Civil Law / Business Law Blog

Facing DUI and DWI Charges

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016 - By lawyeradmin - 0 Comments

Many times we work with clients who are facing serious traffic charges and have a lot of questions. One common question we field is concerning DUIs…

Continue Reading

Supreme Court Rules Officers Need A Warrant Before Blood Test After Drunk Driving Arrest

Posted on Oct 7th, 2016 - By lawyeradmin - 0 Comments

If you are facing drunk driving charges, it is crucial to secure an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight tirelessly on your behalf. This…

Continue Reading

I don’t need an experienced attorney. I can represent myself!

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Yes, you can represent yourself in Court.  But would you want me to come to your job and try and do it for a day?  People in Northern Virginia are…

Continue Reading

Beat laser in a Virginia Reckless Driving case — possible?

Posted on Jun 19th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

You can beat laser in a Virginia Reckless case if the charge is by a Metropolitian Airports Authority police officer.  ("Laser" is a speed detective…

Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Virginia Oral Argument

Posted on May 25th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

The highlight of many Viginia lawyer's careers is an argument before the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Many ask me, what is it like?  Here is the…

Continue Reading

DUI Sobriety Checkpoint in Arlington

Posted on Feb 26th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

The Arlington County Police have announced a sobriety checkpoint in Arlington on March 4, 2016.  Also, called a DUI roadblock, this is a part of the…

Continue Reading

Fairfax DUI Procedure

Posted on Feb 7th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

What is Fairfax DUI procedure?  This week, we appeared in court to defend a client charged with DUI in the Fairfax General District Court.  Fairfax…

Continue Reading

Court Activity: What is Felony DUI in Virginia?

Posted on Feb 7th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

This week, we had a client in the Fairfax Court charged with felony DUI.  Many people ask us, "what is felony DUI in Virginia?"  "DUI" and "DWI"…

Continue Reading

When Police are Charged with a Crime, What Lawyers in Virginia Do they Use?

Posted on Jan 29th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

No one is above the law -- even police officers.  When police are charged with a crime, what lawyers in Virginia do they use? The current news…

Continue Reading

Court Activity: Bond Motion Appeal; Traffic Court; Divorce

Posted on Jan 6th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

On January 6, three Albo & Oblon attorneys appeared in the Fairfax Courts.  We had a bond motion appeal in the Fairfax Circuit Court, traffic…

Continue Reading

Court Activity: Fairfax Bond Motion and Fairfax Reckless Driving Case

Posted on Jan 5th, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

An Albo & Oblon attorney was in the Fairfax General District Court on January 5 on a bond motion for a young man charged with Attempted Rape,…

Continue Reading

“Best Lawyers in Arlington and Fairfax” — Washingtonian

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2016 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

  Once again, Washingtonian magazine has named Albo & Oblon partners, David Oblon and Dave Albo as two of Northern Virginia's "Best…

Continue Reading

Washingtonian Magazine Names Arlington Lawyer “Top Attorney”

Posted on Dec 18th, 2015 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

The Washingtonian magazine has named Arlington lawyer, and Albo & Oblon partner, one of Virginia's "Top Attorneys."  He practices civil…

Continue Reading

More Traffic Cameras in Arlington!

Posted on Jul 8th, 2015 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Cameras, cameras everywhere! First, traffic cameras were used to enforce traffic light laws. Next, traffic cameras were used to enforce speeding…

Continue Reading

DUI Sobriety Checkpoint in Arlington and FairfaxOne should never drink and drive because it is dangerous. The Arlington and Fairfax police have announced a sobriety checkpoint for May 1. Wouldn’t it be great if they didn’t make a single arrest because no one was drinking and driving that day? http://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/officers-to-conduct-joint-sobriety-checkpoint-on-may-1-2015/One should never drink and drive because it is dangerous. The Arlington and Fairfax police have announced a sobriety checkpoint for May 1. Wouldn’t it be great if they didn’t make a single arrest because no one was drinking and driving that day? http://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/officers-to-conduct-joint-sobriety-checkpoint-on-may-1-2015/

Posted on Apr 30th, 2015 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

One should never drink and drive because the punishments are severe and it is dangerous.  The mandatory minimum punishment is a 12 month loss of…

Continue Reading

Can I be charged with DUI in Virginia when I’m just sleeping in a parked car?

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Ask the Arlington and Fairfax DUI Attorneys Question:  I was parked at a public parking lot and the cop took me out and I was charged with a second…

Continue Reading

Driving on a Suspended License: Is Lack of Notice of a Suspension a Defense?

Posted on Nov 13th, 2014 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

One cannot be convicted of Driving on a Suspended License or Driving Without a Valid license if he didn't know his license was suspended.  The…

Continue Reading

DUI Sleeping in Car

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Question:  Can I be convicted of DUI in Virginia when I wasn't driving (and wasn't even intending to drive)?  I was sitting in my parked car, with…

Continue Reading

Is one guilty of Reckless Driving simply by having a car accident?

Posted on Apr 10th, 2014 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Accidents happen. However, some Virginia police officers routinely cite all motorists who they think caused an accident with the crime of Reckless…

Continue Reading

Dangling Air Freshener Justifies Police Stop

Posted on Mar 19th, 2014 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Usually, police cannot order a motorist to pull over and stop unless he has a reasonable suspicion, based on fact he can articulate, that a crime or…

Continue Reading

Does one arrested for DUI in Virginia have to do the breath test? Ask the Arlington-Fairfax Criminal Lawyer.

Posted on Nov 6th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

If arrested for DUI, in most instances, one must do a breath test.  In Virginia there are usually two breath tests:  the preliminary breath test…

Continue Reading

Ask the Arlington Fairfax Attorney: In a Violation of a Protective Order Case, What Does it Mean to Enter a Place “Furtively?”

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Often, words used in Virginia criminal statutes are not colloquial.  In a recent case, an allegation of Violation of a Protective Order was elevated…

Continue Reading

Ask the Arlington-Fairfax Attorney: Do I Win My Case if There is a Mistake on the Warrant?

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

One of the most common misunderstandings in criminal and traffic law is that mistakes on the warrant or summons automatically results in a dismissal…

Continue Reading

Ask the Fairfax-Arlington Criminal Attorneys: Can Police Use a Preliminary Breath Test in a Reckless Driving Prosecution?

Posted on May 29th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Criminal lawyers in Arlington are abuzz over a new Reckless Driving defense stemming from a case appealed from the Arlington County Circuit Court. It…

Continue Reading

Will Virginia Lower the Legal Limit from 0.08 to 0.05 for DUI Cases?

Posted on May 14th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

The federal National Transportation Safety Board  ("NTSB") today voted unanimously to recommend a nationwide reduction of the "legal limit" in DUI…

Continue Reading

Do Felony Hit and Run Cases Require Injuries More Than Muscle Pain? Ask the Arlington-Fairfax Attorney.

Posted on May 10th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

QUESTION:  I am charged with the felony “Hit and Run.”  The victim went to the hospital, but was told that her temporary back pain was the…

Continue Reading

Is Virginia’s DUI Refusal Law Constitutional? Ask the Arlington-Fairfax Attorney

Posted on Apr 24th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Question:  I was charged with DUI and Refusal.  Is Virginia's Refusal law constitutional?  I never affirmatively agreed to a breath test --…

Continue Reading

Courts May Reduce Criminal Charges Over Objections of Prosecutors

Posted on Jan 24th, 2013 - By David Oblon - 0 Comments

Any time before a judge accepts a guilty plea and finds a defendant guilty, the judge may amend the charge to a different, lower crime and find the…

Continue Reading