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With yesterday's announcement of a stay at home order, it doesn't appear that courts will be fully open for business anytime soon. Other than bond hearings and arraignments, the plows of the courthouse have gone silent and the fields of justice lay fallow. But W&K rema...

At W&K, we always strive to be fashionable. To that end, we've just returned from the runways of NYC and you will soon be seeing us in court rocking the latest cutting edge of men's suits. 

Other than inflatable pants, nothing is more fashionable right now than criminal...

March 13, 2020

Sometimes I get word in the courthouse that someone's about to argue that they're a "sovereign citizen" and therefore not bound by state or federal laws. I rush down to the courtroom and love every second of it because it's entertaining, it never works, and it makes me...

March 4, 2020

My 4-year-old's a cute kid (not pictured above). In his simplified worldview, police officers "stop bad guys." As a defense attorney who stands on the opposite side of the courtroom, I must be on Team Bad Guys, right?

Partly because I don't want my kid thinkin...

As we discussed in a prior blog post, public defenders “are underpaid, overworked, underappreciated, and under-resourced.  They bust their asses day in and day out and get little to no respect.” We would know because we were public defenders for a combined 16 years bef...

January 11, 2020

If you’re a criminal defense attorney who tries cases, you inevitably experience the pain of losing in court.  Some losses are more painful than others. In many cases, you walk into court knowing that you’re almost certain to lose. It’s never fun to lose, but it’s a lo...

December 5, 2019

My law partner Bassel recently posted on our blog about Myles Garrett cracking Mason Rudolph upside the head with his own helmet and posed the question of whether he should be criminally charged. The post got a lot of attention by our standards. Over 1,300 people voted...

November 15, 2019

     In basic terms, an assault is an unwanted harmful or offensive touching. Of course, when you decide to play football (or box, or play hockey, etc.), you consent to the inherent “harmful” violent contact that the sport entails. No one’s catching a charge for making...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — In a jarring report, the resort city of Virginia Beach has declined from the No. 1 safest metro city in the country to No. 187 (last place) according to Safewise, a company that specializes in home security reviews. 

Police officials and criminolog...

September 6, 2019

Director of Department of Corrections Stephen Strange Pictured Calculating An Inmate's Sentence

Virginia Beach, VA — In what is the saddest story to come out of Virginia in decades, local attorneys Westendorf & Khalaf have torn the fabric of time and space by sending th...

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