An experienced trial attorney, I have received Martindale Hubbell's highest rating... more
An experienced trial attorney, I have received Martindale Hubbell's highest rating of “AV Preeminent” in the areas of Criminal Law, Litigation, and Family Law and have been named as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates. I have tried cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, focusing primarily in Northern Virginia. My experienc... view profile
Cheryl E. Gardner graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1984 and... more
Cheryl E. Gardner graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1984 and like David, early in her career she also accepted the challenge and passed three demanding state bar exams, and is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Colorado. Cheryl joined David Bernhard in partnership in 1991, bringing with her years of litigation experience in such diverse fields as fa... view profile
Justin Ervin is a Virginia criminal defense attorney based in Alexandria, Virginia,... more
Justin Ervin is a Virginia criminal defense attorney based in Alexandria, Virginia, and he is a founding partner of Ervin Kibria PLLC. Justin graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in May 2010, and he was admitted the Virginia bar the same year. Throughout law school, Justin worked full-time as a law clerk for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (‘PDS... 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.