If you have been charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to act fast and partner with an experienced Fairfax criminal defense attorney who will advise and help you prepare the strongest defense possible. The attorney you choose to handle your case can make a significant difference in the ultimate outcome of your case including how the appropriate defense of your case is developed, the preparation of your case, pre-trial motions, discovery negotiations, the actual trial and the penalties you may be facing. If you are facing criminal charges, Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C. can help.
Criminal defense attorney, John Kassabian, has 25 years of experience. Our family-owned law firm has represented numerous clients on a wealth of criminal cases and has invaluable expertise and knowledge in addition to established principles based on hard work, integrity, trust and honesty. As a former prosecutor for Fairfax County and Prince William County, John Kassabian understands how to uniquely evaluate and view criminal cases from both sides of the courtroom. John Kassabian takes on the following criminal cases:
DUIs and DWIs are very serious charges that carry severe penalties, to include jail, loss of driving privileges, supervised probation, ASAP, ignition interlock, in addition to other collateral consequences. Don't let your freedom, reputation, employment, security clearance, professional and personal relationships be affected or ruined by a mistake. Working with a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney in Fairfax can help improve the outcome of your case.
Drug offenses can vary from simple possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia to much more serious narcotics charges, to include distribution and possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing controlled substance, imitation controlled substance, counterfeit controlled substance, transportation of controlled substance, possession or distributing methamphetamine, possession or distribution of illegal stimulants and steroids, possession or distribution of drugs on or near school property, unlawfully obtaining or attempt to obtain prescription drugs, inhaling drugs or other noxious chemical substances. In any criminal case, it is you in your interest to prepare and defend yourself against drug charges with a skilled and experienced attorney by your side.
Possession of Marijuana
Despite the recent legalization in several states across the U.S., possession of marijuana is still illegal in the state of Virginia and is taken seriously by the courts. Avoid a potential high fine, jail, court ordered community service, loss of driver's license, active probation, drug screens, court costs and a permanent criminal record for a drug conviction by choosing a skilled and experienced attorney to handle your possession of marijuana charge. When you choose Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., you will work directly with a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer with years of experience.
Drunk in Public
Public intoxication is treated as a Class 4 misdemeanor in Virginia. If you've been charged with Drunk in Public (DIP), John Kassabian will protect your interests in court, the stigma of being convicted of an alcohol related criminal offense and attempt to resolve your case without a conviction so that you may seek an expungement of the police and court records regarding the Drunk in Public charge.
Larceny & Fraud
Some view larceny and fraud crimes qualify as less-serious offenses, since they are non-violent crimes. However, the penalties for these crimes are nothing to take lightly. Having a record for a crime of moral turpitude (lying, stealing or cheating) may adversely impact your employment, security clearance, immigration status, scholarship opportunities and future. John can help you prepare and defend your case so that you get the best possible outcome in court.
Usually involving crimes such as shoplifting, concealment or theft, where a person steals or conceals less than $500 of goods or merchandise. Even if the value of the stolen good is relatively low, the direct and collateral consequences for a conviction of petit larceny or concealment of merchandise can be very harmful.
Although juvenile's offenses are at times given more leniency than adults, that is not always the case depending on the seriousness of the criminal charge. The consequences of a criminal conviction for a juvenile crime can change a child's future forever. John Kassabian will do everything in his power to protect your freedom, protect your future and life opportunities for minors charged with criminal offense.
Because violent crimes involve allegations of an individual causing physical harm or injury to another and sometimes involve use of a weapon, Virginia courts take violent crimes extremely seriously. If you have been charged with a violent offense, it is essential that you choose an attorney who is knowledgeable, highly experienced, and skilled with the court process, and presenting defenses that will result in a favorable outcome. John Kassabian will create the strongest possible defense for your case.
Domestic Assault & Battery
Domestic assault and battery charges are unique due to the family or household relationship dynamic. A domestic assault and battery conviction can result in jail time, fines, probation, court ordered treatment and a permanent criminal record for a violent crime; in addition to adversely impacting firearm rights, employment and may have serious immigration consequences to you and your family members. Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., provides strong, effective and skilled representation in domestic violence cases and will strive to favorably resolve or mitigate these consequences.
Since individuals on probation are already under the watchful eye of the court system, violating probation can cause serious consequences. When a person commits a violation while on probation, that person is coming back before the court, and usually comes before the very same sentencing judge who just previously entered a sentence against that person. Probation can be as serious, and at times, even more serious than the charge that placed the person on probation in the first place. Probation violations are not typically received well by the court. John Kassabian will review every detail of your case and work with you to strive to dismiss violations of probation.
Criminal Record Expungement
Certain individuals may be eligible to have their charges and arrest record erased and removed from public view. The expungement laws and process can appear challenging and cumbersome, but it doesn't need to be when you partner with an experienced attorney.
If you are convicted of a felony, you face prison or jail time, significant fines, extensive supervised probation, treatment and a permanent felony criminal record. The effective and experienced counsel at Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C., will take legal steps to protect your rights, freedom and future.
Sex crimes are particularly sensitive and very serious crimes, making it crucial that you choose an experienced and skilled defense attorney to represent your interests and handle your case. Don't wait, begin preparing your case today. John Kassabian will help you overcome your criminal charges and move forward with your life.