June 12, 2020

I’m a social media luddite. I’ve never had a personal FaceBook or Instagram account. I reluctantly dipped my toe in social media waters only 2.5 years ago in order to advertise my new business. I quickly learned that social media is rife with bad actors who distort fac...

May 22, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – After receiving awards proclaiming him a "Super Lawyer," "CoVa Biz 2020 Top Lawyer," and "Top 40 Under 40," local attorney Bassel Khalaf has declared himself "Supreme Lawyer King Extreme Deluxe" and announced the reopening of the courts as the firs...

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...

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...

May 17, 2019

The 6th Amendment provides in part that “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to...the assistance of counsel for his defense.” In other words, when the government says you committed a crime, you have the right to have an attorney fight for yo...

May 7, 2019

In January, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood sent judges a letter telling them he intended to dismiss all misdemeanor possession of marijuana cases referred to his office. In legal terms, this is what is called:

In an effort to convince judges to go along...

March 13, 2019

The famous words of musician, chicken tycoon, and luxuriously bearded American Kenny Rogers:

You've got to know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

And know when to run

Not only the chorus of a country classic, but words of wisdom for any criminal...

January 18, 2019

Tomorrow, the goblin troll king will creep out from his putrid lair to lead his "brotherhood" in a top 5 matchup against the Virginia Cavaliers led by sexy beast Tony Bennett. We are proud to present the official W&K tale of the tape for the two coaches in the big game...

October 27, 2018

For most people, the closest they get to a courtroom is watching reruns of Franklin and Bash -- the show where lawyer Zack Morris and skater-guy-from-Clueless party and drink all day.  Not sure who greenlit that trash. Trust that a real life courtroom can be a scary pl...

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