Criminal & Traffic Cases            Español

Bernhard & Gardner has extensive criminal and traffic experience ranging from the most minor of matters to Capital Murder cases. Consultations with our firm are FREE and without any obligation. Our flat fee prices for criminal and traffic cases are among the lowest in the area without you having to sacrifice quality of representation. For example, our flat free price for a first traffic offense such as DWI or Reckless Driving in Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William STARTS AS LOW AS $800.00 depending on the facts of the case. After a free consultation and evaluation of the effort involved in defending your case, you will be given a no obligation quote. We encourage you to compare the price we quote you and service we provide by consulting other lawyers of your choice. As you compare you may find that there is little correlation between paying an exhorbitant price and excellent lawyering. Excessive fees, overstatement of the difficulty involved in resolving your case, and the selling of a posh image of self-importance without a consistent record of real accomplishment and service, are some of the signs that you may want to consider interviewing another lawyer before choosing whom to entrust your case. Ask other lawyers about our Firm's reputation for trend-setting competence and extensive criminal and traffic experience well-known among many practitioners in the field. All of our attorneys are experienced in conducting both bench and jury trials. 

Bernhard & Gardner has handled tens of thousands of clients and resolved their matters with a high degree of competence in courts across Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. We are prepared to handle your case in many venues,* whether listed here or not, and may travel to as many as 31 or more different courthouses in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. region, including, but not limited to:

Virginia (Click here to check your General District Court date):
Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Front Royal, Hanover,
Herndon, Leesburg, Luray, Manassas, Stafford, Spotsylvania,
Winchester, Vienna, Warrenton.

Maryland (Click here to check your Court date):
Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, 
Glen Burnie, Hagerstown, Harford, Howard, Montgomery,
Ocean City, Prince George's, Queen Anne, Snow Hill, 
St. Marys, Talbot.

Federal Court:
U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, at

Washington, D.C.:
Superior Court.

We litigate a variety of criminal and traffic matters daily, and have done so with consistently for more than fifteen years, in both adult and juvenile courts across the region,* including such matters as: 


DWI (Driving While Intoxicated, DUI, and 'baby' DWI)
Reckless Driving
Driving on Suspended License
Driving without Licence
Hit and Run
Vehicular Manslaughter
Habitual Offender
Reckless Speeding
Negligent Driving


Capital Murder
First and Second Degree Murders, Manslaughters and
 miscellaneous homicides
Malicious Wounding
Gang and Mob Violence matters
Assault and Battery on Police Officers
Sexual cases (Rape, Sodomy, Sexual Battery, Sexual Assault)
Drug cases (Possession, Distribution, Manufacture, Cocaine,
Theft cases (Robbery, Larceny, Shoplifting, Unauthorized use)
Forgery and bad checks, Fraudulent identification
False identity
Morals and Decency matters (Prostitution, Running a Bawdy
 House, Profanity, Drunk in Public, Interdiction)
 Simple and domestic Assault and Battery
Contributing to Deliquency of Minors
Extortion and Fraud
Weapons cases (Brandishing, Illegal hunting, Possession,
 Carrying concealed weapons)

Call us for a FREE CONSULTATION so that we may evaluate your case for you. With more than forty-five years of collective attorney legal experience in the community and our friendly and competent staff, Bernhard & Gardner seeks to become your criminal defense law firm of choice.

Your Rights:

Remember not to simply ask about your rights, but instead  ASSERT your legal and constitutional rights ("I want a lawyer!"):
You have the RIGHT to remain silent and not give information or testimony against yourself!
You have the RIGHT not to talk to the police!
You have the RIGHT to have an attorney present during questioning!
You have the RIGHT to request the Court appoint you an attorney if you are not able to afford one, meet necessary income guidelines, and your matter is one which may result in jail time being imposed!
You have the RIGHT to read any and all documents which are placed before you BEFORE you sign them!
You have the RIGHT to the services of an interpreter trained in your native language during all legal criminal and traffic proceedings!


* Disclaimer: You should consult one of our attorneys to determine your particular legal situation before relying on any information in this web site as a basis for  any decision, action or inaction on your part. Information provided on this page is a courtesy to our guests only. Bernhard & Gardner neither vouches for the accuracy of the information contained in the links nor has any financial interest in the dissemination thereof. Posting of a link herein, including but not limited to an advertisement, does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the related site. The content of any website links posted on this page is the sole responsibility of the respective site's owner. Use of the herein links is at your risk and is conditioned upon waiver of any legal claim against this site or its owners.This web site may be considered ADVERTISEMENT MATERIAL under the Rules of Professional Conduct governing lawyers in Virginia.This site is designed to provide general information only. Bernhard & Gardner provides services in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. only. The information displayed at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor constitute the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. 

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             & GARDNER
                            Attorneys at Law

6105-D Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 538-4710