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Fairfax VA Criminal Defense Lawyer


Penalties for DUI/DWI convictions in Fairfax VA are harsh. To avoid a negative outcome when you’ve been caught driving while impaired in Fairfax VA, you will need the facts on your side, and a sharp criminal defense attorney who will reveal them convincingly in court.

In Fairfax VA, Sheryl Shane is the passionate advocate for those facing DWI/DUI charges. For more than 20 years, she has mounted successful defenses on behalf of those arrested for driving under the influence in Fairfax VA. She will advise you as to courses of action such as a trial on the merits, possible conviction outcomes, penalties and future consequences of repeat offenses such as driving on a revoked license or obtaining a felony on a third DUI/DWI.


Violent Crimes

If you have been accused of committing a violent crime in Fairfax VA, you can assume that Attorney Sheryl Shane will mount the best possible attack in your defense. She will use a combination of evidence, arrest irregularities, testimony of witnesses and experts, and her skills of persuasion to fight for dismissal of your charges in Fairfax VA. When facts allow, she will investigate police procedures and tactics such as search and seizure, police using bad tactics to obtain a confession, or constitutional rights’ violations, obtaining results from forensic tests i.e. finger printing, DNA, and drug composition or constitutional rights violations.

Don’t assume anything. Do contact Sheryl Shane in Fairfax VA and she will solve your issue.

Criminal defense lawyer Sheryl Shane has fought for the rights of violent crime defendants for more than 20 years in Fairfax VA. Her successful defenses have won praise from other attorneys, the legal community and clients. You can depend on her dynamic, fact-driven and legal approach, and courtroom charisma to seek results for you.

Your freedoms, your future and your access to your family are at stake in your violent crimes case if you live in Fairfax VA.

Sheryl Shane safeguards your constitutional rights in Fairfax VA against serious violent crimes charges such as:

  • Assault and battery, including assault on a police officer
  • Sex crimes (rape), sodomy, sexual assault and battery
  • Domestic violence (stalking, harassment)
  • Manslaughter, homicide and murder
  • Malicious wounding
  • Aggravated and unlawful wounding
  • Resisting arrest
  • Weapons violations
  • Telephone harassment and threats
  • Gang participation
  • Probation violations
  • Abduction/kidnapping


Attorney Sheryl Shane brings a comprehensive knowledge of criminal defense and passion for litigation to your case.

If you are about to stand trial for a violent crime in Fairfax VA, contact Fairfax VA assault attorney Sheryl Shane today by calling 703-503-4448 for a consultation.


Drug Crimes

You can spend years in prison and pay Thousands of dollars in fines and cause Damage to your reputation. Oppressive probation conditions are . Those are just a few of the consequences of a drug crimes conviction in Fairfax VA. An experienced lawyer can work to avoid those tragic outcomes and resume your life.

The prospect of a drug crime conviction is serious business in Fairfax VA. It could potentially steal years of your life, thousands of dollars and separate you from your family. At Sheryl Shane, Attorney at Law in Fairfax VA, we are here to help you.

Contact Fairfax VA Lawyer Sheryl Shane  today by calling 703-503-4448 if you have been charged with a serious drug crime.

Take advantage of Ms. Shane’s years of experience, legal knowledge, courage and charisma in the courtroom if

you have been charged with a serious drug crime in Fairfax VA, including manufacturing, possession, trafficking or intent to

distribute controlled substances such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • Party drugs (Ecstasy, date rape drugs)
  • Prescription drugs (Oxycontin, Hydrocodone)
  • Drug paraphernalia


After your arrest, Sheryl Shane’s excellent relationships with bondsmen in Fairfax VA could result in freedom on bail for you. She has protected the rights and freedom of people just like you in Fairfax VA. She can use her facts-driven and legal approach to help protect your rights and freedom as well.

Fairfax VA Lawyer Sheryl Shane investigates the details of your case. If the facts allow, she casts doubt on police procedures including reading of your Miranda rights and highlighting any signs of an illegal search and seizure. She can also try to lessen the charges against you, including loss of your license, by using her knowledge of legal defenses used at trial and alternative sentencing programs in Fairfax VA.

If you have already been convicted of a drug crime, served your time and been released, Fairfax VA lawyer Sheryl Shane is available to represent you if you have been notified of a probation violation.

Attorney Sheryl Shane is able to defend you in the event of an emergency. You will receive her contact information, including cell phone number and e-mail address, when you become a client. If your family has emergency questions or concerns, she is glad to address them.



Sex Crimes

Does a sex crime charge in Fairfax VA have you facing the loss of your freedoms, financial security and family? You may also be risking the stigma of lifelong sex offender registration, if convicted of the charges against you in Fairfax VA.

Your constitutional rights should be protected by a sex crimes lawyer in Fairfax VA with a passion for the law and litigation; a proven advocate well-known for her charisma in the courtroom. Someone like Sheryl Shane.

