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June 25, 2018

Are you interested in pursuing an exciting career as a high priced criminal defense attorney, but don’t have the time and money for law school?  Then you’ve come to the right place.  Westendorf & Khalaf is proud to announce the launch of our quick and easy video tutori...

May 9, 2018

I used to have a ritual of reading the new Court of Appeals of Virginia (CAV) opinions every Tuesday afternoon in my office with a hot cup of coffee.  Nowadays I scan them once a month or so, and I need something a lot stronger than coffee to make it through. The CAV h...

April 29, 2018

Ronald and Wendy are in a committed relationship.  One day Wendy is perusing Ronald’s phone when she comes upon something that shocks her.  It’s a text from Grimace attached with a photo.

Hey Ronnie, I know you miss these McMuffins.  Come on over to unwrap the happ...

February 17, 2018

Atticus Finch is the fictional patron saint of defense attorneys.  In a racist town, he had the courage to stand up for a black man at great risk to himself and his family.  The Atticus character is rightly viewed as heroic.  But in one sense, Atticus had it easy.  He...

February 1, 2018

Duke basketball is an abomination to humanity.  They are led by a villain named Coach K who manages to combine the sanctimony of a televangelist, whininess of a toddler, and raging anger of an abusive drunk into one foul cocktail.  Much like the deranged bad guy in Ind...

January 25, 2018

The community of defense attorneys in Virginia who handle criminal appeals is small.  There are good reasons why most attorneys do not handle appeals.  Appeals are extremely complicated, take a ridiculous amount of time, and have almost no chance of succeeding.  And by...

January 13, 2018

I bet you did some stupid shit when you were young.  I know I did, and I'm hardly alone.  Over 40% of males have been arrested by the age of 23.  About 1 in 3 people regardless of race or gender is arrested before the age of 23.  If teenage behavior was a Fam...

December 29, 2017

Let's imagine that Granny above was a little bit wilder in her youth and ended up convicted of a felony.  Maybe she snorted some coke.  Maybe she shoplifted.  Maybe she spray painted a neighborhood fence.  Does that mean that she should lose the right to defend herself...

December 18, 2017

If you've been a criminal defense attorney for very long, you've suffered through your client destroying his own case by testifying.  When it's happening, it feels like a razor sharp knife slowly twisting into your spine.  The client who was calm, cool, and collected d...

December 9, 2017

As the video above demonstrates, jury trials in Virginia are extremely rare (make sure to turn on the captions).  In fiscal year 2017, a staggering 91% of felony sentences were the result of guilty pleas, 8% were convictions after bench trials, and 1% were the result o...

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