Fairfax County is the wealthiest county in the state of Virginia. Consistent with national statistics, a high degree of property crimes follows the situated wealth. As a result, Fairfax County also sees the highest number of larceny and property offenses in the state.
Burglary, robbery, and grand larceny charges are very common. Frequently charges arise out of gas and Fairoaks mall, Springfield Mall, and the Reston town Center. If you get charged with shoplifting in Fairfax County you would be well served to retain the services of an attorney who knows exactly how prosecutors in this county address these charges. Often on first and sometimes on second offenses a good Fairfax County criminal defense attorney will be able to negotiate a waiver discharge to stay off of your record.
If you have a previous history of property offenses your goal will be to stay out of jail. Sometimes your attorney will need to focus on keeping you from becoming a convicted felon.
I am a former prosecutor and have worked in Fairfax County for a number of years. Individual prosecutors in Fairfax have a significant amount of autonomy and discretion. Unlike many other locations prosecutors in Fairfax Do not often directly report the results of each case to a superior person in their office.
This office structure promotes efficiency and justice. These prosecutors see a higher volume of cases than any other attorneys in the state. As a result in order for judicial economy to continue the wheels of justice the assistant commonwealth's attorneys must make hundreds of important decisions every day. I have a good relationship with these prosecutors and I have been able to achieve fantastic results for my clients. Please contact me if you need help with a factor larceny offense in Fairfax County.