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J. Burkhardt Beale

DUI and DWI Attorney at Woodbridge, VA

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also known as Burk Beale, Jesse Burkhardt Beale


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About J.

Learn J.’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    65%
    DUI/ DWI/Refusal

    43 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Murder, Rape, Drug offenses, and all types of traffic matters.

    43 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    Plaintiff's work only

    43 years, 500 cases

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Licensed for 42 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 12/27/2022

Contact J.

Boone Beale, PLLC
Suite H
4391 Ridgewood Center Drive
Woodbridge, VA, 22192-5399

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Criminal Attorney
Following a single vehicle motor accident, I was charged with a 2nd DUI within 10 years. Having been through the very, stressful experience of DUI trial before, I did a lot of research and hired the BEST. For my first DUI nine years ago, I made the mistake of hiring an attorney that wanted to "churn and burn" my case through the legal system. I was just a number and once I hired that firm, my case was passed my case on to an inexperienced associate. THIS TIME, I was insistent that my case be handled by an experienced, competent attorney. Mr. Beale is awesome! His calm demeanor was a perfect match for my incredible anxiety. As a Type A, worry wart individual, it was hard for me to relinquish control over the process and I constantly worried. I'm here to say, trust this attorney! He is extremely skilled in negotiations and worked out a fair plea. Thank you Mr. Beale!
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Posted by Russ | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Representation
My family contacted Mr. Beale after I was denied bond in Prince William County. Several other lawyers said they would take the case, but never showed up for a bond hearing. Mr. Beale came to meet and discuss my situation. Soon after I met Mr. Beale in his office, he advised that he thought he could get charges greatly reduced, or discharged entirely. At my hearing Mr. Beale was very articulate and argued my case brilliantly. Just as Mr. Beale suggested, the 2 felonies were dismissed, and the 1 misdemeanor was greatly reduced. Mr. Beale is very intelligent and well spoken. I highly recommend Mr. Beale as a trusted and well respected lawyer.
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Posted by Greg | June 28, 2010
Excelent attorney
Excelent representation. Could not be more pleased with the results of his efforts on my behalf. If ever in need of legal representation again, I would not hesatate to hire this lawyer again!
Posted by Su | April 20, 2010
Need a good lawyer?
I had a misfortune of being charged with a serious traffic misdemeaner. Mr. Beale represented me and got my case dismissed. No record, not even a fine! He is knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. If you need a good lawyer, don't hesitate to give him a call. Once you meet him, you will retain him as your lawyer!
Posted by Tom | April 13, 2010
Excellent attorney
Very good attorney who can win very difficult cases. You cannot do better. He prevailed for me in a tough case.

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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1996.

Public Reprimand issued in VA, 1996
updated on 04/09/2013

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Public Reprimand issued in VA, 1990
updated on 04/09/2013

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Manager
  • Boone Beale, PLLC
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. Commonwealth, 12 Va. App 419, 404 S. E. 2d 78 (1991)
  • Reverse and remand where the case was then reduced to a non-DUI disposition
  • Zimmerman v. Commonwealth, 234 Va. 609, 363 S.E. 2d 708 (1988)
  • Reversed and Dismisssed

Associations

  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Founding Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000

Publications

  • Virginia CLE
  • Defending Criminal Cases In Virginia
  • 2012
  • Virginia CLE
  • Defense Of Serious Traffic Cases In Virginia
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia CLE
  • Scientific Aspects of DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2010
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE Committee
  • Appeals
  • 2010
  • New Jersey DUI Defense Task Force
  • DUI Bench Trials
  • 2008
  • Annual Seminar
  • DUI
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse J.
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Burke is both a victory-driven lawyer and a true gentleman. I entrusted Burke around two years ago to handle a challenging procedural hearing for me when I had a date conflict, and he succeeded with flying colors. I trust Burke to discuss challenging issues in my pending cases, and delight in seeing him in the same courthouse. We will always benefit by having more lawyers like Burke."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the leaders in DUI defense here in Virginia."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Burk Beale is among the top DUI defense attorneys in America. He has accomplished some amazing, favorable dispositions for clients that I have referred to him over the past two decades. Well-connected and familiar with the unusual VA court system, whether jury trial or bench trial."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Burke Beale is a leader in the defense of DUI charges. I know Burke personally, and, more importantly, know of the high regard he enjoys among judges and lawyers. He works hard for each client. I highly recomend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Beale has the necessary reputation, knowledge and experience to make a meaningful difference to the motorist accused. He is ethical and most of all trustworthy. I trust him. I know you will too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Burk is an excellent attorney. Avvo requires me to pick only one practice area to endorse, but in addition to DUI cases Burk is to be trusted in criminal defense and personal injury matters. He is a capable litigator with an encyclopedic knowledge of applicable law and procedure. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Burk is one of the best DWI DUI Lawyers in the United States not just Virginia. Burk is a founding member of the National College For DUI Defense. Burk was one of the first Lawyers in Virginia to take classes on the EC/IR II, Virginia's new evidentiary breath tester. Burk has committed himself to understanding the science behind the DWI DUI charges. I give Burk my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
""Burk" Beale is a skilled criminal defense attorney and, particularly in driving while intoxicated case defenses, is one of the best attorneys in this field in Virginia."
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