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  • Commonwealth v. C.N. and T.N. - Obstruction of Justice - DISMISSED

    September 2017

    Clients, parents of an adult, teenaged child, were at their home when police arrived with an arrest warrant to take their child into custody for a possession of marijuana citation which had occurred two weeks prior.  The parents were surprised by the police presence and also were not sure their c... Read On

  • Commonwealth v. M.F.- Domestic Assault and Battery - ACQUITTED

    September 2017

    Domestic Assault and Battery. Complaining witness called the police to complain that client struck her with closed fists, leaving visible injuries including swelling and a bleeding cut. Client was arrested elsewhere, and denied the assault. A trial took place in JDR court. We rejected the plea of... Read On

  • S.W. v. Comm - Contested Expungement - VICTORY, charge EXPUNGED

    Client sought expungement for a concealed weapons charge that the Commonwealth Nolle Prossed. The Commonwealth opposed it, stating that because the nolle pross was part of a "plea agreement" the client wasn't actually innocent and the charge could not be expungement. Read On

  • United States v. H.C. - DUI REDUCED to Reckless Driving

    Client was charged with a DUI on Pentagon property. Client had a special license for his job, and if convicted, the result would have been detrimental to his career. Using sharp negotiation skills Read On

  • United States v. M.G. - Reckless Over 90 MPH - REDUCED to Speeding, NO JAIL TIME

    July 2017

    Client was charged with Reckless driving for going over 90 mph. As a result of Ms. Carmichaels representation, the government dropped Reckless to speeding, but sought jail time, and supervised probation with a suspended license.  Client is a greencard holder and jail time could have had serious ... Read On

  • Commonwealth v. H.M. - Public Intoxication - DISMISSED

    August 2017

    Client was charged with public intoxication in Arlington after the arresting officer observed the hallmark signs of drunkenness (odor of alcohol, bloodshot, watery, glassy eyes, and slurred speech.)  Client admitted to consuming alcohol as well, and was arrested.  However, due to the firms famil... Read On

  • United States v. G.W.- Weapon on Pentagon - DISMISSED

    June 2017

    Client reports to work daily at the U.S. Pentagon and had once in the past brought a knife into the building inadvertently.  The second time this happened, Pentagon police arrested and charged him.  Obviously, this had a serious impact on his employment, and potentially, his security clearance ... Read On

  • Commonwealth v. M. F.- JURY ACQUITTAL- SELF-DEFENSE Malicious Wounding

    July 2017

    NOT GUILTY AFTER FORTY MINUTES OF DELIBERATION! Client, who had multiple felonies on his record, was charged with malicious wounding after stabbing a man in the chaest.  The complaining witness sustained an injury resulting in a punctured lung and was admitted to the hospital for approximately a... Read On

  • $50,000 Judgment + Interest and Attorney's Fees!

    July 2017

    Attorney Wirt Brock, Esq., prevailed in Fairfax County court for our client yesterday on the trial date to the tune of a $50,000.00 judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, and attorneys fees.  In this action to enforce a promissory note, the client was part of a joint venture with a buil... Read On

  • United States v. K.S. - Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine- BELOW GUIDELINES

    In another far-ranging federal drug conspiracy case, out of California, that was indicted and prosecuted here in the Eastpern District of Virginia, the firm achieved a stunning below-guidelines result for the client.  Client was accused of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine up to 1.5 kilogr... Read On

  • Commonwealth v. R.D.

    December 2016

    Pregnant client was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery for an argument that happened with her significant other at the workplace, resulting in her termination.  To add insult to injury, she had been the person requesting help from the police in the first place, as a result of what she perc... Read On

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    Commonwealth v. M.M.- Stalking Jury Trial - CASE DISMISSED

    October 2016

    Our client came hired us to appeal his misdemeanor stalking conviction from General District Court, and we replaced prior counsel and set it for a jury trial in Circuit Court.  The complaining witness claimed that our client stalked her and put her in fear, despite the fact that there was no thre... Read On

  • United States v. C. D.- 18th Street Gang Federal Drug and Gun Conspiracy - DISMISSED

    In a case that drew attention from the press, our client and 6 others were charged and alleged to be members of the 18th Street Gang (a rival gang to MS-13 gang out of El Salvador) as part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and to use firearms in furtherance of that effort.  The government exp... Read On

  • Commonwealth v. K.F. - Felony Strangulation, CHARGES DROPPED!

    August 2016

    Client charged with felony strangulation.  Harris & Carmichael immediately conducted a thorough investigation and mounted a strong defense.  Commonwealth agreed to drop the charge at the first hearing on the matter! Read On

  • Commonwealth v. S.L. - TRIAL VICTORY for biking through a stop sign

    August 2016

    In what was certainly the most fun day in court for Ms. Harris this August, she secured a swift victory for a client who had been charged with biking through a stop sign.  The charge was under the city code, for operating a vehicle and disobeying a traffic sign.  Fortunately for client, a bicycle... Read On

  • Commonwealth v. S.B. - Possession of PCP and paraphernalia- REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR - NO JAIL TIME

    August 2016

     On one of the most tragic days of his life, client was offered alcohol and was in the vicinity of drugs at the scene of his best friend's death.  Some time later, he was stopped in a car where the occupants were seen smoking a "suspicious cigarette," the odor of PCP was present, and PCP was foun... Read On

  • United States v. S.C. - Immigration and ID Fraud, TIME SERVED, NO MANDATORY MINIMUM!

    December 2012

    Client attempting to enter the United States charged with False Use of a Passport, Impersonation, Immigration Document Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft.  The ID Theft charge carried a two-year mandatory minimum.  After relentless negotiations, which included important information about client... Read On

  • United States v. A.R. - Drug Conspiracy, Sentence FAR BELOW GUIDELINES

    July 2013

    Client pled guilty to being a middle-level playing in a vast drug conspiracy.  Guidelines were 188-235 months.  After a robust and passionate sentencing argument, client received a sentence of 88 months. Read On

  • United States v. J.T. - Drug Conspiracy, BELOW GUIDELINES SENTENCE

    February 2015

    Client pled guilty in a drug conspiracy.  Guidelines in the 37-46 month range.  After a powerful sentencing hearing, client received an 18-month sentence. Read On

  • United States v. G.G. - Money Laundering, PROBATION, NO INCARCERATION

    August 2013

    Client, a first-generation American was charged with money laundering and bulk cash smuggling to his former country.  After fierce negotiations with the prosecutor, the government agreed to dismiss one of the charges.  A robust sentencing argument that included many mitigating evidence, particula... Read On

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