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Attorney Raj Dua

Northern Virginia Traffic & Criminal Defense Attorney

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The Dua Law Firm offers experienced, compassionate representation for people charged with crimes or serious traffic violations in Fairfax and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia. Attorney Raj Dua will work with you one-on-one to guide you through complex legal processes and help you make informed decisions to get the best possible outcome in your case. If you’ve been charged with reckless driving, DUI, or another crime, call Raj at for a free consultation today.

Your Virginia Reckless Driving, DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have recently been charged with a crime in Fairfax or elsewhere in Northern Virginia, you might be wondering what to do. You might be asking yourself questions such as:

  • Will I go to jail or prison? What’s the difference?
  • Can my case be dismissed if I didn’t do it?
  • Will my driver’s license be suspended?
  • What are my options?
  • Can this ever be erased from my permanent record?

We can help. With over a decade of experience in representing clients by settling cases outside of court or defending them in trial, we can assess your legal situation and present you with your options. We handle everything from Fairfax-area reckless driving and DUI cases to more serious criminal offenses.

We handle cases throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Prince William County, and Warren County. We also serve the following cities: Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, Leesburg, Reston, and Alexandria.

Attorney Raj Dua | Your Virginia Reckless Driving, DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

A DUI or reckless driving charge is something that can happen to anyone. Most people who come to The Dua Law Firm looking for a Fairfax DUI lawyer or traffic defense lawyer are ordinary people with jobs and families who just slipped up, and now are terrified that one mistake may ruin their lives. For most people, being charged with a crime is a devastating experience. They’re facing the possibility of jail time and fines that may be a hardship to pay, especially if something like a Fairfax reckless driving charge ends up costing their job. Many are encountering the complex bureaucracy of the courts and criminal justice system for the first time. They don’t know the process or how things work. They don’t know their rights. That’s where The Dua Law Firm can help.

At The Dua Law Firm, we believe that no one should have to face the troubling and stressful experience of being charged with a crime on their own. We believe that every person has the right to an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. Attorney Raj Dua has worked for many years to learn the many facets of defending criminal and juvenile charges such as DUI, reckless driving, marijuana possession, shoplifting, and assault and battery. Raj brings his passion for justice and attention to detail to every case. Every client gets personal attention and honest, straightforward communication.

At some firms, most of your contact will be with a secretary or paralegal. You may not meet your lawyer until he or she shows up in court. At The Dua Law Firm, when you hire Raj Dua, you deal directly with him. That means you get an in-person consultation and personally returns your message when you call with a question or concern about your case. Raj will be the one by your side in court explaining every step of the process and helping you make informed decisions about your situation.

Traffic and Criminal Defense

Raj Dua has years of experience handling DUI and reckless driving cases in Fairfax and surrounding areas, and has helped many people — including out-of-state drivers — to achieve outcomes that let them keep their driver’s licenses and avoid or reduce jail time. The outcome of your case will depend upon your individual circumstances and there’s no guarantee penalties can be avoided or reduced, but Raj will work diligently with you, the prosecutor, and the judge to help you get the best outcome that is possible.

In addition to his skillful DUI and reckless driving defense work, Raj has years of experience handling other types of offenses including serious traffic infractions, assault and battery, shoplifting, and marijuana possession. He brings detailed knowledge of the statutes, case law, and processes involved in these types of cases. He also brings strong working relationships with the court clerks, prosecutors, and judges in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, and Warren County. Raj spends time in those courtrooms every day and brings a wealth of trial experience to your case.

Raj developed keen analytical thinking skills and a fine attention to detail in his previous work with the Internal Revenue Service. For the past several years, he has brought those skills to criminal defense work and applies them to thinking through every facet of the prosecutor’s argument and the evidence against you. DUI cases, for example, often can hinge on details as small as a date or a decimal point on a breathalyzer calibration certificate. Raj looks at every piece of evidence with a sharp eye toward those details that may improve your outcome.

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Juvenile Defense

Defending juvenile clients requires an attorney who balances compassion for the young person’s situation with being willing to do what’s in the best interest of the juvenile, not only in the short-term but the long-term. Raj Dua works with numerous juveniles and their families to try to ensure that youthful indiscretions don’t ruin a juvenile’s life. He represents juveniles in delinquency proceedings stemming from a number of common offenses, including underage drinking, DUI, assault and battery, shoplifting, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.

Raj understands how worried parents can become when their children are in trouble or facing challenges, and how much parents want to protect their children and preserve their futures. In every juvenile case he handles, Raj puts to work his knowledge of the Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince Williams County juvenile and domestic relations courts and the relationships he has forged with clerks, judges, and prosecutors to fight for the juvenile clients he represents and try to get the best possible outcome for their cases.

Help Through the Process

When you or a family member are facing legal problems, The Dua Law Firm will help demystify the legal process you encounter. Raj Dua will help you navigate and understand the complexities of the court process from start to finish. Raj will explain what’s happening every step of the way. He’ll represent you at hearings and court appearances, either in your place when appropriate, or at your side when you have to appear in front of a judge. He’ll talk to you about what to expect in court, when and where to show up, what to wear, and how to present yourself in front of a judge or jury.

Because the legal world runs on paperwork, Raj will make sure that all paperwork is complete with every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed, and that everything is filed in a timely manner that protects your rights in the process. He’ll explain the papers that you receive from the court and the papers he files on your behalf so that you have all of the information about your case as it progresses.

He’ll also talk regularly with the prosecutors handling your case and work to negotiate a dismissal or reduced charges or penalties whenever possible. It isn’t always possible to get a case dismissed or a sentence lightened if the evidence is stacked against you, but Raj will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.

Why Hire The Dua Law Firm?

When you’re looking for a Fairfax DUI lawyer, reckless driving attorney, or juvenile defense lawyer, The Dua Law Firm offers individualized service and talented, experienced representation. Raj Dua brings a lifelong passion for justice to his practice, as well as a desire to help others that was instilled in him by his parents when he was a child. Raj believes wholeheartedly that everyone deserves a strong, zealous defense when accused of a crime. That belief is the basis for the practice he founded in his hometown of Fairfax.

Raj values compassion in his legal practice, but he also values knowledge and experience. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and member of the Virginia State Bar, Fairfax Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also is a court-appointed lawyer for the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. These associations help him keep up to date on the latest legal developments and defense techniques that he then puts to work for the people he represents.

Serving the following areas in Virginia

AREAS

  • Alexandria
  • Fairfax
  • Falls Church
  • Herndon
  • Leesburg
  • Manassas
  • Reston

COUNTIES

  • Arlington
  • Fairfax
  • Loudoun
  • Prince William
  • Stafford
  • Warren