In my last blog post, I slammed a local attorney for playing fast and loose with facts and advocating the prosecution of public defenders who spray painted a confederate monument. Since that post, I’ve had a couple of attorneys reach out to me in good faith who thought...

Westendorf & Khalaf, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jabba the Hut as a new associate attorney. In this position, Jabba will be involved in assisting the firm’s growing areas of defense practice, including cases involving human enslavement, spice traffickin...

Even in our current era of intense polarization, the video of Ahmuad Arbery being pursued, shot, and killed by father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael united most of the country over the past week. Donald Trump called the footage “very, very disturbing” while Joe B...

In October 2017, actress Alyssa Milano unleashed a cultural tsunami when she tweeted an invitation for women across the world to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault. Tens of millions of tweets later, the #MeToo movement has had an impact at all levels...

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...

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...

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...

If you've been charged with a DUI in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads, this is your free must read guide written by experienced Virginia Beach DUI attorneys. (Click the above for a nice readable .pdf format. 

For those of you without adobe or a means to view pdf files, w...

1. Commonwealth v. Tinker Bell

Charge:  Solicitation to Commit Murder

The Evidence:  Everyone’s favorite pixie gets whipped into a jealous rage when she sees Wendy cozying up to her man Peter Pan. Does she try to talk it out or post passive aggressive Facebook posts like...

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