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Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

Experience our expertise. We know how to organize it so you don’t have to.

Getting past the feelings of going through a criminal charge and back to your life takes a lot of legal planning, paperwork and red tape. This is where our experience really pays off for our clients. Finding ways to get our clients out of criminal charges or bringing people through the criminal processing fast and easy has always been our primary goals. In law, experience definitely yields positive outcomes.

5,000+ Happy Clients
10,000+ Cases
25 Years of Experience

Cases We Handle

Arrested on DUI Charges? We’ll take the load off.

Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can be an incredibly frightening experience. In the state of Virginia, these types of cases are prosecuted with extreme tenacity and can expose a person to a variety of harsh legal consequences, including expensive fines, mandatory alcohol education program participation, lengthy driver’s license suspensions, and even jail time. Since a person’s reputation and future can hang in the balance after a DUI arrest, knowing where to turn or who to trust can be confusing. Fortunately, the hard-hitting Virginia DUI lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pignone make this decision easy.

frequently asked questions

Can I Still Be Arrested for a DUI If My BAC Was .07?

What If I Choose Not to Consent to a Breathalyzer Test?

Will My License Be Revoked?

Does Implied Consent Apply to My DUI?

What Are the Penalties to Expect After Being Arrested for a DUI in VA?

Why Is It Important to Hire an Attorney for My Virginia DUI Case?

Criminal Defense Case Results in Virginia

DUI Charges Dismissed The client was charged with a DUI in Prince William County. We were able to successfully challenge the proof and dismiss the case.
Arrest Charges Dropped The client was arrested in Prince William County. We were able to negotiate a disposition that led to Nolle Prosequi, or in other words, charges dismissed.
Charges Reduced The client received a DWI with 0.16 BAC in the Town of Occoquan. We were able to reduce the charges to Reckless Driving with no jail time.
Three DUI Charges Reduced Over the course of 7 years, the client has had 3 DUIs. We were to reduce two of them to Reckless Driving and the third to Misdemeanor Refusal.

Why choose Michael A. Pignone?

Experience, dedication and results

• We Win. In over a decade of private practice, Michael has defended thousands of cases involving everything from DUI to 1st degree murder. Michael is known throughout the legal communities in Virginia as an aggressive and knowledgeable defense attorney. We do not stop until we win!
• We Have Insider Knowledge. Michael has started his career early on working at the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, where he gained insider knowledge on how cases are prosecuted. Additionally, Michael is currently the prosecutor for the City of Manassas Park. This experience is an important advantage when you choose a criminal defense lawyer!
• We Are Local. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Michael has been living and breathing the judicial system in NoVA for over 20 years and has formed valuable connections and networks that help give a superior insight into the system.
• We Are Available 24/7. You can wholeheartedly rely on us for any emergency. We’ve got your back!
• We Are Specialized. Michael has dedicated the last 20 years to defending DUI cases, traffic offenses, drug charges, and other criminal offenses. We are a highly-specialized law firm with a very strong criminal focus.
• We Treat Each Client As Our Only One. Your case will be handled directly by Michael with utmost care, attention to detail, and ample communication. We treat each client as our own family.

Client Testimonials

My daughter recently received a ticket for reckless driving. It is the first speeding ticket she has ever gotten. Michael worked with her and the court to have it fully dismissed if she agreed to a court ordered driver improvement class. He is professional and courteous. Top notch individual. Do yourself a favor and hire this gentleman. Won't be disappointed!

- Kevin B.

I hired Mike through a friends referral for a serious wreckless driving charge. He was thorough, professional, and affordable. He was able to have my ticket resolved efficiently due to his relationship with the prosecutor. I hope I never need him again, but if I do, Mike will be the first call!

- Jeff L.

Testimonials or endorsements does not constitute a guarantee, warranty of prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

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