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.
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John A. Boneta graduated from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, magna cum laude (1993). He also has a Masters degree in criminal justice from American University (1984). Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Boneta was a K-9 Police Officer in Arlington County from 1985-1994.
He was a Field Training Officer from 1988-1990, providing individualized training for recruit officers and local training on DWI laws and defensive tactics. During law school, Mr. Boneta completed internships at both the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC and the Office of the U.S. Marshal.
Mr. Boneta was an Assistant Commonwealth 's Attorney in Arlington from 1994 to 1996. He prosecuted criminal, traffic, and juvenile cases in General District Court, and conducted jury trials on Felonies in Circuit Court. He responded to motions and prepared grand jury indictments. He was in charge of handling all Habitual Offender cases (civil and criminal) and teaching DWI law and procedure for the Police Department. He was also a member of the critical and fatal accident prosecution team.
Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Boneta was of Counsel to the national law firm of Speiser Krause, one of the oldest and more prestigious mass disaster and aviation accident firms in the country. He has also been a partner in the Fairfax law firm of Phillips, Beckwith, Hall and Boneta; and the associate attorney responsible for handling criminal cases for Baskin, Jackson, and Hansbarger.
Mr. Boneta has taught a variety of courses at Marymount University since 1997, including Racial and Ethnic Relations, Correctional Institutions, Cultural Anthropology, and Policing in America. Since 1994 he has taught at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Police Academy. Mr. Boneta has also taught numerous continuing legal education courses for the Virginia Bar on topics ranging from ethical issues in the practice of Criminal Law to DUI Defense, and the Use of Expert Witnesses. He was also appointed to the Falls Church City Commission on Public Safety and Human Relations in Falls Church, Virginia, in 1998.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1994||03/31/2016|
|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|
|Virginia DWI Seminar||Strategies in handling DWI/DUI Cases in Virginia||2005|
|Arlington Bar CLE||DWI: The New Sanctions||2004|
|Annual Arlington Bar Association CLE||Ethical Considerations In Practicing Criminal Law||2002|