I had just turned 18, and I was with friends in a parking lot. I was being stupid, and unfortunately I was charged with possession of marijuana. At first I was not that worried, but as I did research I began to realize how serious this charge really was for my future. As an adult, convictions or deferred dispositions cannot be expunged in Virginia. If I had taken the 1st offenders program, my record would be permanently mutilated with a drug offense. I was worried sick, and I searched for an attorney. From the outset, I could tell that Brent was extremely knowledgable in these types of cases. In addition, I had consultations with other lawyers, but Brenton's calm nature and his obvious concern for my future is what ultimately led me to retain his services. I was not disappointed. His relationships with prosecutors, excellent negotiation skills, and his extensive knowledge of the law impressed me. Brent was able to demonstrate my otherwise good character to the prosecutor (community service, drug test, good grades), and thus I was given a second chance. In the end, as the officer who arrested me explained what was going to happen, he specifically mentioned how my attorney was "a really good guy," and I honestly cannot think of a better way to describe him. If you are facing any criminal charges in Northern Virginia, I highly recommend that you retain Vincenzes.