Fisher Law is dedicated to statewide defense of people charged DUI, criminal and traffic matters.Call Fisher Law Firm for a free consultation. Criminal convictions cannot be expunged in VA!If the government doesn't offer you the deal you want, we're trying your case. Period.We offer quality representation to anyone charged with a traffic offense. Protect your record!
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2001||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best DUI & DWI Lawyers in Richmond||Expertise||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Certificate - NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing||Lance Platt||2009|
|Certificate - Breath Test Machine Operation||Jan Seminoff||2009|
|Principal Attorney||The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.||2001 - Present|
|Student Attorney||Pennsylvania State, Disability Law Clinic||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2008 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Criminal Justice Section Council||2008 - Present|
|Montgomery-Radford Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section||Criminal Justice Section Council||2001 - Present|
|Pulaski County Bar Association||Member||2001 - 2008|
|Comm. vs. Marcus Gilmore||Reduced to simple speeding 84/65|
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|Self Published Book||Solve Your Virginia Traffic Case||2015|
|National College for DUI Defense||N/A||Summer Session||2009|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Meeting - Blacksburg, VA||Drunk Driving Laws in Virginia||2009|
Posted by anonymous
Our son was facing misdemeanor charges out of state for underage drinking and petit larceny and we were forced to 'internet search' for lawyers in the Lexington jurisdiction. We had hired another lawyer that was local and well known - but did not provide any confidence in our son's case outcome. After a week of conversations about jail time and a potential record and possibly an appeal down the road - we searched for another lawyer and thankfully found Mr. Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a great listener, readily available to us by cell to answer any questions during the entire process - he answers his own phone so you don't have to leave messages and play phone tag with an assistant - so rare! Most importantly - he gave my son and us confidence that everything would be ok and that he had a plan. Mr. Fisher was organized and prepared and there were no surprises. The petit larceny was amended and all charges are pending and will be dismissed in a year. It would have been a different outcome with another lawyer - probably another trip to Virginia and an appeal that would have dragged this on and on. This was a first offense - all related to underage drinking and dumb college kid decisions and he was able to convince a tough prosecutor and tough judge that my son was a good kid who made a dumb decision one night and should not have his permanent record affected that could jeopardize his future. Mr. Fisher is NOT cheap - but he will give you his time, consult with you, prepare and be creative in his approach and be confident in his ability to provide the result he promises. I am thankful that we hired him.
Posted by anonymous
We hired Mr. Fisher when my son got a DUI (.11 BAC) last summer. He passed the field sobriety test. (His BAC was .06 when he was booked.)
When we went to court, Mr. Fisher prepared our son well. Our son had the option of guilty or not guilty. He decided to plead not guilty due to extenuating circumstances. Mr. Fisher told us what to expect, including the possibility that the charges would not be dropped given the alcohol level (which was at the point where judges often show non leniency).
When Mr. Fisher entered the court room, you could feel an air of respect - not fear, but respect. Even the Commonwealth (prosecuting) Attorney, who was very aggressive in pursuing his argument showed respect.
Mr. Fisher argued for dismissal on the grounds that the arresting officer's report stated that the vehicle "was either on or over the line" four times. (My son was driving closer to the middle line due to deer on the side of the road including one that ran in front of his vehicle It was nighttime and there were no other vehicles on the road. However, the matter of the deer did not come into play).
Following the initial arguments, the judge asked several pertinent questions and then asked the lawyers to take a recess to discuss the matter rather than rendering his immediate decision. After the first recess the Prosecutor would not relent and the judge sent them back to reconsider. After the second recess, the senior prosecutor intervened and agreed that the law is intended to protect people from unreasonable prosecution, and must be beyond ambiguities. Because the officer's report stated "either/or" it was too ambiguous. The case was dismissed.
During the entire trial Mr. Fisher showed us to be a first class representative for our son He is experienced and wise. There were times I assumed he might interject, but I realized that he knew exactly when to use silence as the most effective tool.
Jonathan Fisher is second to none. In our experience; it was immediately clear that his reputation preceded him. In addition, I would like to emphasis that Mr. Fisher is non-judgmental, approachable and good listener in the office and very accessible outside of the office. Also, Mr. Fisher has close personal and professional ties to Virginia Tech, the greater community and Virginia but ALSO the surrounding states. My family and I unequivocally give Mr. Fisher our highest recommendation.
Justin McShane, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I am glad to be among the first, but I know I will not be the last to offer my professional and personal endorsement for Attorney Fisher. I can attest to the fact that Attorney Fisher uses his reputation, knowledge and experience to minimize or eliminate the consequences that may come as a result of being accused of a crime.
Charles Hardenbergh, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Jonathan Fisher is a traffic defense specialist covering most of Virginia, especially the Southwest part of the state. I have worked with him on several traffic cases and his firm helped my clients get excellent results. His staff is very sharp, and they will take the time to help you with cases ranging from simple speeding to serious accidents. Jonathan is a fighter for justice, and he can get the job done!
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