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Alexander John Gordon

Fairfax DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can you pull your 10 day jail senetence in another jurisdiction if you moved?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alexander John Gordon
    2. Todd Jay Kenyon
    2 lawyer answers

    There are several factors to consider. In Northern Virginia it is rare for such a case to occur. A probation violation hearing is going to require that you appear before the original court in order to determine 1) if you are in fact in violation of probation and 2) how much jail time you will receive as punishment. Most times, the judge will sentence you right there and you will be taken away to the local jail. However, it may be possibile to get the court to agree to let you turn...

  2. How much time will someone get if they pulled 3 years in prison got out a year ago and was on probation for 3 years and violated

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Brook Michael Thibault
    2. Alexander John Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    A great deal depends upon the nature of the violation of probation and the attitude of the judge, prosecutor, and the probation officer. In my experience as a Fairfax County criminal defense lawyer for more than 10 years, I have helped more than 200 people accused of violating the conditions of their probation. Work with your attorney on presenting mitigating factors such as your work history, family involvment, participation in treatment programs, etc. Presenting good information to the...

  3. Can my case be dismissed if my public defender and the prosecutor are cousins?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alexander John Gordon
    1 lawyer answer

    As a former Public Defender in Fairfax County and a Fairfax lawyer with more than 17 yeras of experience, let me tell you that you have options. Your attorney has correctly informed you that there is a potential conflict of interest. If you object to her continuing to represent you, do one of two things: 1) Contact her suspervising attorney and ask that a different attorney be assigned to the case, or 2) tell the attorney that you want her to file a motion with the court to have her withdraw...

  4. My finance has been arrested for driving without a license and he is an illegal immigrant. What will happen to him?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alexander John Gordon
    2. Daniel James Fisher
    2 lawyer answers

    That depends upon several factors. Different counties have different policies regarding whether a person without legal status in the United States will be contacted and removed from the jail by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Another factor is whether your husband has had other arrests for criminal offenses in addition to the pending charge. Depending upon your husbands record, a bond may be set for your husband. Call a bail bonding company such as Freedom Bail Bonds in Fairfax...

  5. How can you prove that your innocence with larceny?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    2. Alexander John Gordon
    3. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3 lawyer answers

    Your efforts to defend your case depends upon what evidence the prosecutor intends to present before a judge or jury. Were the missing items found in your possession? Are you on camera in the place where the items were? Are the police relying upon witnesses? Did you make any statements to the police incriminating yourself? Speak with an attorney or ask the court to appoint a public defender. You do not need to do this yourself. Most attorneys in Fairfax and Arlington offer Free...

  6. I pled guilty to aggravated assault in 1993 in VA. Will I be able to get my record expunged

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lisa Manning
    2. Mitchell Mead Wells
    3. Alexander John Gordon
    3 lawyer answers

    In short, the answer is probably not. Convictions are not eligible for expungement in Virginia. You can apply to the Governor of Virginia to restore some of your civil rights such as your privilege to vote in elections. Whether you can expunge a criminal record in the Commonwealth of Virginia depends on how your judge finally resolved the case. First, look up your case with the clerk of court to determine the final status of the charge. If you were convicted, the record cannot be...

  7. Do I need a lawyer if I side swiped a car and already paid for their damages but I was charged hit and run? First time ever?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander John Gordon
    2. Nima Taradji
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3 lawyer answers

    If you go to court alone, please be aware of the risks involved. In Virginia, Hit and Run is a criminal offense. If convicted, you will have a permanent criminal record that cannot be expunged. The penalties can vary. The maximum punishment is a $250 fine if the property damage was less than $500.00. If the damages were greater than $500.00, the punishments are a fine of up to $2500.00 and/or a jail sentence of one day up to 12 months. Your case sounds like it could be fought...

  8. Can a 10 year old felony be expunged in arlington va?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Alexander John Gordon
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately expungement of the charges is not an option in Virginia. If you have the resources, you can request a pardon from the Governor, but those opportunities are rare and usually reserved for people who have done extraordinary things to improve their community or those who can exercise political influence. Be very cautious if you ever consider misleading a potential employer about your record. If you complete state or federal forms with false information, you can be charged with...