A graduate of Miami University and Washington and Lee School of Law, Michael Sprano... more
A graduate of Miami University and Washington and Lee School of Law, Michael Sprano started his legal career as a law clerk in the DC Court of Appeals before getting valuable trial experience as an attorney with the Fairfax Public Defenders Office. Since 2001 he has been in private practice handling exclusively criminal defense cases - both state and federal - in all Northern Virgnia jurisdict... view profile
I practice in the Richmond Metropolitan Area and throughout central Virginia. My... more
I practice in the Richmond Metropolitan Area and throughout central Virginia. My primary practice areas are criminal defense, immigration law, and juvenile defense. I handle trial work as well as appellate work. I am licensed to practice in all Virginia state and federal courts, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. I also handle matters in the Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia.
I became acquainted with the need for good advocacy while working for the Virginia... more
I became acquainted with the need for good advocacy while working for the Virginia Beach Police Department. As a police officer, Jack would have to put on cases for the Commonwealth and recognized that he had an ability to present cases in such a way that judges and other attorneys recommended he attend law school. Having graduated from Christopher Newport University, I attended Regent Universi... view profile
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Megan Wickre graduated from Woodbridge Senior... more
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Megan Wickre graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech in 2007. The following fall, Mrs. Wickre moved to Harrisburg, PA to begin legal studies at Widener University School of Law. During law school, Mrs. Wickre interned at both the Dauphin County Public Defender's Office and the Virginia Beach Comm... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.