I am a criminal and civil trial lawyer in northern Virginia. Before I became a... more
I am a criminal and civil trial lawyer in northern Virginia. Before I became a defense attorney, I was an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Fairfax County. My experience as a prosecutor gave me a key understanding of how to be efficient and successful in court. I have tried hundreds of criminal cases in district court and circuit court. Before I was a prosecutor, I worked as a law clerk f... view profile
I graduated from University of South Florida with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in... more
I graduated from University of South Florida with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature and Interdisciplinary Social Science. My original thesis was accepted in 2006 entitled, "The Role of the Mitigation Expert for the Defense in the Penalty Phase of Capital Sentencing." Additionally, my honors thesis was accepted in 2006 entitled, "Deep in the Forest There Lies a Green Room: An ... view profile
Matt Ballard was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He graduated from Kecoughtan... more
Matt Ballard was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He graduated from Kecoughtan High School and received his Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech before earning his Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary School of Law. After an internship at the National Labor Relations Board, Division of Judges, in Washington, DC, employment at the Law Firm of Jenkins Rhea in Charlottesville, an... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.