Your rights and interests are attorney Shane’s top-priority. Are you facing a sex crime charge such as:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Child pornography
  • Child molestation
  • Enticement
  • Rape
  • Date rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Attempted rape
  • Carnal knowledge of a minor
  • Sodomy
  • Prostitution
  • Sex offender registration violation
  • Probation violations
  • Internet crimes


If you need bail to ensure your freedom before trial in Fairfax VA, Sheryl Shane can help with bond motions and preliminary hearings, thanks to the working relationships she has cultivated with local bondsmen. We want you to be free — before trial as well as after.

Contact Fairfax VA lawyer Sheryl Shane to schedule an initial consultation. Her Fairfax  law office is located across from the courthouse. Evening and weekend appointments are available if needed.

Most importantly of all, Fairfax VA lawyer Sheryl Shane promises hard work, aggressive litigation, and a belief in your rights. Contact us today by phone or e-mail.


Domestic Violence

Have you been falsely accused of domestic violence in Fairfax VA?

Have the authorities chosen to believe your accuser, at your expense? Has a protective order or restraining order been filed against you?

You do not have to settle for being treated this way anymore in Fairfax VA — especially if the facts support you. Protect your rights, and your access to your children, by contacting Sheryl Shane, Attorney at Law in Fairfax VA .

Sheryl Shane has championed the rights of the falsely accused for more than 20 years in Fairfax VA. If she has to go to court to defend your rights, she will do that. Her love of litigation shines in everything she says and does for you.

Don’t settle for being off-limits to your children. Don’t allow false accusations of domestic violence to weaken your legal position if you are seeking divorce. Domestic violence can impair your child custody rights.

The respected law office of Sheryl Shane can help. Call 703-503-4448.

Fairfax VA Attorney Sheryl Shane provides passionate advocacy for clients who have been arrested for:

  • Assault and battery on a family member
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Assault of a child
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Violation of an order for protection


Many times the accused is hard-pressed to respond credibly in “he said, she said” exchanges about domestic violence. But Sheryl Shane will make sure that the right people hear your side of the story.

If you need bail in Fairfax VA, she will pursue it. We want you to be free while your case is underway.

If your domestic violence charge includes a violent crime or sex crime, she will carefully investigate the allegations.



Traffic Law

Have you been cited and charged with a series of traffic law violations in Northern Virginia specifically in Fairfax VA?

You have rights that should be protected. With over 20 years of experience, Fairfax VA attorney Sheryl Shane will protect your rights.

An accumulation of traffic violations, and the “demerit points” that go with them, can result in the suspension of your drivers’ license. Failure to pay traffic fines can also endanger your driving privileges.

Have you been charged with traffic offenses in other states? These can also affect your Virginia driving record and jeopardize your ability to legally drive within our state and your town Fairfax VA.

Traffic law violations should not be taken lightly. Convictions can harm other rights in a number of meaningful ways.

Fairfax VA lawyer Sheryl Shane will stand up for you in court if you have been accused of:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless operation of a vehicle
  • Eluding
  • Hit-and-run
  • Driving on suspended license
  • Driving with license revoked
  • Habitual offenders
  • Miscellaneous moving violations


Sheryl Shane can explain our state’s points system to you and she will lay out all of your available options. She negotiates with prosecutors, to put you in the best possible legal position. If driving is your profession, and traffic violations have become a problem, she will work hard to help you retain your CDL (commercial drivers’ license) so you can continue working at your job.

Traffic offenses for minors are handled differently than for adults. Juveniles risk losing their license much quicker than an adult for the same offense that happened in Fairfax VA. Call for answers to your questions.



Bond & Bail Law

If you have been arrested for a serious offense in Fairfax VA, and are currently in custody, you can’t be blamed for wanting to be out of jail right away.

Your co-workers are wondering. Your family misses you. Your friends want to help but can’t. A person you need in your corner in Fairfax VA  is an experienced criminal defense lawyer — one who knows bondsmen in the counties surrounding Fairfax VA — can discuss bond and bail with them, and give you the personal service your deserve.

Attorney Sheryl Shane has protected the rights of defendants like you for more than 20 years. She can speak to a bondsman to expedite your release.

Fairfax VA Lawyer Sheryl Shane wants you to be free — free of incarceration, free to resume your work and family life, free to fight the charges against you. Contact us so we can discuss matters of bail and bail bonds with you. Call 703-503-4448.

Many clients are unaware that they can be released on bail for a percentage of the total quoted cost. Sheryl Shane makes sure that you know all of your options, so you can make a wise decision.

We want to hear from you if you are currently in custody for suspicion of:

Sheryl Shane works hard to have you released from jail in the quickest, least expensive manner possible. Have your family get in touch with us to discuss your case, and the bond motion or preliminary hearing that may be necessary for the completion of your bail.

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Office Hours & Directions

Contact Sheryl Shane today for a consultation. Call 703-503-4448. After-hours and weekend meeting appointments are available. Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese language translation can be accessed.

Spanish Contact Lolita: 571-244-9648

Korean Contact Yoon: 571-288-9938

Vietnamese Contact: 703-398-2493


SUITE J. FAIRFAX, VA 22030-4110


SUITE 302, MCLEAN, VA 22102