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Obstruction Of Justice

Fairfax Obstruction of Justice Attorneys

The Help You Need Against Charges Of Obstruction Of Justice

By legal definition, a person may be charged with obstruction of justice for taking any action that will hinder the police and prosecutor in the discovery of evidence, arrest or conviction for a criminal offense. Police and prosecutors make a judgment call when deciding whether obstruction of justice should be charged. In many cases, a person may not even be aware they are obstructing justice in an ongoing investigation.

If the police have charged you with obstructing justice in a criminal act in Fairfax County or other county in Northern Virginia, call the law firm of Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, in Fairfax. We are a team with a strong record of protecting peoples’ rights and making sure justice is served.

What Does Obstruction Of Justice Look Like?

A misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice can be charged if the police and prosecutor determine the individual took any of the following actions relative to an investigation, arrest or legal process:

  • Offering shelter as a hiding place to elude police
  • Knowingly offered transport or a means of transportation to assist in avoiding arrest
  • Did not report any communication with the individual to the police
  • Lied to the police or did not fully report evidence that would have aided the investigation
  • Communicated with others regarding aiding the individual under investigation
  • Offering a bribe of money, drugs or other favors to anyone involved in the investigation
  • Threatening other individuals who might have information related to the case

It is a natural reaction to offer help to a friend or family member, even at the cost of misunderstanding the seriousness of obstruction charges. If you are under investigation for obstruction of justice or helping someone resist arrest, get an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Protect Your Future. Contact An Experienced Attorney Today.

Our lawyers ensure your rights are protected at every step of your case, and strive to make the law work for you. 

Call our offices in Fairfax at (703) 382-5840 or fill out contact form to arrange a free case evaluation. We offer free initial phone consultations to discuss your case.

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At Lawrence, Smith & Gardner, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

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    “We appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of your wonderful staff.”
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    We just want to thank you for all your help in our son’s recent traffic case. Things were looking extremely bleak. However, thanks to your knowledge of the law, persistence, ability to talk to people, hard work and grace … What a relief it has been. We also appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of your wonderful staff.
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    To Ron Smith,
    I just wanted to extend my gratitude to you for representing me earlier this month when I went back to court to obtain my restricted license. I appreciate the courtesy and professionalism from you and your staff and under no circumstances hope to ever need your services for a serious matter like that again.
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    I can’t thank you enough for everything. If it weren’t for you I would be in a world of hurt today. I owe you so many thanks. If you ever need anything!! Please pass along all my thanks to your staff and co-workers. Please let Lisa I’m so sorry you missed her lunch too. Thanks again Ron you ROCK!
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    Dear Mr. Smith,
    I wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your help with my recent difficult situation. I was amazed at your skill and knowledge of the court system, and appreciative of your insight in these matters. I can look back on this experience as a valuable lesson and continue on with my life. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.
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