Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorneys

Former Prosecutors Fighting for You

At Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC, we approach each case with the focus of a defense attorney and the mindset of a prosecutor. Attorneys John F. Carroll and Edward J. Nuttall both served in the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office of Fairfax County where they prosecuted the same types of cases they now defend against in court.

Today, our entire team uses the skills we gained as former prosecutors to strategically prepare cases and zealously defend our clients in state and federal courts throughout Fairfax and surrounding communities.

Call us at (703) 952-5801 or contact us online to start working with our attorneys today.

    “Ed and team are simply AMAZING!”
    Ed and team are simply AMAZING!!!! I feel so blessed that God put them in our path. Super knowledgeable, kind, and honorable. They are very respected in the courts.
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    Tim is an outstanding attorney who works hard to achieve the best results for his clients. He is a formidable advocate and very nice to work with!
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    “Incredible, thanks to Carroll & Nuttall, P.C.; my family is at peace knowing that justice was served.”
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    “Outstanding Attorney”
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    “Unbelievable Negotiator”
    “A good lawyer is the key to the dispute like starting pitcher in the world series. Unbelievable results with a killer instinct to interrogate the claimant.”
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Defense for Felony Charges in Virginia

If you are arrested on a felony warrant in Virginia, you have a statutory right to a preliminary hearing. If you have been indicted for a felony in Virginia, then you will proceed to trial in the circuit court.

These are some of the felony charges that we regularly defend against in Virginia courts:

  • Felony Assault-Malicious and Unlawful Wounding
  • Burglary
  • Distribution of Drugs, Schedules I and II
  • Distribution of Marijuana
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide—Murder in the 1st Degree/2nd Degree
  • Manslaughter
  • Parole and Probation Revocations
  • Larceny and Embezzlement
  • DWI, 3rd or Subsequent
  • Computer Crimes, including Child Pornography and Financial Crimes
  • Rape

Make sure the lawyer you choose has handled the type of case you are now facing. Our Fairfax criminal defense attorneys have represented individuals in all of the types of cases listed above. Please contact us at (703) 952-5801 so we can discuss what we can do for you regarding the felony charge(s) you are facing.

Felonies in Virginia come in six (6) separate classes. The class represents the range of punishment. If you review the warrant, it will tell you what class felony you are facing. The classifications and corresponding punishments can be viewed here.

Defense for Misdemeanor Charges in Virginia

If you are charged with a misdemeanor in Virginia, you will be given a trial date. If the misdemeanor charge carries a possibility of jail time, then you have a right to a lawyer. The court can appoint a lawyer for you, but you cannot choose that person. Instead, we highly recommend that you hire your own legal representation to defend you in court. Doing so will better ensure that you are represented by an experienced lawyer who has thoroughly examined every aspect of your case and prepared a strategic defense on your behalf.

These are some of the misdemeanor charges that we regularly defend against in Virginia courts:

  • Assault & Battery
  • Unlawful Entry
  • Distribution & Possession of Marijuana
  • Hit and Run
  • Trespassing
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • DWI, 1st & 2nd Offenses
  • Computer Trespass
  • All types of traffic offenses, including Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended License, and Speeding

Misdemeanors in Virginia are divided into four classes which can be viewed here.

Defense for Juvenile Charges

Criminal charges brought against children or adults for alleged offences that occurred when they were under 18 years of age, are heard in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court. There is a real risk that your child may be taken into custody for a serious charge. Many people believe that juvenile courts are lenient, but this is not the case. Many juvenile offenders are convicted and detained in juvenile court. It is vital that your child is represented by an experienced juvenile defence attorney. If there is any doubt about weather your child needs an attorney, then it is best to call and discuss your child’s case without delay.

We accept same-day appointments. Call our Fairfax criminal defense lawyers at (703) 952-5801or contact us online to get started.

Contact Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC for Criminal Defense Services in Fairfax

If you find yourself facing criminal charges of any nature, do not wait to obtain legal representation. The sooner you involve an attorney, the better chance you stand against the charges that have been made against you.

DUI in Virginia / Reckless Driving in Virginia

Virginia’s DUI laws are some of the toughest in the nation. It is important to have an experienced advocate help you through the trial process.

Since 2004, an individual convicted of DUI with a BAC of .15 was mandated to serve a mandatory minimum five-day jail sentence. That same individual with a .21 BAC must serve a mandatory minimum ten-day jail sentence.

In every legislative session since, the DUI laws and procedures have been changed to make it tougher on those charged. In addition, tougher laws are accompanied by tougher enforcement. If you find yourself charged with a DUI, contact a criminal defense lawyer with experience.

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Reckless Driving in Virginia

DUI and reckless driving are often connected, but in many instances have nothing to do with each other. Many times, a DUI can be reduced to a reckless driving charge by agreement between the government and your lawyer.

Reckless driving can be charged for someone that an officer believes is driving in a manner which endangers life, limb or property.

Reckless driving can be charged for someone in all of these situations:

  • Faulty Brakes
  • Passing on Crest of a Grade or Curve
  • Driving with View Obstructed
  • Passing Two Vehicles Abreast
  • Driving Two Abreast in a Single Lane
  • Passing at a Railroad Crossing
  • Passing a Stopped School Bus
  • Failure to Give Proper Signal
  • Driving Too Fast for Conditions
  • Reckless Driving in Parking Lot

The connection between all of these offenses is that they constitute reckless driving, which means they carry a maximum jail sentence of up to 12 months and a maximum license loss of six months. A conviction for reckless driving is a six-demerit-point offense with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Contact Carroll & Nuttall, PLLCand ask about the trial options available to you. We can be reached at (703) 952-5801 or contact us online to get started.

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