in the Arlington courthouse he was with me every step of the way, taking me everywhere I needed to go to get all the paperwork done.
All that and Jon is also very friendly, very funny and who actually relates to you as a person. A lot of lawyers don't seem to care. Not Jon! Highly recommended.