B.R. HICKS, P.C. focuses on two different areas of the law on behalf of its clients. These are criminal defense (including DUI/DWI and traffic cases) and personal injury. If you have been recently arrested or been injured in an accident, call today to schedule a free consultation with Mr. B.R. Hicks, an experienced Fairfax County, and Northern Virginia criminal defense and injury attorney.
An Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney for Northern Virginia
Being charged with a crime can be an extremely stressful experience. Defendants often don’t know their rights. As a defendant in a criminal case, remember that you have the right to be represented by an attorney as long as you are involved with the criminal justice system. It is usually not a good idea to discuss your case with the police until you talk to your lawyer.
As your criminal defense attorney, Mr. Hicks never suggests that you try to plea bargain unless it is the best way to mitigate the fallout from your arrest. He is fully prepared to go to trial on your behalf and Virginia prosecutors know this. The fact is that prosecutors who are aware that a defendant has hired an aggressive criminal defense lawyer may be more willing to be reasonable rather than get involved in a lengthy and expensive trial that they know they may not win. Mr. Hicks ought to know: he spent over twenty years working as a prosecutor, full-time for about 2 ½ years and part-time, one day a week, for nearly 18 years, here in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is well acquainted with both sides of the courtroom when it comes to matters of criminal defense. If you’re worried about what you can do to protect your freedom and your future after an arrest, take action and contact B.R. HICKS, P.C. today to get started on your criminal defense. Learn More »
Drivers charged with DUI/DWI (there is no difference between DUI and DWI in Virginia) are defendants in a criminal case and need to act accordingly. This means taking the situation very seriously and invoking their 5th amendment right to avoid self-incrimination. If you have been charged with DUI, it’s in your best interest to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact B.R. Hicks, PC to schedule an appointment with a criminal defense lawyer who usually handles over 60 DUI cases a year on behalf of Virginia drivers, including Federal DUI charges. He will do everything he can to help you. Learn More »
Charges involving alleged domestic violence can be very difficult. Defendants accused of domestic assault can sometimes be convicted even when there is no physical evidence such as bruises or other visible injuries to the alleged victim. Simply being accused of domestic violence can cut an individual off from his or her children, prevent him or her from returning to their home after the arrest, and even limit future career opportunities. If you’ve been accused of domestic assault in Virginia, contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Learn More »
The defense of a person accused of drug crimes, like most cases, depends on the facts in the individual case. As your attorney, I may request a laboratory analysis. I may very well file a motion to suppress the evidence, based on what I might argue is an illegal stop or encounter between the police and my client. I may also argue that the police didn’t have probable cause to search my client or his car or his home. The fact that a person is in a car or in a house where illegal drugs are found is not proof that he or she possessed those drugs. Often a defendant charged with a drug crime is guilty of nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example, if you were riding in a car with someone who was found to be in possession of an illegal drug and you had done nothing to assert “dominion and control” over those drugs, you still might be charged with the possession of those drugs, but our chances of success are good. Sometimes the best course of action is to get into a drug rehabilitation program. A person who is trying to fight his or her addiction has a better chance in court, but also and perhaps more importantly, he or she has a better chance of living a good, productive life. Learn More »
If your child has been charged with a crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you have a limited amount of time in which to act. Contrary to popular belief, a juvenile crimes charge doesn’t just disappear from the public record once your child becomes an adult. Also, the consequences of a conviction for a juvenile crime can be severe and may permanently compromise a child’s future opportunities when it comes to education, employment, and even driving privileges. There’s no reason to let a youthful indiscretion or a misunderstanding become a permanent liability. Contact B.R. HICKS, P.C. to get down-to-earth, practical advice about what you can do to help your minor child following their arrest for a misdemeanor or felony crime in Virginia. Learn More »
Here in Northern Virginia, hundreds of individuals are arrested every year on Federal charges for what might be a relatively minor offense on a non-Federal territory. Being charged with DUI/DWI or a drug crime on the grounds of the Pentagon, while driving on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, or on other Federal territory is an extremely serious matter and individuals convicted of Federal crimes may be required to serve lengthy prison sentences and pay heavy fines if convicted. By working with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, you can get help fighting your charges. Call B.R. HICKS, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options following an arrest for a Federal crime. Learn More »
Felonies and Other Crimes
B.R. Hicks also represents criminal defendants in felony crimes and other kinds of cases, including but not limited to those involving weapons crimes, theft, murder, sex crimes involving minors, sexual assault, white collar crimes, money laundering, kidnapping, fraud, larceny, incest, and use of a computer to solicit a minor. Additionally, B.R. Hicks represents individuals who have been charged with reckless driving, hit and run, driving while license suspended or revoked, or other traffic crimes and moving violations. Learn More »
Every day, hundreds of innocent individuals are injured in automobile crashes and other accidents. A bad car crash can mean substantial pain and suffering for victims as well as significant hospital bills at a time that they can usually least afford it. Under such circumstances, a victim has the right to file a personal injury claim in order to seek financial compensation from the person (actually, his or her insurance company) whose negligence caused the accident. Getting compensation for your injuries doesn’t happen by itself. By retaining an experienced and respected personal injury lawyer to handle your case, you may significantly increase your chances of getting the money you deserve for your ordeal.
Mr. Hicks has tremendous compassion for victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Call B.R. Hicks, an experienced Fairfax and Northern Virginia personal injury lawyer today.