At John Boneta and Associates, we pride ourselves on 45 years of experience, and excellent results.Our firm handles a variety of criminal cases, from misdemeanors like assault to complex felonies.We specialize in effective and creative representation of DWI cases. We offer free consultations.
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1994||02/12/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Appointment to The Criminal Justice Services Board||Virginia Governor||2014|
|Attorney with the mostest||Arlington County Bar Association||2010|
|Valor Award||US Police Canine Association||1993|
|Craven Cup Moot Court Champion||Catholic University||1992|
|Adjunct Professor||George Mason University School Of Law||2010 - Present|
|Owner||John A. Boneta & Associates, PLLC||2001 - Present|
|Professor||George Mason Law School||2011 - 2016|
|Partner||Phillips, Beckwith, Hall & Boneta||2001 - 2001|
|Of Counsel||Speiser Krause, PC||1998 - 2001|
|Adjunct Professor||Marymount University||1997 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Baskin, Jackson & Hansbargar||1996 - 1998|
|Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney||Commonwealth Of Virginia Arlington County||1994 - 1996|
|K-9 Police Officer||Arlington County Police Department||1985 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Bar Association of the District of Columbia||Member||1997 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Federal Bar||1997 - Present|
|Arlington County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1994 - Present|
|Region three USPCA||Canine Association||1994 - Present|
|Comm. V. Fournier||Not guilty|
|Comm v. Nuven||Reckless driving|
|Comm. v. Hall arl GDC||Charge DISMISSED|
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|Arlington County Bar Association||Successful representation in dwi cases||2014|
|Lorman Education Services publication||Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Virginia||2005|
|Arlington County Bar Association||DWI: Update on the New Sanctions||2004|
|Arlington Bar Association||Ethical Considerations In Practicing Criminal Law||2003|
|State Bar CLE Books||Successful DWI Defense||1999|
|National College of District Attorney s Career Prosectuor Course||Criminal Law||Certification||1996|
|National association of District Attorney's||Litigation||Career Prosecutor Course||1996|
|Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Fairfax County Police Canine Academy||Police||Certified K-9 Handler||1990|
|Northern VA Police Academy||Criminal justice||Police certification||1985|
|American University||Criminal Justice||MA - Masters||1984|
|Gettysburg College||History and English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Northern Virginia Police Academy||Moot Court for Police Recruits||2014|
|George Mason Law School||Trial advocacy||2014|
|Arlington County Bar annual CLE||DWI litigation||2014|
|Marymount University||Policing in America||2011|
|New Strategies and Tactics in Representing Clients||Defending Serious Traffic Cases||2009|
|Virginia DWI Seminar||Strategies in handling DWI/DUI Cases in Virginia||2005|
|Multi- Bar event: a Comparative Approach||Insight into General District Court Practice||2004|
|Arlington Bar CLE||DWI: The New Sanctions||2004|
|Annual Arlington Bar Association CLE||Ethical Considerations In Practicing Criminal Law||2002|
Posted by R
John Boneta handled my recent case in Arlington. We had a good set of facts, but the odds were definitely stacked against us, as indicated by the prosecutor's refusal to offer a deal of any kind. Mr. Boneta recommended going to trial and in spite of facing a well-prepared and determined prosecutor who was clearly confident in the outcome ahead of time, John performed admirably, poking holes all over the case of the prosecution and having the charges dismissed.
As a former prosecutor himself, Mr. Boneta's experience and familiarity with both sides of the legal process clearly grant him an understanding that goes beyond that of an ordinary counsel. Ahead of my trial, Mr. Boneta was informative and patient in explaining the process and the steps that I would need to take in order to have the best chance at securing a favorable disposition.
I would highly recommend Mr. Boneta and his firm and would not hesitate to call them again should it ever become necessary (though hopefully it will not).
Posted by anonymous
John helped me with a DWI/Blood refusal case and I am extremely satisfied with his efforts. I was very tensed and worried about the outcome of the case. On the court date the prosecutor refused to reduce the DWI charge to Reckless Driving and would only offer us the standard disposition for a plea of guilty to that charge. John suggested that we go to trial. The judge found me not guilty of the more serious charge of DWI; however he did find me guilty of the civil offense of unreasonably refusing to submit a breath test and imposed the only available sentence for that charge (a 12-month suspension of your license with no restricted privileges). This meant no DWI or criminal conviction, no actual or suspended jail sentence, and no ignition interlock. I am glad that I chose John to help me with my case and would strongly recommend him for DWI charges. Thanks John.
Posted by Jeff
John Boneta provided legal counsel for our family and representation for legal proceedings following my daughter’s DWI arrest. I am very satisfied with his services and those of his associate, Andrew Rudolphi, and would not hesitate to recommend their services. Not only did they do a fabulous job preparing the legal case, they also provided guidance for the family on what to expect during the court process and gave particularly good advice to my daughter in the month prior to the court date regarding the behavior required to demonstrate her contrition and the necessity for her to truly address life-style changes going forward. John’s previous experience as a police officer and prosecutor and his intimate knowledge of the Court in Manassas certainly contributed positively towards obtaining the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous
I just saw this attorney KILL the prosecutor in this BS possession case. Wow. It's not often I see such good lawyering. I actually enjoyed watching his work.
Dang!!! I know who to call if I'm ever in the clank!
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