Criminal Law & Traffic Violations

Criminal and Traffic Violations

Our firm offers criminal defense representations to individuals accused of misdemeanor crimes, felonies, and traffic violations.  We represent both adults and minors, and we are committed to providing expert legal counsel in this arena.  Even a misdemeanor criminal charge or traffic violation can carry serious consequences, including fines and the possibility of jail time.  Our criminal defense lawyers have detailed conversations with clients about the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a response to a criminal or traffic violation.  Our criminal defense lawyers also have the aggressive trial and negotiation skills necessary to fight for the best possible outcome.

Criminal Matters

We have extensive experience in all types of criminal matters, and have been on both sides of the spectrum prosecuting and defending at all levels.  Our criminal defense attorneys will help you in facing criminal matters which can be at times often confusing, overwhelming and even downright frightening.  We are here to walk you thru the process, advising you of all of the applicable criminal laws that you may be involved with and will do everything within our power to protect your rights to the fullest extent of the law.

DUI Attorneys

If convicted, DUI charges can have a devastating impact on an individual’s liberty, finances, driver’s license and employment. If you have been charged with a DUI, it is essential that you retain an experienced attorney who will carefully examine the circumstances of your arrest while defending your rights and pursuing the best outcome possible.


At Mahdavi, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PLLC, our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience helping a variety of individuals throughout Northern Virginia who have been charged with a DUI. We work with those who have been charged for the first time or a number of times. A DUI conviction can lead to the following:

  • Hefty fines
  • Suspended licenses
  • Restricted licenses
  • Mandatory participation in an alcohol safety and awareness program
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Points on your driver’s license

From the moment you are pulled over to the moment you are charged with a DUI, police officers are required to follow a very specific protocol. If they miss a step or pull you over without probable cause, your charge could be reduced or thrown out completely. Our attorneys will carefully and thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest to ensure that your rights were protected. We are determined to make the state prove its case in all its particulars on behalf of our clients.

Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys

Reckless driving charges are costly and their consequences can be far-reaching. You will face hefty fines and increased insurance premiums. In cases where your license is suspended or revoked, you could lose your driving privileges for a lengthy period of time. If you need to drive for work, a conviction could lead to a loss of employment.


At Mahdavi, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PLLC, our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience working with a vast array of individuals who have been charged with reckless driving. These charges occur when an individual is driving erratically or more than 20 miles over the posted speed limit.

These charges are complex and must be disputed in both traffic court and in criminal court. There are specific deadlines and procedures that must be carefully considered in order to effectively dispute a reckless driving charge. Contacting our firm as soon as possible is essential to the outcome of your case.

We understand how complex and frustrating this time can be for our clients. We will take the time to carefully investigate the circumstances of your charge. In cases where law enforcement may have performed the traffic stop illegally, we are determined to ensure that your rights were and are protected. We work tenaciously on behalf of our clients and we are determined to help them obtain the best results possible.

Traffic Ticket Attorneys

Traffic violations are costly in several ways. Fines and increased insurance premiums can have a severe impact on your financial health. Additionally, if you have accumulated a certain number of points on your driver’s license, your driving privileges could be suspended. If you need to drive for work, this could have a devastating impact on your ability to earn a living.


At Mahdavi, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PLLC, we have worked with many individuals for more than 40 years who have been charged with the following traffic violations:

  • DUI
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving on suspended license
  • Hit and Run

There are specific deadlines and procedures that must be followed in order to effectively dispute a traffic violation. That is why it is advisable to retain and experienced attorney.

We understand how complex and frustrating this time can be for our clients. We will take the time to carefully investigate the circumstances of your charge. In some cases, law enforcement may have performed the traffic stop illegally. We are determined to ensure that your rights were and are protected as we pursue the best outcome possible.

White Collar Crimes

Companies and individuals face growing legal challenges in the white-collar crime arena.  Fines levied against corporations by various regulatory agencies are on the rise and enforcement activity is growing.  White-collar crimes ranging from bribery and money laundering to sanctions and securities violations and fraud are all drawing more attention.  Our white collar crime team regularly handles a wide range of complex, high stakes and often times multi-jurisdictional legal matters.  We address the risks and complexities arising from investigations and enforcement actions.  With our experience and skill, we provide comprehensive and cost-effective representation in advice to clients facing exposure to criminal liability whether in a single jurisdiction or across many other jurisdictions.  Our experience covers every phase of corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement.  We provide advice and representation related to risk assessments, compliance reviews, compliance programs, criminal investigations, and criminal enforcement matters.  We advise on the application of various sanctions, as well as both state and federal statues that could possibly give rise to white collar crime.

College Code of Conduct Violations

Just about every college and university around has a Code of Conduct that applies to its student body. While not having the force of law, this Code of Conduct subjects students to various sanctions if they violate its terms.

If a student is accused of violating the school’s Code of Conduct, the student will receive a Notice of Disciplinary Violation and may be called before a hearing committee. The rights afforded to the student in a disciplinary process are often arbitrary and capricious. Schools are free to run their campus system using their own standards of due process, evidence and confidentiality, which are far below minimum standards that apply under Federal or State law.

Our experienced student defense attorneys advise students from the beginning of the process and help them navigate each school’s policies, practice, rules and regulations to make sure that the student receives the maximum benefit of rights available by that school.

Our attorneys help students investigate Code charges to determine the evidence and the strength of the arguments for and against, explain the disciplinary process to the students and parents, advise students and their parents about possible outcomes, and prepare students for the types of questions they may need to answer.


In an effort to support the best interests of our clients, we offer competitive fees. Call 703-352-1300 or contact our firm to learn more about how our lawyers will personally tailor our services to your needs.